Latest articles | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/latest_articles/RSS feed for with the latest articlesenMon, 29 Jul 2019 19:05:09 +0000The Washington Monument Will Reopen in Septemberhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/washington-monument-will-reopen-september-180972754/The discovery of contaminated soil pushed the timeline back for repairsMon, 29 Jul 2019 19:05:09 +0000Why the Conservation of Orchids Is No Simple Matterhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/why-conservation-orchids-no-simple-matter-180968270/Smithsonian's Sidedoor podcast visits with researchers working to understand the conditions these threatened plants need to grow Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +0000Watch the Apollo 11 Anniversary Show That Was Projected Onto the Washington Monumenthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/life-sized-apollo-11-rocket-will-be-projected-washington-monument-commemorate-50th-anniversary-moon-landing-180972590/The immersive experience combined full-motion projection-mapping artwork and archival footageWed, 10 Jul 2019 15:51:49 +0000Sadie Roberts-Joseph, Slain Activist, Showed How Museums Can Raise Up Their Communitieshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/death-sadie-roberts-joseph-founder-louisiana-african-american-museum-ruled-homicide-180972659/Baton Rouge police described the museum founder, whose death has been ruled a homicide, as a 'tireless advocate of peace'Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:59:52 +0000Sidedoor: A Smithsonian Podcasthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/sidedoor-smithsonian-podcast-180961115/Stories from the Institution told in an innovative audio experienceFri, 18 Nov 2016 16:28:57 +0000Lonnie G. Bunch III to Become the Smithsonian’s 14th Secretaryhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/lonnie-bunch-named-smithsonian-secretary-180972291/The founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Bunch represents the first insider to lead the Institution in decadesTue, 28 May 2019 14:05:22 +0000Washington Becomes First State to Allow 'Human Composting' as a Burial Methodhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/washington-first-state-allow-burial-method-human-composting-180972020/The accelerated decomposition method transforms remains into soil and uses just an eighth of the energy required for cremation Tue, 23 Apr 2019 17:43:18 +0000Didn't Make the National Spelling Bee? Play the Smithsonian Spelling Beehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/didnt-make-national-spelling-bee-play-smithsonian-bee-180200680/We present a list of some of the toughest words to spell, pulled straight from the collectionsWed, 01 Jun 2011 18:12:07 +0000I.M. Pei Dies at 102 Years Old. Here Are Some of His Essential Buildingshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/essential-im-pei-180963063/The architect changed the way the world sees itselfThu, 27 Apr 2017 16:42:42 +0000From the Archives: Pete Seeger on What Makes a Great Protest Songhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/pete-seeger-where-have-all-the-protest-songs-gone-159453359/To mark the centennial birthday of the late folk icon, Smithsonian Folkways has released a six-CD collection featuring 20 previously unreleased tracksSun, 01 Apr 2012 03:00:00 +0000