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Smithsonian Star Power (Spotlight Smithsonian)
Smithsonian Star Power
Where can you see screen stars Marilyn Monroe, Katharine Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, and Rudolph Valentino, sports stars Arthur Ashe, Muhammad Ali, and Jackie Robinson, music stars John Lennon and Bob Dylan, "Star Dust" sheet music, and one of the largest star rubies in the world? From rock stars to movie stars—the Smithsonian has it all. But with seventeen museums and a zoo in Washington, D.C., two museums in New York City, various research centers, and more than 137 million objects in all, the Smithsonian can be overwhelming—even for those who have the opportunity to come often. Smithsonian Star Power offers a selection of unique items from the collections and allows you to see them as no other visitor can. In these pages you can experience highlights from the exhibits as well as see lesser-known materials that are seldom on view. For those with stars in their eyes, Celia Cruz's bata cubana, Ray Charles' sunglasses, Marilyn Monroe's lips, and Prince's Yellow Cloud guitar will inspire awe. Explore distant galaxies photographed at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory as well as Asian star imagery at the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Enjoy the world's largest museum, cultural, and scientific complex without planning a trip and fighting the crowds. Reach for the stars, and return as often as you like.Smithsonian Star Power (Spotlight Smithsonian). Copyright � by Amy Pastan. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.