Curators' Corner | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/curators-corner/RSS feed for Curators' CornerenThu, 12 Jan 2017 16:08:52 +0000"Mr. President, How Long Must Women Wait For Liberty?" http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/scrap-suffrage-history-180961780/In January 1917, women took turns picketing the White House with a voice empowered by American democracy Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:08:52 +0000The Tradition of Presidential Portraiture, Explainedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/tradition-presidential-portraiture-explained-180961552/The transition of office holders includes the official commissioning of the portrait of the outgoing First Lady and PresidentFri, 30 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000Natalie Portman's "Jackie" Reminds Us Why JFK's Assassination Became Our National Tragedyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/natalie-portman-jackie-reminds-us-why-jfk-assassination-national-tragedy-180961550/A 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 Aparthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/when-serendipitously-named-lovings-fell-love-their-world-fell-apart-180961558/The new film captures the quiet essence of the couples’ powerful story, says Smithsonian scholar Christopher WilsonFri, 23 Dec 2016 15:57:26 +0000In the Aftermath of Oakland’s Tragedy, How Museums Can Better Serve Local Arts and DIY Venueshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/aftermath-oaklands-tragedy-how-museums-can-better-serve-local-arts-and-diy-venues-180961418/One Smithsonian curator weighs in on new best practices for outreach Wed, 14 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000“Call Me Ishmael” Is the Only Melville Tradition in This Innovative Presentation of “Moby Dick” http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/call-me-ishmael-only-melville-tradition-in-innovative-presentation-moby-dick-180961361/Visceral, 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 +0000Finding Lessons for Today’s Protests in the History of Political Activismhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/finding-lessons-todays-protests-history-political-activism-180961309/A whirlwind of action, both organized and organic, supported by legal defense teams brought historic changeTue, 06 Dec 2016 20:36:20 +0000Increase and Diffuse Knowledge for the Holidays With These Smithsonian Curated Bookshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/increase-and-diffuse-knowledge-holidays-these-smithsonian-curated-books-180961282/Books recommended by Smithsonian Institution scholarsMon, 05 Dec 2016 20:08:37 +0000How the Story of "Moana" and Maui Holds Up Against Cultural Truthshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-story-moana-and-maui-holds-against-cultural-truths-180961258/A Smithsonian scholar and student of Pacific Island sea voyaging both loves and hates the new Disney filmFri, 02 Dec 2016 13:42:12 +0000Where Did Harriet Tubman Escape to and More Questions From Our Readershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/harriet-tubman-escape-ask-smithsonian-180961148/You asked, we answeredTue, 22 Nov 2016 19:53:50 +0000American Culture’s Unlikely Debt to a British Scientisthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/american-cultures-unlikely-debt-british-scientist-180961189/A fortuitous influx of cash launched the Smithsonian Institution and its earliest art collectionTue, 22 Nov 2016 16:28:24 +0000Mystery Solved: A Michigan Woman Says She Mailed Civil War Letters to the Post Officehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/mystery-solved-michigan-woman-says-she-mailed-civil-war-letters-post-office-180961185/Smithsonian curator Nancy Pope learns how and why these letters showed up in the mail 153 years laterTue, 22 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000A Smithsonian Scholar Revisits the Neglected History of the Chesapeake Bay's Native Tribeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/following-footsteps-capt-john-smith-smithsonian-scholar-finds-neglected-history-180960984/Revisiting Indian Nations of the ChesapeakeMon, 21 Nov 2016 21:41:45 +0000