Photograph of curator Kathleen Franz delivering remarks at the Mad Men object donation ceremony. Franz stands at a podium bearing the Smithsonian Institution seal. Behind her are a line of sketches from the television's costume department.Exhibition curator Kathleen Franz delivers remarks about the history of advertising at a 2015 donation ceremony for objects from the Mad Men television series.

Follow the links below to discover many of the television shows, articles, and press anouncements that have featured the American Enterprise exhibition, its curators, and the museum's larger efforts to chronicle the history of business in the United States.

News and Television Shows
Innovation and Enterprise.” American Artifacts,, April 8, 2016.
Adrian Florido, "The Smithsonian Wants Latino Advertisers To Help Fill A Hole In Its Collection," NPR - Code Switch, December 10, 2015.
Allison Miller, “Democratic Capitalism: The Smithsonian’s Hard Bargain in American Enterprise.” Perspective on History: The Newsmagazine of the American Historical Association, October 2015.
Anika Gupta, “The Big, Refrigerator-Sized Machine That Saved Chocolate,” Smithsonian, August 31, 2015.
Edward Rothstein, “‘American Enterprise’ Review: A Skewed History of American Business,” Wall Street Journal, August 17, 2015.
Ernest B. Furgurson, “The Entertaining Saga of the Worst Crook in Colonial America,” Smithsonian, July 17, 2015.
Alex Palmer, “How Singer Won the Sewing Machine War,” Smithsonian, July 14, 2015.
Victoria Dawson, “How Colonel Sanders Made Kentucky Fried Chicken an American Success Story,” Smithsonian, July 6, 2015.
Roger Catlin, “How Curators Wrestled With the Complex Story of American Business,” Smithsonian, July 6, 2015.
Capitalism in America,” The Economist, June 27, 2015.
Thomas Edison’s Talking Doll Will Be Displayed At Smithsonian,” NPR - All Things Considered, June 13, 2015.
Jennifer Le. Zotte, “What a 1950s Fashion Maven Might Teach Us About What To Wear,” Smithsonian, June 8, 2015.
Victoria Dawson, “The Epic Failure of Thomas Edison’s Talking Doll,” Smithsonian, June 1, 2015.
Leah Binkovitz, “Candy From Halloween’s Past,” Smithsonian, October 30, 2012.
Press Releases
Is America Exceptional?,” August 18, 2015.