This week at the Smithsonian: take a virtual tour beneath the earth's surface, see the Air Force Strings perform and honor the genius of Thelonius Monk.
July 16, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
Events July 13-15: After Hours at the Museum of African Art, Cranes and Clouds, “Don Juan” Screening
This weekend, hit up the Museum of African Art after hours, create Korean art and view a screening of "Don Juan."
July 12, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
Historian David C. Ward recounts the short but unprecedented Civil War attack on Washington, D.C. at the Battle of Fort Stevens on July 11, 1864.
July 11, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
Smithsonian and Google Maps launched an easy to use application Tuesday providing step by step directions inside 17 museums and the National Zoo.
July 11, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
Guest blogger and Portrait Gallery historian Amy Henderson reflects on the Gallery's Olympian collection.
July 09, 2012 | By Amy Henderson
This week at the Smithsonian, debate the merits of contemporary art, craft your own stationery, and learn more about the Battle of Shiloh.
July 09, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
“Six Degrees of Peggy Bacon” shows how one relatively unknown but well-connected artist was linked to many of art and society’s most influential people.
July 06, 2012 | By Kat J. McAlpine
This weekend, become a constellation, make your own Silk Road mirror and enjoy the Classical stylings of pianist James D'León
July 05, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
Take a couple minutes between the barbecue and fireworks to put things into the larger context by appreciating “that we are all riding through the universe together on this spaceship we call Earth, that we are all interconnected, that we are all in this together, that we are all family.” The Atlantic points us to this beautiful [...]
July 05, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
The mass media artist has been refashioning our idioms into sharp-edged cultural critiques for three decades—and now brings her work to the Hirshhorn
July 2012 | By Ron Rosenbaum
Our editors pored over more than 67,000 photographs, each one a postcard from a unique time and place
July 2012 | By Jesse Rhodes
Think you know all of the cool sights on the Mall? We bet you'll find these insider tips from the Institution helpful this tourist season.
June 29, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
“One Life: Amelia Earhart” takes visitors on a clockwise journey around the one-room exhibit, a thoughtful, deliberate selection of photographs, artwork and memorabilia documents an extraordinary life.
June 29, 2012 | By Kat J. McAlpine
This weekend, commemorate Amelia Earhart, observe the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and make your own graphic tee.
June 28, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
In the latest chapter of the series, we look at how bathing suits came to be an integral part of the Miss America competition
June 28, 2012 | By Emily Spivack
Genevieve Jones got an early start as a birder. Born in the 1850s, the 6-year old would accompany her father on egg collecting trips to fill the family’s curiosities shelf. She wanted to create a book illustrating different nests and eggs of bird species, but her family discouraged her since producing such a book would [...]
June 27, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
"African Cosmos: Stellar Arts" opens today at the African Art Museum.
June 21, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Welcome to Threaded, your go-to fashion blog for all things historical and sartorial
June 20, 2012 | By Emily Spivack
Update: This story originally discussed a prototype camera capable of capturing 50 gigapixel images. Though a design has been laid out for such a camera, the existing prototype takes one gigapixel shots. A brand new photography system uses 98 synchronized camera to capture a gigapixel photo in an instant. If this were a normal camera, [...]
June 20, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Photo: NASA/GSFC/Suomi NPP Scientists working with data collected by NASA’s new Suomi NPP satellite put together this absolutely gorgeous view of the Earth’s icy north. The image, which shows the Arctic polar ice cap, a green Europe poking out of the clouds on the left, and northern Africa, the middle east, and Asia, was made [...]
June 19, 2012 | By Colin Schultz