For more than half a century the Scurlock Studio chronicled the rise of Washington's black middle class
February 2010 | By David Zax
The speaker of tonight's Anacostia Community Museum's 25th annual Martin Luther King Jr. program, Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, was on the path to become a career journalist and radio station owner—until she followed a calling and entered the ministry of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.In 2...
January 21, 2010 | By Erica R. Hendry
Monday, January 11:OK, so the museums are off to a bit of a slow start this week when it comes to special events programming. But never fear—other stuff is here! Be sure to check this Web site for a listing of regularly scheduled Smithsonian fun.Tuesday, January 12: Film Series: Black Georgetown Re...
January 11, 2010 | By Jesse Rhodes
Monday, December 28: Kwanzaa Workshop Series: Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility)In this continuing series, come learn about the Kwanzaa principle of Ujima—collective work and responsibility—through an arts and crafts workshop. Free, but space is limited. To make a reservation, call 202-633-...
December 28, 2009 | By Jesse Rhodes
Saturday, December 26: Kwanzaa Workshop Series: Umoja (Unity)Today starts the first day of Kwanzaa—a six-day celebration that honors African heritage and culture—and you can observe the holiday at the Anacostia Museum. Come enjoy a hands-on musical workshop led by world renowned music historian Br...
December 26, 2009 | By Jesse Rhodes
The panda who has the distinction of being the first surviving cub born at the National Zoo will be returning to China
December 04, 2009 | By Jesse Rhodes
Saturday, November 28: Metro Mambo: Latin Music in D.C.The D.C.’s Latin jazz and dance music scene have long reflected Washington at its most diverse, involving such noted African-American bandleaders as Hedrick Mitchell and Maria Rodriguez. Today, join radio personality Jim Byers, host of WPFW 89....
November 27, 2009 | By Jesse Rhodes
Events for the Week of 11/16-20: Free Movie Admission for Cell Phones, Stargazing, New Deal Artists and the Films of John Ford
Monday, November 16: Free Admission to Wild Ocean 3D for Recycled Cell PhonesDo the environment a favor and part with your old cell phone in an ecologically friendly way—and catch a movie in return. From now until November 22, visitors who present a cell phone for recycling at the theater's box off...
November 16, 2009 | By Jesse Rhodes
I remember well the first day I came to work at Smithsonian magazine 24 years ago. The offices then were located in the Arts and Industries Building, or the A&I, our affectionate acronym for that grand, red-bricked 19th-century exhibition palace. I climbed the wrought-iron steps to my third-flo...
November 12, 2009 | By Beth Py-Lieberman
Events for the Week of 11/9-13: Africa Meets Mexico, Home School Open House, Confederate Currency and More!
Monday, November 9: Curator's Talk with Cesáreo MorenoThe Anacostia Museum is pleased to host the newly-opened exhibition The African Presence in México, which looks at the history, culture and Art of Afr0-Mexicans from the colonial era up to the present day. The show's curator, Cesáreo Moreno, wil...
November 09, 2009 | By Jesse Rhodes
Artist Janice Lowry's illustrated diaries record her history—and ours
November 2009 | By Owen Edwards
November 2009 | By G. Wayne Clough
November 2009 | By Abby Callard
The fight over Robert E. Lee's beloved home—seized by the U.S. government during the Civil War—went on for decades
November 2009 | By Robert M. Poole
A long-lost painting of the Senate's Great Compromiser finds a fitting new home in the halls of the U.S. Capitol
November 2009 | By Fergus M. Bordewich
Events for the Week of October 19-23: Fantastic Frames, Gallery Talks, Halloween at the Zoo and More!
Monday, October 19: A Stitch in Time: Block-by-Block Quilting SeriesIdeal for persons aged 8 and older, this workshop will introduce you to the basics of quilting. That's right, you too can gain the skill set required to make a piece suitable to keep you warm or to hang on the wall as a part of you...
October 19, 2009 | By Jesse Rhodes
October 14, 2009 | By Megan Gambino
Smithsonian Events for the Week of 10/5-9: John Lennon, the Wright Brothers, Astaire and Rogers and More!
Monday, October 5:Sorry kids, no special events happening at the Smithsonian today. But be sure to check out this site for a listing of regularly-scheduled happenings around the Institution.Tuesday, October 6: Africa to America to Paris: The Migration of Black WritersCome watch the film Africa to A...
October 05, 2009 | By Jesse Rhodes
Balancing the two lives of a Washington, D.C. sculptor—1950s hostess and emergent artist
September 30, 2009 | By Katy June-Friesen
New research may shed light on a nearly century-old theory that a sculpture thought to be ancient Greek may be da Vinci’s work
September 18, 2009 | By Marian Smith Holmes