Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Visit the webpage of Folkways Recordings to explore, research, order and download recordings from the nonprofit record label of the Smithsonian. The site includes music from the United States and around the world. Visitors can search by album, artist, country or genre.
Musical Math-terpiece: The Art of Piet Mondrian
In this lesson from the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, students learn about the jazz-inspired life and art of Piet Mondrian. Then they create their own Mondrian-style paintings.
The Invention of the Electric Guitar
This online exhibit from the National Museum of American History shows how the need for louder guitars led to the invention and proliferation of the electric guitar. It also explains how the emergence and popularity of rock and roll led to the guitar’s commercial success and more innovative designs.
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