Smart News Travel | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/smartnews-travel/RSS feed for Smart News TravelenWed, 20 Feb 2019 20:24:21 +0000Joshua Tree National Park Closes During Shutdown Due to Damage to Namesake Trees https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/goverment-shutdown-taking-toll-national-parks-180971149/Many national parks remain understaffed during the government shutdown while instances of vandalism and destruction riseWed, 02 Jan 2019 17:28:14 +000012th-Century Toilet Flush With New Lease on Lifehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/12th-century-toilet-hosted-three-users-simultaneously-180971531/The three-holed oak plank seat likely served a tenement building owned by a capmaker and his wifeWed, 20 Feb 2019 20:24:21 +0000This Outdoor Exhibition Brings Art to a California Desert https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/this-outdoor-exhibition-brings-art-california-desert-180971492/Desert X returns to the Coachella Valley, this time with works about landscape, migration, climate change and indigenous experiencesFri, 15 Feb 2019 19:19:17 +0000Henry VII’s Marriage Bed May Have Spent 15 Years in a British Hotel’s Honeymoon Suitehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/henry-viis-marriage-bed-may-have-spent-15-years-british-hotels-honeymoon-suite-180971485/Some experts say the ornately carved oak bed was commissioned for the wedding of the first Tudor king and his queen, Elizabeth of YorkWed, 13 Feb 2019 20:53:22 +0000Museum of the Dog Takes Manhattanhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/museum-dog-opens-new-york-city-180971468/After 30 years in St. Louis, the American Kennel Club museum is back in the Big Apple, with artifacts, portraits and a kiosk that matches people to dogsMon, 11 Feb 2019 22:05:36 +0000Southern California Will Soon See Another Booming Superbloomhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/southern-california-cusp-another-jawdropping-superbloom-180971466/If the rain keeps up, the deserts and burn scars will soon explode with acres of colorful poppies, lupines, lilies and other ephemeral flowersMon, 11 Feb 2019 21:24:41 +0000Martin Luther King Jr.’s Family Home to Open to the Publichttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/martin-luther-king-jrs-family-home-open-public-180971453/The property was recently purchased by the National Park Foundation Fri, 08 Feb 2019 15:30:31 +0000Milwaukee Museum Features More Than 6,500 Collectible Bobbleheads (and Counting)https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-museum-features-more-6500-collectible-bobbleheads-and-counting-180971452/The duo behind project find the art in the unblinking figurine, displaying bobbleheads from all walks of life, including sports, pop culture and politicsThu, 07 Feb 2019 21:13:58 +000080,000 Watercolor Portraits (and Counting) Paint a Pre-Photography Picture of the Planethttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/watercolour-world-details-80000-portraits-pre-photography-planet-180971417/The Watercolour World enables users to compare historical paintings with contemporary images of landscapesTue, 05 Feb 2019 20:13:47 +0000The Travel Company Making Machu Picchu Wheelchair Accessiblehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/making-machu-picchu-wheelchair-accessible-180971410/Wheel the World offers travelers specialized wheelchairs that can traverse difficult terrainMon, 04 Feb 2019 21:30:35 +0000Princess Margaret’s Iconic 21st Birthday Dress Goes on Displayhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/princess-margarets-iconic-21st-birthday-dress-goes-displaystains-and-all-180971404/The gown is the centerpiece of a new exhibition on Christian Dior at the Victoria and Albert MuseumMon, 04 Feb 2019 13:00:00 +0000What to Expect for 'D-Day 75'https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/parachutists-dakota-aircraft-will-take-skies-75th-anniversary-d-day-180971390/Preparations for the 75th anniversary of D-Day are already underway, and will include the flight of 30 Douglas C-47 SkytrainsFri, 01 Feb 2019 18:31:36 +0000Architect Annabelle Selldorf Will Design New Interpretation Center for China’s Forbidden Cityhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/architect-annabelle-selldorf-will-design-new-interpretation-center-chinas-forbidden-city-180971380/The restored Qianlong Garden complex, a sprawling oasis of four courtyards and 27 pavilions, is set to open to the public for the first time in 2020Wed, 30 Jan 2019 18:33:04 +0000Interactive Map Renders Women's Cultural Contributions to French Capital Visiblehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-map-paris-traces-womens-cultural-contributions-across-french-capital-180971371/The evolving project highlights landmarks in Paris that were “financed, imagined or made by women”Wed, 30 Jan 2019 14:43:25 +0000Remembering the Forgotten Female Artists of Vienna https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/belvedere-recognizes-unheralded-female-artists-early-20th-century-vienna-180971361/New exhibition draws on works by around 60 women who lived and worked between 1900 and 1938Tue, 29 Jan 2019 16:36:47 +0000Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers' Is No Longer Cleared for Takeoffhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/van-goghs-sunflowers-is-no-longer-cleared-takeoff-180971360/The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam's version has been deemed too fragile to travelMon, 28 Jan 2019 19:43:41 +0000This Spring, Dalí Museum Visitors Will Be Welcomed by AI Version of the Artist Himself https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/spring-dali-museum-visitors-will-be-welcomed-ai-version-artist-himself-180971349/A surreal(ist) encounter, indeedMon, 28 Jan 2019 16:42:49 +0000Decade-Long Restoration of Tutankhamun’s Tomb Finally Concludeshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/decade-long-restoration-tutankhamuns-tomb-finally-concludes-180971339/Conservators stabilized