Arts & Culture | Smithsonian Magazine feed for Arts & CultureenFri, 16 Apr 2021 18:40:20 +0000Why Poetry Is Experiencing an Awakening the 25th Anniversary of April’s National Poetry Month with these workshops from the National Museum of African American History and CultureFri, 16 Apr 2021 18:40:20 +0000How Do We Remember Selena? the anniversary of her 50th birthday, honoring the legacy of the first Tejana singer to top the U.S. Billboard charts with her Spanish-language albumFri, 16 Apr 2021 14:20:33 +0000This Library in Brooklyn Is Home to the World's Largest Sketchbook Collection more than 50,000 sketchbooks, the Brooklyn Art Library in Williamsburg is still accepting submissionsThu, 15 Apr 2021 16:22:05 +0000Groundbreaking New Center Unveils World's Largest Collection of Inuit Art than 20,000 works from artists across the Canadian Arctic are on display at Qaumajuq, a new museum-within-a-museum at the Winnipeg Art GalleryTue, 13 Apr 2021 12:30:00 +0000Celebrate National Library Week With Bibliophilic Backgrounds for Your Virtual Meetings Libraries and Archives offers book lovers these nine stylish backdropsFri, 09 Apr 2021 16:21:50 +0000How the Arts Have Inspired Social Change have a long tradition of inspiring and elevating movements for change using benefit concerts, song and other artistic traditionsFri, 09 Apr 2021 15:23:10 +0000Follow Dante's Footsteps Through Italy the 700th anniversary of the poet’s death, visit his birthplace, churches and tombWed, 07 Apr 2021 15:29:04 +0000From Books Bound in Human Skin to Occult Texts, These Are Literature's Most Macabre, Surprising and Curious Creations new tome takes readers into collector Edward Brooke-Hitching's "madman's library"Tue, 06 Apr 2021 12:00:00 +0000 Did Shakespeare Base His Masterpieces on Works by an Obscure Elizabethan Playwright? new book "North by Shakespeare" examines the link between the Bard of Avon and Sir Thomas NorthTue, 06 Apr 2021 10:00:00 +0000Why These Five Women Changemakers in American Art Deserve Reconsideration rising scholar of equality issues in American Art dives into the Smithsonian collections to find dynamic stories for her upcoming webcomic seriesMon, 05 Apr 2021 14:50:22 +0000The Thorny Politics of Presidential Portraiture a new podcast, the National Portrait Gallery reveals that a portrait is being commissioned of the former president Mon, 05 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000Time Travel Into Panama's Deep History With This Richly Illustrated New Graphic Novel'Martina and the Bridge of Time' tells the story of the Isthmus' formation and evolution through the adventures of a young Panamanian girlThu, 01 Apr 2021 14:26:17 +0000These Are the Winners of Smithsonian Magazine's 18th Annual Photo Contest India to Antarctica, these pictures capture the passion, solitude and surprise of a year unlike any otherThu, 01 Apr 2021 13:01:00 +0000In Search of the Authentic Ernest Hemingway upcoming PBS documentary prompts a deep-dive into the story behind this rarely published Smithsonian portrait of the legendary writer Thu, 01 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000Women Resistance Fighters of WWII, the Secret Lives of Ants and Other New Books to Read April releases elevate overlooked stories and offer insights on oft-discussed topicsThu, 01 Apr 2021 11:00:00 +0000Illustrator Jessica Esch Fell Down a 'Rabbit Hole' and Hasn't Emerged Yet During the pandemic, the Archives of American Art provided refuge and a place for artistic inspirationWed, 31 Mar 2021 19:00:00 +0000Meet With an Egyptologist at Tell el-Amarna and 25 Other Smithsonian Associates Programs Streaming in April out tapestry weaving, lunch with a curator and virtual study tours produced by the world’s largest museum-based educational programWed, 31 Mar 2021 18:04:54 +0000Men Have Feared Women for Millennia. Just Look at the Monsters of Greek Mythology new collection of essays considers how the villainous women of classical antiquity, from Medusa to the Sphinx, resonate in contemporary Western societyWed, 31 Mar 2021 15:38:16 +0000The Quarter-Century Reign of the All-Women Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles