Arts & Culture | Smithsonian feed for Arts & CultureenTue, 15 Oct 2019 18:09:34 +0000How Food Brought Success to a Chef, a Cookbook Author and a Restaurateur Ashley Rose Young shares research from the Smithsonian’s 23-year-long ‘American Food History Project’Tue, 15 Oct 2019 18:09:34 +0000Who Were the Real 'Peaky Blinders'? Shelby family is fictional, but a real street gang operated in Birmingham at the turn of the 20th centuryTue, 15 Oct 2019 17:29:51 +0000How a Generation Became Obsessed With Tracking Down Carmen Sandiego globe-trotting thief of the popular 1985 computer game is back at it in a second season of an animated Netflix series Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:00:00 +0000The Cultural History of 'The Addams Family' the spooky clan makes a new appearance on the big screen, a look back on the mystery of their longevityFri, 11 Oct 2019 11:00:00 +0000The Feminist History of ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game’ Friganza, an actress and suffragist, inspired the popular song of the seventh inning stretchThu, 10 Oct 2019 15:18:19 +0000Follow Ernest Hemingway’s Footsteps Through Havana years after nabbing a Nobel, many of Papa Hemingway’s favorite haunts are still open to the publicThu, 10 Oct 2019 12:00:00 +0000How Susan Kare Designed User-Friendly Icons for the First Macintosh graphic designer is receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from Cooper Hewitt for her recognizable computer icons, typefaces and graphicsWed, 09 Oct 2019 12:00:00 +0000Designing Floating Buildings With an Eye to the Marine Species Living Underneath prototype deployed in San Francisco Bay imagines the underside of a floating building as an upside-down artificial reefMon, 07 Oct 2019 14:46:52 +0000The Behind-the-Scenes Quest to Find Mister Rogers’s Signature Cardigans USPS, a $70 soup pot and whole lot of effort went into finding the perfect zip-up cardigan for Fred RogersMon, 07 Oct 2019 12:00:00 +0000How the Beatles Took Recording Technology to a New Level in 'Abbey Road' expert in sound recording details how the band deployed stereo and synthesizers to put a unique artistic stamp on this iconic albumWed, 02 Oct 2019 17:51:37 +0000Lee Ufan's Transformative Sculptures Are in Dialogue With the Spaces They Inhabit the first time in the Hirshhorn Museum's history, the 4.3-acre outdoor gallery is devoted to a single artistWed, 02 Oct 2019 14:18:45 +0000A Botanical Painting and Printing Class and 21 Other Things to Do at the Smithsonian in October month is packed with art classes, food tastings, craft shows, theater and other must-seesTue, 01 Oct 2019 18:12:10 +0000Here’s Why A.I. Can’t Be Taken at Face Value Hewitt’s new show drills down into the inherent biases lurking within computer intelligence systemsMon, 30 Sep 2019 16:47:09 +0000Viewing Iran and Its Complexities Through the Eyes of Visual Artists works from six female photographers tell stories of revolution, displacement and longing for homeThu, 26 Sep 2019 13:55:10 +0000How Composer John Cage Transformed the Piano—With the Help of Some Household Objects screws and bolts placed between its strings, the 'prepared piano' offers up a wide range of soundsTue, 24 Sep 2019 18:31:18 +0000Using Art to Talk About the Holocaust in ‘The Evidence Room’ staff discuss the reception of a difficult work that showed the vivid and painful documentation of a Nazi death camp Tue, 24 Sep 2019 16:26:55 +0000Lonnie Bunch Sizes Up His Past and Future at the Smithsonian’s new memoir details the tireless work it took to build NMAAHC and offers insights into his priorities as Smithsonian SecretaryMon, 23 Sep 2019 18:33:44 +0000Paul Simon Has 50 Ways to Charm an Audience the 2019 recipient of the Smithsonian’s Great Americans Medal, the musician divulged he still has one more song to write Fri, 20 Sep 2019 18:04:59 +0000Could Eating Sea Urchins Help Revive Kelp Forests? Norwegian 'urchin ranching' company wants to take the echinoderms from the wild, fatten them up and sell them to restaurantsFri, 20 Sep 2019 16:07:21 +0000How the New Movie 'Ad Astra' Offers a Plausible Vision of Late-21st Century Space Travelhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com astronaut Garrett Reisman helped writer-director James Gray make his space adventure authentic(ish)Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:43:54 +0000How Lonnie Bunch Built a Museum Dream Team exclusive excerpt from the Smithsonian Secretary’s new book, ‘A Fool’s Errand’Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:34:49 +0000How Peter Wayne Lewis Infuses His Artwork With the Spirit of Jazz new exhibit explores bebop and the BuddhaThu, 19 Sep 2019 11:00:00 +0000Is the Future of Entertainment the 