Smart News Arts & Culture | Smithsonian feed for Smart News Arts & CultureenFri, 13 Sep 2019 15:36:07 +0000The Man Who Mentored da Vinci Receives First U.S. Retrospective Gallery of Art spotlights Andrea del Verrocchio, a skilled sculptor and painter whose individual accomplishments have long been overlookedFri, 13 Sep 2019 15:36:07 +0000Exploring Paul Revere’s Legacy Beyond His Famed Midnight Ride becoming an American legend, the Revolutionary War hero was best known as a skilled artisan, activist and entrepreneur Thu, 12 Sep 2019 17:39:06 +0000A New Monopoly Celebrates Women. But What About the Game’s Own Overlooked Inventor? the turn of the 20th century, Lizzie Magie created the Landowner’s Game, which sought to teach players about the injustices of wealth concentration Thu, 12 Sep 2019 13:29:36 +0000This London Gallery Is Working to Be One of the World's Most Accessible Museums Wellcome Collection's latest permanent exhibition focuses on design features and curatorial approaches suggested by individuals with disabilitiesWed, 11 Sep 2019 17:48:19 +0000Photographer Robert Frank, Who Exposed the Alienation and Heartbreak of America, Dies at 94‘I was tired of romanticism,’ Frank once said. ‘I wanted to present what I saw, pure and simple.’Tue, 10 Sep 2019 21:15:18 +0000Dutch Museum Faces Protest Over Exhibition on Nazi Design show focused on how design furthered the 'development of the evil Nazi ideology,' but critics worry the show glorifies Nazi aestheticsTue, 10 Sep 2019 14:00:06 +0000Drought Reveals Dolmen of Guadalperal, Popularly Dubbed ‘Spanish Stonehenge’ of a dam and reservoir in 1963 flooded the archaeological site, submerging the megalith monument and hiding it from viewMon, 09 Sep 2019 14:32:09 +0000Help Find the Owners of More Than 100 Recovered Artworks around Los Angeles in 1993, the paintings and antiques were recently recovered by LAPD when some were brought to an auction houseFri, 06 Sep 2019 16:05:25 +0000The Met Is Hiring Its First Full-Time Curator of Native American Art ideal candidate will have ‘[d]emonstrable connections with descendent communities’Thu, 05 Sep 2019 16:20:49 +0000Wildfires Are Destroying Bolivia's Rock Art set by farmers hoping to clear land for agriculture pose a threat to archaeological sites across the South American countryThu, 05 Sep 2019 15:10:57 +0000Kimberly Teehee Is the Cherokee Nation’s First Delegate to Congress 1835 treaty promised a delegate to the Cherokee Nation—but that role has not been filled until now Wed, 04 Sep 2019 17:29:12 +0000Medieval Coin Hoard Offers Evidence of Early Tax Evasion detector enthusiasts in England unearthed a trove of 2,528 coins while searching in SomersetFri, 30 Aug 2019 16:11:25 +0000Thirty Years After Fall of Berlin Wall, a Citywide Celebration week-long arts festival will feature concerts, immersive exhibitions, art installations, panel discussions and moreThu, 29 Aug 2019 16:03:51 +0000The Man Who Transformed a Welsh Town Into a 'Kingdom' of Used Books to Richard Booth, who died on August 20 at the age of 80, the town is still known as a literary hubThu, 29 Aug 2019 10:00:00 +0000Glass Models of Decaying Fruit Set to Go on View After Two Decades in Storage to serve as teaching tools, the delicate glassware reveals the ravages of such diseases as peach leaf curl, pear scab and gray moldThu, 29 Aug 2019 06:00:00 +0000Melbourne Gets Gallery Devoted to Female Artists Gallery seeks to correct the art world's longstanding gender imbalances by featuring contemporary art by womenWed, 28 Aug 2019 16:27:02 +0000Althea Gibson, Who Smashed Through Racial Barriers in Tennis, Honored With Statue at U.S. Open'It’s about time,' said former doubles partner Angela BuxtonWed, 28 Aug 2019 15:15:43 +0000Indonesia Plans to Build a New Capital on Borneo Monday, Joko Widodo, president of Indonesia, announced the nation’s central government's new locationTue, 27 Aug 2019 18:35:07 +0000155 Years After His Death, Abolitionist John Pierre Burr's Epitaph Updated to Include His Father, Aaron Burr Sherri Burr's research shows that the vice president had children with Mary Emmons, a servant in his householdTue, 27 Aug 2019 17:16:39 +0000Thousands of Unseen Photographs, Documents Digitized for Prince Albert’s 200th Birthday collection highlights the royal consort’s role in shaping