Smart News Arts & Culture | Smithsonian feed for Smart News Arts & CultureenMon, 24 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000New U.K. Law That Would Pardon Gay Men Once Convicted of Sex Crimes Fails in Parliament private member's bill will not go aheadFri, 21 Oct 2016 16:46:20 +0000Happy 445th Birthday, Caravaggio artist’s gory paintings have captivated art lovers for centuriesThu, 29 Sep 2016 18:37:41 +0000If You Want to Adopt a Black Cat, You May Have to Wait Until Halloween Is Over some adoption centers wait till after the spooky season to give some kitties a homeMon, 24 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000Iggy Pop Bares More Than Abs in New Art Exhibition About Masculinity meets pencil in an art show that examines the portrayal of masculinity throughout the centuriesFri, 21 Oct 2016 17:58:54 +0000How the Poppy Came to Symbolize World War I blooms help the world commemorate a bloody warThu, 20 Oct 2016 15:26:25 +0000Prize-Winning Photos Capture the Big Beauty of a Microscopic World's Small World Photography Competition celebrates the gorgeous details of natureWed, 19 Oct 2016 15:01:00 +0000An Artist Blanketed Bogota’s Bolívar Square With the Names of Victims of Colombia’s Civil War the dead as the country struggles to make peaceMon, 17 Oct 2016 18:59:09 +0000China Now Has a 20th-Century Architectural Heritage List country with an uneasy relationship to its past will preserve 98 buildings of the 20th century for future generationsMon, 17 Oct 2016 17:27:44 +0000Reach Out And Touch This Version of Klimt’s “Kiss” 3-D printed version of the classic painting lets blind people appreciate the artworkMon, 17 Oct 2016 16:08:52 +0000New Art Exhibition Celebrates 5,000 Years of Syria's History is more than just a refugee crisisMon, 17 Oct 2016 14:46:52 +0000What to Know Now That the King of Thailand Has Died uncertainty and potential unrest follows the death of the beloved Bhumibol AdulyadejFri, 14 Oct 2016 15:09:32 +0000Five Things to Know About Bob Dylan it comes to awards, the times are a' changin'—and now the iconic musician is a Nobel laureateThu, 13 Oct 2016 18:13:37 +0000It’s 2016. Here’s How Hungry the World Is than 21 percent of the developing world is in “serious” need of food, according to a new reportThu, 13 Oct 2016 16:06:35 +0000Obama Just Signed a Law Mandating Diaper Changing Tables in Men's Restrooms BABIES Act will put changing tables in men's rooms in public, federal facilities Wed, 12 Oct 2016 19:08:51 +0000Landmark Settlement Seeks to Address Decades of Harassment Faced by Female Mounties historic apology to women in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police comes with steps to prevent future abuseTue, 11 Oct 2016 17:50:35 +0000How to Save Family Heirlooms from Natural Disasters isn't easy to save cultural heritage from the ravages of nature, but a national task force thinks it's worth tryingFri, 07 Oct 2016 20:26:26 +0000 Why Those Headlines About Rising Food Costs Are So Confusing's more to the storyFri, 07 Oct 2016 15:23:04 +0000Colorful Crosswalks Paint the Streets of Madrid art was made to be stepped all overThu, 06 Oct 2016 16:39:13 +0000Channel Edward Hopper With a Night in His Bedroom in the childhood home of one of history’s greatest painters Wed, 05 Oct 2016 19:09:58 +0000This Art Project Breathes New Life Into Blighted Buildings<i>Breathing Lights</i> will illuminate hundreds of abandoned structures throughout New YorkWed, 05 Oct 2016 18:04:05 +0000$25.5 Million Raphael Painting Discovered in Scottish Manor House art historian working for a BBC television show recognized a painting in a dark corner as the work of the Renaissance masterTue, 04 Oct 2016 18:05:32 +0000Stolen van Gogh Paintings Recovered After 14 Years police found the two paintings stolen from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam while investigating organized crime in NaplesMon, 03 Oct 2016 16:00:32 +0000Wikipedia Wants You to Improve Its Coverage of Indigenous Peoples does the site that anyone can edit contain so little coverage of native people?Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:22:01 +0000After 80 Years, New York’s Iconic Carnegie Deli Is Closing for Good iconic jewish deli has served heaps of pastrami in Times Square for decadesFri, 30 Sep 2016 16:54:34 +0000These Were the Most-Performed High School Musicals of 2015/2016, kooky and supercalifragilisticexpialidociousFri, 30 Sep 2016 15:42:41 +0000Listen to the First Computer-Made Tune on Alan Turing's Synthesizer code-breaker to musical innovatorWed, 28 Sep 2016 16:15:00 +0000You, Too, Could Own a Copy of the Voyager Golden Record records is producing a box set of the album sent into the cosmos to reach out to potential extraterrestrial lifeWed, 28 Sep 2016 15:27:56 +0000This Speedy, Wall-Crawling Conveyor System Will Now Deliver Books at the New York Public Library a robotic, book-carrying trainWed, 28 Sep 2016 14:14:33 +0000Rare Painting by a Victorian-Era Artist Found on “Antiques Roadshow” never know what might be lying around the atticWed, 28 Sep 2016 13:35:00 +0000Russian Burger King Campaign Isn't the First to Mix Art and Advertising’s a lot of back-and-forth between these worldsTue, 27 Sep 2016 16:47:38 +0000Channel Childhoods Gone By With This Digital Archive of Victorian Children’s Books nursery rhymes to religious lectures, this digital archive shows how kids read in a bygone ageTue, 27 Sep 2016 16:00:00 +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 +0000