The story behind the Smithsonian’s showstopper is one of a major dust-up between the artist and his patron
The speeding-bullet design propelled Chuck Yeager into history
Fans are making plans to visit the Smithsonian this December when the show's signature signpost goes on view in the new exhibition "Entertainment Nation"
Hear about the colonial period postal service in the latest "Portraits" podcast
The pioneering sculptor defied trends to honor the daily lives of her subjects
When the National Air and Space Museum reopens October 14, Geraldine Mock’s Cessna 180 soars in the new exhibition, "We All Fly"
When NASA asked for help, the actress said: 'I will bring you the most qualified people on the planet'
For Jon and Patricia Sharp, crafting and flying the sleek airplanes was as much about sport as it was about ingenuity
The country's distinct history is revealed in banknotes, coins and other monetary objects, says the Smithsonian’s curator of numismatics
David Hammons' 'African American Flag' is newly acquired and on view at NMAAHC
Roughly two million years ago, simple items like the Kanjera tool sparked a revolution in the way humans lived
For her latest novel “Horse,” the Pulitzer-prize winning author Geraldine Brooks found inspiration in the Smithsonian collections
The Smithsonian’s Chris Browne flew the much-feared F-14, and as a former TOPGUN student, knows well the power of a Navy-trained fighter pilot
In the mid-1990s, tens of thousands left in boats or handcrafted floats facing treacherous waters in search of a better life
Forget Dolly the Sheep. The birth of a mouse named Cumulina 25 years ago launched a genetic revolution
A $50,000 grant is awarded to the culinary historian for her advocacy of Chinese-American culture and cuisine
Martha Goddard didn’t receive much recognition—instead she got the job done
A new exhibition, “Mind Over Matter,” invites viewers to pause and connect with the teachings of Zen Buddhism
Alan B. Shepard's historic Mercury spacesuit undergoes hours of conservation work for its debut when the National Air and Space Museum opens this fall
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