Highlights from the 2016 Opening Ceremony

The 2016 Smithsonian Folklife Festival began on June 29 with a ceremony in the Smithsonian’s newly reopened Arts and Industries Building. Between music and dance performances by artists from the Basque: Innovation by Culture and Sounds of California programs, representatives from the Smithsonian, Congress, the … Continue reading Highlights from the 2016 Opening Ceremony

The Shape of Environment in Art: An Interview with Jesus Maria Lazkano

The shapes and colors of Jesus Maria Lazkano’s landscape paintings are familiar, but his mountains float, his water falls in squares, and his icebergs hang in mid-air. Lazkano is a world-renowned Basque painter, particularly famous for paintings that depict the interplay of architecture and landscape, man … Continue reading The Shape of Environment in Art: An Interview with Jesus Maria Lazkano

Discover Immigration Trends with Social Explorer Maps

Editor’s note: Social Explorer is a company that provides access to current and historical census data and demographic information to let users create maps and reports to illustrate, analyze, and understand demography and social change. Social Explorer media editor Sydney Beveridge submitted this blog post … Continue reading Discover Immigration Trends with Social Explorer Maps

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