Smart News Arts & Culture | Smithsonian feed for Smart News Arts & CultureenFri, 27 May 2016 14:20:00 +0000Inside the Effort to Digitize Medieval Monks' Chants and interpreting centuries-old manuscripts is a challenge because musical notation wasn't formalized yetFri, 27 May 2016 14:20:00 +0000Rome Is Looking for People to Adopt Famous, Falling-Apart Sites in Rome, pony up some cash for cultural preservation Thu, 26 May 2016 18:16:31 +0000Tune Into the Smashing Sounds of Large Hadron Collider Data in Real Time made by groundbreaking physicsThu, 26 May 2016 17:40:00 +0000Doctors Diagnose Diseases of Subjects in Two Famous Paintings doctor will frame you nowThu, 26 May 2016 13:14:18 +0000A Painting Georgia O’Keeffe Wanted Destroyed Is on Display for the First Time in Nearly 60 Years’Keeffe’s watercolor returns to the town where she painted itWed, 25 May 2016 15:16:26 +0000This Startup Wants to Open the 2020 Olympics With a Man-Made Meteor Shower the only thing better than fireworks be fireworks launched from space?Wed, 25 May 2016 14:50:32 +0000These Are America’s Most Well-Read Cities your bookish burg make's list? Wed, 25 May 2016 13:00:00 +0000Young Adults Are More Likely to Live at Home Than With Significant Others Mom's basement the battlefield for a new social groundswell? Tue, 24 May 2016 20:03:14 +0000Five Fascinating Details About the Media Mogul Who May Have Written “Mary Had a Little Lamb” that Sarah Josepha Hale went, success was sure to goTue, 24 May 2016 12:30:00 +0000Houston Opens Up Its Huge "Underground Cathedral" to Visitors haunting 1920's city reservoir full of 25-foot columns and shafts of light is now open to the public Mon, 23 May 2016 18:00:00 +0000When It Rains in Boston, the Sidewalks Reveal Poetry spray paint creates hidden poems on Beantown’s streetsMon, 23 May 2016 16:40:00 +0000A Giant Flock of Pigeons Is Lighting up New York’s Night Sky show is meant to illustrate that pigeons aren't rats with wingsMon, 23 May 2016 14:42:52 +0000The World's Longest Pizza Took 250 Chefs More Than Six Hours to Make surprise, the record-holding pie was created in NaplesFri, 20 May 2016 16:00:00 +0000Five of the Most Iconic State Sandwiches a state sandwich is hard workFri, 20 May 2016 15:34:43 +0000Get Ready for the “Summer of Hamilton” new exhibition at the New-York Historical Society focuses on the "$10 Founding Father"Thu, 19 May 2016 16:48:49 +0000Thousands of People Are Trying to Save BBC’s Recipe Archive measures may nix the broadcaster's online recipe databaseWed, 18 May 2016 17:03:30 +0000Listen to Robert Frost Read His Poems offer a chance to really listen to the meaning behind classics like "The Road Not Taken"Wed, 18 May 2016 16:10:43 +0000A Brief History of Taking Books Along for the Ride books, will travelTue, 17 May 2016 15:28:08 +0000Why You Might Start Seeing Disney And Other Brands in National Parks rules on donor recognition could allow corporate sponsors to fund items within National ParksMon, 16 May 2016 18:03:23 +0000Astronomers Recreate Ancient Skies to Date a Nearly 2,600-Year-Old Greek Poem narrow down the dates for when the lonely poet Sappho wrote "Midnight Poem"Mon, 16 May 2016 16:23:11 +0000Wander About an Art Installation Inspired by the Large Hadron Collider from scienceMon, 16 May 2016 15:40:35 +0000Meet the Man Who Helped Define How Science Fiction Looks renowned cartoonist Jean Giraud had a hand in some of science fiction’s most iconic filmsFri, 13 May 2016 17:07:43 +0000For the First Time in 150 Years, Anyone Can Buy One of the World’s Rarest Teas straight to the sourceFri, 13 May 2016 16:22:40 +0000Madame de Pompadour's Legacy as a Patron of Arts Is Often Overlooked new exhibit explores the creative works of one of history's most famous mistressesThu, 12 May 2016 16:38:15 +0000Help London's Science Museum Bring Britain's First Robot Back to Life impressed crowds in the 1920's by standing up, bowing, and shooting sparks from his teethThu, 12 May 2016 15:45:13 +0000Central Park Opens Up Its "Secret Sanctuary" for 80 Years, the Park recently announced it will open the restored Hallett Nature Sanctuary to vistorsWed, 11 May 2016 16:37:53 +0000A Dalit Man Dug His Own Well When He Was Denied Water During a Drought’s “untouchables” still face daily discriminationWed, 11 May 2016 15:14:01 +0000Five Things to Know About the Diamond Sutra, the World’s Oldest Dated Printed Book over 1,100 years ago, a Chinese copy of the Diamond Sutra at the British Library is one of the most intriguing documents in the worldWed, 11 May 2016 13:58:00 +0000Early Rembrandt Found in Basement Goes On Display painting is one of five in a series about the senses that the Dutch master created as a teenagerTue, 10 May 2016 15:47:56 +0000Super 8 Said Farewell to Its Kitschy Motel Art With a Gallery Show mediocre art off in styleMon, 09 May 2016 14:52:34 +0000Scientific A-Team Plans to Reconstruct Leonardo da Vinci's Genome historians, geneticists and other researchers are working together to compile the great artist's DNA Mon, 09 May 2016 13:58:11 +0000Want to Browse Some National Park Maps? There’s a Site For That you guess the most popular map?Mon, 09 May 2016 13:00:00 +0000Build Your Own Library at the First-Ever Little Library Festival book-sharing stations have popped up all across the United StatesFri, 06 May 2016 17:57:07 +0000A Modernist Sculpted Ceiling Was Uncovered in a U-Haul Showroom Isamu Noguchi work is being shown once againFri, 06 May 2016 16:26:56 +0000 'The Shining' Looks to Raise Hairs and Octaves in Its Opera Debut Minnesota Opera will debut its take on the horror novel in a new production by Pulitzer-prize winning composer Paul MoravecThu, 05 May 2016 19:23:46 +0000Why Making “Derby-Pie” Might Land You a Lawsuit Kentucky Derby’s traditional dessert has a tangled legal historyThu, 05 May 2016 18:32:41 +0000Virtual Reality Film Will Simulate Anne Frank’s Hiding Place'Anne' will give audiences a sense of what it was like to be in the "Secret Annex"Wed, 04 May 2016 19:39:08 +0000The U.S. Has a Massive Cheese Surplus 1.19 billion pounds of cached cheeseWed, 04 May 2016 15:45:56 +0000A Historic Cathedral in New York City Goes up in Flames Cathedral of St. Sava caught fire just hours after the Orthodox congregation celebrated EasterTue, 03 May 2016 15:55:11 +0000Five Things to Know About Megacities is happening fast—here's what to know about the world's largest citiesMon, 02 May 2016 19:12:41 +0000Biographer Uncovers Unsigned Feature Article by Harper Lee 'To Kill a Mockingbird' author published a profile of a Kansas investigator in an FBI magazine while helping Truman Capote research 'In Cold Blood'Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:02:58 +0000Prince’s Paisley Park Studios Will Become a Museum la GracelandTue, 26 Apr 2016 20:02:22 +0000Indian Artists Are Protesting a Private Takeover of a Public Art Gallery artists want the Venkatappa Art Gallery to stay publicTue, 26 Apr 2016 18:00:00 +0000For the First Time, See Two Early Medieval Books Written By Women On Display Together manuscripts detail the authors' experiencesTue, 26 Apr 2016 17:19:14 +0000Fire Devastates New Delhi's National Museum of Natural History late night blaze guts one of India's favorite museums, destroying valuable collections and exhibitsTue, 26 Apr 2016 16:00:02 +0000An Israeli Brewery Recreated a 2,000-Year-Old Beer brewed as in Biblical timesMon, 25 Apr 2016 18:13:04 +0000'Lost' Medieval Music Performed for the First Time in 1,000 Years and musicians at Cambridge reconstruct songs from 'The Consolation of Philosophy'Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:01:59 +0000This Artist Builds Tiny Rooms in Milan’s Forgotten Manholes seemingly whimsical project has a darker meaningFri, 22 Apr 2016 13:00:00 +0000Beyond Raspberry Berets: What Prince Left Behind portraits to guitars, The Artist’s legacy lives on at the SmithsonianThu, 21 Apr 2016 19:42:03 +0000Damien Hirst's Artworks May Leak Formaldehyde Gas does art end and hazard begin?Thu, 21 Apr 2016 18:40:02 +0000For the First Time in 800 Years, Rice and Beans Are Kosher for Passover Jewish Conservative movement relaxes a 13th-century ban on rice, corn and beans during PassoverThu, 21 Apr 2016 14:57:12 +0000It's Official: Harriet Tubman Will Grace the $20 Bill famed Underground Railroad Conductor will appear on the front of the $20 bill, among other changes to U.S. currencyWed, 20 Apr 2016 20:42:13 +0000Los Angeles’ Skid Row Is Getting a Golf Course’s a hole-in-one for performers with a point to make about gentrificationTue, 19 Apr 2016 15:39:37 +0000Supreme Court Declines to Hear Copyright Challenge to Google Books turning down the case, the Supreme Court made a stand for fair useTue, 19 Apr 2016 14:23:59 +0000A New Exhibition Is All About Underwear a queen's drawers to David Beckham's briefs, The Victoria and Albert Museum gets "Undressed"Tue, 19 Apr 2016 13:00:00 +0000This Perfume Smells Like the Apocalypse bottled blood and thunder to capture the heady scent of the end timesMon, 18 Apr 2016 14:19:23 +0000Five Fascinating Places to Visit This Obscura Day<i>Atlas Obscura</i> celebrates all things weird and wonderful worldwide this SaturdayThu, 14 Apr 2016 17:07:12 +0000Lawyers Who Made the Birthday Song Public Domain Take Aim at Civil Rights Anthem group of filmmakers want to remove the copyright from "We Shall Overcome" Thu, 14 Apr 2016 15:32:09 +0000A Canadian First Nation Community Is in the Grips of a Suicide Crisis suicide attempts took place in Attawapiskat First Nation on Saturday aloneWed, 13 Apr 2016 18:33:06 +0000Multi-Million Dollar Painting Found in Leaky French Attic may have found a lost Caravaggio masterpiece behind a sealed attic door in their home near ToulouseWed, 13 Apr 2016 16:02:31 +0000These Were 2015’s Most Challenged Books year's list includes S&M, LGBT content...and the Bible. Wed, 13 Apr 2016 15:25:51 +0000Celebrate Beverly Cleary’s 100th Birthday With a Trip to Her Sculpture Garden's creator is even more timeless thanks to Portland's tribute in bronzeTue, 12 Apr 2016 12:00:00 +0000Museum Building Is Booming in the United States a seven-year period, museums in the U.S. spent around $5 billionMon, 11 Apr 2016 18:31:25 +0000In "Solomonic Solution," Museum Returns Two Nazi-Looted Artworks to 95-Year-Old Descendant nearly 20 years of fighting, the Leopold Museum in Vienna has agreed to return the watercolorsFri, 08 Apr 2016 19:10:46 +0000A New Copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio Was Found in a Scottish Library a few hundred copies still surviveThu, 07 Apr 2016 19:01:32 +0000How Booker T. Washington Became the First African-American on a U.S. Postage Stamp the time, postage stamps usually depicted white men Thu, 07 Apr 2016 17:58:29 +0000Celebrate Shakespeare’s Legacy at Hamlet’s Castle, rest, perturbed spirit! A bed awaits at “Elsinore”Thu, 07 Apr 2016 15:54:56 +0000An Italian Senator Wants Kids to Learn About Wine in School bill would add wine classes to elementary school curriculumsThu, 07 Apr 2016 14:41:42 +0000This Mural Honoring Garbage Collectors Covers More Than 50 Buildings in Cairo enormous painting brightens up one of Cairo’s poorest neighborhoodsWed, 06 Apr 2016 19:15:08 +0000"New" Rembrandt Created, 347 Years After the Dutch Master's Death painting was created using data from more than 168,000 fragments of Rembrandt’s workTue, 05 Apr 2016 17:49:16 +0000Three Things to Know About Judi Dench's Theater Career acclaimed actor's career spans decadesTue, 05 Apr 2016 15:20:32 +0000Three Surprising Finds from the New Alan Lomax Archive new online database shares more than 17,000 recordings from the folk music archivistTue, 05 Apr 2016 13:00:00 +0000I Scream, You Scream: A Vanilla Ice Cream Shortage Is Looming in time for the summerMon, 04 Apr 2016 15:10:46 +0000Museum Programs Affect Teens for a Lifetime first-of-its-kind study shows that the effects of arts programs can last well into adulthoodFri, 01 Apr 2016 17:14:26 +0000Here are Seven of Zaha Hadid's Most Stunning Structures architect leaves behind an astonishing legacyFri, 01 Apr 2016 16:52:26 +0000UC Irvine Becomes the First American Public University To Offer E-Sports Scholarships university jumps into the world of competitive gamingThu, 31 Mar 2016 18:24:05 +0000German Brewery Pulls Beer Accused of Having Nazi and Anti-Immigrant Sentiments“Grenzzaun halbe" referenced the country's debate on whether or not to seal its bordersThu, 31 Mar 2016 16:45:41 +0000