Smart News Travel | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/smartnews-travel/RSS feed for Smart News TravelenFri, 20 Jul 2018 18:42:56 +0000New York Museum Sorts Through Its Collections to Highlight 15 "Rebel Women" of the 1800shttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/nyc-exhibition-honors-19th-century-female-activists-witch-wall-street-mrs-satan-180969685/Museum of the City of New York's latest exhibition puts the spotlight on these 19th-century women who defied Victorian idealsFri, 20 Jul 2018 18:42:56 +0000Chicago Says Goodbye to Its Last Tiny Waterfallhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/chicago-says-goodbye-its-last-tiny-waterfall-180969706/Niagara, it was notThu, 19 Jul 2018 20:59:58 +0000The Parisian Bistro Is Disappearinghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/parisian-bistro-disappearing-180969608/And one bistro owner is on a mission to save themThu, 12 Jul 2018 15:42:57 +0000Take a VR Tour of an Egyptian Queen’s Elaborate Tombhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/take-vr-tour-egyptian-queens-elaborate-tomb-180969597/The resting place of Queen Nefertari, the favorite wife of Ramses II, is largely closed to visitors, but it can now be explored virtuallyThu, 12 Jul 2018 14:22:51 +0000Peep the Stunning Winners of the Audubon Society's Photo Contesthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/peep-winners-audubon-photo-contest-180969556/You'll want to tweet these.Fri, 06 Jul 2018 14:05:12 +0000Two Florence Museums Are Tracing the City's 500-Year Connection to Islamic Arthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/joint-exhibition-shows-florence-medici-familys-connections-islamic-world-180969553/The Uffizi explores East-West interactions between the 15th and 17th centuries; the Bargello features donations from 19th- and 20th-century collectorsThu, 05 Jul 2018 20:43:01 +0000Automata History Comes Alive in the 'Marvellous Mechanical Museum'https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/automata-move-clockwork-marvellous-mechanical-museum-180969514/The new exhibition at Compton Verney features a Fabergé elephant with swinging trunk and a gigantic kinetic sculpture by Rowland EmettMon, 02 Jul 2018 20:05:29 +0000Viking Archaeological Site and Others Earn World Heritage Statushttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/viking-archeological-site-and-others-earn-world-heritage-status-180969496/The trading center of Hedeby and its surrounding wall are considered one of the most significant Viking sites in Northern EuropeMon, 02 Jul 2018 19:26:51 +0000New Website Unearths Amsterdam’s History Via 700,000 Artifacts Spanning 5,000 Years https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/New-website-amsterdam-history-artifacts-180969497/The recovered items span thousands of years, and include coins, cell phones, dentures and moreMon, 02 Jul 2018 17:13:41 +0000Route 66 and 10 Other Sites That Made the 2018 "Most Endangered Historic Places" Listhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/route-66-and-ten-other-sites-listed-endangered-180969449/The National Trust for Historic Preservation's annual list is outTue, 26 Jun 2018 19:41:54 +0000Mountaintop Museum Highlights the History of Bond—James Bondhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-mountaintop-museum-highlights-history-bondjames-bond-180969377/The new 007 Elements museum is built into the top of an Alpine mountain and features a full-size airplane from the movie <i>Spectre</i>Tue, 19 Jun 2018 10:00:00 +0000Historic California Ghost Town Is Up For Salehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/california-ghost-town-sale-180969322/Cerro Gordo was once a lively mining town Fri, 15 Jun 2018 14:22:00 +0000Why Macedonia's Government Agreed to Change the Country's Namehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/macedonia-agrees-change-its-name-bringing-end-decades-long-conflict-greece-180969360/The country will now be known as the Republic of North Macedonia, bringing an end to a decades-long conflict with GreeceWed, 13 Jun 2018 18:50:46 +0000The V&A Wants Your Help Locating Vintage Mary Quant Designshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/v-turns-public-search-vintage-mary-quant-clothing-180969290/The Welsh fashion designer pioneered high street fashion, popularizing bright patterns, miniskirts and hot pantsMon, 11 Jun 2018 20:58:44 +0000Step Into Scotland With Immersive AR Apphttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/step-scotlands-natural-historic-wonders-immersive-ar-app-180969270/Portal AR allows users to traverse