The National Portrait Gallery expert on celebrity culture admits that she is often captivated by the glamour and glitz that defines the Hollywood superstar
February 14, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
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
This weekend, go to the Iranian Film Festival, taste and learn why chocolate was called the "food of the gods" by the Aztecs and Mayans, and enjoy a performance by the Emerson String Quartet.
February 09, 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 week, learn why water matters, take a guided tour of the American Art Museum's exhibition, Multiplicity, and enjoy a free film at the African Art House Film Festival.
February 06, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Just in time for the Super Bowl, take a look at giants and patriots of all kinds in the Smithsonian
February 03, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
This weekend, explore the night sky at the Air and Space Museum, celebrate Black History Month at the American Art Museum, and watch The Big Sleep at the new Warner Brothers theater in the American History Museum.
February 02, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
From Kenyan storytelling performances to Black Power film screenings, February on the Mall is buzzing with Black History Month events.
February 01, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Take a look at the five upcoming exhibits we're most excited about.
February 01, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Was Leonardo da Vinci's famous anatomical chart actually a collaborative effort?
February 2012 | By Toby Lester
Two thousand years before Picasso, artists in Egypt painted some of the most arresting portraits in the history of art
February 2012 | By Smithsonian Magazine
This week, sketch at the Luce Foundation Center, learn about espionage during WWII, and enjoy a Cree film at the American Indian Museum.
January 30, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Though snubbed by scholars, the American realist painter produced surprisingly symbolic works, as a striking new exhibition makes clear
January 26, 2012 | By Henry Adams
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
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