Smart News Travel | Smithsonian feed for Smart News TravelenFri, 13 Oct 2017 18:29:14 +0000Did Vikings Bury Their Dead in Clothing Bearing the Arabic Word for "Allah"? contact between Vikings and Muslim cultures is well documented, the interpretation of the 10th-century burial cloth has been called into questionFri, 13 Oct 2017 18:29:14 +0000Stinking Rich: Swiss Sewage Contains $1.8 Million in Gold don't start digging through the country's sewer sludge just yetThu, 12 Oct 2017 19:17:33 +0000App Aims to be the "Shazam" of the Art Museum a database of 30 museums worldwide and growing, Smartify can use your phone camera to identify and explain works of artThu, 12 Oct 2017 18:40:40 +0000Agoraphobic Photographer Captures the World With Some Help From Google Street View new exhibition shows how Jacqui Kenny has photographed stunning images of the planet without leaving her London homeMon, 09 Oct 2017 17:41:20 +0000Stunning Video Captures Humpback Whales Catching Fish With Nets of Bubbles's a complicated but ingenious way to catch a mealMon, 09 Oct 2017 17:23:05 +0000Rome's Colosseum Is Reopening Its Upper Tiers to Visitors the first time in four decades, the public will be able to enter the top levels of Rome’s amphitheaterWed, 04 Oct 2017 16:39:40 +0000Degas' Rare Sculptures Are Stuffed With Wine Corks show the artist fleshed out his wax and clay personal projects with bits and pieces found around the studioFri, 29 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000Watch a Dinosaur Opera at New York's American Museum of Natural History your teeth into the family friendly “Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt” Wed, 27 Sep 2017 15:14:59 +0000Africa’s Largest Contemporary Art Museum Opens in Cape Town some critics have questioned whether the institution adequately represents black African artistsTue, 26 Sep 2017 17:46:51 +0000Explore the High Fashion of Exploration the Arctic to the Moon, a new exhibit shows how the outfits of exploration have impacted the outfits of the runwayMon, 25 Sep 2017 20:19:11 +0000Museum Devoted to Street Art Opens in Berlin façade of the five-story building is covered in large muralsMon, 25 Sep 2017 16:35:22 +0000Check Out This Awesome Trilobite Corn Maze elaborate Wisconsin maze honors the state's geologic historyMon, 25 Sep 2017 15:07:39 +0000This Ambitious Young Sculptor Gave Us A Lincoln For the Capitol Ream was the first female artist commissioned to create a work of art for the U.S. governmentMon, 25 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0000Pop-up Monuments Ask What 21st-Century Public Memorials Should Be collective of artists adds new, thought-provoking works to Philadelphia's parks and plazasFri, 22 Sep 2017 19:53:02 +0000Maori Translation of ‘Moana’ Is a Hit in New Zealand hope the film will spark a renewed interest in the Maori language Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:26:19 +0000Five Fascinating Facts About the Amazing Cassowary may look pretty scary, but they’re actually pretty coolFri, 22 Sep 2017 14:31:03 +0000Farhad Moshiri, Dubbed ‘the Middle East’s Andy Warhol,’ Gets First Major U.S. Exhibition selection of the pop artist's significant works will be displayed, fittingly, at the Andy Warhol Museum in PittsburghThu, 21 Sep 2017 17:09:51 +0000More Than 5,000 Objects of Espionage Are Coming to the Spy Museum trove of cool artifacts comes from the world's largest private collection of spycraftTue, 19 Sep 2017 14:33:30 +0000Stunning 'Field of Light' Surrounds Iconic Australian Rock the Sun sets at Uluru, a landscape of lit glass flowers awakensMon, 18 Sep 2017 19:57:06 +0000House Where Lincoln Died to Close for Renovations Petersen House, across the street from Ford's Theatre, will undergo preservation work to keep it as a museum of the president's final momentsThu, 14 Sep 2017 20:11:21 +0000Palestinian Museum's First Exhibit Opens four sections, 'Jerusalem Lives' uses a variety of mediums to look at Jerusalem's history, political status and daily lifeWed, 13 Sep 2017 14:42:12 +0000The Art Monet Owned new exhibit looks inside the mind of this influential Impressionist through the lens of the works he collectedTue, 12 Sep 2017 15:30:00 +0000How a "Snowman" Lasted the Entire Summer In Chicago icy Fischli/Weiss art installation on top of the Art Institute survived the swelter of the Windy City and will go on display next in San FranciscoMon, 11 Sep 2017 16:24:50 +0000Before She Was an Etiquette Authority, Emily Post Was a Road Warrior didn't drive herself, but she laid claim to her own authority on the road in other waysMon, 11 Sep 2017 15:03:29 +0000Denver Airport...Where the Bison Might Soon Roam through this large airport could be greeted by America's official mammalFri, 08 Sep 2017 19:34:06 +0000New Book Unearths the Earliest Sketch of Winnie-the-Pooh rotund little drawing, based on E.H. Shepard's son's teddy bear Growler, was found in a pile of the artist's 'rubbish'Fri, 08 Sep 2017 15:07:23 +0000There Are Museums For Everything–Even Salami a tour of a few places showcasing this international favoriteThu, 07 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0000How to Busk the London Underground's a lucrative gig, but it means passing a strenuous process of auditions to find the very best subway musiciansWed, 06 Sep 2017 19:52:32 +0000Canada Completes World's Longest Hiking Trail 25 years and millions of dollars, the coast-to-coast hiking, biking and paddling trail has an official routeTue, 05 Sep 2017 20:00:00 +0000 A Generation Before ‘On the Road,’ This Classic Championed the American Road Trip‘Free Air’ was a classic of the interwar generationTue, 05 Sep 2017 15:20:00 +0000Notre-Dame Is in Desperate Need of Repairs archbishop of Paris has launched a fundraising campaign in the hopes of saving the historic structureFri, 01 Sep 2017 17:40:21 +0000Why Internet Ads Are Taking Over New Zealand's Real-Life Wild Spaces‘People who liked this also like...'Fri, 01 Sep 2017 15:42:23 +0000Parisian Nudists Get Designated Area to Frolic "au Naturel" increasing number of people in France espouse a clothing-free lifestyle Thu, 31 Aug 2017 19:56:53 +0000This Texas Museum Was Devastated by Ike. Here's How It Prepared For Harvey Galveston Arts Center sustained heavy losses when Hurricane Ike hit Texas in 2008. This time around, staff members were readyTue, 29 Aug 2017 20:28:29 +0000Last Person Executed as a Witch in Europe Gets a Museum in 1782, Anna Göldi fell victim to a system that prized the views of powerful men over justiceTue, 29 Aug 2017 19:10:00 +0000Texas University Invites Fans to Scour George R.R. Martin’s Archives for Plot Clues author's vast collection is stored in Texas A&M’s Cushing LibraryFri, 25 Aug 2017 20:45:13 +0000Relive the Great American Eclipse With Art That's Out of This World site-specific Wyoming exhibit uses the occasion of the Sun going dark over a small resort town to reckon with commercial tourism and historyFri, 25 Aug 2017 17:33:12 +0000Bite Into the Whys Behind State Fair Food American institution has changed a lot, but some things remain just the sameThu, 24 Aug 2017 15:46:48 +0000New Exhibit Captures Nearly Eight Decades of Protest Art show incorporates the various ways artists have responded to the politics and social problems of their times since the 1940sMon, 21 Aug 2017 21:47:44 +0000Virginia Museum's Historic Artmobile Will Hit the Road Again original artmobile cruised through the state between 1953 and 1994, carrying immensely valuable masterworks in towMon, 21 Aug 2017 14:31:35 +0000Reach Out and Touch This Virtual Reality Art Installation"The Sands," currently on view at Essex Flowers, projects elaborate creations in a physically empty spaceFri, 18 Aug 2017 20:29:26 +0000Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Disassembled Childhood Home Is for Sale... on eBay has yet to receive any bidsFri, 18 Aug 2017 19:19:50 +0000Catch the Museum Floating Through the Chicago River a converted barge, the Floating Museum reflects on Chicago's industrial past and cultural presentFri, 18 Aug 2017 16:09:27 +0000