Affiliates in the news! December 2012

Each month we’re highlighting Affiliate-Smithsonian collaborations making headlines. Congrats to these Affiliates making news this month! If you have a clipping you’d like to have considered for the Affiliate blog, please contact Elizabeth Bugbee.

Dr. G. Wayne Clough, Secretary of the Smithsonian, and Dr. Deborah Barnhart, CEO of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, walk under the Saturn V at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 in Huntsville, Ala. (Eric Schultz / eschultz@al.com)

Dr. G. Wayne Clough, Secretary of the Smithsonian, and Dr. Deborah Barnhart, CEO of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, walk under the Saturn V at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 in Huntsville, Ala. (Eric Schultz / eschultz@al.com)

U.S. Space and Rocket Center (Huntsville, Ala.)
Smithsonian director’s reaction to ‘his’ Saturn V rocket on display in Huntsville: ‘Wow’

Frost Art Museum– Florida International University(Miami, Fla.) and Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum (Clewiston, Fla.)
Frost Art Museum presents “Seminole Portraits”
Coming home: An exhibit at the Frost borrows from major galleries for a reflection on Seminole culture

Heard Museum (Phoenix, Ariz.)
New Exhibits at the Heard Museum Honor American Indian Soldiers
Heard Museum Explores the Legacy of Code Talkers 

Springfield Museum of Art (Springfield, Ohio)
Feats of clay fill the bill: Whimsical ceramic works hold deeper meaning 

Polk Museum of Art (Lakeland, Fla.)
Polk Museum Presents Collection of Early Color Portraits
Vibrant celebrity photos highlight work of pioneering Warnecke
Exhibit at Polk History Center Plays Off Museum of Art Show Featuring Color Portraits 

Miami Science Museum (Miami, Fla.)
Smithsonian Affiliations – Opportunities Galore! 

A replica of the spacesuit worn by Buzz Aldrin on the Apollo 11 mission is part of the Suited for Space exhibit at the American Textile History Museum. (Sun/Bob Whitaker)

A replica of the spacesuit worn by Buzz Aldrin on the Apollo 11 mission is part of the Suited for Space exhibit at the American Textile History Museum. (Sun/Bob Whitaker)

Strategic Air & Space Museum (Ashland, Neb.)
Museum displays images of universe taken by students 

Ohio Historical Society (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio Historical Society Partners With Smithsonian
Historical Society now an official affiliate of Smithsonian
A Winning Scenario 

American Textile History Museum (Lowell, Mass.)
Museum exhibit tells the story of the Civil War through quilts
“Suited for Space” Exhibition Explores Astronauts’ “Wearable Aircraft”
Lowell textile museum’s exhibit focuses on spacesuits
American Textile Museum to exhibit spacesuits
Textile Museum launches ‘Suited for Space’ 

Strategic Air and Space Museum (Ashland, Neb.)
Strategic Air & Space Museum Partners with Youth Program 

Plimoth Plantation (Plymouth, Mass.)
Pilgrims on Parade at the American History Museum

what’s up in Affiliateland for December 2012 and January 2013

Events in Affiliateland for December 2012-January 2013

MASSACHUSETTS
The
American Textile History Museum will host SITES’ Suited for Space in Lowell, 12.08. 

NORTH CAROLINA
The North Carolina Transportation Museum will host SITES’ Journey Stories in Spence, 01.05.

TEXAS
The National Postal Museum will host the EdLab! Professional Development workshop at the International Museum of Art and Science in McAllen, 01.09.

LOUISIANA
The National World War II Museum will host SITES’ Congressional Gold Medal in New Orleans, 01.11. The museum will also participate in the National Museum of American History’s Let’s Do History public program in New Orleans, 01.15.

FLORIDA
Kevin Gover, Director of the National Museum of the American Indian, will deliver remarks and observations on Native American art and identity at the Frost Art Museum & The Wolfsonian in Miami, 01.12.

Roger Launius, space curator at the National Air and Space Museum, will present a public lecture on the history and possible futures for human and robotic spaceflight at the Museum of Arts & Sciences in Daytona Beach, 01.19.

GEORGIA
The David J. Sencer CDC Museum will host Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum’s Design with the Other 90%: CITIES exhibition in Atlanta, 01.22.