Smart News Travel | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/smartnews-travel/RSS feed for Smart News TravelenWed, 19 Sep 2018 18:10:25 +0000Elon Musk Is Sending a Japanese Billionaire to the Moon, and He’s Taking a Group of Artists With Himhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/elon-musk-sending-japanese-billionaire-moon-and-hes-taking-group-artists-him-180970333/Yusaku Maezawa hopes to recruit six to eight artists for the week-long mission, which is expected to launch as early as 2023Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:10:25 +0000British Museum Traces History of Dissent From Ancient Egypt to Todayhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/british-museum-traces-history-dissent-ancient-egypt-today-180970258/'I Object: Ian Hislop’s Search for Dissent' span centuries, continentsWed, 12 Sep 2018 20:07:27 +0000See the Electrifying Art Lighting up This Year's LUMA Projection Arts Festivalhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/electrying-art-lights-fantastic-luma-180970227/The Binghamton visual arts festival is the only one in the U.S. to focus exclusively on projection mappingFri, 07 Sep 2018 18:11:18 +0000British Aristocrat Commissions 180-Foot Monument Celebrating Elizabeth II’s Reignhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/british-aristocrat-commissions-180-foot-monument-celebrating-elizabeth-iis-reign-180970185/The Third Viscount Devonport has chosen sculptor Simon Hitchens to bring the Elizabeth Landmark to lifeFri, 31 Aug 2018 19:26:22 +0000Hidden Medieval Door Leading to Smugglers’ Caves Discovered Underneath Scottish Castlehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/hidden-medieval-door-leading-smugglers-caves-discovered-underneath-scottish-castle-180970172/Culzean Castle, a towering fortress overlooking the cliffs of Ayrshire, sits atop a labyrinthine network allegedly used by smugglers, ghosts and fugitivesThu, 30 Aug 2018 19:29:20 +0000'Baroque's Leading Lady' Artist Michaelina Wautier Finally Gets Retrospectivehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/antwerp-hosts-first-retrospective-dedicated-baroque-artist-michaelina-wautier-180970055/The 17th-century painter mastered an array of genres at a time when most female artists were consigned to painting flowersFri, 17 Aug 2018 17:25:27 +0000Swiss Institute Reimagines Duchamp’s Readymades for the Modern Worldhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/swiss-institute-reimagines-duchamps-readymades-modern-world-180970002/The exhibition asks visitors to revisit the objects in their daily life that are often taken for granted Thu, 16 Aug 2018 10:00:00 +0000How an Artist Is Rebuilding a Baghdad Library Destroyed During the Iraq Warhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/artist-hopes-rebuild-baghdad-library-destroyed-during-iraq-war-180969979/“168:01,” an installation now on view at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, encourages visitors to donate books to the University of Baghdad Wed, 15 Aug 2018 10:00:00 +0000Missouri Exhibition Explores the Centuries-Old Specter of ‘Fake News’ https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/missouri-exhibition-explores-centuries-old-specter-fake-news-180969980/Curator considers three categories of 'fake news': error, hoax and truths deemed falseTue, 14 Aug 2018 17:40:21 +0000Fog Sculptures Are Enshrouding Boston's Historic Parkshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/fog-sculptures-are-enshrouding-bostons-historic-parks-180969984/Artist Fujiko Nakaya brings five fog installations to life to mark the Emerald Necklace Conservancy's 20th anniversaryTue, 14 Aug 2018 14:26:57 +0000After 100 Years, Roald Amundsen's Polar Ship Returns to Norwayhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/after-100-years-roald-amundsens-polar-ship-maud-returns-norway-180969973/<i>Maud</i>, which sunk in Arctic Canada in 1930, was floated across the Atlantic to its new home in a museum in VollenMon, 13 Aug 2018 16:20:23 +0000This New Zealand Natural Wonder Is Probably Gone for Goodhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-zealand-natural-wonder-probably-gone-good-180969947/A new study reconfirms that the Pink and White Terraces were destroyed by a volcano in 1886 and can't be dug upFri, 10 Aug 2018 15:39:13 +0000A Unique Enzyme Gives Bermuda Fireworms Their Glowhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/unique-enzyme-gives-bermuda-fireworms-their-bioluminescent-glow-180969961/A new study reveals the secret to the invertebrates’ dazzling mating ritual Thu, 09 Aug 2018 20:27:05 +0000Fire Closes Yosemite Valley Indefinitelyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/fire-closes-yosemite-valley-indefinitely-180969958/Smoke and flames from the Ferguson Fire have closed the roads to the National Park's most popular attraction at the height of tourist seasonThu, 09 Aug 2018 18:28:22 +0000The Eruption on Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Is