CommunitiesCommunities are social groups, including immigrant and ethnic groups, with a shared interest, cultural heritage or worldview
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
Monday, October 12: Book SigningRobert F. Door will be available to autograph his book Hell Hawks!: The Untold Story of the American Fliers Who Savaged Hitler’s Wehrmacht. Free. Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, 12:00-5:00 PM.Tuesday, October 13: Celebramos Panama: A Musical ExtravaganzaCelebrate Hispan...
October 12, 2009 | By Jesse Rhodes
At New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art, Amy Herman schools police in the fine art of deductive observation
October 2009 | By Neal Hirschfeld
A chance discovery of police archives may reveal the fate of tens of thousands of people who disappeared in Guatemala's civil war
October 2009 | By Julian Smith
This past Saturday, I kept nervously glancing out my window hoping the rain would eventually stop. I had agreed to participate in Rochester Institute of Technology's Big Shot Photo that night. While I was excited about the event, standing in the rain for 45 minutes seemed like a less-than-ideal way...
September 29, 2009 | By Abby Callard
Friday, September 25: Staged Stories Artists’ RoundtableArtists Christyl Boger, Mark Newport, Mary Van Cline, and SunKoo Yuh work in the traditional mediums of ceramics, fiber, and glass—but they take their art in very nontraditional directions. Their work is currently on display in the exhibit St...
September 25, 2009 | By Jesse Rhodes
John Kapono'ai Molitau chants as he turns to face the audience, which includes Senators Dan Inouye and Daniel Akaka from Hawaii. In one motion, Molitau dips woven leaves into a wooden bowl, snaps his wrist and lets the water fall to the floor near the traditional Hawaiian canoe in the Potomac Atri...
September 21, 2009 | By Abby Callard
Thousands of World War II prisoners ended up in mills, farm fields and even dining rooms across the United States
September 16, 2009 | By J. Malcolm Garcia
Friday, September 4Sorry kids, there aren't any special events happening in the evening hours at the Smithsonian this Friday. Check out the Smithsonian's events and activities calendar for a listing of regularly scheduled happenings at the museums.Saturday, September 5: Saturday Morning CartoonsI'...
September 04, 2009 | By Jesse Rhodes
Photographer Sean Kernan followed Polish immigrants Andrej and Alec Bozek from an Austrian refugee camp to Texas
September 2009 | By Dewitt Sage
Transforming everyday items into Native American artwork, Jungen bridges the gap between indigenous and mass cultures
September 2009 | By Megan Gambino