National Portrait Gallery
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
The National Portrait Gallery tells the story, through portraits, of Reagan's ascension from radio announcer to president of the United States
July 01, 2011 | By Megan Gambino
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
Events June 27-July 1: Trivia Night, Book Signing, the Butterfly Garden and an American Indian Museum Film
Join the Smithsonian Institution this week in offering a look into questions of race, a Hollywood inspired trivia game, a fun filled afternoon with the butterflies and more.
June 27, 2011 | By Brittany Dant
Guitarist Vernon Reid takes on a new project, the multimedia show, Artificial Afrika; see the performance at the Portrait Gallery this weekend
June 24, 2011 | By Jeff Campagna
The weekend of June 24-26, take a look inside the Smithsonian Castle, a story you and your children will love and a new way to view the National Portrait Gallery
June 23, 2011 | By Brittany Dant
Visit the Smithsonian museums to look at some of the wonders of the universe and dive into the Portrait Gallery for a double feature
June 16, 2011 | By Brittany Dant
This morning, the National Portrait Gallery unveiled its latest acquisition, a painting of the philanthropic team Bill and Melinda Gates by the New York City and Truro, Massachusetts-based artist Jon Friedman
May 17, 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs
Ambassador Andrew Young has led a distinguished career, filled with firsts. A graduate of Howard University and Hartford Theological Seminary, Young was the first black congressman from the Deep South elected since reconstruction and the first black U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Now, the c...
May 11, 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
As we continue our four-year-long coverage of the Civil War, highlighting the exhibitions and events around the Smithsonian Institution that commemorate the seminal moments of the war during this, its sesquicentennial, the ATM blog team focuses our attention today on the death of Col. Elmer E. Ells...
May 02, 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs
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
April is National Poetry Month, so to honor the words and songs of famous poets, the Wednesday List is all about poetry. Scattered across the Smithsonian museums, here are a few of the most influential and famous poets you already know, as well as a few newcomers whose work you may want to get fami...
April 28, 2011 | By Madeline Andre
As much as the ATM blog team enjoys keeping you up-to-date with the latest-and greatest-happenings around the Smithsonian Institution, we're equally excited when readers share their experiences with us— what exhibitions they've seen, which museums they've visited and what keeps bringing them back t...
April 22, 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs
Now read this post carefully, because there will be a quiz at the end. Let's begin with a history lesson.Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970 in cities and university campuses all over the United States. Founded by Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson, Earth Day began as a series of teach-ins ...
April 20, 2011 | By Madeline Andre
It is a widely held belief that in the largely political climate of Washington, D.C., more often that not, what you see is not necessarily what you get. And that some of the most interesting aspects of people's lives—including the more fascinating stories— are those rarely seen by the public. The s...
April 15, 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs
By now you know that this year marks the sesquicentennial of the beginning of the Civil War. And you're probably aware of the variety of events, exhibitions and programs taking place across the Smithsonian Institution commemorating that pivotal time in United States history. But what you may not kn...
April 13, 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs
“At 4:30 AM, the heavy thud of a mortar broke the stillness. A single shell from Fort Johnson on James Island rose high into the still-starry sky, curved downward and burst directly over Fort Sumter,” writes Smithsonian writer Fergus Bordewich in his April issue feature story “Fort Sumter: The Civi...
April 12, 2011 | By Megan Gambino
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