Smart News Arts & Culture | Smithsonian feed for Smart News Arts & CultureenMon, 26 Sep 2016 18:13:33 +0000A Statue of Lenin Has Finally Come Down from Red New York City of Manhattan’s strangest buildings has lost its mascotMon, 26 Sep 2016 18:13:33 +0000 How Arnold Palmer and President Eisenhower Made Golf the Post-War Pastime charismatic, working-class golfer and beloved president made golf the sport of elites and middle-class duffers for a generationMon, 26 Sep 2016 17:18:40 +0000Getty Instagram Grant Winners Document the Drama of the Everyday teen moms to slices of street lifeMon, 26 Sep 2016 16:29:02 +0000This Music Was Composed by Climate Change forests make magnificently melancholy listeningFri, 23 Sep 2016 17:43:55 +0000This Group Celebrates Kenya’s Religious Diversity by Painting Religious Centers Yellow for pluralismWed, 21 Sep 2016 18:52:05 +0000A British Jail Is Paying Artistic Tribute to Oscar Wilde, its Most Famous Inmate Smith, Ai Weiwei and others envision what it's like to be <i>Inside</i>Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:41:25 +0000Amateur Archaeologist Discovers Significant Amount of Scotland's Ancient Rock Art and avid walker George Currie has catalogued 670 pieces of prehistoric rock art in the HighlandsMon, 19 Sep 2016 19:30:24 +0000Augmented Reality Art Imagines What Could Be Seattle’s Weird, Bleak Future envisions mutant flowers and drone-like seaweed that may one day take over a post-climate change SeattleMon, 19 Sep 2016 15:24:37 +0000A New Choral Work Was Inspired by the Death of Matthew Shepard“Considering Matthew Shepard” finds hope inside a story of hateMon, 19 Sep 2016 14:39:44 +0000Visit the Manuscript of 'Jane Eyre' in New York handwritten novel is in the United States for the first time—along with an exhibition of artifacts from Charlotte Brontë’s brief and brilliant lifeMon, 19 Sep 2016 13:49:19 +0000You Could Own F. Scott Fitzgerald’s House in the Victorian rowhouse where a career was bornFri, 16 Sep 2016 18:19:26 +0000You’ll Want to Sit on Guggenheim’s Latest Piece, an 18-Karat Golden Toilet Cattelan returns from retirement with this pretentious pottyFri, 16 Sep 2016 17:55:48 +0000Five Things to Know About the Most Recent Census Income Report’s up, but the picture is more complicated than thatThu, 15 Sep 2016 14:46:54 +0000Watch a 10-Ton Ice Cube Melt on a Seattle Square’s a different kind of block partyWed, 14 Sep 2016 15:30:00 +0000Four Finds from University of Kansas' Collection of Radical Zines university's Solidarity! Radical Library boasts a collection of almost 1,000 alternative papersWed, 14 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000The New York Public Library’s Radical Zine Collection Is Now on Display out pamphlets from people like Noam Chomsky and Mumia Abu-JamalTue, 13 Sep 2016 16:56:37 +0000What Will the Memorials of the Future Look Like? underwater trees to mechanical parrots, the memorials of tomorrow don’t look much like the ones that exist todayTue, 13 Sep 2016 16:28:58 +0000Curators Are One Piece Closer to Solving the Mystery of Magritte’s Missing Painting<i>The Enchanted Pose</i> is coming back from the dead—one painted-over quarter at a timeTue, 13 Sep 2016 16:00:30 +0000Here’s How the Oxford English Dictionary Chooses New Words“YOLO,” “uptalk” and “gender-fluid” have all made the cutTue, 13 Sep 2016 15:30:00 +0000Pew Research Shows Public Libraries Remain Vital to Communities latest poll shows that the majority of Americans think libraries have the resources they needTue, 13 Sep 2016 14:14:25 +0000Inside the 9/11 Museum’s First Art Show exhibit marks the 15th anniversary of the attacksFri, 09 Sep 2016 17:18:40 +0000Even Napoleon Had an Unpublished Manuscript, and Now It’s up for Auction handwritten novella captures his feelings toward love at age 26Fri, 09 Sep 2016 15:45:37 +0000North America Is Crazy For Lego Toys and the Manufacturer Can’t Keep Up bricks keep kids and adults coming back for moreFri, 09 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000Celebrate 50 Years of International Literacy Day With the British Library, rabbits and Shakespeare: there's something for everybodyThu, 08 Sep 2016 17:27:38 +0000Why Syrian Bakers Are Still Making Bread in Spite of the Civil War are going to great lengths to preserve a little bit of normalcyWed, 07 Sep 2016 17:42:29 +0000Cleaning This Portrait Could Change the Way Historians See Shakespeare only portrait of the Bard made while he was alive might be getting touch-upsWed, 07 Sep 2016 17:09:27 +0000Fuel Your Design Obsession With 200,000 Newly Digitized Artifacts 30 centuries of design at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum without leaving your computerWed, 07 Sep 2016 15:00:10 +0000Don't Miss These Dazzling, Iconic Flower Festivals matter the time of year, it’s always time for a flower festivalTue, 06 Sep 2016 20:02:01 +0000One in Four Americans Didn’t Read a Book Last Year don't mourn the death of the printed word just yetFri, 02 Sep 2016 18:31:38 +0000Alabama Library Plans to Enforce Strict Overdue Book Ordinance could face a fine or even spend a night in jail for keeping books too longFri, 02 Sep 2016 17:48:14 +0000New Project Pairs Modern News Photos with Old Masters"Recognition," winner of Tate's IK Prize, uses machine learning to match artwork with images coming from the 24/7 news cycleFri, 02 Sep 2016 15:07:00 +0000What's With the People With Easels in Art Museums? the longest-running program at the METFri, 02 Sep 2016 13:00:00 +0000New York's Highest Court Has Expanded the Definition of What it Means to Be a Parent New York law, parental rights have now become more inclusiveWed, 31 Aug 2016 19:31:40 +0000New Exhibit Shows Manspreading Has Been Taking up Subway Space for Decades ads show struggles with transit etiquette Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:20:00 +0000Could You Solve the Case of the Missing Mystery Heirs? you related to Clifton Robbins? You could receive royalties from his 21st-century publisherWed, 31 Aug 2016 16:00:00 +0000The U.S. Government Is Buying Tons of Eggs and Cheese Depression-Era program is helping bail out America’s egg and dairy farmersWed, 31 Aug 2016 15:29:00 +0000The U.K. Bans Queen Victoria’s Coronet From Leaving British Soil government has placed the artifact under an export ban in hopes a collector will keep it in-countryTue, 30 Aug 2016 12:00:00 +0000New Exhibition Shares Rare Ansel Adams Photos of the American West breathtaking early works by the iconic photographerMon, 29 Aug 2016 15:11:45 +0000France’s Top Court Overturns Burkini Ban swimmers may keep wearing what they pleaseFri, 26 Aug 2016 16:00:05 +0000The Fight to Preserve Langston Hughes’ Harlem Home From Gentrification new kind of Harlem renaissance is threatening the home of one of America's greatest poetsFri, 26 Aug 2016 15:16:11 +0000Help Crowdsource the History of Wine University of California, Davis, is looking for online volunteers to help catalog and describe 5,200 wine labelsFri, 26 Aug 2016 14:00:00 +0000This Algorithm Lets You “Write” Like the Greats words, their handwritingFri, 26 Aug 2016 11:00:00 +0000Hearst Castle Has a Brush With California's Wildfires were ready to evacuate the Hearst Estate, now a state park and museum full of priceless art, furniture and historyThu, 25 Aug 2016 19:36:15 +0000Explore Some of America's Greatest National Parks in Virtual Reality next best thing to celebrating the Centennial in personThu, 25 Aug 2016 14:36:26 +0000Inside the Upcoming Memorial and Museum Dedicated to Lynching Victims slavery to segregation to mass incarcerationWed, 24 Aug 2016 16:25:10 +0000Why London's New Abstract Expressionism Show Is a Big Deal's a survey of luminaries from Pollock to De KooningTue, 23 Aug 2016 16:00:00 +0000Harvard Just Launched a Fascinating Resource All About Bauhaus newly digitized collection is as ambitious as the art school it documentsTue, 23 Aug 2016 15:00:00 +0000How the Library of Congress Is Digitizing Its