Smithsonian magazine's Museum Day September 25th 2010
Summary: Listen to the podcasts from our participating museums to see what you can experience on Museum Day 2010 on September 25th.
Securing the right to vote was a major milestone for women in America. As we approach Women's History Month, we consider a controversial painting in our collections that commented on the rights of 19th century women in politics and society. Its title is American Woman and Her Political Peers.
An audio tour of the Oz Museum in Wamego, Kansas.
Dr. George Cattanach, last surviving member of the student crew that excavated ASM's famous 12,000 year old mammoth in the early 1950's talks about his experiences at the kill site near Naco, AZ working under the direction of pre-eminent archaeologist Emil Haury. Interview conducted by Nancy Odegaard (ASM Head of Preservation), Barnet Pavao-Zuckerman (ASM Associate Curator of Zooarchaeology) and Christina Bisulca (Conservator/Ph.D. Candidate UA Materials Science). Audio editing by Jamie Elyse Madden.
Zonnie Gorman, daughter of Carl Gorman who was one of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers, talks about the Code Talkers' important heritage of bravery within both the Navajo Nation and the United States. Podcast originally produced by UA News. Interview by Jeff Harrison.
Marla C. Berns speaking at the Fowler Museum
Fowler curator Patrick Polk discusses the painting "Thank you Dear Virgin for healing my deadly heart problem" by David Mecalco and talks about the roots of Mecalco's art in the Retablo and Ex-Voto traditions.
Steven Nelson, Associate Professor of African and African American art history speaks about the iconography of the Yoruba palace doors by Nigerian artist Areogun.
Nick Cave: Meet Me At The Center Of The Earth: Soundscapes
This exhibition explores the roles that art plays in creating meaning and purpose for people across the globe.