Articles by Michael Kernan

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Head's Up

From a computer-generated model, sculptors cast a bronze triceratops that Looks like the real thing

Camping at the Zoo

Popular "snore and roar" sleepovers give visitors an up close nighttime adventure with animals

Executive Images

To assemble "The American Presidency" exhibition, experts scour a treasure trove of historic pictures

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Minding the "Milkstone"

When works of art are pollen and rice, and even milk, the Hirshhorn Museum gives them extra-special care

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Master of the Deep

Before Smithsonian scientists do underwater research, Michael Lang makes them seaworthy.

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How Squirrels Fly

Fascinated by the graceful gliding of these mammals with "wings," scientists take a close look.

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Portraits of Her People

Historian, photographer and Macarthur "genius," Deborah Willis documents the black experience

Chandra X-ray space observatory of the NASA

A Stellar Imagemaker

Smithsonian and NASA's Chandra x-ray observatory sheds new light on the mysteries of the universe

The Renwick

A Storied Gallery

With its colorful history and a touch of whimsy, the Renwick is a singular experience

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Turning a New Leaf

Every six months Smithsonian horticulturists give the Haupt Garden a makeover from the roots up

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The Talking Drums

South Entrance, Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery

Art's Moving Experience

Before works go on tour during a three-year museum renovation, there's lots of sprucing up and packing

Bone Specialist On Call

A Smithsonian anthropologist applies his expertise to cases of missing children and disaster victims

Bonding through Books

A good read gives mothers and daughters much more to talk about than just the plot

Secretary Lawrence M. Small

A Renaissance Man

From finance to feathers, Secretary Lawrence M. Small brings diverse talents to the Smithsonian

Animal Old Folks

For the National Zoo's esteemed senior citizens, only the very best in geriatric medical care will do

Audio Visual Gears Up Long Before Showtime

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Finding a Knight in Shining Armor

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Outsmarting Napoleon

War games enthusiasts use miniature soldiers and multiple-terrain boards to simulate real battles

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The Vast Influence of the Wee Microbe

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