At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian feed for At the SmithsonianenTue, 21 Oct 2014 18:12:59 +0000Oscar de la Renta, Star of the Smithsonian's Costume Collection late de la Renta designed haute couture and ready-to-wear. A decade ago, he donated items to the SmithsonianTue, 21 Oct 2014 18:12:59 +0000Lego Jewelry Transforms the Childhood Toy to High Fashion Art emiko oye turns colorful children’s blocks into items that are ready to wear, not playMon, 20 Oct 2014 17:30:49 +0000Unearthing America’s Lawrence of Arabia, Wendell Phillips uncovered millennia-old treasures beneath Arabian sand, got rich from oil and died relatively unknownMon, 20 Oct 2014 14:37:56 +0000A World Of His Own: The Art of James Castle profoundly deaf, the self-taught artist's body of work depicts his unique relationship to the world around himFri, 17 Oct 2014 15:58:32 +0000Richard Estes' Incredibly Realistic Paintings Require a Double Take stage sets, there seem to be a million stories embedded in the works of Richard Estes, icon of photorealismFri, 17 Oct 2014 14:52:44 +0000Why Is Colonel Pronounced With an R? And More Questions From Our Readers asked, we answeredThu, 16 Oct 2014 20:58:00 +0000A History of Life In 10 Fossils their new book <em>A History of Life in 100 Fossils</em>, Paul Taylor and Aaron O'Dea share the story of 10 incredible fossilsWed, 15 Oct 2014 17:34:20 +0000When It Comes To the Baby Boomers, It Is Still All About "Me" have got nothing over the Me Generation, says cultural historian Amy Henderson after touring two new shows on Boomers and the '60sWed, 15 Oct 2014 14:45:02 +0000From Pandemics to Pandas, Get the Scoop on Hot Topics Discussed at the Smithsonian's Anthropocene Event the National Museum of Natural History, leading minds met to discuss the impact of climate change on, well, everythingFri, 10 Oct 2014 21:32:09 +0000Which of These Three Artworks Should Go on View at the National Portrait Gallery? for your favorite!!Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0000Watch the Smithsonian's Age of Humans Symposium at the National Museum of Natural History, this event features speeches and panelists discussing a new age: the AnthropoceneWed, 08 Oct 2014 16:19:01 +0000The Moral Dilemma We Face in the Age of Humans are proficient problem solvers—but so far that trait has come at a cost. Can our species remain resilient without destroying the world?Tue, 07 Oct 2014 21:08:27 +0000To Limit Pollution, The Chinese Are Faced With Giving Up an Ancient Tradition—Fireworks the Chinese, who invented both gun powder and fireworks, foregoing old traditions may clean up the air—just a bitTue, 07 Oct 2014 19:19:31 +0000To Survive Climate Change, We Should Be More Like the Eskimos Studies Center director Bill Fitzhugh says that studying northern cultures can help people adapt to climate changeMon, 06 Oct 2014 15:33:27 +0000Making Super-Telescopes Requires Some Creative Engineering Giant Magellan Telescope, under construction in Chile, could help scientists answer big questions about the universeThu, 02 Oct 2014 20:17:32 +0000The Smithsonian Institution Announces an Official Climate Change Statement bold assessment acknowledges that the global climate is warming because of human activitiesThu, 02 Oct 2014 19:40:34 +0000Peering into the Secret Diaries of American Artists new Archives of American Art exhibition looks at how artists documented their lives before social mediaWed, 01 Oct 2014 18:15:39 +0000Crabby Tenants Defend Corals From Marauding Predators diversity of coral guard-crabs is needed to fend off attacks by hungry snails and giant spiky sea starsWed, 01 Oct 2014 16:45:10 +0000A New Way for Stewardship of Mother Earth: Indigeneity geographer Doug Herman proposes a return to sustainable solutions, based on the path laid by Indigenous peoples for millenniaTue, 30 Sep 2014 16:29:24 +0000A Poem Dedicated to Earth in the Age of Humans Portrait Gallery historian David Ward writes a new ode for the AnthropoceneTue, 30 Sep 2014 16:29:17 +0000Latinos Are Suffering the First Effects of Climate Change, Their Voices Need to Be Heard director of the Smithsonian Latino Center weighs in on the disproportionate burden that climate change brings to Latino populationsTue, 30 Sep 2014 16:29:09 +0000The Age of Humans: Living in the Anthropocene special look at the ways humans are transforming the planet and the projects that may shape a more sustainable futureTue, 30 Sep 2014 16:29:06 +0000How the Artist Behind the Giant Landscape Portrait on the Mall Used a Super-Precise GPS Satellite System as a Paintbrush create the National Portrait Gallery's "facescape," artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada got some high-tech helpFri, 26 Sep 2014 18:58:04 +0000Celebrating Pittsburgh, the City Behind Pro Football, Big Macs and the Polio Vaccine Pennsylvanian city had more lives than a cat and thrives as a hub of innovationWed, 24 Sep 2014 21:05:43 +0000The People’s Design Award Promises a Very Cyborg Future year's nominees focus on wearable technologyWed, 24 Sep 2014 15:15:34 +0000The Real Story of the "Football" That Follows the President Everywhere a peek at the mysterious black briefcase that has accompanied every U.S. president since John F. KennedyTue, 23 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000Want to See the New Massive