Link Love: 7/6/2018

Link Love: a weekly post with links to interesting videos and stories about archival issues, technology and culture, and Washington D.C. and American history.

Edouard Manet, Woman in Striped Dress, before and after treatment, (1877-80), Solomon R. Guggenheim

  • What a difference - After three years of restoration, Édouard Manet's, Woman in Striped Dress, reveals its original colors. [via The Art Newspaper]
  • The National Museum of the American Indian continues its mission by collecting Central and South American archival materials. [via Smithsonian Collections Blog]
  • This week saw the 150th birthday of Henrietta Swan Leavitt, who in 1893 began working as one of the women human "computers" hired by Edward Charles Pickering at Harvard College Observatory. While there Leavitt conducted research that lead to two of the most surprising and important discoveries in the history of astrophysics: that our Universe is expanding and that expansion is accelerating. [via Smithsonian Torch]
  • In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the National Portrait Gallery, Daguerreotypes: Five Decades of Collecting, exhibiting fifty years of daguerreotype collecting at the museum, opens for a one year run. [via Washington City Paper]
  • Moke, the toddler gorilla at the National Zoo, is starting to take his first steps. [via Washington Post]
  • In D.C. this weekend? - Check out Sound Scene XI, Washington, D.C.'s annual auditory "happening," at the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. For the third year in a row, DC Listening Lounge, an underground sound collective, will take over the entire museum on Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8, with radically interactive art and sound installations. Sound Scene XI unites artists and contributors from all over the world to explore the theme "Mapping Memory," with unexpected activities that transform ideas of sound, memory and history. [via HMSG]

DC Listening Lounge - Soundscene XI - Mapping Memory, July 7 and 8, 2018 at the Hirshhorn Museum and

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