Curators' Corner | Smithsonian feed for Curators' CornerenThu, 25 May 2017 13:00:00 +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 +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 +0000A New Poem is Commissioned to Honor the Soldiers Who Fight America’s Wars Prize winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa writes “After the Burn Pits” for the National Portrait Gallery Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000Would the Legendary Babe Ruth Still Be a Star if He Played Today? Award-winning sportswriter Jane Leavy says the Bambino would be as big a personality as he was in his own timeTue, 18 Apr 2017 19:03:29 +0000Meet Stinky ‘Bucky,’ the Bulbophyllum Orchid that Shutdown a Smithsonian Greenhouse expert Tom Mirenda says history records the stench of this plant as reminiscent of a thousand dead elephants rotting in the sunMon, 17 Apr 2017 20:27:24 +0000Reports on the Death of the Circus Have Been Greatly Exaggerated the arts, business, history and culture of the circus, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival brings 400 performers to the National Mall this summerFri, 14 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000These 20th-Century Technologists Sure Knew How to Throw a Party mark the centennial of the American Patent System in 1936, a group of innovators gathered to throw a deliciously creative celebrationThu, 13 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000A Smithsonian Historian Wanders the “Bardo,” Exploring the Spiritual World of the 19th Century Saunders’ new novel, “Lincoln in the Bardo” recalls the melancholy that hung over a nation at war Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000