Portrait on the National Mall? Go Up project, made of soil and sand, will cover five acres between the Lincoln Memorial and World War II MemorialTue, 23 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000Why Does Rain Smell and More Questions From Our Readers asked, we answeredTue, 23 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000The Oscar-Winning Writer of <i>12 Years A Slave</i>, John Ridley, Talks About His New Jimi Hendrix Movie writer and director of <i>Jimi: All Is by My Side</i> speaks about making living history from legendTue, 23 Sep 2014 15:56:17 +0000Revisiting the Timeless Tracks of the Spanish Civil War Folkways is re-releasing its catalog of Spanish Civil War songsMon, 22 Sep 2014 18:20:59 +0000Six Artists In Search of Themselves drama, theater, magical realism and a twist of the absurd, these artists give the self-portrait a makeover Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:20:36 +0000The Man Who Reclaimed Photography from Colonialism's Grasp new exhibition at the African Art Museum honors Chief S.O. Alonge, the first Nigerian court photographer during colonial timesWed, 17 Sep 2014 19:17:02 +0000Impressionism Into Modernism: Crafting America's Unique Style of Art the Civil War, Americans became more interested in European art—and creating a kind of art completely their ownWed, 17 Sep 2014 14:44:25 +0000Ken Burns' New Series, Based on Newly Discovered Letters, Reveals a New Side of FDR "The Roosevelts", Burns examines the towering but flawed figures who really understood how character defined leadershipWed, 17 Sep 2014 13:01:01 +0000Get Your Burning Questions Answered, It's #AskaCurator Day than 700 museums, galleries, theatres, and more across the globe are taking to Twitter to answer your queries about, well, anythingWed, 17 Sep 2014 12:13:43 +0000In 100 Years, Maryland's Crab Cakes Might Be Shrimp Cakes temperatures and a more acidic ocean may spell trouble for the Chesapeake Bay's iconic crabs, oysters and fishTue, 16 Sep 2014 20:34:48 +0000Peek Behind the Scenes to Preview the New West Wing at the American History Museum years of renovations, the museum begins a reopening of some of its galleries next summerTue, 16 Sep 2014 14:33:24 +0000Long Before Emojis, the Picassos of Persian Calligraphy Brought Emotion to Writing world's first exhibition devoted to <em>nasta’liq</em>, a Persian calligraphy, is now on view at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:05:47 +0000Frank Gehry’s Biomuseo in Panama, Finally Open for Business eye-popping structure devoted to the nation’s vibrant ecosystems makes its grand debutThu, 11 Sep 2014 18:12:13 +0000The Fight for Catalonian Independence Took the Form of a Giant "V" in the Streets of Barcelona of thousands of protestors formed a giant red and yellow V, symbolizing the "Way Forward" and marking the region's national holidayThu, 11 Sep 2014 17:30:55 +0000Capturing First Impressions of a City in Transition Greiner's photographs are on view at the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, GAWed, 10 Sep 2014 12:37:07 +0000Vote for the Winner of the 2014 People's Design Award at these breakthroughs in innovative design and select your favoriteWed, 10 Sep 2014 12:00:00 +0000The Most Extensive Report Ever on American Birds Says There’s Cause for Concern from 23 groups just released the fifth State of the Birds report, which contains good and bad newsTue, 09 Sep 2014 14:40:48 +0000Promiscuous Whales Make Good Use of Their Pelvises don’t lie: Whale pelvic bones are not vestigial but instead evolved to help the marine mammals maneuver better during sexMon, 08 Sep 2014 19:43:23 +0000The Legend of What Actually Lived in the "No Man's Land" Between World War I's Trenches of the horrors of trench warfare, a ghoulish tale of scavengers and scofflaws took hold 100 years agoMon, 08 Sep 2014 14:42:23 +0000Smithsonian Curators Remember Joan Rivers curators from the Institution discuss the legendary comic who died yesterdayFri, 05 Sep 2014 16:19:53 +0000How the Voyage of the Kon-Tiki Misled the World About Navigating the Pacific geographer Doug Herman explains the traditional science of traversing the ocean seasThu, 04 Sep 2014 20:21:12 +0000The Innovative Spirit: Changing Our World For the Better partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, we look at the innovative spirit within the Smithsonian and beyondThu, 04 Sep 2014 19:53:20 +0000What's In a Shoe? Japanese Artist Chiharu Shiota Investigates artist takes on the soul in the sole of your shoes in an exhibition at the Sackler Gallery of ArtThu, 28 Aug 2014 13:00:00 +0000The Best and Worst Places to Build More Roads works today are “basically chaos”—but a new global road map could be key to protecting agriculture and natureWed, 27 Aug 2014 17:00:00 +0000The Historic Return of the American Bison National Zoo exhibition featuring the animal, long tied to Smithsonian history, opens SaturdayWed, 27 Aug 2014 15:18:47 +0000How Does Bao Bao Celebrate Her Birthday? With Cake, Bamboo and Hundreds of Fans National Zoo hosted a traditional Chinese ceremony for the giant panda’s first birthdayMon, 25 Aug 2014 19:11:17 +0000The Kennewick Man Finally Freed to Share His Secrets’s the most important human skeleton ever found in North America—and here, for the first time, is his storyMon, 25 Aug 2014 16:00:00 +0000