Smart News Travel | Smithsonian feed for Smart News TravelenMon, 21 Aug 2017 21:47:44 +0000Smithsonian Curator Weighs In on Photo That Allegedly Shows Amelia Earhart in Japanese Captivity History Channel special claims that a National Archives photo shows the pilot sitting on a dock in the Pacific, but experts are skeptical Wed, 05 Jul 2017 21:51:04 +0000New Exhibit Captures Nearly Eight Decades of Protest Art show incorporates the various ways artists have responded to the politics and social problems of their times since the 1940sMon, 21 Aug 2017 21:47:44 +0000Virginia Museum's Historic Artmobile Will Hit the Road Again original artmobile cruised through the state between 1953 and 1994, carrying immensely valuable masterworks in towMon, 21 Aug 2017 14:31:35 +0000Reach Out and Touch This Virtual Reality Art Installation"The Sands," currently on view at Essex Flowers, projects elaborate creations in a physically empty spaceFri, 18 Aug 2017 20:29:26 +0000Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Disassembled Childhood Home Is for Sale... on eBay has yet to receive any bidsFri, 18 Aug 2017 19:19:50 +0000Catch the Museum Floating Through the Chicago River a converted barge, the Floating Museum reflects on Chicago's industrial past and cultural presentFri, 18 Aug 2017 16:09:27 +0000Thirty Years Ago, People Tried to Save the World By Meditating in the Harmonic Convergence traveled to places like Chaco Canyon and Stonehenge to welcome aliens, the resurrected Maya and wait for world peaceThu, 17 Aug 2017 19:47:06 +0000German Art Museum Tackles Legacy of Colonialism hard at its own collection, Kunsthalle Bremen aims to challenge the racism of colonialism that persists todayThu, 17 Aug 2017 18:34:01 +0000Yayoi Kusama Secretly Built a Museum October 1, the Tokyo museum will showcase art and archives from the visionary avant-garde Japanese artistThu, 17 Aug 2017 16:48:22 +0000You Can Own Mark Twain's Connecticut Farmhouse author gifted the property to his daughter in 1909. Not long after, tragedy struckThu, 17 Aug 2017 15:38:50 +0000Once Plundered by Thieves, Ancient Cave Reopens with 3-D Replicas of Stolen Fossils took multiple attempts—and two broken printers—to get the recreations rightWed, 16 Aug 2017 15:53:28 +0000Big Ben to Fall Silent During Four-Year Renovation Project is the longest time that Big Ben has been paused during its 157-year history Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000A Brief History of Trans-Atlantic Balloon Crossings time’s the charm, evidentlyFri, 11 Aug 2017 16:31:11 +0000Georgia College Gifted Farm Where Flannery O'Connor Composed Southern Gothic author's alma mater will take over and maintain the Savannah-born author's final homeFri, 11 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000New Art Exhibit Remembers Trashy Tabloid Culture of 2000s Brooklyn show highlights art inspired by the age when celebrity scandals and gossip reigned supremeThu, 10 Aug 2017 18:32:26 +0000Tate Modern’s Modigliani Exhibition Ventures Into Virtual Reality upcoming retrospective couples works by the famed modernist with the museum's first VR experienceThu, 10 Aug 2017 17:26:02 +0000The Centuries-Old Tradition of Military Quilting Is Getting Its First Exhibition in the U.S. display celebrates the art and craft of soldiers at war and offers insight into life in the militaryThu, 10 Aug 2017 15:45:28 +0000The Bizarre Story of 'Vasa,' the Ship That Keeps On Giving'Vasa' sunk in front of horrified onlookers on this day in 1628, claiming 30 livesThu, 10 Aug 2017 15:30:00 +0000Three Things to Know About the Louvre's History home of the Mona Lisa has a history that's almost 1000 years longThu, 10 Aug 2017 14:01:00 +0000This Is What Global Dissent Sounds Like new project maps almost 200 recordings taken in 27 different countries over the past 26 yearsTue, 08 Aug 2017 15:14:30 +0000Brooklyn Museum’s ‘Legacy of Lynching’ Exhibition Confronts Racial Terror testimony and research findings supplement selections from the museum’s holdings Mon, 07 Aug 2017 17:08:17 +0000America's Oldest Coal-Powered Steamboat Chugs Along a two-year restoration, the 109-year-old Sabino is ready to sail for many years to comeMon, 07 Aug 2017 16:45:00 +0000What Does the Architecture of Anime Look Like? new exhibit brings together the creative design behind some of the most iconic cyberpunk anime filmsMon, 07 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000Fire Breaks Out at Historic Tokyo Fish Market Tsukiji Market faces an uncertain future, a fire torches several stores at the edge of the century-old landmarkFri, 04 Aug 2017 17:44:08 +0000Auschwitz Museum Announces First Traveling Exhibition of Artifacts than 1,150 objects make up the exhibition, which will travel to 14 cities in Europe and North AmericaWed, 26 Jul 2017 20:18:32 +0000Vatican Shuts Off Its Historic Fountains in Midst of Scorching Drought is the first time that authorities can remember being forced to take such a stepWed, 26 Jul 2017 15:19:35 +0000Facing an Uncertain Future, a Jane Austen Landmark Seeks the Public’s Help House, which was once owned by Austen’s brother, has launched a crowdfunding campaign after losing the support of its main beneficiary Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:48:48 +0000Small Alaska Town Mourns Loss of Stubbs the Cat, Beloved Honorary Mayor reigned with a light paw and a loyal followingTue, 25 Jul 2017 14:54:59 +0000Buckingham Palace Remembers Princess Diana With New Exhibit of the objects on display were selected by Diana's sonsMon, 24 Jul 2017 16:27:39 +0000The British Library Will Release Two New Books Inspired by “Harry Potter” editions are companions to an upcoming exhibition at the library, which will display rare artifacts related to J.K. Rowling’s magical universeMon, 24 Jul 2017 15:14:33 +0000Explore the International Space Station With Google Street View astronaut and Google mapped the ISS for Street View with a DSLR and a lot of patienceMon, 24 Jul 2017 14:00:00 +0000George W. Bush’s Paintings of World Leaders to Go On Display at Conservative Conference former president’s “Art of Leadership” series features portraits of Merkel, Blair, Putin and other influential politicians Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:27:01 +0000Feeling Bleu: Champion Cheddars Nabbed From English Ag Show Farms is offering a reward for the return of its champion and reserve champion cheddars stolen from the Yeovil Show in SomersetThu, 20 Jul 2017 19:02:06 +0000Five Things to Know About Bath, Jane Austen’s Home and Inspiration hundred years after her death, Bath hasn't forgotten about Jane AustenTue, 18 Jul 2017 14:10:00 +0000Disneyland's Terrible First Day Didn't Stop the Crowds From Coming was ready. But by the end of the first week, more than 100,000 people had visitedMon, 17 Jul 2017 12:45:00 +0000At 100, Andrew Wyeth Still Brushes People the Right (and Wrong) Way centennial of his birth offers galleries and critics the opportunity to reconsider one of America's most famous paintersMon, 17 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000Revolutionary Black Artists of the Civil Rights Era Get Exhibition in the UK"Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power" features iconic works alongside pieces that have long been overlooked by the mainstreamFri, 14 Jul 2017 16:36:38 +0000London Tube Scraps “Ladies and Gentlemen” Announcements say they want all passengers to feel welcome on the UndergroundThu, 13 Jul 2017 18:13:35 +0000World's Oldest Figurative Art is Now an Official World Treasure new Unesco world heritage site spans six caves located in the Swabian Alps in GermanyWed, 12 Jul 2017 20:08:16 +0000Asmara, the Capital of Eritrea, Named World Heritage Site officials lobbied for the designation in a bid to reform their country’s isolationist imageWed, 12 Jul 2017 15:43:51 +0000Surf Through Newly Digitized Images to See Rome’s Ever-Changing History Eternal City is always evolving. Now, a new web resource shows howFri, 07 Jul 2017 16:04:29 +0000Mexico City Dig Uncovers Traces of Aztec Resistance to Spain residents of Tenochtitlan, rebellion didn’t just happen on the battlefieldThu, 06 Jul 2017 18:32:19 +0000Utah Just Did Away With Liquor-Hiding “Curtains” liquor laws loosen, the “Zion Curtain” may become a thing of the pastWed, 05 Jul 2017 19:28:56 +0000Sally Hemings Gets Her Own Room at Monticello renovation at Thomas Jefferson's estate will give the slave he likely fathered at least six children with a display in what may have been her quartersWed, 05 Jul 2017 16:37:35 +0000Someone Was Actually Trying to Build a Casino Three Miles From the Gettysburg Battle Site local businessman said the casino would bring jobs and money to the historic region–but other locals said gaming would irrevocably change GettysburgMon, 03 Jul 2017 15:37:34 +0000Cheers To This Spanish Town's Annual Wine Battle boozy event has its roots in a 13th century land disputeFri, 30 Jun 2017 17:41:44 +0000Phone Booths Are Back in Times Square—And This Time, They’re Telling Immigrant Stories<i>Once Upon a Place</i> features the oral histories of 70 immigrantsFri, 30 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000Former Paris Stock Exchange To Be Transformed into Art Museum renovation will be so remarkable, according to the lead architect, it will cure Brexit-induced malaise Thu, 29 Jun 2017 20:00:00 +0000Three Ways the Interstate System Changed America idea of a national highway system stretches back to the 1930s but wasn't put into place until the midcenturyThu, 29 Jun 2017 14:32:40 +0000Chase August’s Solar Eclipse Aboard This Special Flight Airlines will give away one coveted seat on the chartered flight Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:44:52 +0000A Broadway Production of ‘1984’ Is Making Audiences Faint and Vomit spatter, electrocution and strobe lights are all part of the experienceMon, 26 Jun 2017 19:44:16 +0000Lock Dating to Revolutionary War Period Found at Michigan Fort 250-year-old lock was unearthed in a fur trader's house at Michilimackinac FortMon, 26 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000