National Portrait Gallery
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
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
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
Our top ten picks from the Smithsonian Twitterati and blogrolls.
January 20, 2012 | By Aviva Shen