40-Years-Old 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Series? years ago, a beloved paperback series set the stage for today's obsession with interactive entertainmentThu, 19 Sep 2019 11:00:00 +0000From Skinning Coconuts to Tire Recycling, This Photographer Captures Vietnam at Work Thanh Huy presents a striking portrait of a nation undergoing a dramatic shift from agriculture to manufacturingWed, 18 Sep 2019 20:07:12 +0000Here's the Guitar That Prince Revolutionized Music With in 'Purple Rain' artist gave the "cloud" guitar to the Smithsonian in 1993, but only now do we know it's the same instrument used in the iconic movieWed, 18 Sep 2019 14:00:00 +0000Cherokee Indians Can Now Harvest Sochan Within a National Park the first time, the indigenous community is allowed to gather the cherished plant on protected landWed, 18 Sep 2019 11:00:00 +0000From Bottles to Newspapers, These Five Homes Were Built Using Everyday Objects for visitors, these houses model upcycling at its finestTue, 17 Sep 2019 14:06:03 +0000A Hymn to Notre-Dame which the renowned author of thrillers and mysteries praises the Gothic beauty, damaged by fire but destined to inspire againTue, 17 Sep 2019 13:00:00 +0000The Rise of the Zombie Mall of big retail centers have gone under, but the shop-til-you drop lifestyle isn't dead yetTue, 17 Sep 2019 11:00:00 +0000A Century Ago, This Eerie-Sounding Instrument Ushered in Electronic Music, the theremin—a strange little invention that translates hand gestures into pitch and volume—could make a comebackMon, 16 Sep 2019 15:43:33 +0000This New Dye Changes Color When Exposed to UV Light shoes, jewelry, cars, furniture and more could be possible with this new MIT technologyFri, 13 Sep 2019 18:22:30 +0000Exploring Roald Dahl’s Wondrous Wales in the footsteps of the beloved children’s book author by visiting these four locales in the United KingdomFri, 13 Sep 2019 10:00:00 +0000Move Over Fake Meat, It's Time for Veggie Seafood are six companies bringing you animal-free fish products, from tomato-based sushi to "Fysh Sauce"Wed, 11 Sep 2019 11:00:00 +0000These Wild Sculptures Could Bring Sustainable Energy to the Desert of this year's Land Art Generator Initiative competition proposed beautiful, power-generating works of public art for Abu DhabiTue, 10 Sep 2019 13:31:31 +0000How Photographer Stephen Wilkes Captures a Full Day in a Single Image his new book 'Day to Night,' the photographer uses technology to play tricks on the eyeFri, 06 Sep 2019 12:52:14 +0000How College Dorms Evolved to Fit America's Gender and Racial Politics since the 17th century, educators and architects designed university housing with societal mores in mindFri, 06 Sep 2019 10:00:00 +0000The History of How School Buses Became Yellow educator Frank Cyr had the vision and pull to force the nation to standardize the color of the ubiquitous vehicleWed, 04 Sep 2019 15:54:28 +0000What the Restoration of Iraq’s Oldest University Says About the Nation's Future Mustansiriya has withstood centuries of war, floods and architectural butchery, but can it survive its own restoration? Wed, 04 Sep 2019 10:00:00 +0000Follow the Ancient Amber Road the remnants and relics of key routes between Venice and St. Petersburg for transporting amber through the ancient worldWed, 28 Aug 2019 16:55:00 +0000A Brief History of the Waffle Iron Swartwout’s invention, patented 150 years ago, helped feed America’s passion for wafflesFri, 23 Aug 2019 15:46:05 +0000Sculptor Edmonia Lewis Shattered Gender and Race Expectations in 19th-Century America the orphaned child of a black father and a Native-American mother, Lewis rewrote the 19th-century definition of sculptorThu, 22 Aug 2019 13:00:00 +0000How to Read Like Mark Twain one: Pretend you don't like booksThu, 22 Aug 2019 13:00:00 +0000Dramatic New Photographs Recreate Scenes of Artists at Work Broom's series brings vitality to how we think about the likes of Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner or Mark TwainThu, 22 Aug 2019 11:00:00 +0000Why Americans Love Their Apple Pie did a humble dessert become a recipe for democracy?Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:00:00 +0000Who Says Horses and Cows Can't Be Artists? sculptures on display at the Great Salt Lick Contest in Oregon are the work of cattle, horses, sheep and deerWed, 21 Aug 2019 12:00:00 +0000John Steinbeck's Epic Ocean Voyage Rewrote the Rules of Ecology legendary writer, a quirky biologist and their jolly adventure in the Sea of CortezWed, 21 Aug 2019 11:00:00 +0000The New Treasures of Pompeii gorgeous artworks to grimacing corpses, archaeologists are still uncovering the truth about life—and death—in the doomed cityTue, 20 Aug 2019 11:00:00 +0000