Curators' Corner | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/curators-corner/RSS feed for Curators' CornerenTue, 17 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000A Curator's College Find Is Revisited in the New PBS Showcase ‘Civilizations'https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-college-find-led-civilizations-showcase-180968800/Debra Diamond's story, says the show's producer, exemplifies the 'joy of discovery' in a whole new wayTue, 17 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000Thirty-Seven Warblers in a Hundred Dayshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/Thirty-seven-warblers-hundred-days-180968777/A Smithsonian ornithologist follows the songbird migration north from the Gulf of Mexico. A new book tells his story Mon, 16 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000How Portraiture Gave Rise to the Glamour of Gunshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-portraiture-gave-rise-glamour-guns-180968559/American portraiture with its visual allure and pictorial storytelling made gun ownership desirableFri, 23 Mar 2018 20:05:39 +0000How One Impromptu Jam Session Spawned a Sweeping Irish-American Music Revivalhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-one-impromptu-jam-session-spawned-irish-american-music-revival-180968512/ For 40 years, Green Fields of America has told traditional Irish stories through songFri, 16 Mar 2018 16:07:18 +0000How the Smithsonian’s Coelacanth Lost Its Brain and Got It Back Againhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-smithsonians-coelacanth-lost-its-brain-and-got-it-back-again-180968450/This year marks the 80th anniversary of the discovery of a fish believed to have gone the way of the dinosaurs 70 million years agoTue, 13 Mar 2018 17:52:29 +0000How Do We Restore Trust in Our Democracies? https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-do-we-restore-trust-our-democracies-museums-can-be-starting-point-180968448/ Museums can be a starting point, says David J. Skorton, the Secretary of the Smithsonian InstitutionMon, 12 Mar 2018 15:35:12 +0000