At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian feed for At the SmithsonianenThu, 08 Dec 2016 21:39:12 +0000The Ruby Slippers Are Funded in the Museum's First Kickstarter Campaign Smithsonian asks visitors to help bring back the sparkle and #KeepThemRubyMon, 17 Oct 2016 04:05:00 +0000A Smithsonian Curator Remembers Astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn American hero died at the age of 95Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:39:12 +0000The Natural History Museum's National Fossil Hall Is Getting a Full Facelift director Kirk Johnson gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the new dinosaur hall, home to the T-RexThu, 08 Dec 2016 17:15:52 +0000Evoking a Ship's Rippling Sail, This New Sculpture Aims to Make Global Connections African Art Museum at its first award ceremony recognizes two international artists who have overcome personal hardships to excel Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:58:46 +0000At Pearl Harbor, This Aircraft Risked It All to Find the Japanese Fleet Sikorsky JRS-1 flew right through the middle of it on December 7, 1941Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:51:55 +0000Finding Lessons for Today’s Protests in the History of Political Activism whirlwind of action, both organized and organic, supported by legal defense teams brought historic changeTue, 06 Dec 2016 20:36:20 +0000What Skateboarding Tells Us About Innovation Mullen, the godfather of skateboarding, says the sport is all about overcoming disbelief and seeking new connectionsTue, 06 Dec 2016 20:29:11 +0000Keep an Eye on These Portraits Because They Move visual artist Bill Viola is subject of the first all-video exhibition in one of D.C.'s oldest buildings. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:07:28 +0000Increase and Diffuse Knowledge for the Holidays With These Smithsonian Curated Books recommended by Smithsonian Institution scholarsMon, 05 Dec 2016 20:08:37 +0000Does the Linguistic Theory at the Center of the Film ‘Arrival’ Have Any Merit? asked a Smithsonian linguist and an anthropologist to debate the matterFri, 02 Dec 2016 21:32:58 +0000How the Story of "Moana" and Maui Holds Up Against Cultural Truths Smithsonian scholar and student of Pacific Island sea voyaging both loves and hates the new Disney filmFri, 02 Dec 2016 13:42:12 +0000Why This Robotic Medical Device Belongs in a Museum Bargar and Howard "Hap" Paul revolutionized joint replacement surgery by developing a robot to do the jobWed, 30 Nov 2016 21:11:51 +0000How Countless Hours of Live Jazz Were Saved from Obscurity Savory Collection breathes fresh life into jazz Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000A Rare Insider's View of Native American Life in Mid-20th-Century Oklahoma Poolaw's photography is unearthed at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000Proposed New Marine Reserve System Offers Rosy Outlook for Both the Lobster and the Lobster Fisherman the help of a supercomputer, Smithsonian scientists figure out how to help the lobster fishery off the coast of HondurasMon, 28 Nov 2016 19:47:41 +0000The Short, Frantic, Rags-to-Riches Life of Jack London, who died a century ago, was a rough and tumble troublemaker with a prolific penTue, 22 Nov 2016 21:19:48 +0000Where Did Harriet Tubman Escape to and More Questions From Our Readers asked, we answeredTue, 22 Nov 2016 19:53:50 +0000The First Patented Animal Is Still Leading the Way on Cancer Research was a genetically engineered animal designed to help scientists learn more about tumorsTue, 22 Nov 2016 18:57:59 +0000How Conservationists Use GPS to Track the Wildest Horses in the World horses' wildness makes them unique. It also makes them uniquely difficult for researchers to monitor and trackTue, 22 Nov 2016 17:01:02 +0000American Culture’s Unlikely Debt to a British Scientist fortuitous influx of cash launched the Smithsonian Institution and its earliest art collectionTue, 22 Nov 2016 16:28:24 +0000Mystery Solved: A Michigan Woman Says She Mailed Civil War Letters to the Post Office curator Nancy Pope learns how and why these letters showed up in the mail 153 years laterTue, 22 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000A Smithsonian Scholar Revisits the Neglected History of the Chesapeake Bay's Native Tribes Indian Nations of the ChesapeakeMon, 21 Nov 2016 21:41:45 +0000The Foxfire Diamond Bedazzles as Smithsonian's Newest Rock Star largest gem-quality diamond ever found in North America glows bright