Simmering Downhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/eruption-hawaiis-kilauea-volcano-simmering-down-180969942/But experts caution that violent activity could start again at any moment Wed, 08 Aug 2018 20:12:31 +0000Why This Year's Perseid Meteor Shower Promises to Be Especially Dazzlinghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/weekends-perseid-meteor-shower-promises-put-show-year-180969945/Thanks to the moon’s conspicuous absence, those looking up at peak viewing hours will see 60-70 shooting stars every hourWed, 08 Aug 2018 17:20:25 +0000Ten Picassos Discovered Amid Tehran Museum’s Hidden Collection of Western Arthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ten-picassos-discovered-amid-tehran-museums-hidden-collection-western-art-180969899/The Picassos will be included in a major exhibition of works that have been held in storage since Iran’s 1979 revolutionTue, 07 Aug 2018 16:55:07 +0000New Virginia Monument Will Pay Tribute to Hundreds of Historic Womenhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-virginia-monument-will-pay-tribute-hundreds-historic-women-180969812/The monument features 12 bronze statues and a wall etched with 400 additional names of women who played an important role in shaping Virginia's historyMon, 06 Aug 2018 18:42:06 +0000Why Did the Welsh Bury Their Dead at Stonehenge?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-did-welsh-bury-their-dead-stonehenge-180969874/Study suggests cremated remains found at the site belong to outsiders who may have brought stones from Welsh quarry, aided monument’s constructionMon, 06 Aug 2018 16:45:41 +0000Have Researchers Unraveled the Six-Decade Mystery of a Kansas Museum Portrait?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-unravel-six-decade-mystery-kansas-museum-portrait-180969862/The team believes it has identified the rightful artist behind ‘Mrs. Thomas Pelham,’ a nearly life-size portrait depicting an 18th-century aristocratFri, 03 Aug 2018 16:35:30 +0000An Australian City Beats Dengue Fever Using Special Mosquitoeshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/australian-city-beats-dengue-fever-using-special-mosquitoes-180969857/There has not been a case of the disease in Townsville for four years after the release of insects carrying a naturally occurring bacteriaThu, 02 Aug 2018 17:55:01 +0000A New Exhibition Is Here to Spice Up Your Lifehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-exhibition-here-spice-your-life-180969775/Do you really, really, really wanna see it?Tue, 31 Jul 2018 15:16:41 +0000Why Gala Dalí—Muse, Model and Artist—Was More Than Just Salvador’s Wifehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-gala-dalimuse-model-and-artistwas-more-just-salvadors-wife-180969776/Barcelona exhibition draws on 315 artifacts to unravel the myths behind central surrealist figureMon, 30 Jul 2018 13:00:00 +0000This Initiative Is Loaning Artwork Back to the Communities They're Most Associated With https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/britains-national-portrait-gallery-sending-50-works-home-180969767/Britain's National Portrait Gallery's 'Coming Home' initiative will loan portraits to the towns and cities most closely associated with their subjectsFri, 27 Jul 2018 19:38:36 +0000Step Inside the World's First Intertidal Art Galleryhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/worlds-first-semi-submerged-art-gallery-opens-180969765/Called the "Coralarium," the artwork in the Maldives contains almost 30 coral-covered sculptures that will change with the tidesFri, 27 Jul 2018 18:20:57 +0000Black and Female Circus Artists Take Center Ring in New Museum Showhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/hidden-stories-black-and-female-circus-artists-come-light-new-exhibition-180969766/ “Circus! Show of Shows” at the U.K.’s Weston Park Museum reveals how the circus was shaped by diverse groups of performersFri, 27 Jul 2018 17:14:38 +0000Library of Congress Puts Spotlight on 440 Snapshots Culled From Archive of 14 Millionhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/library-congress-puts-spotlight-440-snapshots-culled-archive-14-million-180969755/About 300 of the images have been newly digitized, and 200 of these are free for public useThu, 26 Jul 2018 14:23:08 +0000Project to Create Opportunities for Artists Living in Conflict Zoneshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-project-creates-opportunities-artists-conflict-zones-180969720/Ruya Maps will stage exhibitions, talks and commissions for artists working in countries often overlooked by the Western marketMon, 23 Jul 2018 20:35:43 +0000See Yves Klein's Experimental Art Take Over the Palatial Blenheim Estatehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/yves-kleins-sublime-blues-compete-palatial-glory-blenheim-exhibition-180969718/Paintings and sculptures rendered in Klein’s signature blue stand alongside Old Masters, 18th-century baroque stylingsMon, 23 Jul 2018 19:34:06 +0000