Events April 27-29: Insight into 20th-Century African American Art, Anacostia River & Jazz Fest, Gamer Symphony Orchestra
This weekend, get some insight into 20th-Century African American Art, Dance at the Anacostia River and Jazz Fest and hear the Gamer Symphony Orchestra perform arrangements of video game music.
April 26, 2012 | By Kelly Smith
This week, discover new research on genetics, enjoy a performance from the Marlboro Music Festival's best young talent, and learn the elements that make a good film.
April 23, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Learn about the jazz legends who transformed American music.
April 14, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Events April 13-15: Visio-Disco, Royal Mail Ship Titanic Centennial, Insights into Coltrane and Hancock
This weekend, hit the dance floor at the Visio-Disco, learn about the Titanic’s on board postal service and celebrate Jazz History Month at Rhythm Cafe: Insights into Coltrane and Hancock.
April 12, 2012 | By Kelly Smith
Events April 10-12: What a Face, IUE: The Little Satellite That Could, and Semper Fidelis: Marine Aviation Centennial
This week, draw a portrait with Jay Coleman, learn about the International Ultraviolet Explorer with Andrea K. Dupree, and celebrate the Marine aviation centennial with General James F. Amos.
April 09, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Events March 20-22: Walt Whitman and the Civil War, Pray the Devil Back to Hell, and Big Bang for the Buck
This week, learn about Walt Whitman's hospital work in DC during the Civil War, watch a documentary on Liberian women who helped stop a bloody conflict with silent protest, and trace the origins of the universe through the results of the WMAP Explorer space mission.
March 19, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
The Environmental Film Festival floods DC with 180 of the top nature and conservancy films from 42 countries. Here, we've picked a few highlights on view at Smithsonian locations.
March 16, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
This week, discuss the varying views on public murals, take a 3-D journey of the world's coral reefs, and perform a People's Dance with Thirza Defoe.
March 12, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
"Artuare" and "Conversations in the Contemporary" blur the definitions of commercial and fine art.
February 24, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Smithsonian's newest museum, scheduled to open in 2015, will feature Obama, Laura Bush and others
February 16, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
From American art, history and culture, air and space technology, contemporary art, Asian art and any of the sciences from astronomy to zoology, we'll find an answer
February 07, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
From Kenyan storytelling performances to Black Power film screenings, February on the Mall is buzzing with Black History Month events.
February 01, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Our top ten picks from the Smithsonian Twitterati and blogrolls.
January 20, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
In honor of MLK day, the president of the Martin Luther King Memorial Foundation speaks about seeing the project to fruition
January 13, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
This week, take part in the Portrait Gallery's special winter break and celebrate Kwanzaa
December 27, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg
Events Dec. 19-22: Fly Me To Mars, Holiday Arts and Crafts, American Craft Masterpieces, Butterfly Pavilion
This week, meet a children's author and scientist, make holiday crafts, learn about a masterpiece tapestry, and see exotic tropical butterflies
December 19, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg
Weekend Events Dec. 2-4: Native Americans in the Military, Dress to Empress Soiree and All About Body Art
This weekend, join a panel of Natives who have served in the armed forces, spend the night at an exclusive Chinese-themed soiree, and explore the world of tattoos
December 01, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg
This week, come of the opening of the Zoo's holiday light show, make your own art and get a guided tour of the Smithsonian Castle
November 23, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg
In a new exhibit at the National Building Museum, imagine Washington D.C. as it could have been
November 23, 2011 | By Megan Gambino
This weekend, learn about commercial space travel, celebrate Chile's Native heritage, and examine the meaning of color with an expert
November 17, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg