Smithsonian American Art Museum
Take a look back in time and learn the five lives of the old Patent Office Building
July 27, 2011 | By Julie Mianecki
This week join the Smithsonian Institution in offering you a look into the stars, a drawing work shop courtesy of the African Art Museum, National Zoo Keeper Week, a free summer concert series and Mars Day!
July 18, 2011 | By Brittany Dant
A new show looks at the growth of science and technology in the 19th century, as a new nation embraced the transformative power of American ingenuity
July 15, 2011 | By Beth Py-Lieberman
As the pro cyclists in the famed Tour de France approach the Pyrenees Mountains, we suggest a break from your TV viewing of the excitement to see where you can get your bicycle fix at the Smithsonian
July 13, 2011 | By Jeanne Maglaty
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
During the week of June 13, spend an afternoon drawing, get some old school laundry tips, recreate a piece of American history and much more
June 13, 2011 | By Brittany Dant
Events for the week of June 6 include spacesuits, a quilting demonstration, ikebana and more
June 06, 2011 | By Michelle Strange
Events for the weekend of June 3-4 include jazz, a Nigerian art lecture, and Family Day at the Renwick
June 02, 2011 | By Michelle Strange
On the eve of the 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee, we present a list of some of the toughest words to spell from around the Smithsonian
June 01, 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs
Events for the weekend of May 20-22 include a celebration of Hawaiian culture and the Renwick Craft Invitational
May 18, 2011 | By Michelle Strange
Friday, May 13 Not Your Father's Planetarium ShowCosmic Collisions, a planetarium show, is the story of a speeding comet that collides with Earth's atmosphere. Zipping along at 40 million years per second, the film takes visitors on a journey through time and space that includes colossal impacts...
May 13, 2011 | By Michelle Strange
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
Monday, May 9 -- Beautiful butterfliesWith new summer hours in place, you can stroll through this special butterfly exhibit with exotic plants and live butterflies from around the world until the last entry at 6 PM. Tickets are required, however and rates are as follows: $6 for adults; $5.50 for ...
May 09, 2011 | By Michelle Strange
Friday, May 6 Garden Fest!Family-friendly celebration of plants, gardens and gardening. Add to a garden mural, build a puppet, make a miniature Japanese garden and take home seeds for your garden. Saturday will include live music and a stilt walker. Location: Enid A. Haupt Garden, south of the C...
May 06, 2011 | By Michelle Strange
Monday, May 2 Written in BoneFamily-friendly and hands-on. Forensic anthropology is not just for scientists! Meet at Natural History in the exhibition, "Written in Bone: Forensic Files of the 17th-Century Chesapeake," and learn to use human bones to solve mysteries. In no time at all, be an expert ...
May 02, 2011 | By Michelle Strange
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
Monday, April 25 Born to be Wild 3D features the conservation efforts of primatologist Birute Galdikas with orangutans in Borneo, along with that of Dame Daphne Sheldrick‘s work with elephants in Kenya. Both women live near the animals, rescuing them and returning them to live in the wild. Film ...
April 25, 2011 | By Michelle Strange
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
According to one of Judith Schaechter's bios, she "single-handedly revolutionized the craft of stained glass through her unique aesthetic and inventive approach to materials." Judith Schaechter, while flattered by the description, wants you to know two things: one, she did not write that bio and tw...
April 13, 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs