Curators' Corner | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/curators-corner/RSS feed for Curators' CornerenFri, 19 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0000In 1968, When Nixon Said “Sock it To Me” on <i>Laugh-In,</i> TV Was Never Quite the Same Againhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/1968-when-nixon-said-sock-it-me-laugh-tv-was-never-quite-same-again-180967869/The show's rollicking one-liners and bawdy routines paved the way for <i>Saturday Night Live</i> and other cutting-edge television satireFri, 19 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0000Here's My Problem With the Google Arts & Culture Face-Matching App https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/heres-my-problem-google-arts-culture-face-matching-app-180967843/Kim Sajet, the director of the National Portrait Gallery, offers ideas to make it betterTue, 16 Jan 2018 22:08:01 +0000The True History of Luke Skywalker's Monastic Retreathttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/true-history-luke-skywalkers-monastic-retreat-180967798/A Smithsonian Librarian delves into centuries of maps and manuscripts to discover ancient stories of this sacred place and sanctuaryThu, 11 Jan 2018 21:04:25 +0000Bringing Taíno Peoples Back Into Historyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/bringing-taino-peoples-back-history-180967637/An upcoming Smithsonian exhibition explores the legacy of Native peoples in the Greater Antilles and their contemporary heritage movementThu, 28 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +0000The Remarkable Rebirth of the Button Accordionhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/remarkable-rebirth-button-accordion-180967626/Musician Gilberto Reyes redesigned the instrument to meet the needs of Latino musiciansFri, 22 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +0000A New Way to Show Your Devotion in Mexico City: Wear a T-Shirthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/new-way-show-your-devotion-mexico-city-wear-t-shirt-180967464/A Smithsonian folklorist makes the pilgrimage to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe and discovers an emerging traditionMon, 11 Dec 2017 12:00:00 +0000The Importance of Graduating in the Navajo Wayhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/importance-graduating-navajo-way-180967419/Education in traditional knowledge, as well as global issues, form the foundation of this Navajo Nation universityThu, 07 Dec 2017 13:00:00 +0000Designer of the Smithsonian Sunburst Logo Dieshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/designer-smithsonian-sunburst-logo-dies-180967410/Ivan Chermayeff was a brilliant designer, a gifted artist and the purveyor of a unique visual language, says Smithsonian curator Ellen LuptonTue, 05 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +0000Maverick Music Takes Center Stage in This New Play on Nina Simonehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/maverick-music-takes-center-stage-new-play-nina-simone-180967352/A Smithsonian expert delves into the song and struggle at the heart of 'Four Women' at D.C.'s Arena StageThu, 30 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000