Tag: Smithsonian

Beyonce’s Historic ‘Vogue’ Cover Is Going Into The Smithsonian’s Permanent Collection

Getty Image Beyonce’s 2018 Vogue cover, which was warmly received by fans and considered historic because it was the first cover to be shot by a Black photographer, is receiving an even greater honor. Yesterday, Vogue announced that the photograph from the cover was acquired by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection in Washington, […]

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It’s Official: Beyoncé Belongs in the Smithsonian

Screenshot: Vogue (YouTube) Last year, Beyoncé helped make history when she approved Tyler Mitchell to photograph her for the cover of the September 2018 issue of American Vogue, making the then-23-year-old the first black photographer—and one of the youngest—to shoot the cover of the world’s best-known fashion magazine in its 126-year history. In the year […]

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ILM, Smithsonian, and Time release Apollo 11 landing AR experience

There’s no shortage of commemorations marking this year’s 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, but if you’re looking to really experience the historic moments when the Eagle landed and mankind took its giant leap forward, the best option may be available for your smartphone. Working in collaboration with Industrial Light and Magic and […]

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Lonnie Bunch III Becomes First Ever Black Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution

Lonnie G. Bunch III, founding director of the National Museum of African History and Culture, speaks during the dedication of the National Museum of African American History and Culture September 24, 2016.Photo: Astrid Riecken (Getty Images) Try as they may, black excellence can only be denied for so long. To that point, congratulations are in […]

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