Stories for June 2006

Pomp and Circumstance

June 23, 2006

Chief Justice John Roberts gives opening remarks at building dedication. Smithsonian Secretary Larry Small and Fred W. Smith, Chairman of the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation are at his left. Photo by Jeff Gates. Smithsonian Institution Secretary Larry Small, Smithsonian American...

Final Touches: Our Building in Review

June 22, 2006

Putting the finishing touches on our building. We open in just nine days and everything is falling into place. Look behind the scenes at final artwork installations and finishing touches with this slide show. Donald W. Reynolds Center for American...

Architectural Cake Walk

June 21, 2006

Above, an edible version of a column capital with architectural implements; below, the real (non-edible) thing. Photos by Jeff Gates Yesterday, when Smithsonian Secretary Larry Small pronounced Patty Collette’s winning entry a “spectacular creation,” he wasn’t referring to a contest...

Luis Jiménez, 1940—2006

June 20, 2006

Artist Luis Jiménez poses with his work Vaquero. Born in El Paso and an alumnus of the University of Texas at Austin, Jiménez made sculpture that coupled a Pop medium (fiberglass) with traditional Southwestern themes. His work drew from the...

A Model Gallery

June 19, 2006

The Lincoln Gallery model (top) at the scale of 1/2 inch = 1 foot. The columns are 7 inches high. Notice the yellow pencil in the foreground. The actual Lincoln gallery (bottom) during installation at 1 inch = 1 inch...