Smart News Arts & Culture | Smithsonian feed for Smart News Arts & CultureenFri, 14 Dec 2018 21:07:24 +0000The Woman Who Invented the Green Bean Casserole Reilly came up with the iconic American dish in the 1950sFri, 26 Oct 2018 16:25:31 +0000Preserving the Home of Selma Heraldo, Neighbor and Friend of Louis Armstrong bequeathed her home to the Louis Armstrong House Museum, which plans to renovate the property with the help of a sizable city grantTue, 06 Nov 2018 17:18:12 +0000Kurt Vonnegut’s Unpublished World War II Scrapbook Reveals Origins of ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’ features 22 letters from author to his family, photographs of the razed city of Dresden, telegrams and news clippingsFri, 14 Dec 2018 21:07:24 +0000VR Experience Lets You Join Nellie Bly on Her 72-Day Trip Around the World Newseum, Vive collaboration catalogues the intrepid reporter’s record-breaking journeyFri, 14 Dec 2018 17:06:03 +0000Connie Gilchrist Was the Shirley Temple of Victorian London child star captivated audiences and artists alike, served as muse for Lewis Carroll, James McNeill WhistlerFri, 14 Dec 2018 15:35:45 +0000Straight From a Greenland Fjord, London Installation Sends Dire Message on Climate Change Eliasson’s ‘Ice Watch’ aims to bring viewers into direct confrontation with the devastation wrought by global warmingWed, 12 Dec 2018 20:20:07 +0000Pew Finds Social Media Has Surpassed Print Newspapers as Americans' Main News Source research center says 20 percent of Americans rely on sites like Facebook, Twitter for news updates, while 16 percent cite print as main news sourceTue, 11 Dec 2018 21:34:47 +0000Arc de Triomphe to Reopen After Being Vandalized During ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests sprayed the famed monument with graffiti and ransacked its small museum Tue, 11 Dec 2018 18:31:35 +0000This New Technique Could Revolutionize the Future of Art Reproduction renders reproductions in color four times closer to the original than the next-best toolTue, 11 Dec 2018 17:48:04 +0000By the End of 2018 More Than Half the World Will Be Online the past decade, there's been a huge spike in internet access though that number is beginning to slow downTue, 11 Dec 2018 11:00:00 +0000How a New Hampshire Museum Is Using Art to Reach Families Affected by the Opioid Crisis 'Art of Hope' initiative encourages participants to draw connections between works of art and their own livesMon, 10 Dec 2018 18:29:25 +0000Scholar Unearths Trove of Anne Sexton’s Forgotten Early Works four poems and an essay find the confessional poet detailing American life in the 1950s, from skiing to suburban lawn careMon, 10 Dec 2018 16:41:54 +0000Sprawling Museum of Black Civilizations Opens in Senegal launch comes as Senegal is requesting the repatriation of looted artworks from FranceMon, 10 Dec 2018 15:30:41 +0000What Is ‘Life-Affirming’ Coral, Pantone's Color of the Year? to know about Pantone 16-1546, the orange shade with a golden undertoneFri, 07 Dec 2018 18:46:03 +0000Berlin Exhibition Chronicles Evolution of Christmas Decorations From 19th Century to Today include swastika-adorned baubles from Nazi Germany, miniature bombs and warships popularized during World War I Fri, 07 Dec 2018 17:08:27 +0000Charlotte Prodger Claims This Year’s Turner Prize With Film Shot on iPhone Glasgow-based artist’s diaristic ‘Bridgit’ examines the fluidity of queer identityWed, 05 Dec 2018 22:08:58 +0000UNC's 'Silent Sam' Could Be Coming Back to Campus. Here's What to Know Monday, the university's Board of Trustees unveiled a controversial proposal to build a "history and education" center to house the Confederate monumentWed, 05 Dec 2018 18:55:31 +0000No, Wait, This Is the Real Ava, a Bronze Age Woman From the Scottish Highlands DNA evidence drastically changes the image of the young woman buried in Caithness 4,250 years agoTue, 04 Dec 2018 20:57:26 +0000New York Honors Shirley Chisholm, First Black Congresswoman in U.S. History, With New Statue firebrand politician once quipped that she would like to be remembered as a woman who ‘had guts’Tue, 04 Dec 2018 16:58:28 +0000Explore Vermeer’s Surviving Paintings, Together After All This Time, in One Virtual Exhibition augmented reality “Meet Vermeer” experience details the Dutch Old Master’s artistic style, life and enduring legacyMon, 03 Dec 2018 21:28:36 +0000Rare Photo of Vincent van Gogh Likely Depicts the Artist’s Brother is only one other known photographic portrait of the artist, who eschewed photographyMon, 03 Dec 2018 17:40:19 +0000Reggae Officially Declared Global Cultural Treasure music, which emerged from Jamaica in the 1960s, was added to Unesco's global Intangible Cultural Heritage listFri, 30 Nov 2018 20:26:51 +0000Now Streaming: The Entire Catalogue of "Sesame Street" Songs show has re-launched its record label with songs both old and newFri, 30 Nov 2018 18:42:48 +0000Listen Live: The First Public Performance of Music by Auschwitz I Men's Orchestra Since the War University of Michigan scholar unearthed the musical manuscript penned by three Polish prisoners in the archives of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State MuseumFri, 30 Nov 2018 18:35:19 +0000Critically Explore 17th-Century Noblewoman's Little-Known Poems Online Pulter’s works detail chaotic political landscape of the English Civil War, scientific discoveries, theological queries, personal strugglesWed, 28 Nov 2018 20:20:10 +0000Ambitious VR Experience Restores 7,000 Roman Buildings, Monuments to Their Former Glory can take an aerial tour of the city circa 320 A.D. or stop by specific sites for in-depth explorationWed, 28 Nov 2018 11:00:00 +0000North, South Korea Form Tag Team to Get Traditional Wrestling Unesco Heritage Status two nations filed a historic joint application to place traditional Korean wrestling on the world cultural heritage listingTue, 27 Nov 2018 21:46:49 +0000India Is Building the World’s Tallest Statue—Again monument of the Hindu god Ram is expected to stand 725 feet tall, and it plays a role in the country’s complex political landscape Tue, 27 Nov 2018 20:45:35 +0000Online Portal Reveals Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s Creative Process project’s launch coincides with a blockbuster Vienna retrospective celebrating the 450th anniversary of the Flemish old master's deathTue, 27 Nov 2018 16:06:14 +0000Berlin's Famous East Side Gallery Protected from Development outdoor gallery on a former section of Berlin Wall has been threatened by a building boom in recent yearsTue, 27 Nov 2018 14:27:20 +0000Cats in Literature? It’s a Long Tail new exhibition at the British Library explores how cats have inspired—and frightened—writers across the centuries Mon, 26 Nov 2018 21:17:44 +0000The Leaning Tower of Pisa Has Gotten a Little Straighter announced that the famed structure’s tilt has reduced by about 1.5 inchesFri, 23 Nov 2018 19:57:27 +0000Rapa Nui Representatives Visit British Museum to Discuss Repatriation of Moai Statue four-ton sculpture was taken from an island temple and gifted to Queen Victoria in 1869Wed, 21 Nov 2018 21:52:06 +0000French Report Recommends the Full Restitution of Looted African Artworks report was commissioned by President Emmanuel Macron, who has advocated for repatriation Wed, 21 Nov 2018 19:48:55 +0000Facial Recognition Software Is Helping Identify Unknown Figures in Civil War Photographs War Photo Sleuth aims to be the world’s largest, most complete digital archive of identified and unidentified Civil War-era portraitsWed, 21 Nov 2018 18:50:48 +0000New Catalogue Describes Everything We’ve Sent Into Space Entries include Doritos’ advertisement, Klingon Opera invitation, Beatles songTue, 20 Nov 2018 19:00:20 +0000The Statue of Liberty’s Original Torch Gets a New Home torch, which was replaced in the 1980s, has been moved to a new museum on Liberty IslandTue, 20 Nov 2018 17:10:35 +0000Paradise's Gold Nugget Museum Falls Victim to Camp Fire beloved local institution was founded in 1973 to commemorate the town’s prospecting pastTue, 20 Nov 2018 14:55:51 +0000Step Into Claude Monet’s World With This Immersive VR Exploration of ‘Water Lilies’ VR experience whisks participants from Paris museum to Impressionist's Giverny garden and studioMon, 19 Nov 2018 18:03:01 +0000Washboard Abs and Unusual Toes Convince Experts These Sculptures Were Crafted by Michelangelo makes the newly attributed early 16th-century Florentine sculptures the Renaissance giant’s only surviving bronzesMon, 19 Nov 2018 16:04:28 +0000Missing Disney Cartoon From 1928 Discovered in Japan short featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit is one of seven missing Disney cartoons about the character the predates Mickey MouseFri, 16 Nov 2018 22:16:43 +0000Landmark Verdict Finds Two of Khmer Rouge's Surviving Leaders Guilty of Genocide is the first time that such a verdict has been meted out against high-ranking members of the brutal Cambodian regimeFri, 16 Nov 2018 21:11:47 +0000Hamilton Family Heirlooms to Go on View at Philadelphia Exhibition include an eagle pendant owned by Alexander Hamilton and a gold mourning ring worn by Elizabeth following his deathFri, 16 Nov 2018 20:01:15 +0000Authorities Recover Three Moundville Artifacts Stolen in Devastating 1980 Heist four decades, ago, the theft claimed 264 Native American items dating back 800 years from the Erskine Ramsey Archaeological RepositoryFri, 16 Nov 2018 18:45:26 +0000Dutch Company Can’t Copyright the Taste of Its Cheese, E.U. Court Rules, according to the ruling, is an ‘idea’Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:14:05 +0000Wes Anderson's Curatorial Debut With Juman Malouf Transforms Vienna Museum Into One of Filmmaker's Dollhouses filmmaker and Malouf, an illustrator, designer and novelist, co-curated the new exhibition, which pulls from the Kunsthistorisches' vast collectionWed, 14 Nov 2018 16:59:33 +0000Why This Aretha Franklin Documentary Took 46 Years to Make it to Theaters documentary was long beset by technical and legal woes, but Franklin’s family members recently gave it their blessingTue, 13 Nov 2018 15:55:59 +0000100 Years of Hollywood History Lost as California Inferno Destroys Paramount Ranch ranch's Western Town served as the one of the sets of popular HBO drama 'Westworld'Mon, 12 Nov 2018 18:14:04 +0000Why Colorado Had to Vote This Week to Abolish Slavery in All Forms, the state’s constitution made an exception for slavery as a punishment for convicted criminalsFri, 09 Nov 2018 18:29:15 +0000British Doctors May Soon Prescribe Art, Music, Dance, Singing Lessons is expected to launch across the entire U.K. by 2023Thu, 08 Nov 2018 18:05:11 +0000Chicago Cancels Sale of Kerry James Marshall's 'Knowledge and Wonder' site-specific mural, featuring black children and adults gazing at the marvels of the universe, will not go up for auction following intense criticismWed, 07 Nov 2018 19:32:32 +0000Sweden’s Disgusting Food Museum Is Not for the Faint of Stomach the museum isn’t trying to make visitors lose their lunch; instead, it hopes to highlight the cultural subjectivity of food Wed, 07 Nov 2018 17:42:35 +0000Exhibition Re-Examines Modernism’s Black Models Denise Murrell looks at the unheralded black women featured in some of art history’s masterpiecesTue, 06 Nov 2018 18:26:26 +0000Legacy of Jane Fortune, Champion of Forgotten Women Artists, Lives on in New Initiative'A Space of Their Own' aims to build comprehensive digital database of 15th- to 19th-century women artistsFri, 02 Nov 2018 19:36:10 +0000A Human Chain Helped a U.K. Bookshop Move to Its New Location 250 volunteers transported more than 2,000 booksFri, 02 Nov 2018 17:25:21 +0000Louis Cha, "Master" of Kung-Fu Novels, Has Died at 94 the pen-name Jin Yong, the writer published 14 seminal books that defined the entire wuxia genre and sold more than 300 million copiesFri, 02 Nov 2018 16:34:08 +0000Venice Museums Re-Open After the City's Worst Flood in a Decade Venice and its cultural institutions will battle rising sea levels in the future is a larger questionThu, 01 Nov 2018 13:00:00 +0000There's a Pokémon Go-Inspired App for Catholics Pope was reportedly impressed by the new gameThu, 01 Nov 2018 10:00:00 +0000Sylvia Plath’s Last Letters Paint Visceral Portrait of Her Marriage, Final Years new volume of her correspondence highlights the poet's whimsical, sensual and intellectual sidesWed, 31 Oct 2018 18:30:22 +0000Are Classical Music Performances Speeding Up? Johann Sebastian Bach's 333rd birthday, a team looked at recordings of the composer's work over the last 50 yearsWed, 31 Oct 2018 15:37:49 +0000This Halloween, a Social Experiment Will Allow Internet Users to Control the Actions of a Real Person Media Laboratory's BeeMe is the love child of ‘Black