from a “girl band” or pop novelty, the group’s success is a hard-earned triumph of gender justiceTue, 30 Mar 2021 17:24:20 +0000The Surprising Story of the Smithsonian Sunburst Pontes was the Institution’s first official graphic designer and the designer of the iconic sunburst symbolTue, 30 Mar 2021 13:43:23 +0000Meet Sophia Kianni, the Young Climate Change Changemaker founder of Climate Cardinals assembled a team of global volunteers to breakdown language barriers by translating climate science and research Mon, 29 Mar 2021 13:00:00 +0000A Friendship Forged in the Archives writer and illustrator Jessica Esch happened upon the Archives of American Art by chance; but destiny followedFri, 26 Mar 2021 14:43:48 +0000Honor the Tradition of Viewing Cherry Blossoms in These Signature Japanese Works of Art timeless glory of the early spring bloom can be found In the collections of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art Thu, 25 Mar 2021 19:22:56 +0000How Isabella Aiukli Cornell Made Prom Political citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, a prom dress became the perfect vehicle to signal the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous womenThu, 25 Mar 2021 15:20:12 +0000Chicanx Graphic Artists Inexpensively Fomented Revolution, Using Recycled Materials protest artists, what receives the image is often of little importance; it is the image’s political message that is vitalTue, 23 Mar 2021 13:00:00 +0000The Press Made the Polio Vaccine Trials Into a Public Spectacle a medical breakthrough unfolded in the early 1950s, newspapers filled pages with debates over vaccine science and anecdotes about kids receiving shotsTue, 23 Mar 2021 12:30:00 +0000Culinary Expert Grace Young Is Documenting the Toll of the Pandemic and Anti-Asian Hate on NYC's Chinatown award-winning cookbook author recently donated prized family heirlooms to the SmithsonianMon, 22 Mar 2021 14:48:30 +0000How Film Helps Preserve the World's Diversity Smithsonian's Human Studies Film Archive houses eight million feet of film which can help future generations reflect on the pastMon, 22 Mar 2021 13:00:00 +0000Looking at Leisure Through Early 20th-Century Trade Catalogs did people a 100 years ago spend their free time outside? The Trade Literature Collection offers a few clues to some very recognizable pastimesFri, 19 Mar 2021 13:00:00 +0000This Summer, a New Smithsonian Exhibition Takes You Inside Béisbol the American History Museum, cover all the bases with Latino ballplayersFri, 19 Mar 2021 12:30:00 +0000How the Baseball Cap Went From Athletic Gear to Fashion Statement tip of the cap to the nation’s crowning accessoryFri, 19 Mar 2021 11:00:00 +0000A Brief History of the Harmonica the world’s handiest instrument took over American musicFri, 19 Mar 2021 11:00:00 +0000Is the Artwork of Sophie Taeuber-Arp Still Avant-Garde? after she painted this canvas, a new show reconsiders a misunderstood Swiss artistFri, 19 Mar 2021 10:00:00 +0000Indian Country Weighs In on Deb Haaland's Confirmation as Secretary of the Interior as "one giant leap for Native women, "Haaland (Laguna and Jemez Pueblos) is hailed for her experience, strength and wisdom Thu, 18 Mar 2021 14:34:49 +0000How Alicia D. Williams Is Reviving Storytelling for Black Children wanted a different story for her daughter—and for herself. So, she set out to write itTue, 16 Mar 2021 17:09:59 +0000A Dictionary of Science Fiction Runs From Afrofuturism to Zero-G long-running project found a new online home, one that showcases the literary genre’s outsized impact on popular culture Fri, 12 Mar 2021 13:00:00 +0000How One Farmer Is Introducing Americans to Sea Beans Charleston, South Carolina, Heron Farms is attempting to grow a gangly, salt-tolerant plant in the face of sea level riseThu, 11 Mar 2021 14:34:19 +0000Eight of Literature's Most Powerful Inventions—and the Neuroscience Behind How They Work reoccuring story elements have proven effects on our imagination, our emotions and other parts of our psycheWed, 10 Mar 2021 17:33:02 +0000Six Wonders Built by Pioneering Women Architects explore these groundbreaking