National Portrait Gallery
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
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
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
Events May 4-6: Cool off with IMAX, Fly a kite at the Sackler and celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Smithsonian
This weekend, view the spectacular journey of a polar bear and her cubs in IMAX, make your own Korean kite and join Smithsonian in kicking off the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration.
May 03, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
Guest blogger and Portrait Gallery historian Amy Henderson discusses Louis Armstrong and the meaning of stardom
April 24, 2012 | By Amy Henderson
Learn about the jazz legends who transformed American music.
April 14, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Events April 13-15: Visio-Disco, Royal Mail Ship Titanic Centennial, Insights into Coltrane and Hancock
This weekend, hit the dance floor at the Visio-Disco, learn about the Titanic’s on board postal service and celebrate Jazz History Month at Rhythm Cafe: Insights into Coltrane and Hancock.
April 12, 2012 | By Kelly Smith
Two portraits of Fred Korematsu, the face of the Japanese American internment of World War II, have been donated to the National Portrait Gallery
April 10, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
As part of the Google Art Project, you can now virtually wander the halls of the museums and see remarkably detailed reproductions of hundreds of works
April 05, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
This week, spend spring break at the National Portrait Gallery, explore the Smithsonian gardens, and learn about baseball's special place in our presidential history.
April 02, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
This week, test your memory of the 80s, enjoy a performance from Marlboro Music Festival's best young musicians, and learn what techniques distinguished early American painters.
March 26, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
With new leads on where she may have landed, the mystery and her legacy continue.
March 20, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
Our new feature, Ask Smithsonian, is all about finding the answers. Do you have a question for our curators?
March 15, 2012 | By Beth Py-Lieberman
A curator tells the story of 19th-century American socialites, who like Cora Crowley, hopped the pond, found noble husbands and flushed the British Empire with much-needed cash
March 14, 2012 | By Amy Henderson
"Once a girl scout, always a girl scout" is the defining motto of an exhibition devoted to the founder of the organization
March 12, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
The National Portrait Gallery showcases Harry Warnecke's early color photographs of famous faces from the 1930s and '40s.
March 02, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
This weekend, enjoy the Calefax Quintet's unconventional take on Debussy, celebrate Women's History Month and the Girl Scouts centennial, and welcome the Persian New Year.
March 01, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
This week, see teen spoken word poets compete in the Youth Slam Team Semi-finals, enjoy ancient music from Japan, and hear the artists behind "Suprasensorial" discuss their work.
February 21, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
This weekend, learn about the influences of artist Jacob Lawrence, celebrate Presidents' Day Weekend with the whole family, and take a tour of some of the most famous Civil War sites.
February 17, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
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