Smithsonian Voices

From the Smithsonian Museums

Reflections From a Dutch National Reckoning

After a trip to Amsterdam and discussions on a forthcoming National Slavery Museum in the Netherlands, I was struck by our universal and perpetually incomplete project of memorializing the past

a classroom of students take instructions from their teacher

How the Smithsonian Is Educating the Next Generation

a person stands  in a decorated dress and vail on a beach with the sea behind them

Imagining an African Atlantis

an oil painting of a woman in black dress with an orange sky behind her

Who Claims the American West?