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"America’s “First” eagle couple welcomed a new egg into their nest Sunday evening. It is the mated pair’s first of the year and, fittingly, came on Presidents’ Day weekend." - Smithsonian Magazine

The Country’s Most Famous Bald Eagle Pair Just Laid Another Egg
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02/24/2017 at 18:30. Facebook
The pinkest pink paint pigment is causing a commotion in the art world! Smithsonian Magazine

This Artist Is the Only Person Banned From Using the World’s Pinkest Pink
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02/23/2017 at 22:45. Facebook
The British Museum's recent exhibition "Celts: Art and Identity" examined 2,500 years of Celtic history through a cultural lens. Check out some of the objects and art that were on display.

If you want to fully immerse yourself in the Celtic world, we're hosting an event with historian Jennifer Paxton, as she traces how perceptions and knowledge of the Celtic peoples have changed over the...
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02/23/2017 at 18:31. Facebook
On Tuesday, Bao Bao left the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute on a flight to China. Two of the people responsible for her safe transport shared their experience with Washingtonian!

How Do You Get a Panda to China? Practice, Practice, Practice. | Washingtonian
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02/22/2017 at 22:30. Facebook
Sports writer John Feinstein joins us Tuesday, March 7th to share stories from his newest book (on college basketball’s fiercest rivalry among three North Carolina coaches), preview March Madness, and talk with announcer Phil Hochberg about the sports world he knows so well.

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John Feinstein: Basketball Legends, March Madness, and More
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02/22/2017 at 16:44. Facebook
Thanks Washingtonian for featuring Smithsonian Summer Camp in your latest issue! There is still some space available in select camps this summer. Call 202-633-3030 or click here for more information: [ Link ]

Want Your Daughter to Run for Office One Day? Here Are 3 Summer Camps That Will Get Her Started. | Washingtonian
Serenity has arrived in this handy 'Garden Lovers Tour' from Smithsonian Magazine!

You Don't Need to Wait for Spring to Enjoy the Smithsonian Gardens
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02/21/2017 at 16:58. Facebook
Smithsonian Associates Weekly Roundup!

Here are a few events happening later this week. Click the link below to see the entire calendar.

A Red-Carpet Night with Oscar
Thursday, February 23 at 6:45 p.m.
Washington City Paper film critic Noah Gittell is back for an evening that focuses on all things Oscar, from Academy Awards history and trivia to discussions of this year’s nominations and...
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02/19/2017 at 17:30. Facebook
In our upcoming Saturday seminar, "Henry VIII: The Man Behind the Crown," Tudor and Renaissance scholar Carol Ann Lloyd Stanger explores the complexities of how Henry VIII changed the political and religious landscape of Europe and created a new world order—and why a young, charismatic ruler turned into an obese tyrant who struck out at those closest to him and left a trail of blood and...
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Henry VIII: The Man Behind the Crown
Want to know more about modern art? Join us for a two-session course with art historian Nancy G. Heller, a professor of art history at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She'll discuss major works by the period’s seminal painters and sculptors with an emphasis on the socio-political and aesthetic contexts.

Understanding Modern Art: From Picasso to Pop
2-Session Course
Friday, March...
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The ecstatic love poems of Rumi, the 13th-century Persian poet and Sufi mystic, are beloved by millions of readers around the world.

Join us as Brad Gooch discusses the less-known life of the man behind that poetry, drawing on his new biography "Rumi's Secret: The Life of the Sufi Poet of Love." Gooch explores how Rumi's influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions and why his...
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Rumi: The Sound of One Soul Speaking
"Flowers are the most delicate and time-sensitive perishable product you can work with—the more you touch them, squeeze them, store them and move them, the more they’re affected. Since the life of a flower is short, it seemed obvious to us to get rid of the wasted time in the middle steps of the process. When the recipient gets their flowers, the last time they’ve been touched is by the...
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These Flowers Come Straight From the Farm To Your Door
New York City in the late 19th century was an era of spectacular architecture, beautiful parks and squares, exquisite mansions, and palatial public buildings—all magnificent markers of what has become known as the Gilded Age and the wealth that made it possible.

Yet the city was a study in dichotomies, and the grand story of the city’s burgeoning wealth and emerging national dominance is...
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Photos: The Most Spectacular Mansions from Manhattan’s Gilded Age
How would you like a bouquet of U.S. Plant Patent Number 1's?

The Patents Behind the Roses You Receive on Valentine's Day
Are you in the middle of a last-ditch effort to find a place to eat for Valentine's Day? Look no further!

A Procrastinator’s Guide to Valentine’s Day from Our 100 Best Restaurants
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Here’s what’s going on this week:

Reading the Gilded Age Authors
Monday, February 13 at 6:45 p.m.
America’s Gilded Age was a heyday for the written word, and its literature reflects and comments on the immense social, cultural, and economic changes that were taking place during the time. Tonight join Lisbeth Strimple Fuisz, a lecturer in the English...
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Only two sessions remain in our "Lethal Action: Deadly Plots, Silenced Voices, and Epic Fails" daytime course at the International Spy Museum. Intelligence experts and historians explore the true stories of real cases of successful, failed, or possible cases of targeted killing.

Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 10:15 a.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 10:15 a.m.
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Lethal Action: Deadly Plots, Silenced Voices, and Epic Fails4-Session Daytime Course
Washington, DC made #4 in U.S. News and World Report's list of best places to live in America!

Washington, DC Is One of the Best Places to Live in America
The New Yorker's article on vertical farming is a great introduction to the topic of our "Vertical Gardens" event on Saturday, March 18th, providing demonstration and guidelines for your very own vertical creation!

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The Vertical Farm