This week, explore the history of political advertising, talk to designer Jackie Flanagan of Nana Boutique, and find the intersection of art and astronomy with Karel Nel and Nick Scoville of the COSMOS project.
June 18, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Events June 12-14: Temple of Invention Tour, A Healthy Future in Renewable Energy, and Painting with Maya-Mam
This week, take a tour of the Old Patent Office Building, learn about renewable energy sources, and paint with Mayan artist Ubaldo Sánchez.
June 11, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
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
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 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
This week, take a garden tour, discover the universe through cutting edge developments in X-ray telescopes, and meet acclaimed artist Roni Horn.
April 30, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
This week, discover new research on genetics, enjoy a performance from the Marlboro Music Festival's best young talent, and learn the elements that make a good film.
April 23, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
This week, bring the family to a play about eco-friendly practices, preview the Smithsonian Craft Show, and kick back to a Latin jazz concert.
April 16, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Events March 20-22: Walt Whitman and the Civil War, Pray the Devil Back to Hell, and Big Bang for the Buck
This week, learn about Walt Whitman's hospital work in DC during the Civil War, watch a documentary on Liberian women who helped stop a bloody conflict with silent protest, and trace the origins of the universe through the results of the WMAP Explorer space mission.
March 19, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Weekend Events March 16-18: Evolution of Video Games, Saint Paddy Party, and Masterworks of Three Centuries
This weekend, "Art of Video Games" curator Chris Melissinos leads a panel on the past, present and future of video games, Saint Paddy Party turns the Discovery Theater green, and baritone William Sharp performs Schumann.
March 15, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
An new super-interactive exhibition at the Smithsonian's Ripley Center teaches math, science and engineering skills, but don't tell the kids because the gallery is a huge playground
March 13, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
This week, take a virtual tour of the Amazon River, learn how to preserve your favorite works of art at home, and enjoy the eclectic jazz of the Lovejoygroup.
March 05, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Smithsonian's newest museum, scheduled to open in 2015, will feature Obama, Laura Bush and others
February 16, 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
This week, see a holiday performance, talk to a bird expert, meet a pair of Native artists, and attend a jazz concert
December 12, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg
A Holocaust survivor's story is told through a visually stunning new exhibition of fabric art at the S. Dillon Ripley Center
November 28, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg
This week, take a guided tour of the Postal Museum, celebrate an opera composer, attend a poetry performance and mingle at the Natural History Museum at night
November 28, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg
Blume will receive a John P. McGovern Award from Smithsonian Associates Monday evening at the Ripley Center
November 25, 2011 | By Jeff Campagna
This week, come to an interactive art event, discuss life on meteorites, learn about Women in Hong Kong and take in some live jazz
October 17, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg
A recently opened show, on view in the S. Dillon Ripley Center, honors the work of young artists with disabilities
September 09, 2011 | By Megan Gambino