Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Update on the Smithsonian's “American Enterprise” Exhibit

As reported here two years ago, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is planning a new exhibition, American Enterprise, which will open in the spring of 2015 (moved back from 2014). The exhibition will focus primarily on stories from five economic sectors: agriculture, finance, information and communication technology, manufacturing, and retail/service. In conjunction with the physical exhibit, the NMAH created a website to track the exhibit's progress and to allow public interaction with the curators. Readers can learn about additions to the exhibit and read articles by following the project's blog. Posts include an article on pawning by Wendy Woloson; on Alfred Bloomingdale's cartoon collection by Robin Einhorn; a series of posts (generated by Steven Lubar's class at Brown University) on the significance of business board games; on the making of Labor Day by Paul Buhle; and on the business of philanthropy by Amanda Moniz. Interested readers can subscribe to the "American Enterprise" blog to receive updates automatically.