In 1952, SITES launched its first traveling exhibition. Fifty-five years and more than 1,600 exhibitions later, SITES' program has grown to embrace a wide range of subjects, cultures, and artifacts. Each year, more than 50 exhibitions travel to hundreds of cities and towns where millions of people encounter discoveries and collections that give the Smithsonian its special place in American life.
As one of SITES' longest-serving staff members, I've continued to be energized by the constant flow of new things to learn: new exhibition subjects, production technologies, and the digital revolution. Thanks to working on SITES exhibitions, I can identify somewhat obscure Judaica and Hubble Space Telescope imagery and know where to look for giant squid. I've published books and brochures on contemporary art from Vietnam, Mexico, Russia, and the U.S., not to mention baseball, tropical rainforests, revolutionary posters, and Antarctica.
Stick with us and you'll soon be an expert on something you never imagined you'd know!
-Andrea Stevens, SITES Director of Strategic Communications