Arts & Culture | Smithsonian feed for Arts & CultureenThu, 19 Jan 2017 13:49:34 +0000The Short, Frantic, Rags-to-Riches Life of Jack London London State Historic Park, home to the rough and tumble troublemaker with a prolific penTue, 22 Nov 2016 21:19:48 +0000To Bear Witness to Japanese Internment, One Artist Self-Deported Himself to the WWII Camps inhumanity brought on by Executive Order 9066 spurred Isamu Noguchi to actionThu, 19 Jan 2017 13:49:34 +0000This Hollywood Titan Foresaw the Horrors of Nazi Germany Laemmle, the founder of Universal Pictures, wrote hundreds of affidavits to help refugees escape EuropeTue, 17 Jan 2017 21:12:18 +0000Meet the Michelin-Starred Chef Pushing the Limits of Vegetarian Cuisine in China chef Tony Lu discusses China’s changing tastes and his own innovative approach to 'Vegetarian Fusion'Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:06:28 +0000A Brief History of Food as Art subject to statement, food has played a role in art for millenniaFri, 13 Jan 2017 15:20:05 +0000You've Been Slurping Ramen All Wrong Japan, ramen is a culinary touchstone that goes way beyond foodFri, 13 Jan 2017 15:10:46 +0000Smithsonian Artifacts and Music Legends Share the Stage in Tonight's Star-Studded Television Program African-American performing artists commemorate the opening of the National Museum of African American HistoryThu, 12 Jan 2017 16:44:52 +0000Michael Jackson, Donald Trump and Other Famous Americans Who Escaped Brushes With Death roads not taken for these 13 lucky souls saved their livesFri, 06 Jan 2017 14:30:44 +0000The Everyday Struggle of a Child Whose Parents Are Incarcerated more American men and women in prison than ever before in our history, millions of children are struggling with the effects of a fractured family lifeThu, 05 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000The Far-Reaching Effects of American Incarceration photo essays explore the history and modern-day consequences of the world's highest incarceration rateThu, 05 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000A Portrait of Obama in the Final Days of His Presidency for <em>Smithsonian</em> magazine, this painting shows a leader at a crossroadsThu, 05 Jan 2017 16:00:00 +0000Feel the Music—Literally—With Some Help From New Synesthesia Research one artist created a show inspired by the neurological experience of synesthesia Thu, 05 Jan 2017 15:09:02 +0000The Couple Who Saved China's Ancient Architectural Treasures Before They Were Lost Forever the nation teetered on the brink of war in the 1930s, two Western-educated thinkers struck out for the hinterlands to save their country's richesWed, 04 Jan 2017 17:32:43 +0000A New Documentary Conceived by David Byrne Explores the Wonder of the Color Guard dazzling offshoot of the marching band gets its moment in the spotlightWed, 04 Jan 2017 17:31:26 +0000March to the Joyous, Raucous Beat of the Sonic Boom of the South football seasons come and go, but the joyous thunder of Jackson State's iconic marching band rolls onWed, 04 Jan 2017 16:20:38 +0000How Disney Came to Define What Constitutes the American Experience entertainment company has been in the business of Americana since its inceptionTue, 03 Jan 2017 16:21:01 +0000This Is the "Jass" Record That Introduced Millions of Americans to a New Kind of Music record that introduced millions of Americans to a new kind of musicTue, 03 Jan 2017 16:00:00 +0000The Top History Books of 2016 are some of the best titles to hit shelves this past yearFri, 30 Dec 2016 19:34:32 +0000A Photographer Captures Emptiness and Longing in Longfellow's Nova Scotia Mark Marchesi spent four years tracing images from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic poem, "Evangeline"Fri, 30 Dec 2016 13:45:00 +0000The Bug That Had the World Seeing Red a Mesoamerican insect once created the globe's most coveted colorThu, 29 Dec 2016 20:03:17 +0000The New Art Scene Transforming Santa Fe city's image as a mecca of Southwestern-themed art and folksy spiritualism has begun to evolve, thanks to artists and entrepreneursTue, 27 Dec 2016 16:19:39 +0000Natalie Portman's "Jackie" Reminds Us Why JFK's Assassination Became Our National Tragedy Smithsonian scholar revisits those critical decisions Jacqueline Kennedy made following the death of her husband Tue, 27 Dec 2016 15:24:22 +0000When the Serendipitously Named Lovings Fell in Love, Their World Fell Apart new film captures the quiet essence of the couples’ powerful story, says Smithsonian scholar Christopher WilsonFri, 23 Dec 2016 15:57:26 +0000Why the Japanese Eat Cake For Christmas tradition beginning in war and ending in cakeFri, 23 Dec 2016 15:45:47 +0000Time-Lapse Photos Reveal the Beauty of Metal Crystals Growing Emanuele Fornasier spends hours capturing the intricacy of chemical reactionsThu, 22 Dec 2016 15:57:23 +0000Ten Exhibitions to See in Washington, D.C. Over the Holidays innovative art shows, some which close early in the new year, are a must-seeWed, 21 Dec 2016 21:25:30 +0000How the Crusades Helped Create Your Gingerbread Latte have been shaping cuisine for thousands of years, especially around the Christmas seasonWed, 21 Dec 2016 20:03:11 +0000This Great Pumpkin Heralds the D.C. Arrival of Yayoi Kusama Hirshhorn's 65-year retrospective boasts six mirror rooms by this hugely popular artistWed, 21 Dec 2016 12:57:26 +0000After the Tragic Lindbergh Kidnapping, Artist Isamu Noguchi Designed the First Baby Monitor six-decade career of the artist and commercial designer is on view at the Smithsonian American Art MuseumTue, 20 Dec 2016 17:01:22 +0000Want to See Installation Artist Doug Aitken's Latest Work? Grab Your Scuba Gear Tue, 20 Dec 2016 16:38:12 +0000The Suspect, the Prosecutor, and the Unlikely Bond They Forged evidence shows that Homer Cummings, who would later be FDR's attorney general, rescued an innocent man accused of murderTue, 20 Dec 2016 11:00:00 +0000In the Aftermath of Oakland’s Tragedy, How Museums Can Better Serve Local Arts and DIY Venues Smithsonian curator weighs in on new best practices for outreach Wed, 14 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000The Intergalactic Battle of Ancient Rome of years before audiences fell in love with Star Wars, one writer dreamt of battles in spaceWed, 14 Dec 2016 13:30:00 +0000The Painter Who Earned His Stripes Davis, the leading member of the Washington Color School, is celebrated a half century after his striped paintings caught onTue, 13 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000“Call Me Ishmael” Is the Only Melville Tradition in This Innovative Presentation of “Moby Dick”, kinesthetic, cinematic, aural and psychological, Arena Stage’s new show about the 19th-century novel is a 21st-century experienceFri, 09 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000How Trump Tower Takes the Skyscraper Debate to New Heights future of urban development takes on a new twist when the president lives among the cloudsThu, 08 Dec 2016 20:17:28 +0000Evoking a Ship's Rippling Sail, This New Sculpture Aims to Make Global Connections African Art Museum at its first award ceremony recognizes two international artists who have overcome personal hardships to excel Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:58:46 +0000The Best Books About Innovation of 2016 you have a lover of big ideas on your holiday shopping list, consider these thought-provoking titles published this yearWed, 07 Dec 2016 16:39:49 +0000Keep an Eye on These Portraits Because They Move visual artist Bill Viola is subject of the first all-video exhibition in one of D.C.'s oldest buildings. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:07:28 +0000Increase and Diffuse Knowledge for the Holidays With These Smithsonian Curated Books recommended by Smithsonian Institution scholarsMon, 05 Dec 2016 20:08:37 +0000Dorothy's Ruby Slippers Were Originally Silver red is how we remember them, but Dorothy's famous shoes had another look at the startMon, 05 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000Does the Linguistic Theory at the Center of the Film ‘Arrival’ Have Any Merit? asked a Smithsonian linguist and an anthropologist to debate the matterFri, 02 Dec 2016 21:32:58 +0000Don’t Miss These 11 New Museum Exhibitions This Winter'll find everything from beloved childhood characters to animatronic dinosaurs on display this seasonFri, 02 Dec 2016 19:53:10 +0000The Best Books About Science of 2016 a journey to the edge of human knowledge and beyond with one of these mind-boggling page-turners Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:42:57 +0000The Best "Art Meets Science" Books of 2016 sumptuous books from the past year that meet at the intersection of science and art Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:40:09 +0000How the Story of "Moana" and Maui Holds Up Against Cultural Truths Smithsonian scholar and student of Pacific Island sea voyaging both loves and hates the new Disney filmFri, 02 Dec 2016 13:42:12 +0000The Best Books About Food of 2016 for the perfect gift for the food lover in your life? Any of these suggestions will hit the spotThu, 01 Dec 2016 17:07:03 +0000How Countless Hours of Live Jazz Were Saved from Obscurity Savory Collection breathes fresh life into jazz Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000A Rare Insider's View of Native American Life in Mid-20th-Century Oklahoma Poolaw's photography is unearthed at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000This Isolated Australian Region Is Home to Over 100 Wineries Australian wine region with epic surfing beaches, a welcoming vibe and standout Cabernets and ChardonnaysFri, 25 Nov 2016 19:16:48 +0000How Accurate Is the Movie “Allied”? best spies won’t leave behind an evidence trail, but then how will audiences know what’s true and what’s fiction?Wed, 23 Nov 2016 17:33:49 +0000Sonny Assu Uses Graffiti to Reassert Native Culture 41-year-old artist mashes decades-old depictions of indigenous peoples with modern-day styleTue, 22 Nov 2016 20:08:35 +0000The Christmas Tale Spoken Record That Launched the Audiobook by Dylan Thomas, the album would go on to sell 400,000 copiesTue, 22 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000American Culture’s Unlikely Debt to a British Scientist fortuitous influx of cash launched the Smithsonian Institution and its earliest art collectionTue, 22 Nov 2016 16:28:24 +0000