Smart News Arts & Culture | Smithsonian feed for Smart News Arts & CultureenMon, 23 Apr 2018 20:47:51 +0000U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall Collection Will Get Its First State-Commissioned Statue of a Black American statue of educator and civil rights activist Mary McLeod Bethune will replace a statue of a Confederate generalWed, 21 Mar 2018 10:00:00 +0000San Francisco Votes to Remove Statue with Racist Depiction of Native Americans monument shows a Mexican vaquero and Franciscan monk towering over a Native American manWed, 07 Mar 2018 16:59:19 +0000First American Project by Desert Modernism Architect to be Rebuilt in Palm Springs will join the rest of Albert Frey's workFri, 23 Feb 2018 11:00:00 +0000Why Princess Charlotte Just Made Royal History to a 2013 reform, the 2-year-old royal tot can welcome her new baby brother while maintaining her place in line for the throneMon, 23 Apr 2018 20:47:51 +0000This Exhibition Uses $586 to Tell the Story of American Eviction amount is around what one of the subjects of sociologist Matthew Desmond’s book 'Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City' made in one monthMon, 23 Apr 2018 18:33:43 +0000Monument Marks Little-Remembered Case That Set Precedent for Asian Americans to Testify in Court history around the 'Territory of New Mexico v. Yee Shun' will be memorialized in the upcoming public work 'View from Gold Mountain'Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:00:00 +0000Eleven Never-Before-Seen Artworks Found in the Walls of Jame Castle's House renowned Idaho Outsider artist was known for squirreling his drawings and sculptures away in the walls and ceiling of his Boise homeFri, 20 Apr 2018 15:50:36 +0000Taiwan Is Now Home to the World's Largest Performing Arts Center National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts encompasses five performance centers and spans 1.5 million square feetFri, 20 Apr 2018 10:00:00 +0000Pocket-Sized Exhibition Shows Museum Experience Is Not One Size Fits All Singh's 'Museum Bhavan' won the coveted Infinity Award this month for offering the public a way to intimately and innovatively interact with artThu, 19 Apr 2018 17:06:32 +0000The Last of the Queen’s Corgi Dynasty Has Died, WillowWed, 18 Apr 2018 21:11:57 +0000One of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Earliest Middle-Earth Stories Will Be Published as a Novel author wanted to transform 'The Fall of Gondolin' into a book, but never finished the text before his deathWed, 18 Apr 2018 15:28:36 +0000Public Sculpture in Tennessee Will Memorialize Lynching Victim confronts its history with a planned memorial to a young black man named Ed Johnson who was murdered by a white lynch mob in 1906Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:00:00 +0000Why Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer Win Is History-Making curator Dwandalyn Reece calls the award an important “recognition of the cultural, musical influence of hip-hop and rap"Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:56:52 +0000Check Out the World’s Largest Archive Digitally Preserving At-Risk Heritage Sites Heritage features 27 sites in 18 countries with more locations to be added in the futureMon, 16 Apr 2018 16:20:02 +0000Watch: The First Trailer for 'Mary Shelley' Explores the Many Inspirations for 'Frankenstein' biopic will follow Mary Wollstonecraft's scandalous teenage romance with the older Percy Bysshe Shelley and the events that shaped her most famous bookFri, 13 Apr 2018 16:40:26 +0000The Hottest Place to Play Retro Handheld Computer Games? Try the Internet Archive new project hopes to save vintage technology before it is gone forever by preserving playable versions of your favorite old-school gamesThu, 12 Apr 2018 16:51:51 +0000Wanted: $17,500 Rock Lifted From Yoko Ono Installation rock was part of the ongoing interactive piece 'Yoko Ono: The Riverbed'Thu, 12 Apr 2018 10:00:00 +0000Researchers Are Tracing Wabanaki Canoe Routes in New Brunswick First Nation routes were ancient “highways” that traversed rivers, creeks and streamsWed, 11 Apr 2018 18:28:29 +0000The Sprawling Legacy of Isao Takahata, Co-Founder of Studio Ghibli are five things to know about the visionary Japanese director who died on April 5 at the age of 82Wed, 11 Apr 2018 16:23:27 +0000Germany’s New Dachshund Museum Is Not Just for the Dogs Dackelmuseum is stuffed with 4,500 sausage dog-related itemsTue, 10 Apr 2018 20:04:33 +0000‘Our Bodies, Ourselves,’ the Revolutionary Feminist Health Book, Will No Longer Print New Editions the 1970s, the book promoted nonjudgemental discussions about women’s sexual and reproductive healthTue, 10 Apr 2018 19:46:15 +0000London Museum Says It's Willing to Return Looted Ethiopian Artifacts on Long-Term Loan new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum grapples with Britain's seizure of cultural treasures during the 1868 Battle of MaqdalaMon, 09 Apr 2018 21:59:01 +0000Now You Too Can Eat Off of Judy Chicago's Famous Feminist Dinnerware of four plate designs from "The Dinner Party" are available for the first timeMon, 09 Apr 2018 20:09:33 +0000This Colorful Exhibition Was Made for Instagram CJ Hendry's latest house-like installation assigned each room a distinct colorMon, 09 Apr 2018 18:16:31 +0000"Lost" Feminist Dinner Set Goes on Public Display for the First Time 50-plate "Famous Women Dinner Set" by Bloomsbury Group artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant includes portraits of the well-known and the overlookedFri, 06 Apr 2018 20:47:07 +0000Ancient Statue Destroyed by ISIS Resurrected in London—With a Twist artist Michael Rakowitz has created a reproduction of the statue using 10,500 date syrup cansFri, 06 Apr 2018 18:54:08 +00001924 Film That Anticipates the Holocaust Found and Restored collector found a complete copy of the film at a flea market in Paris in 2015Fri, 06 Apr 2018 17:47:40 +0000400-Year-Old Painting by Dutch Master Found in Iowa Storage Room van Veen's "Apollo and Venus" was likely hidden away by the Des Moines Women's Club for showing too much skinThu, 05 Apr 2018 20:44:36 +0000India Is Building the World’s Tallest Statue monument will stand nearly 600 feet tall and it honors India’s first deputy prime minister, Sardar Vallabhbhai PatelThu, 05 Apr 2018 19:43:19 +0000Sesame Place Becomes First Theme Park to Be Designated a Certified Autism Center International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards announced the honor on World Autism DayThu, 05 Apr 2018 16:19:31 +0000New Statue Immortalizes Mary Thomas, Who Led a Revolt Against Danish Colonial Rule is the city’s first public monument to a black womanWed, 04 Apr 2018 10:00:00 +0000Unseen Illustrations by J.R.R. Tolkien Are Coming to Oxford“Tolkien: Maker of Middle Earth,” opening at the Bodleian libraries this summer, will include manuscripts, letters, maps and artworkWed, 04 Apr 2018 10:00:00 +0000Never Realized 17th-Century Fresco Will Be Digitally Recreated at French Château masterpiece was originally planned by the great French painter Charles Le BrunFri, 30 Mar 2018 17:25:17 +0000VR Installation of Crossing U.S.-Mexico Border Comes to Nation's Capital"Carne y Arena," by Academy Award-winning Mexican filmmaker Alejandro G. Iñárritu, will run in D.C. through AugustFri, 30 Mar 2018 16:50:14 +0000A Violent Volcanic Eruption Immortalized in Medieval Poem May Have Spurred Iceland’s Adoption of Christianity new study looks for traces of the devastating volcanic event in a poem composed in approximately 961 A.D.Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:00:26 +0000Library of Congress Adds ‘The Sound of Music,’ ‘My Girl’ to National Recording Registry year since 2002, 25 recordings that impacted American culture are chosen for inclusion in the growing database. Read about the class of 2017Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:20:50 +0000New Exhibition Unfolds the "Bizarre" Stories Behind Centuries-Old Pigments urine is one of many strange ingredients included in the University of Manchester's new show exploring the history and chemistry of artists' palettesWed, 21 Mar 2018 18:29:16 +0000Landmark Exhibition Takes You Inside the Exuberant, Diverse World of the Fatimid Dynasty’s Aga Khan Museum brings together 87 pieces from collections across the globeWed, 21 Mar 2018 17:48:48 +0000Investigators on Lookout for 314 Items Stolen From Carnegie Library’s Rare Books Room first edition of Isaac Newton’s “Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica” was among the items takenTue, 20 Mar 2018 20:53:12 +0000Become a Nicer, Gentler Neighbor With This Trailer for a Documentary About Mister Rogers mark the late children's television visionary's 90th birthday, Focus Features teases a clip of "Won't You Be My Neighbor?"Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:12:15 +00002,000-Year-Old Mosaics Unearthed Under Florida Art Museum relics came from ancient Antioch and were buried by museum officials in 1989 for storage purposes Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:08:18 +0000Monument to a Historic Black Woman Will Replace Racist Statue in Pittsburgh city task force is asking the public to help decide who should be honoredTue, 20 Mar 2018 15:08:19 +0000Found: 30,000 Photographs by the ‘Russian Vivian Maier’ photographer’s daughter stumbled upon the photo-films in the family atticTue, 20 Mar 2018 10:00:00 +0000Investigators Crack Down on Fraudulent Native American Jewelry April, Albuquerque jewelry dealer Nael Ali is set to be sentenced under the 1935 Indian Arts and Crafts ActMon, 19 Mar 2018 20:34:39 +0000See Classic Sculptures Reimagined With Prosthetic Limbs aid organization Handicap International outfitted statues in France with prosthetic limbs to raise awareness about the global need for prosthesesMon, 19 Mar 2018 17:17:10 +000015th-Century Pot of Gold (and Silver) Found in the Netherlands say the coins can shed light on a little-known period of Dutch historyFri, 16 Mar 2018 17:03:31 +0000UN Report Finds Finland Is the Happiest Country in the World the 2018 World Happiness Report, Finland scored high on six key variables Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:27:04 +0000Sculpture of ‘Zombie Boy’ Fleshes Out London's Science Museum giant sculpture of artist and model Rick Genest, who has covered himself in tattoos of the inside of his body, will debut in its new Medicine GalleriesThu, 15 Mar 2018 14:49:18 +0000Sunshine Sheds Light on 17th-Century Mystery Painting At Hearst Castle bright-eyed guides found an abbreviation and inscription leading to Spanish painter Bartolomé Pérez de la DehesaWed, 14 Mar 2018 19:43:42 +0000Stephen Hawking, the Expansive Cosmologist Who Shone Light on the Universe, Has Died at 76 world's favorite ambassador of science was one of the greatest minds in physicsWed, 14 Mar 2018 16:57:51 +0000Polls Are Still As Accurate As They Were 75 Years Ago new study shows polling is not undergoing a collapse despite what conventional wisdom might suggestWed, 14 Mar 2018 15:50:20 +0000For the Third Year in a Row, This City Was Tapped as America’s Happiest area’s success may be due, in part, to the fact that it is home to a large number of older AmericansWed, 14 Mar 2018 14:51:52 +0000See the Founder of Modern Neuroscience's Unique Way of Looking at the Inner Workings of the Brain Through Art meets science in the first U.S. traveling exhibition of Santiago Ramón y Cajal’s sketchesTue, 13 Mar 2018 16:47:37 +0000Kalman Aron Used His Art to Survive the Holocaust artist and survivor sketched portraits of Nazi officers in exchange for extra food and blankets. His death at 93 was confirmed by his son, David AronTue, 13 Mar 2018 10:00:00 +0000New Study Finds Fake News Spreads Faster and Deeper Than Verified Stories on Twitter at 126,000 stories sent by ~3 million people, researchers found that humans, not bots, were primarily responsible for the spread of disinformationMon, 12 Mar 2018 18:31:45 +0000The ‘Mona Lisa’ May Leave the Louvre for the First Time in 44 Years’s culture minister said she is ‘seriously considering’ sending da Vinci’s masterpiece on a tour of the countryFri, 09 Mar 2018 19:20:12 +0000Rare 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Footage Found at Flea Market nine-minute Miles brothers film reel shows the devastation that the powerful quake wroughtFri, 09 Mar 2018 15:00:00 +0000How Conflict in the Balkans Is Screwing Up Europe's Clocks and Serbia's clash over energy dropped the oscillation of the Euro grid, making clocks run as much as six minutes behindThu, 08 Mar 2018 20:11:29 +0000Winnie-the-Pooh Returns to the Big Screen in a New Teaser Trailer live-action film of the iconic tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff hits theaters this summerTue, 06 Mar 2018 20:27:01 +0000Five Things to Know About Roger Bannister, the First Person to Break the 4-Minute Mile Oxford medical student, who died on March 3 at age 88, broke what was believed to be an impossible recordMon, 05 Mar 2018 19:54:33 +0000Watch the Teaser Trailer for the Mary Poppins Sequel Starring Lin-Manuel Miranda and Emily Blunt highly anticipated reboot hits theaters in DecemberMon, 05 Mar 2018 17:52:49 +0000Scientists Study ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ in Hopes of Finding How Vermeer Painted His Masterpiece enigmatic work was last examined—and restored—in 1994Mon, 05 Mar 2018 16:40:25 +0000Earliest Images of Breast Cancer Found in Renaissance Paintings signs of illness in the paintings illustrate that breast cancer is not just a modern maladyFri, 02 Mar 2018 21:43:33 +0000Long-Lost Monet, Sent Away for Safekeeping Before WWII, Found in Louvre Storage painting was acquired by Japanese art collector Kōjirō​ ​Matsukata in the 1920s. It will go on view at the National Museum of Western Art in 2019Thu, 01 Mar 2018 19:59:47 +0000Rubens’ Sprawling Castle in the Belgian Countryside Is on the Market famed Flemish painter redesigned the castle in Flemish Renaissance styleThu, 01 Mar 2018 15:57:40 +0000World’s Largest Digital Art Display Will Go Live This Fall in Chicago deco landmark Merchandise Mart will be lit up across nearly 3 acres of its river-facing façadeThu, 01 Mar 2018 11:00:00 +0000Charlottesville Must Remove Tarps from Confederate Statues, Judge Says statues were covered in the wake of last year’s deadly rallies to mark a period of mourningWed, 28 Feb 2018 21:43:25 +0000Rediscovered Salvador Dalí Painting Goes on Display work, authenticated by Dalí scholar Nicolas Descharnes, was stored in private collections for the past 75 yearsWed, 28 Feb 2018 20:11:40 +0000These Tiny Works of Art Depict a Disappearing Way of Life in Hong Kong Kong's largest miniature art exhibition featured 52 dioramas made by 19 artistsWed, 28 Feb 2018 19:38:47 +0000See Rare Images Depicting Life, Work at the White House team of librarians at the White House Historical Association are digitizing 25,000 behind-the-scenes photographs from 1962 to 1987Wed, 28 Feb 2018 11:00:00 +0000Howardena Pindell Gets Her First Major Museum Survey multidisciplinary artist and activist reshaped what art could beTue, 27 Feb 2018 18:14:47 +0000Stolen Degas Found in Luggage Compartment of French Bus one claimed the suitcase containing "Les Choristes" stolen from a Marseille Museum in 2009Mon, 26 Feb 2018 19:53:52 +0000‘Frankenstein’ Manuscript Shows the Evolution of Mary Shelley’s Monster British publisher is releasing 1,000 facsimiles of the two notebooks in which Shelly scrawled her iconic novelMon, 26 Feb 2018 17:18:43 +0000Why Music Is Not a Universal Language and culture shape music, but as a recent video essay breaks it down, the results are more varied that most people thinkMon, 26 Feb 2018 15:38:28 +0000Turkish Garbage Collectors Curate Their Own Library sanitation workers have already amassed a collection of more than 6,000 booksFri, 23 Feb 2018 19:26:59 +0000