blue in the darkFri, 18 Nov 2016 19:02:46 +0000Sidedoor: A Smithsonian Podcast from the Institution told in an innovative audio experienceFri, 18 Nov 2016 16:28:57 +0000There’s a “Sidedoor” Entrance to the Smithsonian and It’s Through a New Podcast will air eight episodes in its first season; new episodes will debut every two weeksThu, 17 Nov 2016 16:44:22 +0000In “Defending Freedom,” the Vanguards Who Refused to Be Suppressed Are Reunited the African American History Museum, this exhibition graphically conveys the trials and triumphs in the battle for Civil RightsTue, 15 Nov 2016 20:41:27 +0000Preserve and Protect: How Paleontologists Care for Their Long-Dead, High-Maintenance Stars collections are where the science of paleontology truly lives. Valuable dino bones must be treated accordinglyMon, 14 Nov 2016 17:06:09 +0000If Only Ernie Had Seen It. Here's Why "Mr. Cub" Is Part of Last Night's Win Smithsonian Books, a treasure of baseball history for those who can’t wait for spring trainingThu, 03 Nov 2016 16:01:51 +0000The Swag and Swagger Behind American Presidential Campaigns a coloring book to a painted axe, election ephemera remind us of the hard-fought elections of long agoThu, 03 Nov 2016 13:00:00 +0000The Long, Unfortunate History of Racial Parody in America historian Gwendolyn Dubois Shaw discusses the painful performative origins Mon, 31 Oct 2016 12:01:59 +0000These Sea Creatures Have a Secret Superpower: Invisibility Cloaks have found that some crustaceans have just the trick for hiding from predatorsThu, 27 Oct 2016 16:31:31 +0000What a Mark Rothko Painting Has in Common With a Ming Dynasty Dish one vibrant color, rich in symbolism, unites two works across five centuriesThu, 27 Oct 2016 13:00:00 +0000Why a Woman Is Playing the Same Guitar Chord Over and Over Again at the Hirshhorn absurdly comedic work of Iceland's top performance artist Ragnar KjartanssonWed, 26 Oct 2016 18:59:49 +0000Rick Bayless Preaches the Gospel of Modern Mexican Cuisine trail-blazing Chicago chef and cookbook author wins the second annual Julia Child Award and makes a donation to the SmithsonianWed, 26 Oct 2016 13:00:00 +0000Ask Smithsonian: What’s the Longest You Can Hold Your Breath? dive into the science shows it is possible to override the system Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:50:59 +0000Renaissance Europe Was Horrified by Reports of a Sea Monster That Looked Like a Monk Wearing Fish Scales fishy this way comesTue, 25 Oct 2016 14:33:50 +0000Smithsonian Will Stretch to Save Scarecrow’s Costume, Too out the Ruby Slippers were just the beginning of an epic journey of cultural preservation Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:08:44 +0000How the 2016 MacArthur Genius Award Recipient Lauren Redniss Is Rethinking Biography visual biographer of Marie and Pierre Curie turns to her next subject, weather, lightning and climate changeMon, 24 Oct 2016 15:59:49 +0000Celebrate Dino Month With Three New Dinosaur Books PhDs to 4th graders, something for everyoneFri, 21 Oct 2016 20:42:19 +0000When Was the First Map Produced and More Questions From Our Readers asked, we answeredThu, 20 Oct 2016 18:04:00 +0000I Was a Card-Carrying Member of the "First Moon Flights" Club card is now a historical museum artifact, but I’ll never give up my dream to fly to the MoonThu, 20 Oct 2016 17:10:40 +0000Newly Discovered Letters Bring New Insight Into the Life of a Civil War Soldier mysterious package holds long-lost correspondence from a young Union infantrymanThu, 20 Oct 2016 15:00:00 +0000Big Data Just Got Bigger as IBM's Watson Meets the Encyclopedia of Life NSF grant marries one of the world's largest online biological archives with IBM's cognitive computing and Georgia Tech's moduling and simulationTue, 18 Oct 2016 14:15:07 +0000At the New “Slavery and Freedom” Show, a Mother Finds an Empowering Message for Her Young Daughters child's shackles, a whip, and an auction block deliver a visceral experience of slaveryFri, 14 Oct 2016 14:27:40 +0000Is Bob Dylan a Poet? the enigmatic singer, songwriter and troubadour takes the Nobel Prize in literature, one scholar ponders what his work is all aboutThu, 13 Oct 2016 20:13:20 +0000Ask Smithsonian: What’s the Point of Earwax? has a job to do; but many are not hearing the messageThu, 13 Oct 2016 18:38:50 +0000How Artists, Mad Scientists and Speculative Fiction Writers Made Spaceflight Possible new book chronicles spaceflight’s centuries-long journey from dream to realityThu, 13 Oct 2016 15:21:57 +0000