Celebrate Hanukkah the All-American Way With This Menorah
In a tribute to liberty, Jewish immigrant Manfred Anson crafted a poignant masterpiece
Photos of Muslims Celebrating Eid al-Fitr Across the Globe
Muslims mark the end of Ramadan with food, festivities, gifts and prayers
The Evolution of Money, From Feathers to Credit Cards
Coin collectors, and trinket lovers welcome back the National Numismatic Collections to its splendid new gallery at the American History Museum
How Much U.S. History Do Americans Actually Know? Less Than You Think.
We ask David Bruce Smith, founder of the Grateful American Foundation, how we can fix this problem
The Terrible Beauty of Glaciers Melting and Oceans Rising
Daniel Beltra's aerial photographs reveal the human impact on nature
Holi 2015: Stunning Photos of Holi, the Festival of Colors
Celebrated all over India and around the world, the Hindu festival heralds the beginning of spring
Previously Seen on a Tiny Postage Stamp, These Beautiful Portraits of African-Americans Go on View
The artists who made them bring enormous dedication and talent to the artwork that adorns the nation's mail
Bjork Is Getting a Retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art
The Icelandic singer's iconic style will be on view at the New York institution
The Evolving Face of Santa, As Seen in the Smithsonian's Vast Collections
A look into Smithsonian's vast archives reveals that Father Christmas tends to get a makeover with every generation that embraces him
What Can the Dinosaurs' Final Years Tell Us About the Biodiversity Crisis Today?
Failed ecosystems led to the demise of the dinosaurs. Today, plant and animal species are disappearing at exponential rates.
These are the Forgotten Places in Your Neighborhood, Painted
Artist Kim Cadmus Owens celebrates the places we ignore
Why is Turquoise Becoming Rarer and More Valuable Than Diamonds?
With depleting mines, turquoise, the most sacred stone to the Navajo, has become increasingly rare.
The Threatened Birds in These Artworks Might One Day Go the Way of the Dodo
The Smithsonian American Art Museum's exhibition explores mankind's relationship to birds and the natural world
Here’s What You Missed at the Smithsonian Innovation Festival
Inventors and museum staff alike inspired the crowd to see the world through the prism of innovation
This Halloween, Spend a Ghoulish Night (or Day) at the Smithsonian
Whether actual or virtual, D.C. or NYC, there's plenty of scary stuff to go around at the Institution
The Smithsonian Institution Announces an Official Climate Change Statement
The bold assessment acknowledges that the global climate is warming because of human activities
Five Ways to Eat Dates
During the month of Ramadan, millions of Muslims break fast with the superfood