Smart News Arts & Culture | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/smartnews-arts-culture/RSS feed for Smart News Arts & CultureenTue, 28 Jun 2016 16:44:24 +0000Smithsonian Curator on the Priceless Impact Pat Summitt Made on College Athleticshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/smithsonian-curator-on-the-priceless-impact-pat-summitt-made-on-college-athletics-180959589/The winningest coach in NCAA Division I history left an incredible legacyTue, 28 Jun 2016 16:44:24 +0000Explore the Netherlands’ Most Iconic Museumhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/explore-netherlands-most-iconic-museum-180959578/The Rijksmuseum is now the best-represented institution in the Google Cultural InstituteTue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:00 +0000Sculptor's New Show is a Riot of Color http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/sculptort-new-show-is-a-riot-of-color-180959567/Dale Chihuly sets out to "overwhelm with light and color" in 'Persian Ceiling'Mon, 27 Jun 2016 18:25:00 +0000An Ancient Squash Dodges Extinction Thanks to the Efforts of Native Americanshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancient-squash-dodges-extinction-thanks-efforts-native-americans-180959565/Indigenous people carefully tended an ancient squash for thousands of years and now the seeds are seeing a resurgence in popularityMon, 27 Jun 2016 15:10:00 +0000A Lucky Artist Will Be Marooned on a Deserted Islandhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/lucky-artist-will-be-marooned-deserted-island-180959525/An artist-in-residence program invites applicants to consider spending a month alone in paradiseThu, 23 Jun 2016 16:50:29 +0000Murder of Environmental Activists Reaches All-Time Highhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/murder-environmental-activists-reaches-all-time-high-180959528/At least 185 environmental activists were murdered in 2015, according to a new reportThu, 23 Jun 2016 16:15:41 +0000What Brexit Would Mean for U.K.'s Arts, Sciences and Other Sectorshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/what-brexit-would-mean-for-uks-arts-sciences-and-other-sectors-180959516/Exiting the European Union could have far ranging consequences for industries throughout the United KingdomTue, 21 Jun 2016 17:19:53 +0000This Floating School Was a Design Nerd’s Dreamhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/floating-school-was-design-nerds-dream-180959479/…until it sankMon, 20 Jun 2016 18:00:00 +0000As U.S.-Cuba Relations Warm, This Long-Dead Author Benefitshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/us-cuba-relations-warm-long-dead-author-benefits-180959465/A new conservation facility is on its way to Hemingway’s home near HavanaMon, 20 Jun 2016 13:54:45 +0000Check Out NASA's Retro Mars Recruitment Postershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/nasa-releases-retro-mars-recruitment-posters-180959453/Farmers, teachers, surveyors and engineers will all be needed in the envisaged Mars settlementFri, 17 Jun 2016 14:50:00 +0000Japan Honors the Creator of the California Rollhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/japan-honors-creator-of-california-roll-180959446/Some may see it as an affront against sushi, others see an ambassador for cultureThu, 16 Jun 2016 18:30:30 +0000The Expanded Tate Modern Opens Its Doors Fridayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/expanded-tate-modern-opens-its-doors-friday-180959419/The museum is being called the UK’s most important new cultural building since the British LibraryThu, 16 Jun 2016 17:05:50 +0000One Day Only: A Chance to View One Map to Rule Them Allhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/one-day-only-chance-view-one-map-rule-them-all-180959391/A rare Tolkien-annotated map goes on display June 23Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:00:00 +0000Net Neutrality Was Just Upheld in the U.S. Court of Appealshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/net-neutrality-was-just-upheld-us-court-appeals-180959402/It’s a victory for open internet activists—but will it stick?Tue, 14 Jun 2016 16:37:39 +0000This New York Project Wants You to Write on the Wallshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-york-project-wants-you-write-walls-180959380/Writing On It All gives voice—and a pen—to one and allTue, 14 Jun 2016 16:10:00 +0000One of the World's Most Colorful Places Is in Taiwanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/worlds-most-colorful-place-is-in-taiwan-180959382/Rainbow Family Village shows there's nothing a man with a paintbrush can't do Tue, 14 Jun 2016 12:00:00 +0000The Library of Congress Needs Your Help to Identify These Silent Movieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/the-library-of-congress-needs-your-help-to-identify-these-silent-movies-180959366/For the fifth year, the "Mostly Lost" film festival calls on its audience to help identify obscure details in movie-making historyFri, 10 Jun 2016 16:55:43 +0000Refugees Are Teaching Germans How to Cook Their Traditional Foodshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/refugees-are-teaching-germans-how-cook-their-traditional-foods-180959355/Cooking classes are bridging the gaps between Germans and Middle Eastern refugeesFri, 10 Jun 2016 14:32:00 +0000'Hamilton' Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda Joins the War Against Botshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/hamilton-creator-lin-manuel-miranda-joins-war-against-bots-180959339/Ticket-buying bots are snatching up seats and jacking up the price of concert and theater ticketsThu, 09 Jun 2016 14:34:49 +0000Parisians Are in an Uproar Over Their New Newstandshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/parisians-are-uproar-over-their-new-newstands-180959326/Paris’ iconic kiosks are being updated and replacedWed, 08 Jun 2016 18:45:55 +0000Artwork by Muhammad Ali Is Going up For Auctionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/artwork-muhammad-ali-is-going-auction-180959341/You could own a painting by the Louisville LipWed, 08 Jun 2016 14:38:59 +0000Vandals Destroyed 8,000-Year-Old Aboriginal Artworks in Tasmaniahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/vandals-destroyed-8000-year-old-aboriginal-artworks-in-tasmania-180959328/The priceless rock art is damaged beyond repairWed, 08 Jun 2016 13:00:00 +0000Last Known 9/11 Search-and-Rescue Dog Dieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/last-known-911-search-and-rescue-dog-dies-180959331/Bretagne was the last surviving dog from the 300 that worked at the World Trade Center siteTue, 07 Jun 2016 15:40:16 +0000Olympics Allows Refugees to Compete on Their Own Teamhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/olympics-allows-refugees-compete-their-own-team-180959321/Ten refugee-athletes from Syria, Sudan, Ethiopia and the Republic of Congo will compete at the Rio OlympicsTue, 07 Jun 2016 13:00:00 +0000After a Century, an Anthropologist Picked up the Trail of the "Hobo King"http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/after-century-anthropologist-picked-trail-original-hobo-king-180959313/One hundred-year-old graffiti by “A-No.1” and others were found by the L.A. RiverMon, 06 Jun 2016 16:18:55 +0000What Happens to the Coins Tossed Into Fountains?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/heres-what-happens-all-coins-tossed-fountains-180959314/All that money has to go somewhereMon, 06 Jun 2016 14:55:38 +0000Instead of Tagging Real-Life Surfaces, Graffiti Artists Can Use a New Simulatorhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/instead-tagging-real-life-surfaces-graffiti-artists-can-use-new-simulator-180959302/Fake bombing has never felt so realFri, 03 Jun 2016 14:16:47 +0000Bordeaux’s New Wine Museum Is Open for Businesshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/bordeauxs-new-wine-museum-open-business-180959287/The “City of Wine” is a vino lover’s amusement parkThu, 02 Jun 2016 17:43:15 +0000This Museum Made Art Out of a John Deere Harvesterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/museum-made-art-out-john-deere-harvester-180959281/'Continuous Service Altered Daily' finds life inside a familiar machineWed, 01 Jun 2016 16:38:44 +0000Paris’ Iconic “Love Locks” Bridge Is Now Home to a Set of Creepy Statueshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/paris-iconic-love-locks-bridge-now-home-set-creepy-statues-180959275/The rotating art installation on the Pont des Arts bridge was inspired by classical mythology Wed, 01 Jun 2016 14:33:00 +0000Vladimir Nabokov’s Butterfly Drawings Take Flight in This New Bookhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/vladimir-nabokovs-butterfly-drawings-take-flight-new-book-180959264/A little-known fact: The author of “Lolita” was also an avid lepidopteristWed, 01 Jun 2016 10:00:00 +0000Land of Oz Theme Park Will Temporarily Reopen Its Emerald Gateshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/land-oz-theme-park-will-temporarily-reopen-its-emerald-gates-180959268/This June, the yellow brick road will once again take you to see the WizardTue, 31 May 2016 18:55:08 +0000Inside the Effort to Digitize Medieval Monks' Chantshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/inside-effort-digitize-medieval-monks-chants-180959191/Scanning 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 Siteshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rome-looking-people-adopt-famous-falling-apart-sites-180959236/When 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 Timehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tune-smashing-sound-large-hadron-collider-data-real-time-180959240/Grooves made by groundbreaking physicsThu, 26 May 2016 17:40:00 +0000Doctors Diagnose Diseases of Subjects in Two Famous Paintingshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/doctor-will-frame-you-now-mds-diagnose-diseases-two-famous-paintings-180959227/The 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 Yearshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/painting-georgia-okeeffe-wanted-destroyed-display-first-time-nearly-60-years-180959229/O’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 Showerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/startup-wants-open-2020-olympics-man-made-meteor-shower-180959219/Could 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 Citieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-are-americas-most-well-read-cities-180959224/Did your bookish burg make Amazon.com's list? Wed, 25 May 2016 13:00:00 +0000Young Adults Are More Likely to Live at Home Than With Significant Othershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/young-adults-are-more-likely-live-home-significant-others-180959223/Is 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”http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-fascinating-details-about-media-mogul-who-might-have-written-mary-had-little-lamb-180959212/Everywhere that Sarah Josepha Hale went, success was sure to goTue, 24 May 2016 12:30:00 +0000Houston Opens Up Its Huge "Underground Cathedral" to Visitorshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/houston-opens-its-huge-underground-cathedral-visitors-180959204/A 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 Poetryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/when-it-rains-boston-sidewalks-reveal-poetry-180959205/Water-resistant 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 Skyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/a-giant-flock-pigeons-lighting-new-yorks-night-sky-180959192/The 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 Makehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/worlds-longest-pizza-took-250-chefs-more-six-hours-make-180959177/No surprise, the record-holding pie was created in NaplesFri, 20 May 2016 16:00:00 +0000Five of the Most Iconic State Sandwicheshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-most-iconic-state-sandwiches-180959180/Choosing a state sandwich is hard workFri, 20 May 2016 15:34:43 +0000Get Ready for the “Summer of Hamilton”http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/get-ready-summer-hamilton-180959166/A 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 Archivehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/thousands-people-are-trying-save-bbcs-recipe-archive-180959144/Cost-cutting measures may nix the broadcaster's online recipe databaseWed, 18 May 2016 17:03:30 +0000Listen to Robert Frost Read His Poemshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/listen-robert-frost-read-his-poems-180959150/Recordings 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 Ridehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/a-brief-history-of-taking-books-along-for-the-ride-180959116/Have books, will travelTue, 17 May 2016 15:28:08 +0000Why You Might Start Seeing Disney And Other Brands in National Parkshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-you-might-start-seeing-disney-other-brands-in-national-parks-180959106/Relaxed 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 Poemhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/astronomers-recreate-ancient-skies-date-nearly-2600-year-old-greek-poem-180959135/Researchers 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 Colliderhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/wander-about-art-installation-inspired-large-hadron-collider-180959117/Art from scienceMon, 16 May 2016 15:40:35 +0000Meet the Man Who Helped Define How Science Fiction Lookshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/meet-the-man-who-helped-define-how-science-fiction-looks-180959080/The 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 Teashttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/first-time-150-years-anyone-can-buy-one-worlds-rarest-teas-180959099/Go straight to the sourceFri, 13 May 2016 16:22:40 +0000Madame de Pompadour's Legacy as a Patron of Arts Is Often Overlookedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/madame-de-pompadours-legacy-patron-arts-often-overlooked-180959062/A 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 Lifehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/science-museum-rebuilding-eric-britains-first-robot-180959055/Eric 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"http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/central-park-opens-its-secret-sanctuary-180959058/Closed 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 Droughthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dalit-man-dug-his-own-well-when-he-was-denied-water-during-drought-180959051/India’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 Bookhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/Five-things-to-know-about-diamond-sutra-worlds-oldest-dated-printed-book-180959052/Printed 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 Displayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/early-rembrandt-found-in-basement-goes-on-display-180959036/The 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 Showhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/super-8-said-farewell-its-kitschy-motel-art-gallery-show-180959028/Sending mediocre art off in styleMon, 09 May 2016 14:52:34 +0000Scientific A-Team Plans to Reconstruct Leonardo da Vinci's Genomehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientific-team-plans-reconstruct-leonardo-da-vincis-genome-180959022/Art 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 Thathttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/want-browse-some-national-park-maps-theres-site-180959021/Can you guess the most popular map?Mon, 09 May 2016 13:00:00 +0000Build Your Own Library at the First-Ever Little Library Festivalhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/build-your-own-library-first-ever-little-library-festival-180959017/The 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 Showroomhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/modernist-sculpted-ceiling-was-uncovered-u-haul-showroom-180959016/The 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 Debuthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/the-shining-looks-raise-hairs-and-octaves-in-opera-debut-180958997/The 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 Lawsuithttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-making-derby-pie-might-land-you-lawsuit-180959007/The 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 Placehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/virtual-reality-film-will-simulate-anne-franks-hiding-place-180958996/'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 Surplushttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/us-has-massive-cheese-surplus-180958985/Imagine 1.19 billion pounds of cached cheeseWed, 04 May 2016 15:45:56 +0000A Historic Cathedral in New York City Goes up in Flameshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/historic-cathedral-new-york-city-goes-flames-180958973/The 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 Megacitieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-things-to-know-about-megacities-180958937/Urbanization is happening fast—here's what to know about the world's largest citiesMon, 02 May 2016 19:12:41 +0000