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He may be a fictional #discoverer but there are some real-life archaeologists who inspired the Indiana Jones character. His trademark jacket, fedora, and bullwhip are in our collection. #seriouslyamazing

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, or Edgar Germain Hilaire Degas?

The original Star-Spangled Banner, the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the song that would become our national anthem, is among the most treasured artifacts in the collections of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.

Happy birthday to French artist Paul Gauguin! He was born today in 1848. Paul Gauguin spent nine weeks together with Vincent van Gogh, painting and discussing art in the Yellow House in Arles. This painting is in our collection: Paul Gauguin, Self-Portrait with Portrait of Bernard, 1888.

Instagram / bflockridge: “I'm showing you my souvenir penny, meanwhile, a dinosaur is eating my head @hmns #hmnspaleo

View of the old Field Museum in Jackson Park, c. 1922. Unknown photographer.  ICHi-23746.

J. Paul Getty, Young Italian Woman at a Table, Paul Cézanne, about 1895-1900

Kasuga Deer Mandala Kamakura Period: 14th century Nara National Museum

Missouri History Museum - "Unidentified young African American woman, front view. Thomas M. Easterly."

Meet the 125-Million-Year-Old Pollinator "Jeholopsyche liaoningensis"

A few of the Vindolanda Tablets - the oldest surviving handwritten documents in Britain (roughly contemporary with Hadrian's Wall, they date to the 1st and 2nd centuries a.d.). Written on fragments of thin, post-card sized wooden leaf-tablets with carbon-based ink, the documents record official military matters as well as personal messages to and from members of the garrison of Vindolanda, their families, and their slaves, including an invitation to a birthday party. Held at the British Museum.

On April 13, 1870, citizens in New York City founded the Metropolitan Museum of Art to bring art and art education to the American people.

The Field Book Project

layers of soil activity marshmallows = bedrock Cheerios = subsoil (crumbled near the top) chocolate rice crispies for top soil mini-M for humus with gummy worms

Galileo telescope. Original Galileo telescope with an objective lens mounted on an ivory frame, with which Galileo discovered Jupiter. This telescope is on display at the Institute and Museum of the History of Science in Florence, Italy.

Child's sock, wool, Egypt, 200-400 AD, Romano-Coptic.

Curvy is better, so gain some pounds dammit and be more attractive.

  • Joanna Stebing

    being HEALTHY is sexier all the way around- and that means different things for different body types. it's nonsense to think in absolute terms. (love the picture though!!)

mexican museum in SF