On View in the Gallery Through Summer 2016

DOI POP: On Air, On Screen, & In Print


DOI Pop! On Air, On Screen & In Print explores the intersection of the Department of the Interior with popular culture, highlighting classic examples from the early 1900s to the present from across its bureaus. Visitors will see how the Department's people and places have influenced American identity and figured into television shows, feature films and bestselling publications. From silent films and animated cartoons to blockbuster hits and novels, visitors will discover just how often America's public lands, wildlife refuges and national parks—and even the headquarters building in Washington, DC—have been cast in memorable supporting roles. With historical artifacts and iconic imagery, the exhibition also illustrates how the Department itself has enlisted icons of pop culture for help in publicizing its missions over the years.

Museum hours: Mondays – Fridays, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (closed Federal holidays)



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What do Snoopy, Cher, and Bill Nye the Science Guy have in common? What piece of film history was unearthed in the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes? And just who was Johnny Horizon anyway? And what about all those western movies - those classic cowboy films - filmed on DOI lands along with science fiction films? Find out all of this and more in the DOI Pop exhibition on view at the Interior Museum.