coming up in affiliateland in october 2010

October is a busy month in Affiliateland!

The  Museo del Canal Interoceánico de Panamá will open Panamanian Passages, an exhibit developed in collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, in Panama City, 10.1.

from SITES' Lasting Light exhibition. Photo by Gary Ladd.

National Museum of American History Curator Larry Bird lectures on WWII posters at Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum, in Bisbee, 10.02.

SITES’ Lasting Light: 125 Years of Grand Canyon Photography, opens at the Dixon Historic Center in Dixon, 10.02.

A teaspoon of farm soil contains up to 1 billion bacteria in more than 4,000 species. From Dig It!

National Museum of Natural History’s Dig It! The Secrets of Soil, opens at the Durham Museum in Omaha, 10.02.  

The Durham Museum welcomes educators  presenting lessons from Dig It! and Lincoln at Smithsonian Teachers Night in Omaha, 10.08.

The Museum of American Finance will display an 18-karat gold gem studded Monopoly board on loan from the National Museum of Natural History in New York, 10.15.

The Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute will display the Ten Thousand Springs Pavilion at the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts in Flushing, 10.16.

Miami Science Museum, Smithsonian Affiliations, and ASTC will host GirlsRISE, a three-day science institute in Washington DC, 10.20-23.

National Museum of American History Curator Shannon Perich speaks about Western imagery in photography at the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, 10.22.

SITES’ Native Words, Native Warriors opens at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum in Mashantucket, 10.23.

Portrait of Ella Baker, freedom sister. Photo by Charmian Reading.

SITES’ Freedom’s Sisters opens at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture in Baltimore, 10.23.

25 Affiliates take part in AAM’s Universal Design: Beyond ADA webinar featuring Smithsonian Accessibility Program’s Beth Ziebarth, 10.27.

affiliates in the news

Congratulations to these Affiliates making headlines!

Plimoth Plantation (Plymouth, MA)
Updating museums

San Diego Natural History Museum (San Diego, CA)
San Diegan finds rare plants on Guadalupe Island
Glitter in their eyes: New exhibit showcases gems’ historical allure

San Diego Air & Space Museum (San Diego, CA)
Museum lets you soar through aviation photos online

U.S. Space and Rocket Center (Huntsville, AL)
Out of this world

Museo del Canal Interoceánico de Panama (Panama City, Panama)

Riverside Metropolitan Museum (Riverside, CA)
Riverside Metropolitan Museum Welcomes RACE Exhibit June 3

Georgia Aquarium (Atlanta, GA)
Georgia Aquarium names new president

Conner Prairie (Fishers, IN)
Celebrate Indiana’s cultures June 5 & 6 at Conner Prairie’s Indiana Festival (SI Jazz Masterworks mention)

Museum of the Rockies (Bozeman, MT)
Dino/bird theory no surprise to Museum of the Rockies, Jack Horner
Video: Jack Horner interview

What’s Coming Up in Affiliateland in October?

PANAMA is in DC!
Museo del Canal Interocánico de Panamá and the Smithsonian Latino Center collaborate on programming, including the Panamanian Passages exhibition, opening at SI’s International Gallery on 10.5.
10.1-9 – The Tremendous Encounter puppet show is presented in SI’s Discovery Theater.
10.15 – The Latino Center’s annual gala celebrates Panama.
10.16 – Interpreting 500 Years of Panamanian History panel at the DC Historical Society.

MONTANA: Smithsonian historian Michael J. Neufeld lectures on his book Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, 10.1.

MICHIGAN: Oud virtuoso Rahim AlHaj, Smithsonian Folkways recording artist and three-time Grammy nominee, presents a concert at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, 10.1.

NEBRASKA: Smithsonian Teachers Night at the Durham Museum in Omaha, 10.9. SITES’ American Letterpress: The Art of Hatch Show Print opens, 10.30.

TEXAS: The Women’s Museum: An Institute for the Future in Dallas will host an opening reception for their Leadership America Program at the Smithsonian’s African Art Museum in Washington, 10.11.

MARYLAND: The B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore celebrates their 10th anniversary as a Smithsonian Affiliate, 10.15.

CONNECTICUT: Dwight Blocker Bowers, curator at the National Museum of American History, gives a lecture about his forthcoming book on the Museum’s puppet collection at Hunt Hill Farm in New Milford, 10.17.