At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian feed for At the SmithsonianenFri, 21 Jul 2017 20:18:15 +0000Smithsonian Curator Weighs In on Photo That Allegedly Shows Amelia Earhart in Japanese Captivity 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 +0000Meet the Zoo’s Newborn Red Panda Cubs, Who Just Opened Their Eyes three cubs were born within days of each other at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology InstituteFri, 21 Jul 2017 20:18:15 +0000A Vehicle Like This Will One Day Go to Mars now, the prototype rover—part tank, part Batmobile—is destined for Washington, D.C.Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:00:00 +0000Artifacts Show the Sometimes-Violent Nature of American Democracy a KKK hood to an anti-Chinese pistol, a new exhibition shows America’s fraught history of deciding who to include in democracyWed, 19 Jul 2017 19:06:39 +0000Could You Crash Into a Black Hole? not, but it’s fun to think aboutWed, 19 Jul 2017 15:43:58 +0000Conservation of a Pair of Saint-Gaudens Goes al Fresco at the Freer beauty of dry ice cleaning is the efficient and environmentally safe process; but also the procedure was on view from the streetTue, 18 Jul 2017 14:00:00 +0000Why Religious Freedom and Diversity Flourished in Early America exhibition features artifacts as diverse as Jefferson's Bible, a steeple bell cast by Paul Revere and a storied Torah Fri, 14 Jul 2017 14:00:00 +0000A Cool New Way to Freeze and Unfreeze Zebrafish Embryos Using Gold Nanotechnology and Lasers downstream applications could make food cheaper, repair coral reefs and help restore frog populationsThu, 13 Jul 2017 13:05:28 +0000Adorable New Tiger Cub Born at the Zoo Yips at Its Mom on Video The new Sumatran tiger cub signals a success in efforts to save the critically endangered speciesWed, 12 Jul 2017 19:52:35 +0000The Washington Football Team Can Legally Keep Its Racist Name. But It Shouldn’t director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, and a citizen of the Pawnee Nation, speaks out against the D.C. sports franchise Wed, 12 Jul 2017 19:43:23 +0000Ai Weiwei Depicts the Brutality of Authoritarianism in an Unusual Medium–Legos renowned Chinese Artist finally gets to see his work about political prisoners at the HirshhornWed, 12 Jul 2017 18:12:18 +0000The Middle East Is a Treasure Trove of Natural Wonders. Now It Has a Museum to Show Them Off from early human skulls to priceless taxidermy relics will be on display in the ark-shaped museumWed, 12 Jul 2017 13:00:00 +0000How Barack Obama Became the First President to Brew Beer at the White House former president and his staff crafted ales featuring honey from the White House gardenWed, 12 Jul 2017 12:29:28 +0000Watch: The Panda Cub’s Favorite Game Is Belly Flopping Out of Trees Bei, the nearly two-year-old giant panda shows off his climbing—and falling—skillsMon, 10 Jul 2017 14:54:19 +0000Esperanza Spalding: Jazz Musician, Grammy Award Winner and Now Museum Curator title of her latest album "D + Evolution" is also the theme of a new exhibition at the Smithsonian's Cooper HewittMon, 10 Jul 2017 14:00:00 +0000Why Do We See More Species in Tropical Forests? The Mystery May Finally Be Solved 2.4 million trees showed that predators may help keep the trees at sustainable levels Thu, 06 Jul 2017 18:12:42 +0000History Was Writ Large on This Desk Belonging to Thomas Jefferson ingenuity of this clever writing box was matched only by the young republic's innovative declaration for nationhoodThu, 06 Jul 2017 16:17:02 +0000How Soccer Is Changing the Lives of Child Refugees from war-torn countries find refuge at a Georgia academy founded by an immigrantThu, 06 Jul 2017 15:00:00 +0000In 1947, A High-Altitude Balloon Crash Landed in Roswell. The Aliens Never Left its persistence in popular culture, extraterrestrial life owes more to the imagination than realityWed, 05 Jul 2017 14:26:55 +0000This Towering 19th-Century Mechanical Clock Was the Smartwatch of Its Era hundreds of moving parts, the Great Historical Clock of America has been revivedWed, 05 Jul 2017 14:00:00 +0000The Hirshhorn Transforms Into a One-Day Soundscape one day, the museum will add an interactive soundscape to the works of visual art on displayMon, 03 Jul 2017 15:45:48 +0000Renovated Museum Wing Delves Into Untold Chapters of American History“The Nation We Build Together” questions American ideals through exhibits on democracy, religion, diversity and more Fri, 30 Jun 2017 18:43:18 +0000Step Right Up to the Big Top Circus Tent at the 50th Annual Folklife Festival day the circus rolled into Washington, D.C., and other tales from the Smithsonian’s hot summer party on the National MallFri, 30 Jun 2017 18:10:36 +0000The East St. Louis Race Riot Left Dozens Dead, Devastating a Community on the Rise days of violence forced African-American families to run for their lives and the aftereffects are still felt in the Illinois city todayFri, 30 Jun 2017 13:00:00 +0000The Whimsical, Chameleon-Like Figure Behind the Myth of Sylvia Plath, visions of a life marred by mental illness endure, but the author had a light side—and a knack for savvy image controlFri, 30 Jun 2017 13:00:00 +0000Five Augmented Reality Experiences That Bring Museum Exhibits to Life features allow visitors to explore historical spaces and artifacts in new waysThu, 29 Jun 2017 18:45:10 +0000Colorized Footage Is a Vivid Reminder that History Didn't Happen in Black and White new Smithsonian Channel series takes a fresh, vibrant look at five decades of historical footageThu, 29 Jun 2017 18:40:10 +0000The Pioneering Androgyny of Classic Hollywood Star Marlene Dietrich film icon embraced bisexuality, glamorous mystique and provocationThu, 29 Jun 2017 18:04:16 +0000Do Other Animals Have Baby Teeth and More Questions From Our Readers asked, we answeredThu, 29 Jun 2017 15:00:00 +0000New Exhibition Asks “What Kind of Nation Do We Want to Be?” American History Museum opens a trio of timely new shows on democracy, religion and immigrationThu, 29 Jun 2017 14:27:18 +0000What Are All The Ways That Land Can Disappear Beneath Your Feet? sinkholes to liquefaction, we look at how solid earth can shrink and elude our graspThu, 29 Jun 2017 13:30:00 +0000How One Mathew Brady Photograph May Have Helped Elect Abraham Lincoln chronicling the Civil War, the nation's first photojournalist took these portraitsWed, 28 Jun 2017 16:00:00 +0000Muralist Nicolas Party Samples Great Artists of the Past Like a Visual DJ Hirshhorn's installation, inspired by Barack Obama’s “sun will rise” promise of continuity, highlights fantasy landscapes, beauty of nature Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000Two Circus Pros Juggle History and Race to Springboard Black Entertainers Walker and Veronica Blair share a common fascination for the history of African-American circusTue, 27 Jun 2017 15:33:25 +0000The Army Veteran Who Became the First to Hike the Entire Appalachian Trail journal and hiking boots are in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American HistoryMon, 26 Jun 2017 15:00:00 +0000After 50 Years of Song, Dance, Food, Even Hog Calling, at the Folklife Festival, Is It Still Worthwhile? traditional culture in the information age is ever more important argues the director of the Center for Folklife and Cultural HeritageWed, 21 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000Smithsonian’s Behind-the-Scenes “Sidedoor” Podcast Returns for Second Season episodes explore a 150-year-old cold case, the history of beer, war photography and moreWed, 21 Jun 2017 12:55:56 +0000Why Piri Thomas' Coming of Age Memoir Still Resonates Today"Down These Mean Streets" was an instant classic, a text of painful truthsTue, 20 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000Come for the Bug