National Geographic : 1957 Jan
© National Geographic Society 4 National Geographic Visitors Tour the World in Explorers Hall The Society maintains a permanent exhibit in its Washington headquarters. Trophies document more than 100 scientific expeditions. Totem masks on left and right come from New Guinea. Pictures by staff photographers change every 12 seconds on screen. These actors sit before the Acropolis in Athens. + Picasso's "The Lovers" Draws Admirers at the National Gallery of Art Congress in 1937 established the gallery as a bureau of the Smithsonian Institution. Gifts and loans com prise a collection now ranked among the world's best. An educational program interprets the gallery's treasures to visitors. Here a lecturer (in turquoise dress) leads one of many public tours.