Mirror’ and psychologist Stanley Milgram’s notorious experiments on free will and obedienceTue, 30 Oct 2018 16:22:33 +0000Forced to Close by Civil War, the National Museum of Damascus Re-Opens Its Doors museum’s collections were among 300,000 artifacts hidden by officials as violence spread in SyriaTue, 30 Oct 2018 14:18:51 +0000See L.A.'s Strangest Sculpture Shine Bright Once Again in the 1970s, the Triforium was designed to sync light and music but the costly venture was ahead of its timeMon, 29 Oct 2018 18:29:18 +0000Christie's Is First to Sell Art Made by Artificial Intelligence, But What Does That Mean? art collective Obvious’ ‘Portrait of Edmond Belamy’ sold for $432,500, nearly 45 times its initial estimateFri, 26 Oct 2018 18:46:45 +0000Art Institute of Chicago Now Offers Open Access to 44,313 Images (and Counting) you can view the museum’s masterpieces without taking a flight to ChicagoFri, 26 Oct 2018 13:26:28 +0000Major European Institutions Will 'Loan' Looted Artifacts to New Nigerian Museum an 1897 raid, the British army plundered 4,000 artifacts from the kingdom of BeninThu, 25 Oct 2018 13:55:48 +0000The Results Are In...These Are America’s "Most-Beloved" Novels, Says PBS than 4 million people voted, securing top honors for Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' in the Great American Read initiativeWed, 24 Oct 2018 15:47:08 +0000Museum of the Bible Acknowledges Five of Its Dead Sea Scrolls Are Forgeries suggests nearly one-third of the museum's 16 scrolls are fakes, and study of the remaining fragments may yield similar resultsTue, 23 Oct 2018 21:13:32 +0000World’s Longest Sea Bridge Opens Amid Controversy than 275 workers were injured during the construction of the bridge, which connects Hong Kong, Macau and China Tue, 23 Oct 2018 17:55:26 +0000Employer Who Pushed Van Gogh to New Career Path Revealed in Studio Photo 1870s photograph of Charles Obach, one-time manager of the London Goupil Gallery branch, was found in the National Portrait Gallery's collectionsTue, 23 Oct 2018 14:33:39 +0000Canadian Doctors Will Soon Be Able to Prescribe Museum Visits as Treatment An afternoon of art may offer serotonin mood boost, welcome distraction from chronic painMon, 22 Oct 2018 15:21:40 +0000At Behest of Derek Jeter, Marlins Park's Much-Ballyhooed Statue "Homer" Is Going, Going, Gone artist is not pleasedMon, 22 Oct 2018 10:00:00 +0000Curious Collection of Historic Oddities Reunited in Horace Walpole's Neo-Gothic Castle more than 150 artifacts originally on view in the estate during the 1700sMon, 22 Oct 2018 10:00:00 +0000A Fond Farewell to the Original Big Bird five decades, puppeteer Carroll Spinney pioneered the roles of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on "Sesame Street." Now, he says, it's time to step downFri, 19 Oct 2018 16:20:53 +0000To Mourn Beloved, 17-Year-Old Cat, Artist Made Genre-Spanning, Star-Studded Tribute Album, Bono, Laurie Anderson, Michael Stipe, The National and others penned songs for Souris, artist Sophie Calle's animal companionThu, 18 Oct 2018 10:00:00 +0000Rising Seas Pose Imminent Threat to Dozens of Historical Sites Across the Mediterranean canals, Phoenician port city of Tyre and Croatia’s Old City of Dubrovnik are amongst the sites at risk of flooding, erosionWed, 17 Oct 2018 18:36:43 +0000You'll Be Able to Watch Rembrandt’s Most Ambitious Work Be Restored In-Person—or Online at the Rijksmuseum estimate the process of conserving “The Night Watch” is expected to take several yearsWed, 17 Oct 2018 17:47:27 +0000British Army Revives Monuments Men to Salvage Art in War-Torn Countries 15-person squad, formed to combat loss of cultural heritage in the Middle East, will specialize in art crime, engineering and archaeologyTue, 16 Oct 2018 19:26:24 +0000What Did Elizabeth I Actually Look Like? This Artist Has a Suggestion Collishaw’s ‘Mask of Youth’ presents realistic depiction of the Tudor queen, explores her savvy command of public personaTue, 16 Oct 2018 16:32:28 +0000Spooky Poster for 'The Mummy' Poised to Take Back Title of World's Most Expensive Movie Poster relic from Hollywood’s golden age of horror is expected to surpass auction record set by fellow horror film poster from the 1930s last yearTue, 16 Oct 2018 15:23:18 +0000