Curators' Corner | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/curators-corner/RSS feed for Curators' CornerenWed, 12 Jul 2017 19:43:23 +0000The Washington Football Team Can Legally Keep Its Racist Name. But It Shouldn’thttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/washington-football-team-can-legally-keep-its-racist-name-it-shouldnt-180964039/The director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, and a citizen of the Pawnee Nation, speaks out against the D.C. sports franchise Wed, 12 Jul 2017 19:43:23 +0000Two Circus Pros Juggle History and Race to Springboard Black Entertainershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/two-circus-pros-juggle-history-race-springboard-black-entertainers-180963733/Cedric Walker and Veronica Blair share a common fascination for the history of African-American circusTue, 27 Jun 2017 15:33:25 +0000After 50 Years of Song, Dance, Food, Even Hog Calling, at the Folklife Festival, Is It Still Worthwhile?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/after-50-years-song-dance-food-hog-calling-folklife-festival-still-worthwhile-180963644/Recognizing 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 Todayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/piri-thomas-and-power-self-portrayal-180963651/"Down These Mean Streets" was an instant classic, a text of painful truthsTue, 20 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000The Musical Legacy Behind the Tupac Biopic 'All Eyez on Me'http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/legacy-behind-tupac-biopic-all-eyez-on-me-180963738/Curator Dwandalyn Reece from the Smithsonian’s African American Museum investigatesFri, 16 Jun 2017 18:06:23 +0000This Catalan Folk Singer Refused to Bow to Oppression http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/catalan-folk-singer-refused-bow-oppression-180963436/The 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 +0000