The Museum’s The Power of Poison: Be a Detective iPad app has been nominated for a 2014 Webby People’s Voice Award.  Download the free app and cast your vote here. 

From the National Film Board of Canada (a must to subscribe to), a short masterpiece by Evelyn Lambert and the genius Norman McLaren, done to the brilliant Oscar Peterson Trio.


In 1873, Harvard gynecologist Edward H. Clarke wrote that women who went to college risked “neuralgia, uterine disease, hysteria, and other derangements of the nervous system.” In his words, a woman’s “system never does two things well at the same time.”

Meet Anandibai Joshi, Keiko Okami and Sabat Islambouli, three women who defied gender norms and became the first licensed female doctors in their respective countries: India, Japan and Syria. They graduated  from the first women’s medical college in the world — the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania — at a time when women in America couldn’t vote. Joshi, the best known of the three, was married off at the age of nine, to a 20-year-old man. After losing her 10-day-old baby at the age of 14, she decided to pursue a career in medicine to “render to my poor suffering country women the true medical aid they so sadly stand in need of and which they would rather die than accept at the hands of a male physician.” 

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A Hot Dog built for two 


N. Jay Jaffee, Kishke King, 1953

William Blake and Paradise Lost

'Satan Spying on Adam and Eve's Descent into Paradise' (Thomas set)'Raphael Warns Adam and Eve' (Thomas set)

William Blake and Paradise Lost

'Satan Watching the Endearments of Adam and Eve' (Linnell set)'Adam and Eve Asleep' (Butts set)

William Blake and Paradise Lost

'The Rout of the Rebel Angels' (Thomas set)

'The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden' (Butts set)


15 girls pose as influential — and often overlooked - figures in women’s history. Pictured here is Dr. Mae Jemison, who became the first African American woman to travel to space on Sept. 12, 1992.

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Duke Ellington. Liberian Suite And A Tone Parallel To Harlem (LP). Columbia. US. 1956.