At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian feed for At the SmithsonianenTue, 16 Sep 2014 20:34:48 +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 special look at the innovative spirit at the Smithsonian Institution 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 +0000This Ant Species May Support a Controversial Theory on Evolution research suggests that species don't have to be geographically separated in order to evolveThu, 21 Aug 2014 20:32:42 +0000100 Years After Her Death, Martha, the Last Passenger Pigeon, Still Resonates famed bird now finds itself at the center of a flap over de-extinctionThu, 21 Aug 2014 18:00:02 +0000Why Does the Nile Flow North and More Questions From Our Readers Your questions answered by our expertsThu, 21 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Famed Illustrator Maira Kalman Takes on the Cooper Hewitt’s Collections her latest book, the noted artist juxtaposes treasured personal objects with items from the Smithsonian design museumThu, 21 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000Illuminating the Treaties That Have Governed U.S.-Indian Relationships documents were both a cause and a salve for the fraught relations between the United States and Indian NationsThu, 21 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000The Blockbuster World War I Film that Brought Home the Traumatic Impact of War blockbuster silent film <em>The Big Parade</em> is among the first to explore the psychological trauma of war Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:33:02 +0000Celebrate Bao Bao's Birthday With a Party and This Recap of Her First Year off her recent win in the Smithsonian Summer Showdown, D.C.'s favorite panda celebrates her first birthday on August 23Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:01:26 +0000A Proud Day at American History Museum as LGBT Artifacts Enter the Collections creators of "Will & Grace" and others donated objects related to gay historyTue, 19 Aug 2014 21:03:14 +0000Pioneering Tennis Player Renée Richards Recalls the Glory Days of Wooden Rackets winning the New York State men's title in 1964, Richard Raskind became Renée Richards and a civil rights iconTue, 19 Aug 2014 19:37:20 +0000Shama, the Red Panda, Has Died, a red panda at the National Zoo, died on SaturdayMon, 18 Aug 2014 18:58:42 +0000One Year After Discovery, Crowdsourcing the Olinguito A year ago, researchers discovered a rare new species. That was just the beginningFri, 15 Aug 2014 15:13:30 +0000Which General Was Better? Ulysses S. Grant or Robert E. Lee? historic rivalry between the South's polished general and the North's rough and rugged soldier is the subject of a new show at the Portrait GalleryFri, 15 Aug 2014 12:21:28 +0000To Redesign a Design Museum Start with the Typeface Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum is renovating and rebranding with a tailor-made typefaceThu, 14 Aug 2014 17:15:55 +0000A Two-Headed Shark and Other X-Rayed Beauties at the Smithsonian Raredon's x-rays of fish specimens are critical records for scientists studying various species. And, as works of art, they are breathtakingWed, 13 Aug 2014 14:14:12 +0000The Smithsonian Wants You! (To Help Transcribe Its Collections) massive digitization and transcription project calls for volunteers at the Smithsonian Tue, 12 Aug 2014 20:51:45 +0000The National Portrait Gallery Memorializes Robin Williams National Portrait Gallery installed a photograph of Robin Williams today following his unexpected deathTue, 12 Aug 2014 18:41:37 +0000This Riveting Art From the Front Lines of World War I Has Gone Largely Unseen for Decades WWI, the War Department sent American artists to Europe. The Smithsonian recently digitized the captivating artworkTue, 12 Aug 2014 17:58:18 +0000The State of Sharks, 40 Years After <em>Jaws</em> could be at a tipping point for conserving the infamous predators, if we can keep up shark-friendly practices Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:33:06 +0000At 90, Ella Jenkins, the First Lady of Children’s Music Has a New Album her birthday with her latest, a compilation of children's songs from around the worldWed, 06 Aug 2014 15:35:02 +0000A Collection of Rare Color Photographs Depicts MLK Leading the Chicago Freedom Movement Smithsonian has acquired some of the only known images of Martin Luther King, Jr. at the momentous protestTue, 05 Aug 2014 19:44:37 +0000Mission Not Impossible: Photographing 45,000 Bumblebees in 40 Days Natural History Museum's entomology department is making its bumblebee collection go viralThu, 31 Jul 2014 20:34:39 +0000Here's the Trailer for the Final "Night at the Museum" Installment time, "Night at the Museum" came to Smithsonian. Now Larry and company are headed to London.Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:50:58 +0000What's Up, Doc? Check Out the Work of Famed Animator Chuck Jones part of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Jones' work will travel to 13 locations through 2019Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:39:22 +0000There Once was a Jazz Musician Who Came Here from Saturn and Illustrator Chris Raschka wants his new children's book to teach kids about the icons of jazz.Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:53:08 +0000Why the Dinosaurs Could Have Had a Chance of Surviving the Asteroid Strike new study suggests it wasn't just the asteroid that killed the dinos, but that other factors weakened their ability to survive itMon, 28 Jul 2014 17:41:16 +0000Don't Worry Mr. Nixon, the National Zoo's Pandas Figured Out How to Have Sex Nixon wanted to make sure Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing had enough time to "learn the ropes"Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:18:15 +0000Surfers, Sunsets, and Dancing Girls: How Air Travel Came To Hawaii“Hawaii by Air” opens today at the National Air and Space Museum, tracing the history of air travel to America’s “most exotic state.”Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:05:53 +0000The Legacy of Hip-Hop Producer J Dilla Will Be Recognized Among the Collections at the Smithsonian late producer's mother announced she is donating his synthesizer and beat machine.Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:00:11 +0000The Star and Director of the New James Brown Movie on What it Took to Capture the Larger-Than-Life Musician Boseman and Tate Taylor told us about the making of "Get On Up," in movie theaters next month.Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:11:49 +0000