Welcome to Day 1: Understanding the American Experience

Betsy Broun, Director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, welcomes you to Day 1 of the Online Conference. She describes how the Smithsonian and experts from its 19 museums and research centers help tell the story of the American experience.

  1. Tjahjokartiko Gondokusumo
    1:53 pm on April 13th, 2010

    in my mind is how to paralleling the past and the future. My intention is, Public and Private Partnerships in recovering co-operative values.
    Thank you!

  2. Welcome to Day 1: Understanding the American Experience « Papiro Digit@l
    2:32 pm on April 13th, 2010

    […] Abril 13, 2010 por Pedro Amill – Quiles Welcome to Day 1: Understanding the American Experience. […]

  3. Ana L. Delgado
    4:45 pm on April 13th, 2010

    Hello everybody. I’m a Mexican English Teacher. I teach at The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City.
    I`m very interested in these conferences because I expect to learn more about American Culture so I can convey this knowledge to my pupils, and make them feel the “American Way of Life.”

  4. Cristina Borges
    5:25 pm on April 13th, 2010

    I am a fan of the Smithsonian since my first visit in 1985, so be part of this event is something quite special for me.

    6:19 pm on April 13th, 2010

    thanks 4 Smithsonians experience….Really thank you 4 this….

  6. Jeffrey Bingham Mead
    9:12 pm on April 13th, 2010

    I really developed a greater appreciation for the Smithsonian Institution after I read Joseph Wheelan’s biography of former President John Quincy Adams entitled ‘Mr. Adams’s Last Crusade: John Quincy Adams’s Extraordinary Post-Presidential Life in Congress.’ The origins of the Smithsonian are presented as I had never known before. You’ll find it on Amazon.com. Highly recommended.

  7. Guillermo
    10:20 pm on April 13th, 2010

    Thanks a lot for your work! It is realy interesting.

  8. Arslan
    10:32 pm on April 13th, 2010

    Hello to every one I am Student , i hope i learn about American Culture and knows people of America, i am Sindhi Pakistani From Pakistan,

  9. Jenny Encalada
    11:25 pm on April 13th, 2010

    This is the first time that I’ve gotten in touch with you and heart this kind of speech on-line; I loved it because it was a good oportunity to reinforce our listening skills.and of course to hear interesting topic. I will like to go on attending to the forward conferences. even I would like to know if it is posible that my students will participate here too.

    Thank you so much.

  10. ahmed nawaz
    5:35 am on April 14th, 2010

    i like it ist day.

  11. Atabek Eltaev
    6:49 am on April 14th, 2010

    It’s very interesting in American Experience. It will be a great opportunity to learn.

  12. AnnaElizabeth Wooten
    7:36 pm on April 15th, 2010

    Hi, I have been making pictures of the east village arts district for over 10 years not new concepts but of older buildings that reused and new businesses redo and remake. They keep the integrety of the building and put in new businesses in the structure. I just use the same pictures I have made in the past and put in the new business.
    I am keeping the histroy of the East village arts district alive in Long Beach, Ca 90802
    I have been a memeber of the Long beach Arts and I had been a memeber of the Lakewood art guild. I have to serveral community coleeges and learn to draw and paint. And I have had a rtists help me to refine my skills.
    They have even stolen my ideas, for their greater good. it hurts some times. I have not been able to copyright my work. And to sell something I keep my prices low.
    the smithonian has been to long Beach, Ca because I did not have my art work in the right format I was over looked.
    At that time I did not have a printer or any way to make my portfoilo up for publication.
    I have more resources now. I need to get my work out there so people can see what I have done. I am in a gallery were I can not afford. I am their draw. So other artists will pay the fee’s to be there. I feel like I am being taken advantage of. But I get an opportunity to display my stuff.
    Beaucase I started the Art walk with my friends at Long Beach arts and lakewood art guild. and telling artisits I met. I have become a household name. But it has never made me a rich artist. When you had the giant aquid idea, I made you a giant squid, with a volcano in black light poster quality. You never got to see it. Because I did not know how to present it.
    I hope this is not boring.

  13. Nobuyuki Nojima
    1:11 pm on April 17th, 2010

    Hi, I’m happy to watch the videos of this conference. I used to subscribe to Smithsonian magazine when I was a student 30 years ago. This is one of my most valuable resources to improve my knowledge. Whenever you’ll have a similar conferences in the future, I’ll make sure to sign up for them.

  14. Cuquis
    11:39 pm on April 17th, 2010

    Thankyou for this invitation, it is always a pleasure to discover and visit new sites, specially those related with education.