At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian feed for At the SmithsonianenFri, 13 Jan 2017 16:20:17 +0000The Short, Frantic, Rags-to-Riches Life of Jack London London State Historic Park, home to the rough and tumble troublemaker with a prolific penTue, 22 Nov 2016 21:19:48 +0000These Itsy-Bitsy Herbivores Could Stage a Huge Coral Reef Rescue parrotfish and sea urchins can take over the job of their larger cousins to keep a reef free of algaeFri, 13 Jan 2017 16:20:17 +0000Smithsonian Artifacts and Music Legends Share the Stage in Tonight's Star-Studded Television Program African-American performing artists commemorate the opening of the National Museum of African American HistoryThu, 12 Jan 2017 16:44:52 +0000"Mr. President, How Long Must Women Wait For Liberty?" January 1917, women took turns picketing the White House with a voice empowered by American democracy Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:08:52 +0000Stories of Sports Champions in the African American History Museum Prove the Goal Posts Were Set Higher sports exhibition delves into the lost, forgotten or denied history of the heroes on the field Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:42:42 +0000Murder, Marriage and the Pony Express: Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Buffalo Bill adventures were sensationalized in print and the Wild West show, but reality was more complicated—and compellingTue, 10 Jan 2017 15:19:53 +0000Happy 10th Birthday, iPhone! So What's Next? on patent documents, here are eight innovations that could become part of the iPhone of the futureMon, 09 Jan 2017 16:37:53 +0000Escape Artist Harry Houdini Was an Ingenious Inventor, He Just Didn't Want Anybody to Know than just a magician, Houdini was also an actor, aviator, amateur historian and businessman Mon, 09 Jan 2017 15:15:27 +0000Video: Why Should Humans Care About Preserving the Diversity of Life on Earth? animation explains that humans don't just impact the interconnected web of life—we depend on itFri, 06 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +0000A Coal Fire May Have Helped Sink the 'Titanic' new documentary claims the <i>Titanic</i>’s hull was weakened before it struck an icebergThu, 05 Jan 2017 19:43:06 +0000Why Were Electric Cars Once Advertised as "Ladies' Cars"? questions answered by our expertsThu, 05 Jan 2017 16:15:07 +0000The Master of Disguise of the Ocean Reveals Its Secrets marine creature’s unusual defense is becoming perfectly clear Thu, 05 Jan 2017 16:12:45 +0000How Disney Came to Define What Constitutes the American Experience entertainment company has been in the business of Americana since its inceptionTue, 03 Jan 2017 16:21:01 +0000Ask Smithsonian Sun, 01 Jan 2017 18:02:39 +0000The Tradition of Presidential Portraiture, Explained transition of office holders includes the official commissioning of the portrait of the outgoing First Lady and PresidentFri, 30 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000These Locally Grown Design Ideas Were Created by the People for the People Cooper Hewitt exhibition spotlights the innovative and sustainable designs generated by those in search of solutionsThu, 29 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000Did Ellis Island Officials Really Change the Names of Immigrants? the 125th anniversary of the famous portal to the U.S., history shows inspectors were not the ones changing people's namesWed, 28 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000Natalie Portman's "Jackie" Reminds Us Why JFK's Assassination Became Our National Tragedy Smithsonian scholar revisits those critical decisions Jacqueline Kennedy made following the death of her husband Tue, 27 Dec 2016 15:24:22 +0000Without This Camera, the Emerald City Would Have Been the Color of Mud dramatic Dorothy in Oz moment was brought to you in living color by the DF-24 Beam SplitterTue, 27 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000The Invasive Squirrel That Wasn't thought that the Arctic ground squirrel was an invasive species on this remote Alaskan island. A pair of scientists beg to differ.Fri, 23 Dec 2016 17:50:30 +0000When the Serendipitously Named Lovings Fell in Love, Their World Fell Apart new film captures the quiet essence of the couples’ powerful story, says Smithsonian scholar Christopher WilsonFri, 23 Dec 2016 15:57:26 +0000Ten Exhibitions to See in Washington, D.C. Over the Holidays innovative art shows, some which close early in the new year, are a must-seeWed, 21 Dec 2016 21:25:30 +0000This Great Pumpkin Heralds the D.C. Arrival of Yayoi Kusama Hirshhorn's 65-year retrospective boasts six mirror rooms by this hugely popular artistWed, 21 Dec 2016 12:57:26 +0000After the Tragic Lindbergh Kidnapping, Artist Isamu Noguchi Designed the First Baby Monitor six-decade career of the artist and commercial designer is on view at the Smithsonian American Art MuseumTue, 20 Dec 2016 17:01:22 +0000The Coldest, Driest, Most Remote Place on Earth Is the Best Place to Build a Radio Telescope remote Antarctic field station is an ice-covered arid desert, perfect for peering deep into spaceMon, 19 Dec 2016 19:20:13 +0000When the Standardization of Time Arrived in America used to be that each town kept its own time, and chaos reignedMon, 19 Dec 2016 17:45:05 +0000How the Cell Phone Is Forever Changing Human Communication ongoing study by Smithsonian anthropologists investigates the dramatic shifts wrought by the smart phoneFri, 16 Dec 2016 17:11:51 +0000In the Aftermath of Oakland’s Tragedy, How Museums Can Better Serve Local Arts and DIY Venues Smithsonian curator weighs in on new best practices for outreach Wed, 14 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000The Painter Who Earned His Stripes Davis, the leading member of the Washington Color School, is celebrated a half century after his striped paintings caught onTue, 13 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000For a Larger-Than-Life Space Icon, John Glenn Was Remarkably Down-to-Earth and colleagues recall his abiding love for Smithsonian’s work, the history of spaceflight and peanut butter buckeyesMon, 12 Dec 2016 17:17:59 +0000Humans Have Bogged Down the Earth with 30 Trillion Metric Tons of Stuff, Study Finds authors say this is more proof that we are living in an Age of Humans—but not all scientists agreeFri, 09 Dec 2016 15:06:25 +0000“Call Me Ishmael” Is the Only Melville Tradition in This Innovative Presentation of “Moby Dick”, kinesthetic, cinematic, aural and psychological, Arena Stage’s new show about the 19th-century novel is a 21st-century experienceFri, 09 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +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 +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 +0000