With 2012's national party conventions and subsequent coverage upon us, curator Amy Henderson from the National Portrait Gallery looks back at the most trusted man in news
August 27, 2012 | By Amy Henderson
This week, see the latest from Barbara Kruger, crafting contemporaries and the Zoo's baby boom
August 27, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
There's a bacterium on a diatom on an amphipod on a frog on a bump on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea!
August 22, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
The final part in our series introduces you to the work of five more artists, from giant roses to combat video games to surrealist assemblages
August 22, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
Filtering van Goghs works to simulate color blindness unlocks strikingly different images, perhaps revealing something about the way the famous painter saw the world
August 20, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
This week, learn more about the Tuskegee Airmen, test your Olympic trivia and learn how to care for your heirlooms
August 20, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
The number of people currently in slavery is estimated to be upwards of 27 million — double the number of slaves taken from Africa during the transatlantic slave trade
August 17, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
With her magazine, the longtime editor sold sex as well as the latest, often provocative fashions
August 17, 2012 | By Emily Spivack
This week's look at five more names from the prestigious short list and where to see their work
August 15, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
With the '80s and '90s status-symbol clothing a bargain on eBay, the Brooklyn artist buys, disassembles and reconstructs them to make abstract "paintings"
August 13, 2012 | By Emily Spivack
NASA’s Curiosity rover has been on the surface of the red planet for a week today, and this interactive panorama makes you feel like you’re actually there. We know that saying gets bandied about a lot, but it really, really does. As space writer Amy Shira Teitel notes, “how are these things popping up so fast!” By [...]
August 13, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
This week at the Smithsonian, learn about emerging green jobs, celebrate Julia Child's birthday and unwind with a tribute to Thelonious Monk
August 13, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
Start the weekend off with a date night at the Freer Gallery, then enjoy Super Science Saturday at the Udvar-Hazy Center and learn about the Earth with author Robert Hazen.
August 09, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
Science provides an answer on what details in an urban street scene clue people in on what city it is from.
August 09, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
We help you sort out who's who from the museum's recent announcement, in a series of three posts
August 08, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
Vintage styles cycle in and out of favor among medal-winning racers
August 08, 2012 | By Emily Spivack
The artist behind "I shop therefore I am" has plastered her monumental statements all over the Hirshhorn
August 06, 2012 | By Jeanie Riess
This week, sketch like a master, catch a concert that blends Native American and Celtic sounds and stitch in the presence of greatness
August 06, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
Clendenin's photos evoke the feeling that for all the changes seen by the modern Olympic games, the athletes themselves could easily be transposed across time.
August 01, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
With a watercolor sketchbook guide, Adolf Konrad drew on his talents to record his belongings
August 01, 2012 | By Emily Spivack