Arts & Culture | Smithsonian feed for Arts & CultureenTue, 27 Jun 2017 15:33:25 +0000Two Circus Pros Juggle History and Race to Springboard Black Entertainers Walker and Veronica Blair share a common fascination for the history of African-American circusTue, 27 Jun 2017 15:33:25 +0000Which Books Do Americans Take on Vacation? city-by-city breakdown uncovered some surprisesTue, 27 Jun 2017 15:00:00 +0000What Makes Salt Water Taffy the Perfect Summer Candy? first families of the sugary treat stir up another season of making history by the bite Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:00:00 +0000What Happened to America's Public Intellectuals? Our nation has always depended on these heavyweights to guide us, but are they still with us, and if so, who are they?Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:00:00 +0000This 155-mile Hike Through the Pyrenees Merges Contemporary Art With Spain's Stunning Landscapes art project of the Contemporary Art Center Nau Côclea brings artists and audiences together on a cultural pilgrimageFri, 23 Jun 2017 18:59:45 +0000A Guided Tour of Australia's Blue Mountains Follows Ancient Aboriginal Songlines Muru’s walkabouts to sacred sites teach visitors about Darug cultureFri, 23 Jun 2017 15:38:30 +0000The Story Behind the World’s Largest Watercolor Painting massive artwork marks the opening of the MASS MoCA's new 130,000-square-foot wing, which makes it the largest contemporary art museum in the U.S.Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:37:11 +0000After 50 Years of Song, Dance, Food, Even Hog Calling, at the Folklife Festival, Is It Still Worthwhile? traditional culture in the information age is ever more important argues the director of the Center for Folklife and Cultural HeritageWed, 21 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000Why Piri Thomas' Coming of Age Memoir Still Resonates Today"Down These Mean Streets" was an instant classic, a text of painful truthsTue, 20 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000Come for the Bug Eating and Get a Lesson in Humanity from Andrew Zimmern Q&A with the Travel Channel’s 'Bizarre Foods' ChefMon, 19 Jun 2017 13:00:00 +0000The Long and Winding Road of Yoko Ono’s Art Hirshhorn exhibition of four works opens the same week Ono is credited, 46 years later, as a co-writer of the chart-topping ballad “Imagine.”Fri, 16 Jun 2017 19:34:48 +0000Cómo Los Científicos y Grupos Indígenas Pueden Aliarse Para Proteger Los Bosques y el Clima Fri, 16 Jun 2017 18:32:29 +0000The Musical Legacy Behind the Tupac Biopic 'All Eyez on Me' Dwandalyn Reece from the Smithsonian’s African American Museum investigatesFri, 16 Jun 2017 18:06:23 +0000When Fresh Air Went Out of Fashion at Hospitals the hospital went from luxury resort to windowless boxWed, 14 Jun 2017 19:09:54 +0000What Happens to Fiction When Our Worst Climate Nightmares Start Coming True?, books and poetry have made predictions about a future that could be rapidly approachingWed, 14 Jun 2017 16:30:00 +0000Art Installations Transform a Historic Venetian Island Clemente Island in the Lagoon of Venice, a former refuge for crusaders and a hospice for plague victims, opens an island-wide art showTue, 13 Jun 2017 14:50:12 +0000This Group Believes in Making Artwork as a Response to Climate Change association of artists, youth and social entrepreneurs asks people around the world to create anti-pollution masksMon, 12 Jun 2017 16:50:33 +0000These Nine Artists Will Help You Understand the Future of the Planet curator Joanna Marsh highlights contemporary artists whose practices are conscious-raising and problem-solving Mon, 12 Jun 2017 16:30:02 +000011 New Art Exhibits to See This Summer Edvard Munch to sonic arcades, these shows are worth putting on your calendar this seasonFri, 09 Jun 2017 15:29:50 +0000Frank Lloyd Wright Credited Japan for His All-American Aesthetic famed architect was inspired by drawings and works from the Asian nationThu, 08 Jun 2017 16:24:09 +0000It Takes Two Museums to Cover the Work of this Prolific German Neo-Expressionist’s celebrated Markus Lüpertz has a huge appetite for creativity. He's also a poet, writer, set designer and jazz pianist Tue, 06 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000This Artist's Worldview Drips With Unending Pessimism"Man is inherently self-destructive, and whatever is built will be destroyed," says painter Donald Sultan of his "Disaster Paintings"Mon, 05 Jun 2017 18:43:11 +0000Frank Lloyd Wright-Designed Buildings (and One Doghouse) Open for Rare Tours in Honor of the Architect's 150th Birthday new or normally unavailable tours and displays pay homage to an architecture legacyWed, 31 May 2017 22:45:38 +0000Why It’s