Smart News Travel | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/smartnews-travel/RSS feed for Smart News TravelenFri, 13 Oct 2017 18:29:14 +0000Did Vikings Bury Their Dead in Clothing Bearing the Arabic Word for "Allah"?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-vikings-buried-their-dead-clothing-bearing-arabic-word-allah-180965262/While 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 Goldhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/swiss-sewage-full-gold-apparently-180965245/But 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 Museumhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/app-aims-be-shazam-art-museum-180965199/With 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 Viewhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/travel-photography-just-laptop-180965145/A 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 Bubbleshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-video-captures-humpback-whales-fishing-bubbles-180964984/It'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 Visitorshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/upper-tiers-colosseum-reopen-public-180965108/For 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 Corkshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/degas-rare-sculptures-are-stuffed-wine-corks-1-180965057/X-rays 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 Historyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-opera-all-about-dinosaur-art-180965026/Sink 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 Townhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/africas-largest-contemporary-art-museum-opens-cape-town-180965018/But some critics have questioned whether the institution adequately represents black African artistsTue, 26 Sep 2017 17:46:51 +0000Explore the High Fashion of Explorationhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/high-fashion-exploration-180964946/From 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 Berlinhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/museum-devoted-street-art-opens-berlin-180964917/The façade of the five-story building is covered in large muralsMon, 25 Sep 2017 16:35:22 +0000Check Out This Awesome Trilobite Corn Mazehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/check-out-awesome-trilobite-corn-maze-180964997/The 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 Capitolhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ambitious-young-sculptor-gave-us-lincoln-capitol-180964974/Vinnie 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 Behttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/pop-monuments-ask-what-21st-century-public-memorials-should-be-180965003/A 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 Zealandhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/maori-translation-moana-hit-new-zealand-180964958/Experts 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 Cassowaryhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-facts-cassowary-180964963/They 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 https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/farhad-moshiri-dubbed-middle-easts-andy-warhol-gets-first-major-us-exhibition-180964932/A 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 Museumhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/spy-museum-gets-trove-cool-artifacts-180964944/The 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 Rockhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/field-light-surrounds-iconic-australian-rock-180964906/As 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 Renovationshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/house-where-lincoln-died-close-renovations-180964902/The 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 Openshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/palestinian-museums-first-exhibit-opens-180964649/In 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 Ownedhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/art-monet-owned-180964833/A 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 Chicagohttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/snowman-lasted-entire-summer-chicago-180964823/The 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 Warriorhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/she-was-etiquette-authority-emily-post-was-road-warrior-180964806/Post 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 Roamhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/denver-airport-considers-opening-space-bison-180964797/Flyers 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-Poohhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-book-unearths-earliest-sketch-winnie-pooh-180964807/The 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 Salamihttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/there-are-museums-everythingeven-salami-180964721/Take a tour of a few places showcasing this international favoriteThu, 07 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0000How to Busk the London Undergroundhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/getting-license-busk-london-underground-180964727/It'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 Trailhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/canada-connects-its-14000-mile-long-great-trail-180964737/After 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 Triphttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/generation-road-classic-championed-american-road-trip-180964699/‘Free Air’ was a classic of the interwar generationTue, 05 Sep 2017 15:20:00 +0000Notre-Dame Is in Desperate Need of Repairshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/notre-dame-desperate-need-repairs-180964719/The 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 Spaceshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-internet-ads-are-taking-over-new-zealands-real-life-wild-spaces-180964711/‘People who liked this also like...'Fri, 01 Sep 2017 15:42:23 +0000Parisian Nudists Get Designated Area to Frolic "au Naturel"https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews-arts-culture/parisian-nudists-get-designated-area-local-park-180964703/An 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 Harveyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-texas-art-museum-prepared-hurricane-harvey-180964661/The 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 Museumhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/last-witch-executed-europe-gets-museum-180964633/Beheaded 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 Clueshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/texas-university-invites-fans-scour-george-rr-martins-archives-180964638/The 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 Worldhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/remember-solar-eclipse-interactive-art-180964634/The 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 Foodhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/bite-whys-behind-state-fair-food-180964568/This 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 Arthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/looking-back-how-artists-have-protested-new-exhibit-180964585/The 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 Againhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/virginia-museum-fine-arts-will-re-launch-its-historic-artmobile-180964442/The 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 Installationhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/vr-technology-will-let-art-rotate-through-small-gallery-180964480/"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 eBayhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/harriet-beecher-stowes-childhood-home-sale-ebay-180964559/It has yet to receive any bidsFri, 18 Aug 2017 19:19:50 +0000Catch the Museum Floating Through the Chicago Riverhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/museum-will-float-through-chicago-month-180964481/On a converted barge, the Floating Museum reflects on Chicago's industrial past and cultural presentFri, 18 Aug 2017 16:09:27 +0000