Eating and Get a Lesson in Humanity from Andrew Zimmern Q&A with the Travel Channel’s 'Bizarre Foods' ChefMon, 19 Jun 2017 13:00:00 +0000The Long and Winding Road of Yoko Ono’s Art Hirshhorn exhibition of four works opens the same week Ono is credited, 46 years later, as a co-writer of the chart-topping ballad “Imagine.”Fri, 16 Jun 2017 19:34:48 +0000The Musical Legacy Behind the Tupac Biopic 'All Eyez on Me' Dwandalyn Reece from the Smithsonian’s African American Museum investigatesFri, 16 Jun 2017 18:06:23 +0000For Father's Day, Take Dad on a Tour of the Smithsonian Museums featured tour: With DadWed, 14 Jun 2017 18:05:14 +0000Telling the Story of 19th-Century Native American Treasures Through Bird Feathers explorer John Wesley Powell’s archive of his 19th century travels is newly examinedWed, 14 Jun 2017 17:06:33 +0000Tarzan's Favorite Mode of Travel, the Liana Vine, Chokes Off a Tree's Ability to Bear Fruit With lowered fruit production, fewer seeds are dispersed to grow new treesTue, 13 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000Are You Optimistic About the Earth's Future? the full transcript from the inaugural Second Opinion roundtableMon, 12 Jun 2017 17:00:35 +0000These Nine Artists Will Help You Understand the Future of the Planet curator Joanna Marsh highlights contemporary artists whose practices are conscious-raising and problem-solving Mon, 12 Jun 2017 16:30:02 +0000We Asked: Are You Optimistic About the Earth’s Future? at and around the Smithsonian offered their answers to this challenging queryMon, 12 Jun 2017 16:10:27 +0000Medicine Creek, the Treaty That Set the Stage for Standing Rock Fish Wars of the 1960s led to an affirmation of Native American rights Fri, 09 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000A Pioneering Force of Harlequin Frogs Set Out to Help Save Their Species with tiny transmitters, these frogs are released to face the challenging chytrid fungus that decimated their populationsTue, 06 Jun 2017 20:01:13 +0000It Takes Two Museums to Cover the Work of this Prolific German Neo-Expressionist’s celebrated Markus Lüpertz has a huge appetite for creativity. He's also a poet, writer, set designer and jazz pianist Tue, 06 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000This Artist's Worldview Drips With Unending Pessimism"Man is inherently self-destructive, and whatever is built will be destroyed," says painter Donald Sultan of his "Disaster Paintings"Mon, 05 Jun 2017 18:43:11 +0000The View From the Big Top and this year's Folklife Festival performer Dolly Jacobs didn't have to run away to join the circus; she lived itFri, 02 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000Safer Digs for Tortoises Put a Damper on Their Love Lives new genetic study surprised scientists who learned the males were not breedingThu, 01 Jun 2017 17:30:18 +0000Noose Found in National Museum of African American History and Culture marks the second such incident within a week on Smithsonian groundsWed, 31 May 2017 21:39:53 +0000Why It’s So Hard to Find the Original Owners of Nazi-Looted Art experts recently gathered at Smithsonian to discuss the state of international provenance researchWed, 31 May 2017 18:31:29 +0000What a Vampire Bat Can Teach Us About the Economics of Friendship Smithsonian scientist says important lessons about making friends and sharing can be learned from these blood-sucking creatures Wed, 31 May 2017 14:45:42 +0000Oldest Cancer Case in Central America Discovered young teen, who died 700 years ago, likely suffered pain in the right arm as the tumor grew and expanded through the boneTue, 30 May 2017 18:26:45 +0000The Restaurant Doodle That Launched a Political Movement one economist’s graph on a napkin reshaped the Republican Party and upended tax policyTue, 30 May 2017 13:42:20 +0000How Does Earth's Geomagnetic Field Work? asked, we answeredThu, 25 May 2017 15:00:45 +0000