designs around the world, from an Italian villa to an American castleTue, 09 Mar 2021 19:20:45 +0000How Scientist Jennifer Doudna Is Leading the Next Technological Revolution new book from Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson offers an incisive portrait of the gene editing field that is changing modern medicineTue, 09 Mar 2021 17:56:54 +0000Meet Barbara Dane and Her Proud Tradition of Singing Truth to Power Mississippi Freedom Schools, to free speech rallies at UC Berkeley, and in the coffeehouses, her protest music took her everywhereMon, 08 Mar 2021 17:00:00 +0000Why Did Women Stop Dominating the Beer Industry? gender norms pushed them out of a centuries-long tradition Mon, 08 Mar 2021 15:07:51 +0000Did a Viking Woman Named Gudrid Really Travel to North America in 1000 A.D.? sagas suggest she settled in Newfoundland and eventually made eight crossings of the North Atlantic SeaWed, 03 Mar 2021 13:50:04 +0000Theodore Roosevelt's North Dakota and 27 Other Smithsonian Programs Streaming in March courses, studio arts classes and virtual study tours produced by the world’s largest museum-based educational programTue, 02 Mar 2021 18:18:20 +0000This Hans Christian Andersen Museum Asks You to Step Into a Fairy Tale soon in the storyteller's hometown of Odense, Denmark, the museum allows visitors to experience his multilayered storiesTue, 02 Mar 2021 13:30:00 +0000Calling All Bibliophiles: Here's How to Adopt a Book Libraries and Archives invites you to a series of four Adopt-a-Book Salons in March and AprilMon, 01 Mar 2021 16:45:49 +0000The Fever That Struck New York front lines of a terrible epidemic, through the eyes of a young doctor profoundly touched by tragedyFri, 26 Feb 2021 12:00:00 +0000The Tragic Irony of the U.S. Capitol's Peace Monument unfinished Civil War memorial became an allegory for peace—and a scene of insurrectionThu, 25 Feb 2021 16:44:25 +0000Looking Back at the Legacy of 'The Great White Hope' and Boxer Jack Johnson two stars of the play and movie reminisce about their experience adapting the life story of boxer Jack JohnsonThu, 25 Feb 2021 13:00:00 +0000From Floating Cities to Biodegradable Burial Pods and Flying Cars, the Smithsonian Envisions a Multitude of Futures Arts and Industries Building will reopen this November with a thought-provoking exploration of what lies ahead for humanityWed, 24 Feb 2021 15:02:35 +0000Why Cooper Hewitt Is Seeking Works by the Innovative Black Graphic Designer Laini Abernathy Hewitt is collecting album covers designed by this important designer, who contributed to the Black cultural scene in the late 1960sWed, 24 Feb 2021 14:00:00 +0000How Navajo Physicians Are Battling the Covid-19 Pandemic traditional medicine and modern science, these courageous doctors have risen to the challengeWed, 24 Feb 2021 13:00:00 +0000A New Exhibition Brings Artist Dusti Bongé Into the Light overlooked Mississippi painter's strong connection to the South infused her workTue, 23 Feb 2021 16:00:00 +0000Pandemic Can't Stop the Mother Tongue Film Festival much-loved event kicks off this weekend online with the first indigenous film from Hawaii and extends through May with 45 offeringsFri, 19 Feb 2021 19:50:32 +0000Iraq's Cultural Museum in Mosul Is on the Road to Recovery arduous process, says the Smithsonian's Richard Kurin, is "a victory over violent extremism"Fri, 19 Feb 2021 16:18:50 +0000Inside Naples' World-Famous Pizza Culture hundreds of years, artisans in the southern Italian city have been cooking up the ultimate fast foodFri, 19 Feb 2021 12:00:00 +0000The Groundbreaking 1969 Craft Exhibit 'Objects: USA' Gets a Reboot than 50 years later, the new show combines the works of 100 established and emerging artistsThu, 18 Feb 2021 17:37:46 +0000Polar Bears Live on the Edge of the Climate Change Crisis Hudson Bay's frigid shores, scientists track the animals to better understand how the environment is shaping their chances of survivalThu, 18 Feb 2021 16:39:21 +0000A Quest to Return the Banjo to Its African Roots Black Banjo Reclamation Project aims to put banjos into the hands of everyday peopleWed, 17 Feb 2021 15:05:24 +0000