Britain’s highest peak, roam the halls of Edinburgh Castle and enjoy whiskey at Highlands distilleryMon, 11 Jun 2018 20:06:36 +0000Netherlands Will Welcome Its First Community of 3D-Printed Homeshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/netherlands-set-welcome-worlds-first-functional-3d-printed-house-2019-180969272/Five concrete houses designed to look like “erratic blocks in a green landscape" will populate Eindhoven communityThu, 07 Jun 2018 18:42:47 +0000"Hidden" Attic in Westminster Abbey Is Opening as a Museumhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/hidden-attic-westminster-abbey-opening-museum-180969209/Visitors can view more than 300 relics from the Abbey’s 1,000-year history <i>and</i> peer out at one of the best views in EuropeThu, 07 Jun 2018 15:59:49 +0000What to Know About This Weekend's Centennial British Suffrage Marchhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/banners-co-created-female-inmates-be-featured-centennial-british-suffrage-march-180969252/About 45,000 women are expected to participate in four-city procession—projected to be one of the largest collective art events in British historyThu, 07 Jun 2018 15:11:15 +0000Tate Britain Confronts the Aftershocks of World War Ihttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tate-britain-confronts-emotional-physical-aftershocks-world-war-one-180969243/The museum's newest exhibition explores how British, German and French artists struggle to comprehend bloody conflictWed, 06 Jun 2018 15:02:07 +0000Holey Swiss: Man Breaks Record in British Downhill Cheese Racehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/man-breaks-record-british-downhill-cheese-race-180969236/Fromage fiends have been participating in this unusual tradition for centuriesMon, 04 Jun 2018 20:20:28 +0000This Is America’s Fastest-Growing Cityhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/americas-fastest-growing-city-180969215/Census data reveals the cities in the United States experiencing population boomsMon, 04 Jun 2018 17:09:58 +0000Expert Says He's Found New Clues Into Location of Long-Lost Frida Kahlo Paintinghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/expert-finds-clue-location-long-lost-frida-kahlo-painting-180969225/‘La Mesa Herida’ was last seen in Poland in 1955Fri, 01 Jun 2018 18:52:19 +0000The First Phase of San Antonio’s 'Latino High Line' Is Now Open https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/first-phase-san-antonios-latino-high-line-now-open-180969214/San Pedro Creek became a physical and metaphorical barrier between the city’s white and Latino residents. This project is looking to change thatFri, 01 Jun 2018 15:02:08 +0000Ida O’Keeffe Is Finally Getting Her First Solo Museum Exhibitionhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dallas-exhibition-puts-focus-artwork-georgia-okeeffes-sister-180969210/Georgia O’Keeffe’s younger sister was also an artist, and this fall the Dallas Museum of Art is bringing her work into the spotlightFri, 01 Jun 2018 10:00:00 +0000For the First Time, See Historically Excluded Black Folk Artists at the Methttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/met-exhibition-features-historically-excluded-group-black-assemblage-artists-180969179/'History Refused to Die' shows off the masterful works made by self-taught artists from the American SouthThu, 31 May 2018 18:25:38 +0000Man Attacks Ivan the Terrible Painting, Blames Vodkahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/man-attacks-ivan-terrible-painting-blames-vodka-180969198/The painting has been a focal point of recent debate around the notorious tsar’s imageWed, 30 May 2018 17:06:18 +0000See Georgia O’Keeffe’s Little-Known Hawaii Paintings Blossom Next to Real Plantshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/georgia-okeeffes-little-knwon-hawaii-paintings-blossom-botanical-exhibition-180969177/The show at the New York Botanical Gardens features 300 Hawaiian plant typesWed, 30 May 2018 15:34:25 +0000Exterior Cracks Force Indefinite Closure of the USS Arizona Memorialhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/cracks-close-uss-arizona-memorial-180969194/Workers are currently assessing the damage to the iconic structure that straddles the sunken shipTue, 29 May 2018 18:19:29 +0000Seattle’s Iconic Space Needle Unveils New Look After $100 Million Renovationhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/seattles-iconic-building-unveils-new-look-after-100-million-renovation-180969131/The update allows visitors to experience 360-degree views of the city from the observation deckThu, 24 May 2018 17:34:49 +0000