Former Grateful Dead percussionist Mickey Hart on the drum kit

The Mickey Hart Collection in Rhythm with the World

Former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart's curates a 25-album series of world music for Smithsonian Folkways that drops next week

Ubaldo Vitali's Tureen for "Risotto alla Pescatore" (2001)

A “Genius Grant” for Silversmith Ubaldo Vitali

Silversmith Ubaldo Vitali, recently featured in a Renwick Gallery exhibition, was just awarded a "genius grant."

Still from "67 Bows" (2006) by Nira Pereg

Flamingos Duck for Cover in the Hirshhorn’s New Black Box Installation

BK Adams's likeness appears locally

“Exercise Your Mynd—BK Adams I Am Art” Brightens Up the Anacostia Museum

The boldly-colored paintings and sculptures of Washington D.C.'s own BK Adams enliven the museum's main gallery

Wild Bill Hickok's present-day gravesite in Mount Moriah Cemetery in Deadwood, SD

American Wonder Wild Bill Hickok Shot and Killed From Behind on This Day in History

Wild Bill dead of a gunshot wound to the head, see one of his guns at a new exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Mariza strikes a pose

Belly Dancing After Dark at the Freer and Sackler Galleries

This Thursday evening, get your groove on at the Asian art museums annual celebration

Iron Chef-Style Showdown Sunday at the American Indian Museum

Mitsitam Cafe's own Chef Richard Hetzler does battle against Chef Don McClellan (Cherokee) using ingredients of the Three Sisters–corn, beans and squash

Humpback whale female with cooperating males around her. She just slapped her pectoral on the surface which caused the bubbles.

Flip Nicklin, Whale Photographer Extraordinaire, Tells Tales at the Ripley Center

Flip Nicklin, one of the world's leading whale photographers, shares stories from his career at the Ripley Center for a Smithsonian Associates event

Chuck Brown performs at the DC Vote Rally June 9, 2011

Go-Go at the Anacostia Museum this Saturday

Film still from Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)

Earth vs. the Flying Saucers @ the Hirshhorn

It seems as though the film might have been exhibiting camp tendencies back in 1956, too

Vernon Reid performing in 2008

Q and A With Living Colour Guitarist Vernon Reid’s “Artificial Afrika”

Guitarist Vernon Reid takes on a new project, the multimedia show, Artificial Afrika; see the performance at the Portrait Gallery this weekend

George Clinton performing in May of 2007

Smithsonian Wants George Clinton’s Funk

Country artist Victoria Blackie (Navajo)

Victoria Blackie Brings Some Country to NMAI

Catch up-and-coming Navajo country artist Victoria Blackie this Saturday, June 11, outside of NMAI


Bluebrain’s Soundtrack for the National Mall

DC electro-pop duo Bluebrain have released a location-aware album app that serves as a soundtrack for the National Mall

Wrap Your Mind Around African Headwrapping at Africa Underground

Experience the flavors and traditions of West Africa and the Caribbean tonight at the National Museum of African Art's Africa Underground event

Still from Laurent Grasso's Polair, 2007

Laurent Grasso’s Own Reality at Hirshhorn’s Black Box

Evalyn McLean (c. 1914) wearing the Hope Diamond

Don’t You Wish You Could Wear the Hope Diamond?

How did such a huge rock come to be in the possession of such a party girl like Evalyn McLean


This Thursday Make it a Movie Night at the Film Forward Festival


Who Had the Best Civil War Facial Hair?

Browse these portraits of officers with great facial hair courtesy of the Library of Congress and then vote for your favorite


Grazia Toderi's Digital Visions on Display at the Hirshhorn

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