famed crypt’s wall paintings, introduced viewing platforms and barriers designed to limit visitor access to fragile areasFri, 25 Jan 2019 18:14:09 +0000Why a Smiling Statue of Satan Is Stirring Up Controversy in Spainhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-smiling-statue-satan-stirring-controversy-spain-180971321/Some Segovian locals say the affable bust is “offensive for Catholics, because it constitutes the glorification of evil”Wed, 23 Jan 2019 14:43:51 +0000Get to Know 2019’s ‘European Capitals of Culture’https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/two-richly-historic-cities-chosen-2019s-european-capitals-culture-180971270/Plovdiv, Bulgaria, and Matera, Italy, have histories that stretch back thousands of yearsFri, 18 Jan 2019 11:00:00 +0000You Can Visit This Australian Island, but Only if You Pledge to Skip the Wombat Selfiehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/aussie-park-visitors-pledge-not-squeeze-wombats-180971290/The marsupials on Maria Island are so docile, tourism officials are asking the public to stop getting so closeThu, 17 Jan 2019 21:58:18 +0000Five Events to Watch For as Germany Celebrates 100 Years of the Bauhaus Movementhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-events-watch-germany-celebrates-100-years-bauhaus-180971261/Bauhaus 100 looks back—and forward—to the movement that united formal art and craftsmanship in functional, streamlined designsThu, 17 Jan 2019 21:45:04 +0000The Bahamas’ Conchs Have Undergone ‘Serial Depletion’https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/bahamas-conchs-have-undergone-serial-depletion-180971287/But it's not too late to save themWed, 16 Jan 2019 22:00:22 +0000Toto's 'Africa' Will Play Forever—Or at Least Until the Next Windstorm—in the Namib Deserthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/song-africa-will-play-forever-or-until-next-windstorm-namibian-desert-180971269/An art installation is playing an endless loop of the 1982 earworm in an undisclosed location in the desert along Africa's southwest coastTue, 15 Jan 2019 21:15:45 +0000Why the Nation of Georgia Wants to Make Wine on Marshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-nation-georgia-wants-make-wine-mars-180971267/Researchers there are looking for grape varieties that can grow in Martian soil and survive high radiation and carbon monoxideTue, 15 Jan 2019 20:20:27 +0000Rome's Mayor Says Coins Tossed Into Trevi Fountain Will Still Go to Poorhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/coins-tossed-romes-trevi-fountain-still-go-to-poor-180971262/Controversy erupted earlier this week about who was getting the funds from the 18th-century masterpieceTue, 15 Jan 2019 19:04:22 +0000Restored Mughal Gardens Bloom Once More Along Agra's Riverfronthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/restored-mugal-gardens-bloom-along-agras-riverfront-180971258/Two of the 44 original historic gardens and structures have been rescued in an ambitious conservation projectTue, 15 Jan 2019 15:35:35 +0000Celebrate the Art of Scrapbooking With This New York Exhibitionhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-york-exhibition-celebrates-art-everyday-scrapbook-180971233/The show at the Walther Collection Project Space features more than 20 volumes filled with quotidian images, scribbled notes and miscellaneous ephemeraMon, 14 Jan 2019 18:25:09 +0000London’s Feminist Library Liveshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/londons-feminist-library-lives-180971183/A successful crowdfunding campaign saved the institution from closure and is financing its move to a new spaceMon, 07 Jan 2019 19:33:56 +0000How to Enjoy a Medieval Feast at Borthwick Castle, Former Refuge of Mary, Queen of Scotshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/one-night-only-you-can-enjoy-medieval-feast-borthwick-castle-former-refuge-mary-queen-scots-180971174/The special event is timed to coincide with the U.K. release of the Stuart queen's latest biopicMon, 07 Jan 2019 16:46:32 +0000Heavily Abridged ‘Slave Bible’ Removed Passages That Might Encourage Uprisingshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/heavily-abridged-slave-bible-removed-passages-might-encourage-uprisings-180970989/The rare artifact is the focus of a new exhibition at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C.Fri, 04 Jan 2019 20:00:59 +0000Ring in the New Year With Dazzling Total Lunar Eclipse of a Supermoonhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ring-new-year-dazzling-supermoon-180971137/The celestial show will be visible on the East Coast around 12:12 a.m. on January 21, 2019Fri, 28 Dec 2018 22:07:27 +0000New Animal Overpass Is Already Protecting Critters in Washington Statehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/animal-overpass-already-protecting-animals-washington-state-180971124/The bridge over Interstate 90 will allow animals to cross the busy roadway and connects wildlife in the North and South CascadesFri, 28 Dec 2018 17:02:50 +0000Museum to Be Built at Site of Nazi-Occupied France’s First Concentration Camp https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/museum-built-site-nazi-occupied-frances-first-concentration-camp-set-open-2020-180971126/Some 16,000 Jews were detained at Pithiviers and neighboring Beaune-la-Rolande before being sent to death campsFri, 28 Dec 2018 11:00:00 +0000Highly Anticipated Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Announces Its Coming Attractionshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/united-states-first-major-movie-museum-announces-inaugural-exhibitions-180971113/The long-delayed museum dedicated to filmmaking teases its inaugural exhibitionsThu, 27 Dec 2018 15:41:55 +0000Tate Britain's Female-Led Exhibition Is a Hopeful Sign of What's to Comehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tate-britain-will-revamp-free-galleries-highlight-womens-contributions-modern-art-180971079/Will 2019 be the year more women artists get shown in art museums?Wed, 26 Dec 2018 15:15:09 +0000