Freer Gallery of Art
This upcoming weekend, check out a Kung Fu classic, a hip hop performance and meet emerging musicians
August 18, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg
This weekend, bring your child for story time at the Air and Space Museum, play in a scavenger hunt , and catch a sculpture exhibit that's about to close
August 11, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg
A Chinese film screening, fold the Star-Spangled Banner and other upcoming events for the weekend
August 04, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg
Summer and the city is hot. Refresh and cool down at these exhibits, closing this month.
August 02, 2011 | By Jamie Simon
Events August 1-5: Seasons Arts of Japan, Doll Pins, Gherman Titov, Ancient Central America, Dinner and a Movie
This week visit the Smithsonian for ExplorAsia, a craft session at Anacostia, a chance to learn about Russian cosmonaut Gherman Titov and more
August 01, 2011 | By Brittany Dant
This Thursday evening, get your groove on at the Asian art museums annual celebration
July 26, 2011 | By Jeff Campagna
Watch the last space shuttle liftoff, take part in Nationals Baseball Family Day and take a peek into the Made in Hong Kong Film Festival
July 07, 2011 | By Brittany Dant
This weekend watch the first IMAX movie to show at the Air and Space Museum, a look into the life of Babe Ruth and a journey into the Sackler's Echoes of the Past exhibit.
June 30, 2011 | By Brittany Dant
How a portrait sparked a battle between an artist–James McNeill Whistler—and his patron–Frederick R. Leyland
June 2011 | By Owen Edwards
It is said that April showers bring May flowers. So what do May flowers bring? Pollen, which attracts bees (and attacks the sinuses), and nectar which feeds the butterflies, emblematic of the welcome change in seasons. We know it's spring when we start to see butterflies again, but how do butterfli...
May 12, 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs
International and indie film buffs should check out the veritable bonanza of fine selections at the Film Forward Festival coming up this Thursday night, May 12. Movies will be showing in eight Smithsonian venues on the National Mall. See below for details, and check here for ticket information.A Sm...
May 10, 2011 | By Jeff Campagna
Monday, May 2 Written in BoneFamily-friendly and hands-on. Forensic anthropology is not just for scientists! Meet at Natural History in the exhibition, "Written in Bone: Forensic Files of the 17th-Century Chesapeake," and learn to use human bones to solve mysteries. In no time at all, be an expert ...
May 02, 2011 | By Michelle Strange
Friday, April 29 Poets & PaintersCelebrate National Poetry Month! Use the paintings at the museum to inspire your poetry. View the paintings and read poetry aloud, followed by a discussion of the artwork. Free. 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM. American Art Gallery. Madeline Andre and Arcynta Ali-Childs blog...
April 28, 2011 | By Michelle Strange
When a British shipping magnate Frederick R. Leyland asked the expatriate American artist James McNeill Whistler to redecorate his dining room in 1876 and 1877, a dispute arose between the artist and his patron. Whistler had promised “minor alterations” but lavishly painted the room with plumed pea...
April 26, 2011 | By Madeline Andre
Monday, April 18 Peacock Room Comes to America: A new view of Whistler's Peacock RoomThe Peacock Room at the Freer Gallery is recently restored to its appearance in 1908, when the museum's founder Charles Lang Freer filled its shelves with ceramics he had collected throughout Asia. For those of yo...
April 18, 2011 | By Michelle Strange
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
It seems that the weather is finally breaking and spring temperatures might be here to stay. So, the ATM blog team has come up with a list of the five best kept secret gardens and getaways around the Smithsonian Institution. Get the jump on summer and discover some great new places to take in the b...
April 06, 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs
Monday April 4: FONZ Photo ClubIf you’re a shutterbug with a penchant for snapping shots of critters, come on out to the National Zoo and participate in the Friends Of the National Zoo (FONZ) photo club’s monthly meeting. Share your photos, hear from speakers and learn about new techniques that may...
April 04, 2011 | By Michelle Strange
Friday, March 25: DisorderUsing footage taken by amateur filmmakers, director Huang Weikai stitched short segments together to create a one-of-a-kind documentary. The film captures the anarchy, violence and seething anxiety animating China’s major cities today, as urbanization advances at a breakne...
March 24, 2011 | By Jesse Rhodes
Here at the ATM blog, our St. Patrick's Day celebration this year is all about snakes and serpents. For it was these slithery reptiles that St Patrick was supposed to have driven into the sea, banishing all of that nation's snakes from the land. Turns out, though, there are lots of snakes at the Sm...
March 17, 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs