CommunitiesCommunities are social groups, including immigrant and ethnic groups, with a shared interest, cultural heritage or worldview
Monday, March 15: Seasoned with SpiritEnjoy episodes of the public television series Seasoned with Spirit, and join host Loretta Barrett Oden as she visits Native communities to learn about their agricultural and culinary traditions. In Food Upon the Water, Oden participates in a wild rice harvest ...
March 15, 2010 | By Jesse Rhodes
In New York City, a new exhibition at the American Indian Museum's George Gustav Heye Center, is intriguingly entitled, "HIDE: Skin as Material and Metaphor."In the show, "Skin" is both that of human and animal flesh and proves not only to be subject matter, but as animal hide, it becomes the mate...
March 09, 2010 | By Jamie Simon
Monday, March 8: Seasoned with SpiritEnjoy episodes of the public television series Seasoned with Spirit, join host Loretta Barrett Oden as she visits Native communities to learn about their agricultural and culinary traditions. In Food Upon the Water, Oden participates in a wild rice harvest and s...
March 08, 2010 | By Jesse Rhodes
A vital stop on China's ancient Silk Road, the Uighur city of Kashgar may lose its old quarter to plans for "progress"
March 2010 | By Joshua Hammer
Using government documents, author Angela Walton-Raji traced her ancestors to the slaves owned by American Indians
February 17, 2010 | By Katy June-Friesen
The vast Navajo tribal park on the border of Utah and New Mexico stars in Hollywood movies but remains largely hidden to visitors
February 2010 | By Tony Perrottet
How the great influx of people from Africa and the Caribbean since 1965 is challenging what it means to be African-American
February 2010 | By Ira Berlin
Driving through the southwest? Make sure to read our tips on the best ways to appreciate Monument Valley
January 25, 2010 | By Bruce Hathaway
Friday, January 15:Sorry kids, no special evening events happening today. But never fear—other stuff is here! Be sure to check this Web site for a listing of regularly scheduled Smithsonian fun.Saturday, January 16: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Three-Day Family FestivalCivil rights is an ongoing...
January 15, 2010 | 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
Monday, December 7: Seasons of LightFor an all-inclusive seasonal celebration, check out “Seasons of Light.” Performed annually for the past ten years, “Seasons of Light” features the customs of winter holidays from different cultures, such as Ramadan, Devali, Hanukkah, Las Posadas, Christmas and W...
December 07, 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
As you’re baking pies and basting the bird this Thanksgiving, make sure to tune into the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The National Museum of the American Indian will be sponsoring a float this year!Called “The Spirit of Thanksgiving,” the float is inspired by the sculpture Allies in War, Partner...
November 25, 2009 | By Megan Gambino
Events for the Week of 11/23-27: Dig It!, Space Exploration, American Food, and the Freer's Annual Attic Sale!
Monday, November 23: Sorry kids, no special events today. But be sure to check this website for a listing of regularly scheduled Smithsonian fun.Tuesday, November 24: Dig It! ActivitiesExperience the Natural History Museum’s Dig It! exhibition a la carte! As you tour the show, keep an eye out for v...
November 23, 2009 | By Jesse Rhodes
Weekend Events: Celebrate American Indian Heritage, Astronaut Art, and Sesame Street's 40th Birthday!
Friday, November 13: Vice Adm. Donald D. Engen Flight Jacket Night: A Conversation with Alan BeanOn November 19th, 1969, Alan Bean became the fourth man to set foot on the Moon during the second lunar landing as the Apollo 12 lunar module pilot. After a distinguished career at NASA, he retired in 1...
November 13, 2009 | By Jesse Rhodes
In a recently published memoir written over 60 years ago, veteran James Daugherty details his experiences as an African-American in combat
November 06, 2009 | By Abby Callard
Novelist Tim O'Brien revisits his past to come to terms with his rural hometown
November 2009 | By Tim O'Brien
Simeon Wright recalls the events surrounding his cousin's murder and the importance of having the casket on public display
November 2009 | By Abby Callard
She began her career as a musical prodigy and ended up breaking down racial barriers in the recording and film industries
October 16, 2009 | By Karen Chilton
Brian Jungen is quite the craftsman. The Vancouver-based installation artist is known for using common objects as raw materials in the construction of playful, and often provocative, sculptures. For example, he's built whale skeletons from plastic patio chairs, totem poles from golf bags, an enormo...
October 15, 2009 | By Megan Gambino