The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is an honorific society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furtherance of science and technology and to their use for the general welfare.
For over 27 years, the Office of Exhibitions and Cultural at the NAS has explored the intersection between art, science, medicine, and engineering through free public exhibitions and cultural programs. The concert series hosted in the NAS's acoustically brilliant auditorium showcases world class musicians.
The NAS was signed into being by President Abraham Lincoln on March 3, 1863, at the height of the Civil War. As mandated in its Act of Incorporation, the NAS has, since 1863, served to "investigate, examine, experiment, and report upon any subject of science or art" whenever called upon to do so by any department of the government. Scientific issues would become even more contentious and complex in the years following the war. To keep pace with the growing roles that science and technology would play in public life, the institution that was founded in 1863 eventually expanded to include the National Research Council in 1916, the National Academy of Engineering in 1964, and the Institute of Medicine in 1970. Collectively, the four organizations are known as the National Academies.
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Donations will go to the Office of Exhibitions and Cultural Programs which provide free concerts, art exhibitions, other programming for the Capital City area.
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