Arts & Culture | Smithsonian feed for Arts & CultureenThu, 24 May 2018 14:33:16 +0000Amelia Bloomer Didn’t Mean to Start a Fashion Revolution, But Her Name Became Synonymous With Trousers the 1850s, women’s rights activists briefly adopted a new style in an effort to liberate themselves from heavy dressesThu, 24 May 2018 14:33:16 +0000What Is the Future of Fire? Andrew C. Scott reconstructs the sites of past blazes to look at our relationship with this elusive elementThu, 24 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000When Paper Clothing Was the Perfect Fit war-weary world needed a new wardrobe, and this cheap, washable attire seemed to rise to the occasionThu, 24 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000Are These Baked Mushroom Sandals the Future of Fashion? sustainable fashion goes mainstream, multiple designers are turning to fungi for compostable attireWed, 23 May 2018 16:39:15 +0000The Lost Maidens of Berlin decades-long quest for one of the most intriguing artworks looted by the Nazis leads to the courtyard of a posh hotel in the German countrysideWed, 23 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000Get Schooled on the History of Where 'Grease' Was Really Filmed me about it, studWed, 23 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000Hamilton's David Korins Explains What Makes the Smash Hit's Design So Versatile renowned designer dishes about the new Hamilton exhibition, precision and metaphor on stage and how the turntables almost didn’t happenWed, 23 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000Your Next Favorite European Wine Region Isn’t in France, Italy or Spain wine in this country is so good, they don’t want to export it — keeping 98% for themselvesTue, 22 May 2018 20:35:14 +0000The Lionfish Have Invaded, But a Ragtag Army of Divers and Chefs Are Fighting Back waging the war against this devastating wave of the venomous species have taken on an "eat 'em to beat 'em" approachTue, 22 May 2018 15:00:00 +0000A New Exhibit Gives Charles White's Art and Activism the Attention They Deserve century after his birth, an overlooked figure in the Black Renaissance is on the rise againTue, 22 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000First Major Swahili Coast Art Show Reveals a Diverse World of Cultural Exchange and Influence the Smithsonian’s African Art Museum, international influences commingle to create a farrago of artisanal splendors Tue, 22 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000The East Coast May Be On the Brink of a Hop Renaissance a farmer and a brewer come together to bring hops back to the eastern United States?Mon, 21 May 2018 16:14:39 +0000Mister Rogers Pioneered Speaking to Kids About Gun Violence need the children's television icon now more than everMon, 21 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000The Factory That Oreos Built new owner for the New York City landmark offers a tasty opportunity to recap a crème-filled historyMon, 21 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000Why Photographing Pandas Is More Challenging Than You Might Think Ami Vitale describes her years of work capturing the lovable furballsMon, 21 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000A Brief History of America’s Obsession With Sneakers for athletics, sneakers eventually became status symbols and an integral part of street styleFri, 18 May 2018 15:16:53 +0000Famed for “Immortal” Cells, Henrietta Lacks is Immortalized in Portraiture's cells gave rise to medical miracles, but ethical questions of propriety and ownership continue to swirlTue, 15 May 2018 18:46:52 +0000Keeping Feathers Off Hats–And On Birds new exhibit examines the fashion that lead to the passage, 100 years ago, of the Migratory Bird Act TreatyTue, 15 May 2018 14:25:02 +0000How the Writers of “Timeless” Mined History for its Riveting Second Season an exclusive interview, show co-creator Shawn Ryan chats about moving beyond the stories of 'powerful white men' to tell new stories about the pastMon, 14 May 2018 14:56:41 +0000Pilot, Thinker, Soldier, Spy: The Epic "Timeless" Season Finale Twofer heroes help Harriet Tubman raid the Confederacy before leaving their heart in San FranciscoMon, 14 May 2018 03:14:30 +0000One of These Five Innovative Memorials Will Soon Honor Native American Veterans concept art is now on display at the National Museum of the American Indian pending a final decision on which design will be implementedFri, 11 May 2018 18:50:37 +0000In Its Heyday, Mad Magazine Was a Lot More Than Silly Jokes publication taught its readers how to be healthy skeptics—a lesson that media consumers need more today than everFri, 11 May 2018 15:06:43 +0000The Surprisingly Intolerant History of Milk new book provides an udderly fascinating chronicle of the controversial drinkFri, 11 May 2018 14:59:38 +0000This Photographer Spent 46 Years Documenting the Vanishing World of Vermont's Remote Northeast Kingdom Thu, 10 May 2018 19:04:09 +0000What Happens When Art History Gets Refigured museum in Seattle shows the incredible power of subverting the traditional course of representationWed, 09 May 2018 19:18:13 +0000Marc Anthony Garners the Big Win in the Portrait Gallery's People's Choice Award portrait of salsa music's all-time top-selling artist is on display on the museum's "Recognize" wallWed, 09 May 2018 17:52:27 +0000The Literary Salon That Made Ayn Rand Famous years after the publishing of ‘The Fountainhead’, a look back at the public intellectuals who disseminated her Objectivist philosophyTue, 08 May 2018 17:49:56 +0000Designing "Adaptive Clothing" For Those With Special Needs are releasing new inclusive lines that solve some of the dressing challenges that people with physical and mental disabilities faceTue, 08 May 2018 16:08:50 +0000How Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Evolved new Smithsonian Book highlights firsthand accounts, diaries, letters and notebooks from aboard the <i>HMS Beagle</i>Mon, 07 May 2018 18:37:55 +0000How "Young Adult" Fiction Blossomed With Teenage Culture in America the '60s and '70s, books like <em>The Outsiders</em> and <em>The Chocolate War</em> told stories that dealt with complex emotions and social realitiesMon, 07 May 2018 13:40:29 +0000Who Shot the Sheriff? ‘Timeless’ Season 2, Episode 8, Recapped Time Team travels to D.C. to prevent a presidential assassination, but instead runs into a new old friendMon, 07 May 2018 02:00:00 +0000How the 'Infinity War' Directors' Childhood Gave Them the Guts to Pull Off That Ending comes to D.C. to delve into Avengers spoilers and make a Smithsonian donationFri, 04 May 2018 16:11:45 +0000Artificial Intelligence Could Help Generate the Next Big Fashion Trends a tool called Cognitive Prints, designers will be able to riff off of past styles and incorporate outside inspiration like never beforeThu, 03 May 2018 16:42:34 +0000Zora Neale Hurston's 'Barracoon' Tells the Story of the Slave Trade's Last Survivor eight decades after it was written, the new book offers a first-hand account of a Middle Passage journeyWed, 02 May 2018 17:13:53 +0000How African Female Ex-Slaves Became Agooji Warriors the 17th century, the Agooji were a battle-hardened, all-female warrior force that held a special place within the African kingdom of DahomeyWed, 02 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000The Story Behind Rube Goldberg’s Complicated Contraptions his time he was a world-famous cartoonist, but today he’s best known for these wacky inventionsTue, 01 May 2018 15:25:19 +0000Future of Art new generation of artists is merging innovation with tradition to tell the important stories of our timeMon, 30 Apr 2018 17:08:40 +0000An Elementary Lesson in Women’s Suffrage: “Timeless” Season 2, Episode 7, Recapped Time Team, aided by the real-life 'Mrs. Sherlock Holmes,' travels to 1919 this week to save the 19th amendmentMon, 30 Apr 2018 03:00:00 +0000This New Virtual Reality Experience Drops You In Hiroshima Right After It's Been Bombed creators tread the line between empathy and trauma carefully, immersive technology can be a powerful tool for educating the public about historyFri, 27 Apr 2018 13:42:18 +0000The Smithsonian Is Using a Swahili-Speaking Robot to Break Down Language Barriers the Robot's vocabulary lessons help visitors understand the great influence of southeast African art on global cultureThu, 26 Apr 2018 17:54:21 +0000This African Warrior Ceremony Was Highly Intimidating France sent ambassador Jean-Marie Bayol to Dahomey to secure a deal for the kingdom's rich natural resources, he was greeted by an elite forceWed, 25 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000How Poetry and Math Intersect require economy and precision—and each perspective can enhance the otherTue, 24 Apr 2018 13:42:48 +0000A Window into the World of Diane Arbus from the portfolio, “A box of ten,” reveal some of the photographer's secretsTue, 24 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000Just Like Faces, Buildings Have Features That Algorithms Can Recognize art historian explains how he uses 'facial recognition' to unlock architectural secretsTue, 24 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000These Two Brothers Are Helping Keep Armenia's Stone Carving Tradition Alive Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:20:03 +0000Modern Takes on 80s Artwork Hit Washington D.C. Streets Hirshhorn Museum's public art project 'Brand New SW' reflects a resurgence of retro aesthetics in contemporary artMon, 23 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000When Don the Talking Dog Took the Nation by Storm he 'spoke' German, the vaudevillian canine captured the heart of the nationMon, 23 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000Somebody’s Got a Case of the Blues: Timeless Season 2, Episode 6, Recapped time team's humming a new tune after a run-in with one of the most influential men in American music historyMon, 23 Apr 2018 03:00:00 +0000How Charles Dickens Imagined a Westworld-like Robot Theme Park Back In 1838 writer's dystopia, populated by 'automaton figures,' was surprisingly modernFri, 20 Apr 2018 19:41:43 +0000Ten Rarely Seen Springsteen Photographs That Capture the Exhilarating Power of The Boss new book reveals the work of David Gahr, who documented the music legend as he rose to worldwide fameFri, 20 Apr 2018 16:22:42 +0000Artist Kumi Yamashita Creates an Amazing Human Figure Out of Shadow soon to the National Portrait Gallery, an old art form gets reinventedThu, 19 Apr 2018 19:15:54 +0000Why Are We Always Searching For "A Quiet Place?" the real monster is not noise, but instead our own intolerance of unwanted soundsThu, 19 Apr 2018 16:51:07 +0000This Stunning Memorial to Britain's WWI Soldiers Makes Its Final Appearance wave of brilliant red flowers marks the end of a centennial of commemorations of the Great WarThu, 19 Apr 2018 16:43:27 +0000What Makes the Advice Column Uniquely American a new book, author Jessica Weisberg dives into the fascinating history of the advice industryWed, 18 Apr 2018 17:43:11 +0000The Man Who Saved Havana its greatest old buildings were falling down, a fearless historian named Eusebio Leal remade the city into a stunning world destinationWed, 18 Apr 2018 16:06:06 +0000A Curator's College Find Is Revisited in the New PBS Showcase ‘Civilizations' Diamond's story, says the show's producer, exemplifies the 'joy of discovery' in a whole new wayTue, 17 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000Meet the Nomad Girl Who Hunts With a Golden Eagle Nurgaiv is a Kazakh girl trained by her father from childhood to be an eagle huntress and is the star of the award-winning documentaryTue, 17 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000JFK’s Excellent Adventure: “Timeless,” Season 2, Episode 5 Recapped learn a lot about the once and future President, and he learns way too much about himself, in a tense twist with the past coming to the presentMon, 16 Apr 2018 17:28:01 +0000How British Gun Manufacturers Changed the Industrial World Lock, Stock and Barrel ‘Empire of Guns,’ historian Priya Satia explores the microcosm of firearm manufacturing through an unlikely subject—a Quaker familyThu, 12 Apr 2018 14:18:24 +0000Ads for E-Cigarettes Today Hearken Back to the Banned Tricks of Big Tobacco new 'Joe Camel'-esque phenomenon may be igniting as the new fad takes a 21st-century page out of an old playbookWed, 11 Apr 2018 14:37:39 +0000The First Novel for Children Taught Girls the Power of Reading three centuries before heroines like Katniss and Meg Murray, Sarah Fielding published a book on the values of female education Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:16:55 +0000Exclusive: Watch a Dynamic Reinterpretation of Joan Baez's "Civil War" of a visual album accompanying the folk icon's new release, this choreographed performance takes a lyrical look at the American conflictTue, 10 Apr 2018 14:06:59 +0000How This Globetrotting Artist Redefines Home and Hearth ethereal 3D installation by the Korean-born Do Ho Suh combines places the artist has lived in the pastMon, 09 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000Welcome to Salem, Witches: "Timeless" Season 2, Episode 4, Recapped a very important American figure takes just a little tweaking of the historical recordMon, 09 Apr 2018 03:00:00 +0000Why Scientists Are Starting to Care About Cultures That Talk to Whales people have been communicating with cetaceans for centuries. The rest of the world is finally listening inFri, 06 Apr 2018 16:04:21 +0000Tales of the Doomed Franklin Expedition Long Ignored the Inuit Side, But "The Terror" Flips the Script new AMC television show succeeds in being inclusive of indigenous cultureFri, 06 Apr 2018 14:48:51 +0000These Contest-Winning 'Fairy Tales' Might Be Bleak, But They Are Topical Space's fifth-annual competition plays with everything from fake news to gravityFri, 06 Apr 2018 14:39:56 +0000Step Inside the Transcendent Bedroom of 2001: A Space Odysseyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com National Air and Space Museum commemorates the 50th anniversary of a modern sci-fi stapleThu, 05 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000Wes Anderson’s Fastidious Whimsy Has Delighted Moviegoers for Decades Smithsonian retrospective breathes fresh life into Anderson’s kaleidoscopic filmographyWed, 04 Apr 2018 19:52:54 +0000Writing in the Public Eye, These Women Brought the 20th Century Into Focus Dean’s new book looks at the intellects who cut through the male-dominated public conversationWed, 04 Apr 2018 17:37:25 +0000Two Artists in Search of Missing History new exhibition makes a powerful statement about the oversights of American history and America’s art historyWed, 04 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000The Beloved Classic Novel “The Little Prince” Turns 75 Years Old in wartime New York City, the children’s book brings out the small explorer in everyoneTue, 03 Apr 2018 14:24:56 +0000Why the True Story of “Chappaquiddick” Is Impossible to Tell 1969, Senator Ted Kennedy careened a car off a bridge, killing passenger Mary Jo Kopechne, but the story of the night’s events remain muddled todayMon, 02 Apr 2018 14:41:19 +0000Yerevan's Mirzoyan Library Combines Cutting Edge Photography with Hypnotic Beats Fri, 30 Mar 2018 19:41:59 +0000How One Museum Curator Is Bringing Burning Man Out of the Desert outré scene of unrestrained revelry and cutting-edge art in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert comes to the Renwick Gallery Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:27:14 +0000How Should We Archive the Soundtrack to 1970s Feminism?'s time to talk about the lasting legacy of Olivia Records, a leading voice of the women's music movement, whose history is ready to come out of storageFri, 30 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000How a $10 Billion Experimental City Nearly Got Built in Rural Minnesota new documentary explores the “city of the future” that was meant to provide a blueprint for urban centers across AmericaThu, 29 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000Why “The Americans” Is Taking a Big Leap Forward to 1987 beginning of the end of the Soviet Union provides great drama for the show’s final seasonWed, 28 Mar 2018 19:38:08 +0000If Humans Want To Colonize Other Planets, We Need To Perfect Space Cuisine this year's Future Con, researchers will describe a future of food in space that is anything but blandWed, 28 Mar 2018 15:34:42 +0000 When Genetics and Linguistics Challenge the Winners’ Version of History research shows that indigenous Peruvians were more resilient than the conquering Inca gave them credit forTue, 27 Mar 2018 18:37:45 +0000These Signature Artifacts Embody the Giving Spirt of Artist-Philanthropists Misty Copeland to Lin-Manuel Miranda, a new Smithsonian display spotlights creators who have shaped communitiesTue, 27 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000How Children's Books Reveal Our Evolving Relationship With Whales feature a fair amount of factual errors—and those errors can be revealingTue, 27 Mar 2018 12:30:00 +0000The True Story of “Trust,” Yet Another Interpretation of the Getty Kidnapping of the FX program have a much different spin than the recent movie on the same subject matterTue, 27 Mar 2018 12:21:14 +0000How the Technicolor Ikat Designs of Central Asia Thread Into Textile History new Smithsonian exhibition sheds light on the rich backstory of an oft-imitated traditionMon, 26 Mar 2018 19:35:30 +0000