Portrait of Jane Austen, from the memoir by J. E. Austen-Leigh.

Men Wore Corsets and 7 Other Unknown Things About the World of Jane Austen

Exploring the life and times of the beloved English novelist


The Evolution of the Spacesuit

The traveling exhibition "Suited for Space" depicts spacesuits through the ages


Last Meal on Earth: What Astronauts Eat on Launch Day

One NASA instructor's Cubans and empanadas became a Kennedy Space Center tradition

The National Zoo’s senior female cheetah, Tumai, died last night.

Cheetah Dies at the National Zoo

The 13-year-old Tumai gave birth to the Zoo's first cheetah cubs in 2004


Relive Your Childhood with NMAH's Little Golden Books Exhibition

From The Poky Little Puppy to Doctor Dan the Bandage Man, Little Golden Books have been a childhood staple since 1942


Iconic Photography by the Legendary Irving Penn Comes to the American Art Museum

The Modernist photographer pushed the boundaries of art and fashion


What the Handwriting Says About the Artist

A new exhibition by the Archives of American Art examines the handwriting of more than 40 American artists


Smithsonian Displays Its Own AIDS Memorial Quilt Panel

Created by Smithsonian volunteers and staff, the panel will be on view in the Kogod Courtyard one day only, July 17

Rina Banerjee’s “A world Lost…” is now on view in the Sackler Gallery pavilion.

“A world Lost…” Is the Stuff of Dreams and Nightmares

Rina Banerjee weaves personal and global history into her new Sackler Gallery installation, opening July 13

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