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Guest blogger and Portrait Gallery historian Amy Henderson reflects on the Gallery's Olympian collection.
July 09, 2012 | By Amy Henderson
This week at the Smithsonian, debate the merits of contemporary art, craft your own stationery, and learn more about the Battle of Shiloh.
July 09, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
“Six Degrees of Peggy Bacon” shows how one relatively unknown but well-connected artist was linked to many of art and society’s most influential people.
July 06, 2012 | By Kat J. McAlpine
This weekend, become a constellation, make your own Silk Road mirror and enjoy the Classical stylings of pianist James D'León
July 05, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
New songs by the American folk legend keep turning up, a century after his birth
July 2012 | By Abigail Tucker
Think you know all of the cool sights on the Mall? We bet you'll find these insider tips from the Institution helpful this tourist season.
June 29, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
“One Life: Amelia Earhart” takes visitors on a clockwise journey around the one-room exhibit, a thoughtful, deliberate selection of photographs, artwork and memorabilia documents an extraordinary life.
June 29, 2012 | By Kat J. McAlpine
This weekend, commemorate Amelia Earhart, observe the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and make your own graphic tee.
June 28, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
Mixing movie genres, from Abbott and Costello to SCTV
June 20, 2012 | By Daniel Eagan
This week, explore the history of political advertising, talk to designer Jackie Flanagan of Nana Boutique, and find the intersection of art and astronomy with Karel Nel and Nick Scoville of the COSMOS project.
June 18, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Here are some films that give parenthood a bad name
June 15, 2012 | By Daniel Eagan
To commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812, the museum debuts a curated collection of portraits and artifacts
June 15, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
Was the national anthem really set to the melody of a drinking tune? Take a closer look at the original manuscript of Francis Scott Key's song
June 13, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
Events June 12-14: Temple of Invention Tour, A Healthy Future in Renewable Energy, and Painting with Maya-Mam
This week, take a tour of the Old Patent Office Building, learn about renewable energy sources, and paint with Mayan artist Ubaldo Sánchez.
June 11, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
How Hollywood portrays musicians—rock, jazz and country—as they tour
June 08, 2012 | By Daniel Eagan
This weekend celebrate World Oceans Day, 100 Years of Girl Scouts and hat designer, Lula Mae Reeves
June 07, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
A delightful new film takes viewers to India’s picturesque western state of Rajasthan
June 07, 2012 | By Susan Spano
This week, watch the transit of Venus, take a "living portrait," and explore the work of Chinese dissident artist Ai WeiWei.
June 04, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Richard Field was an undergrad with gumption when he visited the painter at his Long Island home. Nearly 60 years later, Field recalls the memorable affair
June 01, 2012 | By Henry Adams
Sculptor Danh Vo deconstructs the American icon
June 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg