The world-famous photographer takes her career in an entirely different direction with her new show, "Pilgrimage"
January 25, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
This week, see Annie Leibovitz talk about her latest project at the American Art Museum, discuss the state of the American Indian in America, and bring your kids to Air and Space to learn about the Apollo 11 flight.
January 23, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Our top ten picks from the Smithsonian Twitterati and blogrolls.
January 20, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Weekend Events January 20-22: An Evening with Alice Waters, Create Your Own Peacock Room and Dance for the Dying
This weekend, welcome Alice Waters to the National Portrait Gallery, curate your own Peacock Room, and enjoy an acoustic performance from local rock band Dance for the Dying.
January 19, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
At the Portrait Gallery, Historian Amy Henderson Awaits the Presentation of a New Portrait of Chef Alice Waters
January 18, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
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
Turkish video artist Ali Kazma captures the actions of a man who seems to be the most efficient stamper of paper ever at the Hirshhorn's Black Box Theater.
January 10, 2012 | By Jeff Campagna
This week, experience Mission: Impossible in IMAX, rediscover the iconic work of Andy Warhol, and learn about the most innovative work happening on the Web
January 09, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
On this day in 1838, Samuel Morse publicly demonstrated his telegraph for the first time. But how did he get the idea in the first place?
January 06, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
This weekend, watch an Iranian film, attend a stamp collecting workshop or listen to eclectic Baroque chamber music
January 05, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
A 1912 photograph proves explorer Captain Robert Scott reached the South Pole—but wasn't the first
January 2012 | By Victoria Olsen
Would you have bought a Picasso painting in 1905, before the artist was known? These siblings did.
January 2012 | By Arthur Lubow
Like the Steins, other collectors and patrons influenced 20th-century art by supporting new genres and unheralded artists
January 2012 | By Arthur Lubow
This week, take part in the Portrait Gallery's special winter break and celebrate Kwanzaa
December 27, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg
This week, see young people's creative works, learn about Gertrude Stein, and have a merry Christmas
December 22, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg
A new exhibition at the American Art Museum features models of a variety of unusual 19th-century devices
December 20, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg
This week, see Happy Feet Two in 3D, meet a children's author, and enjoy an acoustic performance by a local indie frontman
December 15, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg
This week, see a holiday performance, talk to a bird expert, meet a pair of Native artists, and attend a jazz concert
December 12, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg
This week, see a critically-lauded Thai film, attend a hands-on day of aviation activities, and hear a live concert pianist perform
December 08, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg
A new exhibition combines a seminal Warhol film with a pair of modern responses
December 07, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg