This week, bring the family to a play about eco-friendly practices, preview the Smithsonian Craft Show, and kick back to a Latin jazz concert.
April 16, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
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
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
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 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
Watch a documentary about the couple who broke through interracial marriage laws, learn the story behind Dale Chihuly's blanket cylinders and beat the blues with the Andrea Wood Quintet.
January 17, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Events Dec. 19-22: Fly Me To Mars, Holiday Arts and Crafts, American Craft Masterpieces, Butterfly Pavilion
This week, meet a children's author and scientist, make holiday crafts, learn about a masterpiece tapestry, and see exotic tropical butterflies
December 19, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg
In honor of Thanksgiving Day, we present a wide array of feasts found in the Smithsonian's art collections
November 23, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg
A former White House resident dishes on what it was like to live in the White House as a teenager
October 18, 2011 | By Megan Gambino
Events for the weekend of June 3-4 include jazz, a Nigerian art lecture, and Family Day at the Renwick
June 02, 2011 | By Michelle Strange
Events for the weekend of May 20-22 include a celebration of Hawaiian culture and the Renwick Craft Invitational
May 18, 2011 | By Michelle Strange
As much as the ATM blog team enjoys keeping you up-to-date with the latest-and greatest-happenings around the Smithsonian Institution, we're equally excited when readers share their experiences with us— what exhibitions they've seen, which museums they've visited and what keeps bringing them back t...
April 22, 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs
Porcelain artist Cliff Lee spent 17 years trying to recreate a glaze. He succeeded. Then, he lost the formula. Three years would pass before he could successfully (and continually) reproduce the imperial yellow glaze of the 15th-century Ming court. The glaze is one of his biggest discoveries and re...
April 19, 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs
Friday, April 15: Latin JazzThe John Santos Sextet will perform jazz from Cuba, Puerto Rico and the United States. Santos, a four-time Grammy nominee, is an expert of Afro-Latino music and is known for his innovative use of traditional forms and instruments in combination with contemporary music....
April 14, 2011 | By Michelle Strange
According to one of Judith Schaechter's bios, she "single-handedly revolutionized the craft of stained glass through her unique aesthetic and inventive approach to materials." Judith Schaechter, while flattered by the description, wants you to know two things: one, she did not write that bio and tw...
April 13, 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs
All Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are open.Don't miss out on all the events and happenings, all scheduled as planned. Tarantula feedings at the Natural History Museum. A special tour of the Kinsey Collections at American History. An Earth Day celebration at the American Art Museum.And he...
April 08, 2011 | By Beth Py-Lieberman
Ubaldo Vitali (b. 1944) is “arguably the greatest living silversmith in the United States,” according to Ulysses Dietz, one of the curators of the new Renwick Gallery exhibition, History in the Making: Renwick Craft Invitational. Vitali is a go-to-guy for commissioned work from high-end houses li...
March 29, 2011 | By Jeff Campagna
Towering over viewers at an astonishing 107 inches, Viola Frey's Lady in Blue and Yellow Dress commands your attention.Currently on view at the Renwick Gallery, Lady in Blue and Yellow Dress exemplifies what made Frey—who died in 2004 at the age of 70—unique as an artist. She was a classic artist w...
February 15, 2011 | By Ryan Reed
Friday, January 21: Painting Techniques of Henry Ossawa TannerMuseum conservators Amber Kerr-Allison and Brian Baade present findings of their recent study and analysis of six of Tanner’s works in the permanent collection, including the newly conserved Flight into Egypt. Learn how Tanner’s document...
January 21, 2011 | By Jesse Rhodes
Tuesday, January 18:The Washington D.C. area experienced a snow and ice event, but all of the Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are open today. The National Museum of Natural History's Naturalist Center located in Leesburg, Virginia, is closed today. A quilting demonstration at the Nationa...
January 18, 2011 | By Jesse Rhodes