Events March 23-25: Dinner & A Movie: Skydancer, Cherry Blossom Festival Family Day, Book Signing: Jo B. Paoletti
Friday, March 23 Dinner & A Movie: Skydancer For more than 120 years, ironworkers have raised America’s modern cityscapes—sculpting the country’s skylines, fearlessly walking atop steal beams, just a foot wide. Bravery in a job like this, is crucial. In New York City, six generations of Mohawk Indians have made the job their own. This [...]
March 22, 2012 | By Kelly Smith
Sculptor Kevin Hockley unveils his fearsome replica of Titanoboa—the star of an upcoming Smithsonian Channel special and National Museum of Natural History exhibition
March 22, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
For Women's History Month, the Smithsonian Institution Archives crowdsources the identification of unknown figures in decades-old portraits
March 21, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
With new leads on where she may have landed, the mystery and her legacy continue.
March 20, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
The real prize for Kaleb Harris, winner of the American History Museum and Smithsonian Channel's Black History Month essay contest, was meeting Joseph McNeil, one of the leaders of the 1960 Greensboro sit-in
March 20, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
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
The Cheetah Conservation Station's maned wolves get a St. Patty's Day treat.
March 16, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
The Environmental Film Festival floods DC with 180 of the top nature and conservancy films from 42 countries. Here, we've picked a few highlights on view at Smithsonian locations.
March 16, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
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
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
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
"The Art of Video Games" opens at the American Art Museum with a weekend packed with enough gaming, panels, and performances to satisfy even the most hardcore gamer geek.
March 14, 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
"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
This week, discuss the varying views on public murals, take a 3-D journey of the world's coral reefs, and perform a People's Dance with Thirza Defoe.
March 12, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Around the Smithsonian, routine work can often reap scientific discovery
March 09, 2012 | By Nick Pyenson
This weekend, experience the action of John Carter in IMAX, learn how to make your own mud cloth, and find out why the horse is such an important symbol in Native American culture.
March 08, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
For the 25th anniversary of the Sackler Gallery, elaborately crafted Iranian metalwork from Arthur Sackler's original gift are now on display.
March 06, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
A new study indicates the small monkeys may help us understand what leads us to put on weight
March 06, 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