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With new leads on where she may have landed, the mystery and her legacy continue.
March 20, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
Our new feature, Ask Smithsonian, is all about finding the answers. Do you have a question for our curators?
March 15, 2012 | By Beth Py-Lieberman
Weekend Events March 16-18: Evolution of Video Games, Saint Paddy Party, and Masterworks of Three Centuries
This weekend, "Art of Video Games" curator Chris Melissinos leads a panel on the past, present and future of video games, Saint Paddy Party turns the Discovery Theater green, and baritone William Sharp performs Schumann.
March 15, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
A curator tells the story of 19th-century American socialites, who like Cora Crowley, hopped the pond, found noble husbands and flushed the British Empire with much-needed cash
March 14, 2012 | By Amy Henderson
"The Art of Video Games" opens at the American Art Museum with a weekend packed with enough gaming, panels, and performances to satisfy even the most hardcore gamer geek.
March 14, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
"Don't talk to me about X-rays," Edison said after an assistant on one of his X-ray projects started showing signs of illness. "I am afraid of them."
March 14, 2012 | By Gilbert King
"Once a girl scout, always a girl scout" is the defining motto of an exhibition devoted to the founder of the organization
March 12, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
With two big-screen adaptations about to arrive, here are earlier versions of the fairy tale that you might want to see.
March 07, 2012 | By Daniel Eagan
In which the author argues that an unidentified work at a Nebraska gallery was painted by the American regionalist master
March 06, 2012 | By Henry Adams
This week, take a virtual tour of the Amazon River, learn how to preserve your favorite works of art at home, and enjoy the eclectic jazz of the Lovejoygroup.
March 05, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
The benefits and drawbacks to streaming video
March 02, 2012 | By Daniel Eagan
The National Portrait Gallery showcases Harry Warnecke's early color photographs of famous faces from the 1930s and '40s.
March 02, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
This weekend, enjoy the Calefax Quintet's unconventional take on Debussy, celebrate Women's History Month and the Girl Scouts centennial, and welcome the Persian New Year.
March 01, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
The aptly-titled new exhibition at the Hirshhorn, "Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color and Space," features installations by five Latin American artists that focus on the interaction of light and space.
February 28, 2012 | By Jeff Campagna
Events Feb 28-March 1: Paradox of Liberty, A Not So Still Life, and Perspectives on “Limits to Growth”
This week, learn about slavery at Monticello, meet artist Ginny Ruffner, and join experts for a day of discussion on sustainability.
February 27, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
The Oscar-nominated writer tells how he adapted Brian Selznick's bestseller for the screen.
February 24, 2012 | By Daniel Eagan
This week, see teen spoken word poets compete in the Youth Slam Team Semi-finals, enjoy ancient music from Japan, and hear the artists behind "Suprasensorial" discuss their work.
February 21, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Here's a quick look at the five nominees.
February 17, 2012 | By Daniel Eagan
This weekend, learn about the influences of artist Jacob Lawrence, celebrate Presidents' Day Weekend with the whole family, and take a tour of some of the most famous Civil War sites.
February 17, 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