Smart News Travel | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/smartnews-travel/RSS feed for Smart News TravelenMon, 21 Aug 2017 21:47:44 +0000Smithsonian Curator Weighs In on Photo That Allegedly Shows Amelia Earhart in Japanese Captivityhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/smithsonian-curator-photo-allegedly-shows-amelia-earhart-japanese-captivity-180963964/A 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 Arthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/looking-back-how-artists-have-protested-new-exhibit-180964585/The 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 Againhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/virginia-museum-fine-arts-will-re-launch-its-historic-artmobile-180964442/The 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 Installationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/vr-technology-will-let-art-rotate-through-small-gallery-180964480/"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 eBayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/harriet-beecher-stowes-childhood-home-sale-ebay-180964559/It has yet to receive any bidsFri, 18 Aug 2017 19:19:50 +0000Catch the Museum Floating Through the Chicago Riverhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/museum-will-float-through-chicago-month-180964481/On 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 Meditatinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/thirty-years-ago-people-tried-save-world-meditating-180964548/Believers 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 Colonialismhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/art-museum-first-germany-tackle-colonial-legacy-180964484/Looking 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 Museumhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/yayoi-kusama-secretly-built-museum-180964533/Opening 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 Farmhousehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/connecticut-farmhouse-owned-mark-twain-sale-185-million-180964517/The 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 Fossilshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/once-plundered-thieves-ancient-cave-reopens-3-d-replicas-stolen-fossils-180964455/It 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 Projecthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/big-ben-fall-silent-during-four-year-renovation-project-180964505/It 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 Crossingshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/brief-history-trans-atlantic-balloon-crossings-180964360/Fifteenth time’s the charm, evidentlyFri, 11 Aug 2017 16:31:11 +0000Georgia College Gifted Farm Where Flannery O'Connor Composed Southern Gothichttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/farm-where-flannery-oconnor-composed-southern-gothic-donated-180964458/The 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 2000shttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-art-exhibit-remembers-trashy-tabloid-culture-2000s-180964327/The 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 Realityhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tate-moderns-modigliani-exhibition-ventures-virtual-reality-180964310/The 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.http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/quilts-made-soldiers-go-display-first-time-180964215/The 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 Givinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/bizarre-story-vasa-ship-keeps-giving-180964328/'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 Historyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/three-things-know-about-louvres-history-180964326/The 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 Likehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-projects-maps-sounds-global-dissent-180964361/A 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 Terrorhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/brooklyn-museums-legacy-lynching-exhibition-confronts-racial-terror-180964288/Video 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 Alonghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/americas-oldest-coal-powered-steamboat-chugs-along-180964356/After 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?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/what-does-architecture-anime-180964304/A 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 Markethttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/fire-breaks-out-historic-tokyo-fish-market-180964322/As 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 Artifactshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/auschwitz-museum-announces-first-international-exhibition-artifacts-180964209/More 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 Droughthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/vatican-shuts-its-historic-fountains-midst-scorching-drought-180964201/It 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 Helphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/facing-uncertain-future-jane-austen-landmark-seeks-publics-help-180964179/Chawton 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 Mayorhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/beloved-alaskan-cat-mayor-dies-180964188/Stubbs reigned with a light paw and a loyal followingTue, 25 Jul 2017 14:54:59 +0000Buckingham Palace Remembers Princess Diana With New Exhibithttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/buckingham-palace-remembers-princess-diana-with-new-exhibit-180964150/Many 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”http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/british-library-will-release-two-new-books-inspired-harry-potter-180964143/The 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 Viewhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/exploring-international-space-station-now-just-google-search-away-180964159/An 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 http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/george-w-bushs-paintings-world-leaders-go-display-conservative-conference-180964111/The 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 Showhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/feeling-bleu-champion-cheddars-nabbed-english-ag-show-180964121/Wyke 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 Inspirationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-things-know-about-bath-jane-austens-home-and-inspiration-180964036/Two 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 Cominghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/disneylands-terrible-first-day-didnt-stop-crowds-coming-180964013/Nothing 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) Wayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/andrew-wyeth-brushes-180964045/The 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 UKhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/civil-rights-era-art-gets-its-first-exhibition-uk-180964043/"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” Announcementshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/london-tube-scraps-ladies-and-gentlemen-announcements-180964052/Officials 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 Treasurehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/oldest-figurative-art-now-world-treasure-180964035/The 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 Sitehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/asmara-capital-eritrea-named-world-heritage-site-180964014/Eritrean 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 http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/newly-digitized-images-document-romes-ever-changing-history-180963979/The 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 http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/mexico-city-dig-uncovers-traces-aztec-resistance-spain-180963970/For 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” http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/utah-just-did-away-liquor-hiding-curtains-180963949/As 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 Monticellohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/sally-hemings-gets-her-own-room-monticello-180963944/A 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 Sitehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/someone-was-actually-trying-build-casino-three-miles-gettysburg-battle-site-180963904/A 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 Battlehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/cheers-spanish-towns-annual-wine-battle-180963896/The 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 http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/phone-booths-are-back-times-squareand-time-theyre-telling-immigrant-stories-180963879/<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 Museumhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/former-paris-stock-exchange-be-transformed-art-museum-180963878/The 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 Americahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/three-ways-interstate-system-changed-america-180963815/The 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 Flighthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/special-flight-will-chase-augusts-solar-eclipse-180963840/Alaska 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 Vomithttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/broadway-production-1984-making-audiences-faint-and-vomit-180963834/Blood 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 Forthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/lock-dating-revolutionary-war-period-found-michigan-fort-180963822/The 250-year-old lock was unearthed in a fur trader's house at Michilimackinac FortMon, 26 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000