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This week, watch the transit of Venus, take a "living portrait," and explore the work of Chinese dissident artist Ai WeiWei.
June 04, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Events June 1-3: Native Athletes in the Olympics, Zebra Day, Ocean: Multimedia, Dance, Film and Music
This weekend, prep for the Olympics with some history, meet the Zebras at the zoo and celebrate the ocean in a multimedia experience.
June 01, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
Food writer Ruth Reichl looks at the impact of the famous chef's partnership with her husband Paul
June 2012 | By Ruth Reichl
This week, watch a tarantula feeding, test your Hollywood knowledge at the National Portrait Gallery's trivia night, and learn about the extraordinary phenomenon of bird migration.
May 29, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Scientists worry that a contest to send robotic rovers to the moon will threaten lunar landmarks
May 2012 | By Michael Milstein
This post is part of our ongoing series in which ATM invites guest bloggers from among the Smithsonian Institution’s scientists, curators, researchers and historians to write for us. The National Portrait Gallery’s cultural historian Amy Henderson recently wrote about Louis Armstrong’s last recorded performance at the National Press Club. A front page article in May [...]
May 25, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
From now through Friday, you have the chance to help decide which icon of American History will be featured in a new portrait by artist Robert Weingarten
May 24, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
This weekend, air out your dirty laundry, live the life of "aloha" and check out the American Art Museum's latest exhibit.
May 24, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
After a risky caesarean section and intensive care, two cheetah cubs have been nursed back to health and now come to live at the Zoo
May 23, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Smithsonian Institution staff photographer Eric Long captured the moment this morning on his way to work
May 23, 2012 | By Beth Py-Lieberman
This week, try a cup of organic shade-grown coffee, see spots on the sun, and bring your toddlers to rock out with Shine and the Moonbeams.
May 21, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Betty White is a self-described “zoo nut.” At age 90, she balances her still-thriving acting career with advocacy work for zoos—particularly the Los Angeles Zoo, where she serves as a trustee. “Wherever I travel, I try to steal time to check out whatever zoo is within reach,” she writes, in her latest book Betty & [...]
May 18, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
This weekend celebrate Asian-Pacific Heritage Month, do the Mambo at the National Museum of African Art and witness Tom Stone carve a traditional Hawiian surfboard.
May 17, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
The guitarist and singer pioneered the genre of Go-Go and became intricately connected with DC's cultural identity
May 17, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
"Fragments," the second of three Ai WeiWei exhibitions this year, opens at the Sackler Gallery
May 16, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Curator Larry Bird tells of the adventure—from Fort Wayne, Indiana, to Washington, D.C.
May 15, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
How a ditch irrigation system in the arid Southwest became the backbone of local democracy.
May 14, 2012 | By Sarah C. Rich
This week, watch a documentary about Hawaiian music, enjoy a performance of Dominican merengue and Haitian méringue, and chow down at ZooFari
May 14, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
As a part of the Arts, Military + Healing: A Collaborative Initiative, this week-long event brings veterans, artists and civilians together to make art from their experiences with war.
May 11, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
Tonight, the Hirshhorn's nightly 360-degree projection, SONG 1, comes alive with an outdoor concert.
May 11, 2012 | By Aviva Shen