Three elephants will be coming to the National Zoo from Canada’s Calgary Zoo in the spring.

HUGE News From the Zoo: Three New Elephants Are Moving In

Three female Asian elephants will come to the National Zoo from the Calgary Zoo in spring of 2014


Leonardo Da Vinci’s Studies on the Science of Flight Come to the Air and Space Museum

"Codex on the Flight of Birds" reveals the Renaissance man's fascination with flight


Landscape Through a Car Window, Darkly

A new exhibition presents 1970s photography that challenged the traditional American landscape

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


Sneak Peek: Artist Rina Banerjee Creates “A world Lost…” at the Sackler

Debuting later this week, the new installation at the gallery incorporates everything from shells to ostrich eggs

A “laser cowboy” makes a 3-D scan of Lincoln’s life mask at the Portrait Gallery.

How the Smithsonian is Coming to You

Between smartphone apps and local exhibitions, the Institution is looking for great new ways to connect to our biggest fans

Ezell A. Blair, Jr. (now Jibreel Khazan), Franklin E. McCain, Joseph A. McNeil, and David L. Richmond leave the Woolworth store after the first sit-in on February 1, 1960.

Sneak Peek of “Seizing Justice: The Greensboro 4"

Airing February 11, the Smithsonian Channel documentary tells the story of the lunch counter sit-in that helped to change the country

Artists and curators of the Hirshhorn's "Suprasensorial" exhibit will discuss their installations on Thursday.

Events Feb 21-23: Youth Poetry Slam, Echoes of the Silk Road, and Suprasensorial


"Chinamania," Now Open at the Freer Gallery

Nina Simon advises museums how to involve visitors in the design of exhibitions.

Nina Simon, Museum Visionary

The author helps museums create systems in which visitors participate in exhibition design


Behind the Scenes of "Hubble 3D," Now Playing at the Air and Space Museum

Brian Jungen is an installation artist who has a gift for seeing images in mundane objects.

One Man’s Trash is Brian Jungen's Treasure

Transforming everyday items into Native American artwork, Jungen bridges the gap between indigenous and mass cultures


What's Up

Orchids, Ice Floes and Kids with Cameras

A Durable Memento

An upcoming exhibition honors the legacy of an American artist who found freedom in Liberia


Smithsonian Highlights

Special March Exhibits, Events


Smithsonian Highlights

Special February Exhibits, Events

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