Articles by Kirstin Fawcett
These artists blur boundaries between craft and manufacturing, using lasers, computers and 3D printers
The young Nigerian-American artist wins one of the Smithsonian's most prestigious awards.
Take a virtual tour through the country's diverse musical traditions
A new release from Smithsonian Folkways celebrates the diverse sounds of turn-of-the-century itinerant musicians
This summer an augmented reality exhibit transports visitors back to the Cretaceous period when dinosaurs ruled the land
This is the story of Smokey Bear's hat, and how it was lost—twice—before finally joining the collections at the Smithsonian
A Smithsonian-led team earlier this year scanned the president, creating a bust and life mask for the National Portrait Gallery
Hillary Clinton Awards Ralph Lauren for Helping the 200-Year-Old Star-Spangled Banner See Another 200 Years
At a Naturalization ceremony held at the home of the famous flag, second generation American Ralph Lauren explained what the banner means to him
When the Confucian elite got stressed, they'd stare at nature paintings to recharge and renew their souls
A timelapse video shows Smithsonian curators rebuilding one of music's most iconic stage props—the Parliament-Funkadelic Mothership
The 10-day-long celebration of global culture, featuring Kenya and China, takes place in late June and early July
D.C.'s hottest summer concert is brought to us by an unlikely source: a bevy of animal musicians
Photographs of the abandoned battlefields reveal the trenches’ scars still run deep
Artist Will Cotton's painting <em>Cupcake Katy</em> goes on view at the National Portrait Galley to welcome the pop star to D.C.
Instead of holding its own global fest this year, Nerd Nite descended on our nation's capital.
Watch a Man Fly a Jetpack Around D.C.'s Ronald Reagan Building at Smithsonian's 'The Future Is Here' Festival
The conference's first day ended with a bang—or should we say, a blast-off.
The magazine's 2nd annual conference brings together experts, authors and visionaries in the fields of science, science fiction and technology.
Anthropologist Joshua Bell weighs in on new uses for cell phone technology at Smithsonian magazine's annual festival
See 19th-Century London Through the Eyes of James McNeill Whistler, One of America's Greatest Painters
The largest U.S. display in 20 years of Whistler artworks highlights the artist's career in England
Other recipients of the National Design Museum's prestigious award include fashionista Narciso Rodriguez and writer Witold Rybcznski