Stay Current with Interior Museum Happenings!

We issue an e-newsletter to share the latest events and topics relating to the Interior Museum. Installments typically include notices of upcoming public programs, behind-the-scenes peeks, an object-of-month feature, and much more! We are in the process of transitioning to a new distribution platform and will resume our e-newsletters soon; watch this space for information on how to subscribe.

In the interim, explore past e-newsletters:  

  • May 2022
    Count down to our May 2 reopening date;  practice mindfulness and experience Thomas Moran's famous Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone painting through a guided meditation; and view an object-of-the-month apropos of Yellowstone National Park's 150th anniversary this year.
  • July 2021
    Follow along with #BigPictureMorans for the 150th anniversary of artist Thomas Moran's journey to Yellowstone; learn about an incredible new donation from the first Pacific Islander to visit the Challenger Deep; stream two sets of conservation film shorts co-presented with the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital for the Summer Encore Series; and see artifacts from the U.S. Virgin Islands in honor of Caribbean American Heritage Month!
  • March 2021
    Learn what public lands will be featured in future works coming to Interior Museum's collection through artists-in-residence programs; gain insight into a special 85th anniversary in April; and view an object-of-the-month perfect for spring!
  • February 2021
    Get ready for #5WomenArtists for Women's History Month; join us virtually as part of the 29th Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital; and see a collections spotlight depicting a Nebraska site that's witnessed centuries of human activity.
  • January 2021
    Channel your creativity for #ColorOurCollections; museum internship applications being accepted for summer 2021; plus a collections spotlight featuring a popular Utah recreation destination.
  • December 2020
    A tradition of secretarial portraiture continued; a new blog post exploring the art and history of hand-tinted photography; and a collections spotlight on a peaceful winter scene to end the year.
  • November 2020
    A new display focusing on works by William Henry Jackson; the launch of our blog; recent acquisitions of works by contemporary Native artists; a virtual bison tour; and a special collections highlight with a Veterans Day theme.
  • October 2020 
    A peek at the #BigPictureMorans exhibit; mural conservation; a new internship opportunity; behind-the-scenes with constructing display cases; plus a collections spotlight on a historic floor medallion!
  • September 2020 
    A special homecoming; the "magic" of black light photography; a new accession; your chance to #AskACurator; plus a collections highlight from the ends of the Earth!
  • August 2020
    Comings and goings; a behind-the-scenes peek into the makings of a new exhibition; and a collections highlight just in time for the "dog days of summer."
  • July 2020
  • June 2020
    A timely addition to our collection; a spotlight on online resources; and a fascinating object-of-the month to tie in with National Pollinator Week later this month!
  • May 2020
    Gearing up for #MuseumWeek; a spotlight on our online resources; and an object-of-the-month just in time for National Wildflower Week!
  • April 2020
  • March 2020
    A deadline fast approaching for summer internships; upcoming programs on Mary McLeod Bethune and WPA art; 2 premiere screenings with the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital; plus a painting of Glacier National Park!
  • February 2020
    Upcoming programs on the U.S. Public Health Service, Marian Anderson, wildlife conservation history, and Mary McLeod Bethune; plus a one-of-a-kind silhouette!
  • January 2020
    Welcoming our new staff member; upcoming public programs on Johnny Horizon, the U.S. Public Health Service, and more; plus a collections highlight from the first transcontinental telegraph line!
  • December 2019
    An upcoming #MuseumMoment on Ansel Adams' 1940s connection to the U.S. Department of the Interior; a public program highlighting a century of partnership between the National Park Service and the U.S. Public Health Service; plus a painting with a fascinating backstory!
  • November 2019
    An internship application deadline fast approaching; upcoming public programs on surprises revealed during recent art conservation, native bees, and Alaska Native carvers; and a collections spotlight on a historically significant camera!
  • October 2019
    A #MuseumMoment about the art and history of the U.S. Department of the Interior's auditorium; an upcoming public program on native bees; plus an object-of-the-month associated with Interior's radio broadcast legacy!

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