Victorian society, from his interest in photography to his passion for social reformMon, 26 Aug 2019 15:42:44 +0000London's 'Eiffel Tower' Is Still Losing Money for the 2012 Olympic Games, the ArcelorMittal Orbit has not turned into the tourist attraction it was expected to becomeFri, 23 Aug 2019 18:08:58 +0000New Stained Glass Is Coming to Germany’s Oldest Monastery Richter is set to design a trio of windows for the Benedictine Tholey AbbeyFri, 23 Aug 2019 16:43:37 +0000500-Year-Old Inca Mummy Repatriated to Bolivia Ñusta, or 'Princess,' the mummy represents the first archaeologically significant set of remains to be repatriated to the Andean countryThu, 22 Aug 2019 17:38:59 +0000Documentary Explores Pioneering Woman Director Written Out of Film History Guy-Blaché directed more than 1,000 films including the world's first narrative film, but was expunged from the story of cinemaThu, 22 Aug 2019 14:56:21 +0000Bronx Exhibition Spotlights Alvin Baltrop, Photographer Who Documented Manhattan’s Underground Queer Community took thousands of snapshots at New York's West Side Piers between 1975 and 1986Wed, 21 Aug 2019 17:15:32 +0000The Term ‘Museum’ May Be Getting Redefined experts are divided on the proposed new definitionTue, 20 Aug 2019 18:05:55 +0000Early Sketches From 'The Little Prince' Found in Swiss Collection folder includes images from the beloved book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, as well as a love letter written to his wife, Consuelo de Saint ExupéryTue, 20 Aug 2019 17:43:21 +0000Paris Basement Used as WWII Resistance Headquarters Transformed Into Museum Centerpiece soon-to-open museum also explores the lives of Resistance leaders Jean Moulin and General LeclercMon, 19 Aug 2019 18:04:11 +0000The Ohio State University Seeks to Trademark 'The' article is about an articleFri, 16 Aug 2019 19:02:37 +0000New Rules Could Determine Who Gets to Climb Everest officials propose new requirements for obtaining a permit to climb the world's tallest mountainFri, 16 Aug 2019 17:56:52 +0000Thanks to the Hopper Hotel Experience, You Can Now Spend a Night at the Museum Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will host guests in a 3-D recreation of Edward Hopper's 1957 painting, 'Western Motel'Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:10:02 +0000See Scrap of Cloth Believed to Be From Elizabeth I’s Only Surviving Dress fabric, set to go on view, was previously used as an altar cloth in a small village churchThu, 15 Aug 2019 16:50:00 +0000Imaging Reveals Leonardo da Vinci Wrestled With the Composition of 'The Virgin of the Rocks' underdrawings detected using high-tech imaging techniques show he altered the figures twice before paintingThu, 15 Aug 2019 16:45:08 +0000At-Risk Indigenous Languages Spotlighted on New Google Earth Platform new initiative features recordings of native languages from around the globeThu, 15 Aug 2019 15:54:17 +0000People Aren't Happy About Their Increasingly Brief Encounters With the ‘Mona Lisa’ problem stems from the masterpiece's temporary relocation to a different wing of the museumWed, 14 Aug 2019 18:08:38 +0000Notre-Dame Restoration Delayed Due to Lead Poisoning Concerns is set to continue next week with more stringent safety protocols, decontamination unitsTue, 13 Aug 2019 17:00:09 +0000J.D. Salinger’s Work Is Coming to E-Readers for the First Time author’s longtime publishing company will release four e-books in AugustMon, 12 Aug 2019 14:51:59 +0000There Is Going to Be a 'Moby-Dick' Musical powerhouses Dave Malloy and Rachel Chavkin recently previewed the performance under the whale at the American Museum of Natural HistoryFri, 09 Aug 2019 15:21:37 +0000Per Favore, Do Not Sit on the Spanish Steps down on the landmark and you might find yourself hit with a €250 fineThu, 08 Aug 2019 20:41:27 +0000A Beyoncé Portrait Is Coming to the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery image appeared in <i>Vogue</i>’s 2018 September issue and was shot by the photographer Tyler MitchellWed, 07 Aug 2019 17:17:07 +0000San Francisco Is Getting a Monument to Maya Angelou city’s arts commission is expected to choose one of three proposed designs this weekWed, 07 Aug 2019 16:35:25 +0000Toni Morrison, ‘Beloved’ Author Who Cataloged the African-American Experience, Dies at 88'She changed the whole cartography of black writing,' says Kinshasha Holman Conwill of the National Museum of African American History and CultureTue, 06 Aug 2019 19:28:20 +0000Nine Newly Discovered Proust Stories to Be Published works were slated to be part of the French author's first collection of poems and stories, but were cut for unknown reasonsTue, 06 Aug 2019 14:43:26 +0000Future Graffiti Additions to Prague’s John Lennon Wall Will Be Strictly Regulated authorities are introducing security measures in response to vandalism, obscene graffitiMon, 05 Aug 2019 16:52:11 +0000Miami Museum Launches Exhibition Exclusively on Instagram eight weeks, 'Joyous Dystopia' is posting digital works by eight different artistsMon, 05 Aug 2019 14:15:13 +0000The Six Wives of Henry VIII Are Coming to Broadway 'Six,' the Tudor queens get a chance to share their side of the storyMon, 05 Aug 2019 13:20:47 +0000This Ancient Roman Souvenir Stylus Is Inscribed With a Corny Joke translated, the message reads, ‘I went to Rome and all I got you was this stylus’Thu, 01 Aug 2019 17:59:14 +0000A Steinbeck Story About a Chef and His Cat Has Been Published in English for the First Time author wrote 'The Amiable Fleas' in 1954, for the French newspaper <i>Le Figaro</i>Thu, 01 Aug 2019 15:56:16 +0000New Markers in Atlanta Aim to Put Confederate Monuments in Context city is installing the historical markers next to four of its most prominent Confederate memorialsWed, 31 Jul 2019 15:35:15 +0000Family Realizes Long-Forgotten Portrait Was Painted by Famed Nigerian Artist Ben Enwonwu year, a similarly rediscovered portrait by Enwonwu sold for $1.6 million, setting an auction record for Nigerian Modernist artTue, 30 Jul 2019 21:26:59 +0000Apollo 11 Mission Memorialized With 2,200 Pounds of Butter buttery Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, along with a couple cows, are on display at the Ohio State FairMon, 29 Jul 2019 16:46:01 +0000Drawing Found in Thrift Store Turns Out to Be an Original Egon Schiele work, on display as part of an exhibit at Galerie St. Etienne, is expected to sell for between $100,000 to $200,000Fri, 26 Jul 2019 20:42:46 +0000Baltimore Museum of Art, Home to Largest Matisse Collection, Will Open Center Dedicated to Artist gallery’s Matisse holdings encompass more than 1,200 paintings, sculptures, drawings and printsFri, 26 Jul 2019 20:02:20 +0000A Statue in the U.K. Had to Be Moved Because It Was Too Popular flocked to see ‘Seated Figure’ by the artist Sean Henry—and damaged the surrounding landscape of the North York Moors in the processFri, 26 Jul 2019 11:00:00 +0000From Baked Dormouse to Carbonized Bread, 300 Artifacts Show What Romans Ate show features frescoes, preserved fruit, cooking utensils and vessels recovered from PompeiiFri, 26 Jul 2019 10:00:00 +0000Couture Covering 96 Years of Fashion Is Coming to the Met's Costume Institute little-known couture collector has gifted the museum 165 items drawn from her collection of approximately 15,000 piecesWed, 24 Jul 2019 19:24:06 +0000Investigation Identifies Nazi-Looted Art Later Ransacked From Hitler’s Headquarters the end of WWII, Munich civilians plundered food, liquor, furnishings and some 700 works of art, most of which wer stolen property, from the FührerbauTue, 23 Jul 2019 20:19:20 +0000Judy Chicago Retrospective to Look Beyond ‘The Dinner Party’ largest exhibition of Chicago's work to date at the de Young Museum in San Francisco will highlight the diversity of the artist’s oeuvre Mon, 22 Jul 2019 20:51:12 +0000Atlanta Museum’s ‘Dating’ App Matches Visitors With Artwork High Museum of Art creates tour routes based on users' likesFri, 19 Jul 2019 19:13:38 +0000The Charles Dickens Museum Acquires ‘Lost’ Portrait of the Author as a Young Man 1843 painting by Margaret Gillies surfaced at an auction in South Africa in 2017Fri, 19 Jul 2019 18:49:17 +0000New Investigation Answers Pressing Question: Whatever Happened to All of Bob Ross’ Paintings? artist produced almost 30,000 paintings over the course of his lifetimeThu, 18 Jul 2019 19:47:00 +0000Tate Acquires Archive of Works by Little-Known Surrealist Ithell Colquhoun collection, featuring some 5,000 sketches, drawings and commercial artworks, promises to instigate a 're-evaluation of her whole career'Wed, 17 Jul 2019 17:41:08 +0000