Smart News Travel | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/smartnews-travel/RSS feed for Smart News TravelenTue, 24 Apr 2018 17:40:42 +0000Five Things to See at Alabama’s New Memorial to Lynching Victims https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/5-things-see-alabamas-new-monument-and-museum-dedicated-victims-racial-violence-180968809/The memorial, along with a new museum, exposes America's fraught legacy of racial violence from slavery to lynchings to mass incarceration Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:40:42 +0000This Exhibition Uses $586 to Tell the Story of American Evictionhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/museum-exhibit-about-evictions-cost-586-create-180968846/The 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 Courthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-mexico-monument-will-honor-little-known-court-case-gave-asian-americans-new-rights-180968824/The 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 Househttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/eleven-new-artworks-found-walls-jame-castles-house-180968834/The 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 Centerhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/taiwan-now-has-largest-performing-arts-center-world-180968833/The National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts encompasses five performance centers and spans 1.5 million square feetFri, 20 Apr 2018 10:00:00 +00004,500 Newly Discovered Fragments Help Piece Together Massive Psamtik I Statuehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/fragments-pharaoh-statue-deliberately-destroyed-found-egypt-180968789/The pieces gave researchers a better idea of the size and shape of the colossusFri, 20 Apr 2018 10:00:00 +0000Ulysses S. Grant's 1849 Home in Detroit May Be Restoredhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/detroit-may-restore-ulysses-s-grants-1849-home-180968796/The house he rented as a young officer is now boarded up and full of trash on the site of the former Michigan state fairgroundsWed, 18 Apr 2018 19:26:52 +0000This 13 Year Old Helped Find Viking Treasure In Germanyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/thirteen-year-old-finds-viking-treasure-germany-180968817/The silver jewelry and coins date to the reign of King Harald Bluetooth and may have been deposited during his flight from DenmarkWed, 18 Apr 2018 14:52:37 +0000Public Sculpture in Tennessee Will Memorialize Lynching Victimhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/planned-public-sculpture-tennessee-honors-1906-innocent-lynching-victim-180968813/Chattanooga 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 +0000Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Casket Rediscovered in Former Wine Cellar https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/poet-samuel-taylor-coleridges-casket-rediscovered-former-wine-cellar-180968811/Parishioners at St. Michael's Church in Highgate hope to refurbish the crypt after identifying where exactly Coleridge's final resting place wasTue, 17 Apr 2018 18:04:31 +0000How Giant’s Causeway Formed Its Spectacular Array of Columnshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-reveal-how-giants-causeway-was-formed-180968806/Scientists recreated the process behind the formation's near-perfect hexagonal columnsTue, 17 Apr 2018 14:46:11 +0000Wanted: $17,500 Rock Lifted From Yoko Ono Installationhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/police-search-woman-who-stole-17500-rock-yoko-ono-installation-180968757/The rock was part of the ongoing interactive piece 'Yoko Ono: The Riverbed'Thu, 12 Apr 2018 10:00:00 +0000Now You Too Can Eat Off of Judy Chicago's Famous Feminist Dinnerwarehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/now-you-too-can-eat-judy-chicagos-famous-feminist-dinnerware-180968701/Reproductions 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 Instagramhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/youre-going-want-instagram-installation-pantone-colors-180968703/Artist CJ Hendry's latest house-like installation assigned each room a distinct colorMon, 09 Apr 2018 18:16:31 +0000Archaeologists Used Drones to Find New Ancient Drawings in Peru https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archaeologists-use-drones-capture-images-ancient-drawings-peru-180968716/About 50 new examples of the Nazca lines had been hiding in plain sightFri, 06 Apr 2018 21:48:10 +0000"Lost" Feminist Dinner Set Goes on Public Display for the First Timehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/lost-feminist-dinner-set-public-display-first-time-180968645/The 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 Twisthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancient-statue-destroyed-isis-resurrected-londons-trafalgar-square-twist-180968636/Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz has created a reproduction of the statue using 10,500 date syrup cansFri, 06 Apr 2018 18:54:08 +0000India Is Building the World’s Tallest Statuehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/india-build-worlds-tallest-statue-180968690/The 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 Centerhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-sesame-place-improving-accessibility-kids-autism-180968679/The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards announced the honor on World Autism DayThu, 05 Apr 2018 16:19:31 +0000Unseen Illustrations by J.R.R. Tolkien Are Coming to Oxfordhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/oxford-exhibition-reveals-unseen-illustrations-jrr-tolkien-180968595/“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 +0000Centuries-Old Shipwreck Washes Up in Floridahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/200-year-old-shipwreck-washes-florida-180968629/The 48-foot section of ship's hull was found last week at South Ponte Vedra BeachMon, 02 Apr 2018 10:00:00 +0000North Dakota Makes a Push for a Teddy Roosevelt Presidential Libraryhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/north-dakota-makes-push-teddy-roosevelt-presidential-library-180968618/The towns of Dickinson and Medora are raising money in hopes of establishing a library and museum to the 26th president who once ranched in the areaFri, 30 Mar 2018 19:11:47 +0000Never Realized 17th-Century Fresco Will Be Digitally Recreated at French Châteauhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/fresco-never-realized-will-be-digitally-recreated-french-castle-180968623/The 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 Capitalhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/virtual-reality-experience-crossing-us-mexico-border-opens-washington-dc-180968610/"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 +0000First Museum Committed to Sharing the Stories of Historically Black Colleges Openshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/museum-dedicated-historically-black-colleges-opens-washington-dc-180968586/The HBCU Museum in Washington, D.C., launched March 9 and has plans to expand to a second location in AtlantaMon, 26 Mar 2018 20:05:15 +0000Underground Railroad Safe House Discovered in Philadelphiahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/underground-railroad-safe-house-discovered-philadelphia-180968572/Preservationists say they have identified the home of famed black abolitionist William Still, who offered refuge to hundreds of freedom seekersFri, 23 Mar 2018 16:28:15 +0000Wreck of U.S.S. Juneau Discovered in the Solomon Islandshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/wreck-uss-juneau-discovered-solomon-islands-180968556/The ship was known as the grave of the five Sullivan Brothers who died aboard it during the Battle of GuadalcanalThu, 22 Mar 2018 20:05:51 +0000New Exhibition Unfolds the "Bizarre" Stories Behind Centuries-Old Pigmentshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/cow-urine-just-one-many-strange-ingredients-centuries-old-pigments-180968549/Cow 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 Dynastyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/landmark-exhibition-inside-diverse-world-fatimid-dynasty-180968522/Toronto’s Aga Khan Museum brings together 87 pieces from collections across the globeWed, 21 Mar 2018 17:48:48 +0000Artifacts Stolen in Massive Archaeological Theft Recovered in Canterburyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/2000-stolen-artifacts-recovered-canterbury-180968525/Police have recovered most of the 2,000 coins, bones, beads and other items lifted from the Canterbury Archaeological Trust in JanuaryTue, 20 Mar 2018 10:00:00 +0000Found: 30,000 Photographs by the ‘Russian Vivian Maier’https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/30000-photographs-russian-vivian-maier-found-180968520/The photographer’s daughter stumbled upon the photo-films in the family atticTue, 20 Mar 2018 10:00:00 +0000Nearly 9-Hour Rainbow in Taiwan Sets New Guinness Recordhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/9-hour-rainbow-sets-new-guinness-record-180968527/Last November, researchers recorded more than 10,000 photos and videos documenting the long-lasting weather phenomenonMon, 19 Mar 2018 21:09:24 +0000See Classic Sculptures Reimagined With Prosthetic Limbshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/disability-rights-advocates-give-prosthetic-limbs-classic-sculptures-paris-180968456/The 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 +0000Casanova Is Getting a Museumhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/casanova-get-his-own-museum-180968501/The womanizer and Enlightenment polymath will be memorialized with an interactive museum in Venice opening April 2Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:14:51 +0000UN Report Finds Finland Is the Happiest Country in the Worldhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/finland-happiest-country-world-180968510/In 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 Museumhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/london-science-museum-commissions-zombie-boy-sculpture-new-medical-gallery-180968470/A 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 +0000For the Third Year in a Row, This City Was Tapped as America’s Happiesthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/naples-florida-americas-happiest-city-third-year-row-180968474/The 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 +0000Two Antarctic Penguins Took an Adorable ‘Selfie’https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/two-antarctic-penguins-took-adorable-selfie-180968445/They were investigating a camera belonging to an expeditioner with the Australian Antarctic DivisionFri, 09 Mar 2018 20:32:16 +0000The ‘Mona Lisa’ May Leave the Louvre for the First Time in 44 Yearshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/mona-lisa-may-leave-louvre-first-time-44-years-180968425/France’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 +0000131-Year-Old Message in a Bottle Found on Australian Beachhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/131-year-old-message-bottle-found-australian-beach-180968381/The oldest yet found, the relic was thrown into the Indian Ocean by German sailors conducting an experimentWed, 07 Mar 2018 14:30:00 +0000These Were America’s Most-Visited National Parks in 2017https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-were-americas-most-popular-national-parks-2017-180968320/Of the National Park Service's 417 sites, 385 keep track of their park visitorsFri, 02 Mar 2018 20:35:31 +0000Long-Lost Monet, Sent Away for Safekeeping Before WWII, Found in Louvre Storagehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/long-lost-monet-discovered-storage-space-louvre-180968305/The 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 Markethttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rubens-sprawling-castle-belgian-countryside-market-180968263/The 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 Chicagohttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/worlds-largest-digital-art-display-will-go-live-fall-chicago-180968284/Art deco landmark Merchandise Mart will be lit up across nearly 3 acres of its river-facing façadeThu, 01 Mar 2018 11:00:00 +0000Rediscovered Salvador Dalí Painting Goes on Displayhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rediscovered-salvador-dali-painting-goes-display-new-york-180968287/The 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 Konghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/miniature-art-show-depicts-disappearing-way-life-hong-kong-180968214/Hong Kong's largest miniature art exhibition featured 52 dioramas made by 19 artistsWed, 28 Feb 2018 19:38:47 +0000Construction Underway on Clock That Will Keep Time for 10,000 Yearshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/funded-jeff-bezos-construction-underway-clock-will-keep-time-10000-years-180968253/Funded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the $42 million mechanical timekeeper will be located inside a mountain in west TexasTue, 27 Feb 2018 20:42:45 +0000Howardena Pindell Gets Her First Major Museum Surveyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/first-major-museum-survey-howardena-pindell-opens-week-180968239/The multidisciplinary artist and activist reshaped what art could beTue, 27 Feb 2018 18:14:47 +0000