Online October 23-31, 2021
    In-person April 20-24, 2022
  • 2021 Smithsonian Visionary Award Honors Artists in Wood

    The 2021 Smithsonian Visionary Award will be presented to two masterful wood artists, David Ellsworth and Michael Hurwitz.  They will receive their Awards during the Smithsonian Craft Show Preview Night Benefit in 2022, at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. Both artists will be represented in the annual Smithsonian Women’s Committee Visionary Benefit Auction, which occurred live and online on May 14, 2021. Produced by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee and hosted by Rago Auctions, the event raised funds to support projects and initiatives across the Smithsonian Institution.  

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  • Smithsonian Women’s Committee
    Announces 2021 Grants

    The Smithsonian Women’s Committee (SWC) has awarded 5 grants totaling $58,482 for 2021. These grants will benefit education, research, conservation, exhibitions, accessibility through technology for 16 Smithsonian museums, research centers, offices and affiliates.  Funding is highly competitive and awarded after thorough research by members of the SWC and a vote by the full membership.

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