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#ScienceHow webcast starts in 10 min! Ocean Biodiversity: Discovering Marine Invertebrates
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Our @NationalZoo's Andean bear cubs now have names: Mayni & Muniri. Meet them Sat. #Peru2SI
Animal models weren't typically paid as well as human models #inspirationMW @ArchivesAmerArt
Sculptor José de Creeft (R) and daughter Donna Maria at sculpture's dedication #inspirationMW
Model for Central Park's Alice in Wonderland was sculptor's daughter #inspirationMW 565
It was common to have ropes hanging from ceiling for models to support arms. #inspirationMW
Low water channels in the Fountain Garden represent the 4 rivers of paradise described in the Koran #ArchitectureMW
The Haupt Garden’s Downing Urn (1856) honors landscape designer Andrew Jackson Downing #ArchitectureMW @SIGardens
Pink granite circles & squares frame contemplative space in the Moongate Garden #Landscape #ArchitectureMW @SIGardens
Architect Carlhian’s inspiration for the Moongate Garden? The Temple of Heaven in Beijing #ArchitectureMW @SIGardens
Though built 124 yrs apart, the Castle (1855) & Renwick Gates (1979) use stone from same MD quarry #ArchitectureMW
Red sandstone used for the @smithsonian Castle was cut less than 30 mi away at Seneca Quarry in MD #ArchitectureMW
James Renwick Jr’s 1846 sketch of the winning design for the @smithsonian “Castle” @SmithsonianArch #ArchitectureMW
A 3-part #garden: the Parterre, Moongate & Fountain Gardens together form the @SIGardens Haupt Garden #ArchitectureMW