Smart News Arts & Culture | Smithsonian feed for Smart News Arts & CultureenWed, 04 May 2016 19:39:08 +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 +0000How Hearst Tried to Stop ‘Citizen Kane' newspaper mogul hated the film more than previously thoughtWed, 30 Mar 2016 16:45:00 +0000The Library of Congress Will Ditch the Subject Heading “Illegal Aliens” activists are to thank for the changeTue, 29 Mar 2016 19:06:49 +0000Competitive Book Collecting Is a Thing bibliophiles duke it out in the National Collegiate Book Collecting ContestTue, 29 Mar 2016 13:00:00 +0000Johnny Rotten's Graffiti Made These Buildings Historic Landmarks Sex Pistols’ home and recording studio are now protected as a cultural heritage sitesThu, 24 Mar 2016 19:09:06 +0000This Could Be the World’s Most Colorful Library’s Forbes Pigment Collection preserves some of history’s most precious colors—and helps conserve the world’s greatest artThu, 24 Mar 2016 16:32:38 +0000The Strange Career of “Mack the Knife” old Macheath is inducted into the National Recording Registry, here's a look back at his long musical lifeThu, 24 Mar 2016 12:30:00 +0000This Polish Museum Exhibit Was Completely Curated By Kids“Anything Goes” took six months and 69 children to createTue, 22 Mar 2016 14:19:23 +0000Roald Dahl’s Iconic Illustrator Inspired This New Font Blake’s handwriting has elements of spontaneity and joyMon, 21 Mar 2016 18:48:27 +0000Flesh-Toned Ballet Shoes Will Soon Be Available for People of Color long last, there are options for non-white dancersFri, 18 Mar 2016 17:26:10 +0000Watch a Statue of Lenin Being Torn Down in Real Time’s hard to topple a 66-foot statue—or contend with the symbols of Ukraine’s communist pastFri, 18 Mar 2016 14:59:08 +0000Researchers Seek Silly Sherlocks to Dig up Victorian-Era Jokes detectives are using the British Library to uncover what made Victorians chuckleFri, 18 Mar 2016 14:24:58 +0000MAD Magazine’s Iconic Alfred E. Neuman Turns 60 This Year impish mascot has had a long, colorful lifeThu, 17 Mar 2016 16:29:06 +0000A High-Tech "Nose" Will Protect Mickey Mouse and Simba During Their Visit to China new sensor detects tiny amounts of pollutants that can ruin artworkWed, 16 Mar 2016 18:30:00 +0000Heir to Punk Royalty Will Burn $7 Million Worth of Punk Memorabilia of Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren says it’s to spite the QueenWed, 16 Mar 2016 18:03:25 +0000CERN Seeks International Artists For Full-Time Residency European Center for Nuclear Research is calling for art submissions for its annual awardWed, 16 Mar 2016 16:30:00 +0000Facing a Biscuit Shortage, British Citizens Get an Emergency Shipment Flown in From Dubai shortage isn’t the only biscuit-related scandal to strike teatime recentlyTue, 15 Mar 2016 19:38:15 +0000Thanks to the FCC, You Might Soon Have More Control Over Your Personal Data are taking on internet service providers over targeted adsTue, 15 Mar 2016 18:06:51 +0000This Summer, the Louvre’s Pyramid Will "Disappear" French street artist promises a tantalizing trick of the eyeTue, 15 Mar 2016 15:35:31 +0000A Prominent Street Artist Just Destroyed All of His Works used a chisel and gray paint to make a pointMon, 14 Mar 2016 20:45:00 +0000Muggles Are Selling the Chair in Which 'Harry Potter' Was Created decorated dining room chair J.K. Rowling used to write her iconic novels is going on saleMon, 14 Mar 2016 19:15:00 +0000The National Film Board of Canada Will Give 50 Percent of Its Production Budget to Women agency thinks it can achieve full gender parity in just three yearsMon, 14 Mar 2016 18:18:58 +0000These Mountains Are Made of Books interdisciplinary artist creates landscapes out of encyclopediasMon, 14 Mar 2016 14:22:46 +0000The Worcester Art Museum’s New Exhibit Is All Cats, All the Time art exhibit will trace humans' captivation with cats throughout historyFri, 11 Mar 2016 19:05:22 +0000These Eerie Civil War Photos Changed How the U.S. Saw Veterans Bontecou's groundbreaking photography used a new medium to bring attention to the wounds of warFri, 11 Mar 2016 17:03:27 +0000A New Production of "King Lear" Features 18th-Century Special Effects Bristol Old Vic’s thunder run hasn’t been used since 1942Fri, 11 Mar 2016 13:30:00 +0000Found: The Biggest Collection of Ancient Oaks in Europe massive, old trees were hiding in plain sight in the woods of a spectacular mansionThu, 10 Mar 2016 15:45:20 +0000Mr. Darcy’s Wet Shirt is Coming to the United States’s the costume that launched an entire generation of Jane Austen loversThu, 10 Mar 2016 14:00:00 +0000Today’s Google Doodle Celebrates Electronic Music Pioneer Clara Rockmore theremin virtuosa would have been 105 years old todayWed, 09 Mar 2016 18:30:00 +0000Italy Thinks Its 'Za Should Be a United Nations Cultural Treasure wants its Neapolitan pizza to be added to Unesco's cultural heritage listWed, 09 Mar 2016 15:48:59 +0000Plagiarism Scandal Checkers the World of Crossword Puzzles database points to puzzle plagiarismTue, 08 Mar 2016 17:00:00 +0000This Machine Makes Music With Marbles absurd-looking device is a marble-powered, one-man bandMon, 07 Mar 2016 19:31:29 +0000This Designer Makes Animations With Nature Johnson turns Twin Cities landscapes into hypnotic stop-motion Mon, 07 Mar 2016 13:00:00 +0000