Arts & Culture | smithsonianmag.comhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/arts-culture/RSS feed for Arts & CultureenTue, 28 Sep 2021 11:28:30 +0000The Sake Master Who Bucks Ancient Tradition—In Americahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/sake-master-atsuo-sakurai-arizona-united-states-180978576/The ancient Japanese art of brewing a fragrant alcoholic drink from rice is being reinterpreted by Atsuo Sakurai in an unlikely settingTue, 28 Sep 2021 11:28:30 +0000The Arc de Triomphe Is Wrapped in Fabric, Just as the Late Artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude Planned Ithttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/arc-de-triomphe-is-wrapped-in-fabric-just-as-late-artists-christo-jeanne-claude-planned-it-180978664/Beginning September 18, the pair's posthumous work will be on full display in Paris for 16 daysWed, 15 Sep 2021 12:00:00 +0000The Heart-Wrenching History of the Breakup Albumhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/heart-wrenching-history-breakup-album-180978562/From Joni Mitchell's 'Blue' to Olivia Rodrigo's 'Sour,' love and loss has an ever evolving soundtrackThu, 02 Sep 2021 17:09:32 +0000The Secret Codes of Lady Wroth, the First Female English Novelisthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/secret-codes-lady-wroth-first-female-english-novelist-180978365/The Renaissance noblewoman is little known today, but in her time she was a notorious celebrityThu, 19 Aug 2021 15:00:00 +0000Groundbreaking Archaeologist Ann Axtell Morris Finally Gets the Cinematic Treatmenthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/land-ancient-ones-ann-axtell-morris-cinematic-treatment-180978344/Nearly a century after Morris excavated ancestral Native lands, filmmakers return with an inclusive approach that brings Navajo Nation onto the big screenThu, 19 Aug 2021 11:00:00 +0000Imagining a Different History for Africa Through Arthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/imagining-different-history-africa-through-art-180978359/Toyin Ojih Odutola conjures a world that might have beenThu, 19 Aug 2021 10:00:00 +0000At an Old Juke Joint in Mississippi, the Blues Are Alivehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/bentonia-mississippi-blues-jimmy-holmes-180978356/Jimmy Holmes is the last in a line of music legends as he seeks to keep a singular American art form thrivingWed, 18 Aug 2021 11:00:00 +0000'Reservation Dogs' Marks a Breakthrough for Indigenous Representation Onscreenhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/its-creator-its-actors-new-series-reservation-dogs-breakthrough-indigenous-representation-onscreen-180978401/"Thor: Ragnarok" director Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo developed a comedy about Native American teens in Oklahoma that stars four young Native actorsMon, 09 Aug 2021 20:44:45 +0000