Braille Music Collection’s not as simple as putting it through a scannerTue, 23 Aug 2016 13:00:00 +0000Love Truman Capote? Buy His Ashes the sale of Capote’s earthy remains a gauche publicity stunt or an act worthy of the audacious author?Mon, 22 Aug 2016 19:38:11 +0000Gulp: The World's Highest, Longest Glass Bridge Opens in China new bridge in Hunan's Zhangjiajie Forest Park overlooks the mountains that inspired AvatarMon, 22 Aug 2016 19:10:34 +0000Johnny Cash’s Tennessee Ranch Is Now a Museum with a car built “one piece at a time”Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:47:04 +0000This Olympic Medal Is Even Harder to Win Than the Gold International Olympic Committee values sportsmanship above all elseFri, 19 Aug 2016 15:06:43 +0000Finland’s Hot New Karaoke Bar Is a Public Library’t stop believin’ in the power of musicTue, 16 Aug 2016 15:37:49 +0000Librarians Have an Olympics, Too met brawn in a bookish competition for the agesThu, 11 Aug 2016 18:45:01 +0000The Robe Volante, the First Comfortable Dress in France, Sells for $150,000 sweatpants of its day for courtiers, the style was a rebellion against the elaborate, corseted dresses of Louis XIV's courtThu, 11 Aug 2016 15:33:42 +0000Sorry, Sweetie: American Bar Association Bans Sexist Language in Court a new rule, attorneys could be fined or suspended for using derogatory language while they practice lawWed, 10 Aug 2016 19:16:38 +0000Germany Is Reworking the Commission That Handles Restitution for Nazi-Looted Art lackluster track record and controversial comments led to a shiftWed, 10 Aug 2016 18:47:10 +0000"New Lucy" Is Unveiled Nearby "Scary Lucy" in Lucille Ball's Hometown's a tale of two LucysTue, 09 Aug 2016 15:28:22 +0000Bookworms, Rejoice: You May Live Longer a new study, readers showed "a survival advantage" over those who don't ever crack open a book Mon, 08 Aug 2016 17:19:53 +0000Last Journalists Exit the Birthplace of Modern News 300 years, Fleet Street, the London thoroughfare home to dozens of newspapers and thousands of reporters, becomes a tourist stopMon, 08 Aug 2016 16:07:04 +0000These Meals Are Made of Paper spaghetti? Yes, pleaseMon, 08 Aug 2016 15:25:33 +0000This Museum's Giant Collection of Paper Peepshows Offers a Pinhole into the Past art pieces were created during the 19th and earth 20th centuries to celebrate coronations, world events and illustrate children's storiesMon, 08 Aug 2016 14:39:31 +0000Navy Bids Goodbye to “Blueberry” Uniform is <i>so</i> 2010Fri, 05 Aug 2016 17:34:35 +0000Original Pooh Bear Gets Makeover, Returns to New York Public Library and his friends are clean, fluffy and filled with stories Fri, 05 Aug 2016 15:16:31 +0000Scientists Uncover a “Hidden” Portrait by Edgar Degas powerful X-ray unveiled one of the painter’s rough draftsThu, 04 Aug 2016 20:31:47 +0000Thieves Are Making Off With Millions of Dollars in Stolen Nuts's a hard case to crackThu, 04 Aug 2016 15:14:01 +0000Sorry, Soda: The U.S. Is Just Not That Into You will buy more bottled water than soda for the first time ever in 2016Thu, 04 Aug 2016 13:00:00 +0000The First Armed Art Heist in History Is Being Made Into a Movie <i>Ocean’s 11</i>, this isn’tWed, 03 Aug 2016 15:48:03 +0000How Engineers Got a Vinyl Record to Play in the Stratosphere, it took notes from Carl SaganMon, 01 Aug 2016 18:51:46 +0000For Sale: 400 Awesome Vintage Boomboxes New Zealand aficionado is auctioning off his collection of iconic 1980s music machinesMon, 01 Aug 2016 18:00:00 +0000A New Installation Turns the L.A. River Into Art river’s surreal landscape is the perfect place to make a statement about water useMon, 01 Aug 2016 17:21:20 +0000Peru Cracks Down on Illegal Gold Miners boom in outlaw mining activity in the last five years is polluting rivers, poisoning people and destroying forests in the Peruvian AmazonMon, 01 Aug 2016 16:50:00 +0000Protesters Prevent Chinese Museum From Evicting a Family of Cats furry family is famous on the internetFri, 29 Jul 2016 18:37:13 +0000