So Hard to Find the Original Owners of Nazi-Looted Art experts recently gathered at Smithsonian to discuss the state of international provenance researchWed, 31 May 2017 18:31:29 +0000Explore Crucian Cuisine on a New U.S. Virgin Islands Food Tour a taste of St. Croix's culinary traditionsWed, 31 May 2017 14:10:00 +0000Edith Wharton Recruited the World’s Greatest Artists to Raise Money for WWI Refugees century ago, the famous author took it upon herself to help those left behind by the war’s carnageTue, 30 May 2017 14:53:42 +0000New Photos Reveal What's Left Behind When a Rocket Travels to Space Soluri captures these strangely evocative traces of America’s heroic extraterrestrial journeysFri, 26 May 2017 15:20:13 +0000Stephen Talty's Guide to Culture detective novelist offers his picks for movies, tv shows and Twitter accounts to followFri, 26 May 2017 13:42:53 +0000This Catalan Folk Singer Refused to Bow to Oppression director of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage recognizes the lifetime work of the singer activist RaimonThu, 25 May 2017 13:00:00 +0000More Than 250,000 Bibliophiles Are About to Descend on "The Town of Books" Hay Festival of Literature kicks of its 30th anniversary festival in WalesWed, 24 May 2017 19:36:27 +0000Bjarke Ingels Makes the Impossible Concrete star architect is mapping out a new daring plan for the SmithsonianWed, 24 May 2017 15:00:00 +0000Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge as Bill Murray Reads You Poetry This June Tue, 23 May 2017 20:07:15 +0000Watch How One Harlem Storefront Changes Over Nearly Four Decades Smithsonian American Art Museum's new exhibition goes "Down These Mean Streets" Tue, 23 May 2017 17:51:35 +0000Why Langston Hughes Still Reigns as a Poet for the Unchampioned years after his death, Hughes’ extraordinary lyricism resonates with power to peopleMon, 22 May 2017 18:49:58 +0000Why These Humans Are Museum Treasures, Too portrait photographer captured 24 staffers from the National Museum of Natural History posing with their favorite artifacts from the collectionsMon, 22 May 2017 16:32:52 +0000The True Story of Brainwashing and How It Shaped America of Communism during the Cold War spurred psychological research, pop culture hits, and unethical experiments in the CIAMon, 22 May 2017 16:24:06 +0000Why a Modern Cosmetics Company Is Mining Armenia's Ancient Manuscripts's folk remedies and botanical traditions are getting a new lookMon, 22 May 2017 14:28:11 +0000The Librarian of Congress Weighs In on Why Card Catalogs Matter tech is gone, but it’s not forgotten. Carla Hayden explains whyFri, 19 May 2017 15:02:32 +0000The True Story Behind Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and Her Mixed-Up Files years ago, author E.L. Konigsburg wrote her children's literature classic that highlighted the wonder of museumsTue, 16 May 2017 17:39:13 +0000Five Can’t-Miss Summer Light Festivals Sydney to Providence, the world will be set aglow with millions of lights this seasonMon, 15 May 2017 14:59:59 +0000On Restaurant Day in Helsinki, Unofficial Pop-up Eateries Take Over Everything from Home Kitchens to Tattoo Shops Fri, 12 May 2017 14:21:14 +0000What Does Thoreau's Walden Pond Look Like Today? S.B. Walker captures the pond's eternal glowThu, 11 May 2017 14:37:47 +0000Bespoke Produce? A New Farming Venture Tweaks Veggies To Suit Consumers' Needs, a new indoor farming company, offers "customized" greens and herbsWed, 10 May 2017 16:05:06 +0000For Black Photographers, the Camera Records Stories of Joy and Struggle African American History Museum showcases for the first time signature photographs from its new collectionsWed, 10 May 2017 15:46:17 +0000These Haunting Photographs Call Attention to Plastic Trash Swirling in the Ocean photographer Mandy Barker explores the beauty and tragedy of marine plankton and plastic wasteWed, 10 May 2017 13:00:00 +0000Cats Had Clout Long Before the Internet artists, cats prove to be more than elegant studio companions, but inspirations as well, says a new exhibitionTue, 09 May 2017 13:00:00 +0000A Culinary Renaissance in the Israeli Countryside Tel Aviv, towns are adopting enticing new approaches to cuisine that celebrate the history of the region and and the diversity of its peopleFri, 05 May 2017 13:20:00 +0000Giant Harriet Tubman “Yarn Bomb” Portrait Debuts in Upstate New York Olek’s creation is one in a series of 50 planned installations across America celebrating important women throughout U.S. historyThu, 04 May 2017 20:54:20 +0000Is Champagne Still Champagne Without Bubbles? a storied part of France, a group of artisan producers is making this beloved wine the old fashioned way—sans fizzThu, 04 May 2017 12:45:00 +0000