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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
The National Portrait Gallery expert on celebrity culture admits that she is often captivated by the glamour and glitz that defines the Hollywood superstar
February 14, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
The officer who gained glory as a warrior in the Civil War also had a domestic side.
February 14, 2012 | By Gilbert King
Make a craft for your Valentine at the Renwick Gallery, try Taiwanese noodles at the Freer Gallery, and celebrate Mardi Gras with Little Red and the Renegades.
February 13, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Hollywood does romance best in its comedies
February 10, 2012 | By Daniel Eagan
Give Paris its due, but the place has at least its share of unromantic features
February 10, 2012 | By Susan Spano
This weekend, go to the Iranian Film Festival, taste and learn why chocolate was called the "food of the gods" by the Aztecs and Mayans, and enjoy a performance by the Emerson String Quartet.
February 09, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
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
This week, learn why water matters, take a guided tour of the American Art Museum's exhibition, Multiplicity, and enjoy a free film at the African Art House Film Festival.
February 06, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Just in time for the Super Bowl, take a look at giants and patriots of all kinds in the Smithsonian
February 03, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
This weekend, explore the night sky at the Air and Space Museum, celebrate Black History Month at the American Art Museum, and watch The Big Sleep at the new Warner Brothers theater in the American History Museum.
February 02, 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
Take a look at the five upcoming exhibits we're most excited about.
February 01, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Two centuries after his birth, the novelist is still wildly popular, as a theme park, a new movie and countless festivals attest
February 2012 | By Joshua Hammer
This week, sketch at the Luce Foundation Center, learn about espionage during WWII, and enjoy a Cree film at the American Indian Museum.
January 30, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Blockbuster movies often lose out at the Oscars, while winners can't find enough viewers
January 27, 2012 | By Daniel Eagan
This weekend, the Iranian Film Festival features Abbas Kiarostami, the Renwick Gallery turns 40, and artist Kristina Bilonick leads a silkscreening demo.
January 26, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Who were the winners and losers in yesterday's announcement of the Oscar nominees?
January 25, 2012 | By Daniel Eagan
The world-famous photographer takes her career in an entirely different direction with her new show, "Pilgrimage"
January 25, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg