Curators' Corner | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/curators-corner/RSS feed for Curators' CornerenThu, 23 Mar 2017 13:30:15 +0000How Chuck Berry’s Cadillac and His Guitar, Maybellene, Came to the Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-chuck-berrys-cadillac-and-his-guitar-maybelline-came-smithsonian-180962638/Curator Kevin Strait from the African American History Museum details the day he met the great musicianThu, 23 Mar 2017 13:30:15 +0000The Storied, International Folk History of Beauty and The Beast http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/storied-international-folk-history-beauty-and-beast-180962502/Tales about a bride and her animal groom have circulated orally for centuries in Africa, Europe, India and Central AsiaWed, 15 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000Finding Music Behind Prison Barshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/finding-music-behind-prison-bars-180962342/At the Louisiana State Penitentiary and at a maximum-security prison in Malawi, the benefits of music are far-reachingThu, 02 Mar 2017 16:12:45 +0000The First Jazz Recording Was Made by a Group of White Guys?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/was-first-jazz-recording-made-group-white-guys-180962246/A century ago, a recording of the startlingly novel "Livery Stable Blues" helped launch a new genreFri, 24 Feb 2017 15:10:32 +0000Why We Need to Fight to Save Mosul’s Cultural Heritagehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/why-we-need-fight-save-mosuls-cultural-heritage-180962091/As the battle to save Iraq from ISIS continues, Smithsonian experts are helping local people preserve their historyThu, 09 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000What the Director of the African American History Museum Says About the New Emmett Till Revelations http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/what-director-african-american-history-museum-says-about-new-emmett-till-revvelations-180962025/Decades after his death, the wife of his murderer confesses she lied under oath Fri, 03 Feb 2017 17:06:39 +0000What Death Threats Against My Parents Taught Me About Taking a Standhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/what-death-threats-against-my-parents-taught-me-about-taking-stand-180962007/Family stories are an ideal way to explore themes like “where have I come from?” and “where am I going?”Thu, 02 Feb 2017 18:51:16 +0000Raise a Glass to the Smithsonian's First Beer Scholarhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/raise-glass-meet-smithsonians-new-beer-scholar-180961961/Theresa McCulla is ready to start the “best job ever” chronicling the history of American brewingMon, 30 Jan 2017 15:03:00 +0000