Smart News Travel | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/smartnews-travel/RSS feed for Smart News TravelenThu, 18 Jan 2018 22:53:50 +0000These Billboards Could Be the First to Feature Immersive Virtual Reality Drawingshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/virtual-and-real-blend-new-la-billboard-art-exhibition-180967837/Tandem billboards on Sunset Boulevard play host to a fascinating new public art installationThu, 18 Jan 2018 22:53:50 +0000Newly Identified Vincent van Gogh Drawings Go on Display https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/two-new-van-gogh-drawings-go-display-180967853/The two works were drawn during the artist’s formative years in ParisTue, 16 Jan 2018 21:02:08 +0000Meet Riley, the Puppy Training to Sniff Out Bugs in Boston's Museum of Fine Artshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/boston-museum-training-puppy-sniff-out-art-chewing-insects-180967804/The Weimaraner will inspect incoming artwork for beetles, moths and other critters that can damage museum collectionsThu, 11 Jan 2018 19:04:31 +0000York Minister's Massive Medieval Stained-Glass Window Restored to Its Former Gloryhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/york-minsters-massive-great-east-windoow-finishes-10-year-restoration-180967797/Conservators spent some 92,400 hours cleaning and protecting the great east window's 311 panelsThu, 11 Jan 2018 17:27:56 +0000These Letters Tell the Inside Story of Mary, Queen of Scots’ Imprisonmenthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-letters-tell-inside-story-mary-queen-scots-imprisonment-180967762/A collection of 43 letters relating to the latter years of the queen’s confinement was recently donated to the British LibraryMon, 08 Jan 2018 20:35:34 +0000Russia Proposes "Luxury Hotel" for the International Space Stationhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/russia-proposes-luxury-hotel-international-space-station-180967674/The NEM-2 module would have four cabins, two bathrooms, exercise equipment, WiFi and a lounge with a 16-inch windowFri, 29 Dec 2017 18:06:30 +0000Cache of Newly Digitized Travel Photographs Will Transport You to 1900s Californiahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/check-out-these-photos-early-20th-century-tourism-california-180967667/Travelers William and Grace McCarthy really got around, and in nearly 3,000 photos, they captured a unique view of San Francisco, Tahoe and YosemiteFri, 29 Dec 2017 16:59:53 +0000Belgium Ends Telegram Service After 171 Yearshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/belgium-ends-telegram-service-after-171-years-180967660/The end of Belgian telegrams isn’t the end of the service across the world, but it’s getting closeThu, 28 Dec 2017 19:59:38 +0000How Charles II Used Art to Bolster Britain’s Struggling Monarchyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-charles-ii-used-art-bolster-britains-wounded-monarchy-180967522/A new exhibit at the Queen’s Gallery in London features more than 200 items from the collection of the “Merry Monarch”Tue, 26 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +0000Found: The Site of One of Australia’s Oldest Pubshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/found-site-one-australias-oldest-pubs-180967538/Nearby, archaeologists discovered the remains of a 19th-century hut once occupied by convictsFri, 22 Dec 2017 19:45:37 +0000First Center for Empathy and Art Launched in Minneapolishttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/first-center-empathy-and-art-launched-minneapolis-180967567/The center will bring together researchers, artists, historians and philosophers to learn how art museums can promote empathy and understandingTue, 19 Dec 2017 18:49:31 +0000Movie Theaters Will Be Legal in Saudi Arabia Again After 35 Yearshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/movie-theaters-are-legal-saudi-arabia-again-after-35-years-180967523/The first cinemas are expected to be open by March 2018Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:59:27 +0000The Cinema Museum, Housed in the Workhouse Where Charlie Chaplin Spent His Formative Years, Is Under Threathttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/campaign-hopes-save-workhouse-where-charlie-chaplin-spent-unhappy-childhood-180967548/The property will go up for sale in 2018Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:23:26 +0000Inside the First Museum in Iran Devoted to a Female Artisthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/iran-opens-first-museum-honoring-female-artist-180967549/The new museum houses 50 works by the acclaimed artist Monir Shahroudy FarmanfarmaianFri, 15 Dec 2017 17:15:01 +0000These Places Are Actually The Middle of Nowherehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-places-are-actually-middle-nowhere-180967544/These "poles of inaccessibility" are among the world's most remote placesFri, 15 Dec 2017 14:04:50 +0000What to Know About the Removal of 44 Artworks from Catalan's Museum of Lleidahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/removal-44-artworks-catalan-museum-sparks-protests-180967493/The fate of the works has become a point of contention in Catalonia’s bitter push for independenceWed, 13 Dec 2017 18:55:47 +0000Catch a Rare Viewing of Robert Frost's Cheery, Dreary, Dark Christmas Cardshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/robert-frosts-christmas-cards-highlight-creative-power-collaboration-180967532/The poet’s annual Christmas cards, made in compilation with printer Joe Blumenthal, were not necessarily traditional, but they were always beautifulWed, 13 Dec 2017 15:52:26 +0000Mamma Mia!: Naples’ Pizza-Making Process Gets Unesco Heritage Statushttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/naples-pizza-making-process-gets-unesco-heritage-status-2-180967470/The art of <i>pizzaiuolo</i>, as the craft is known, is a cherished tradition that is not easy as pieMon, 11 Dec 2017 15:39:57 +0000Why Lubaina Himid's Turner Prize Win Is One for the History Bookshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/lubaina-himid-oldest-person-and-first-black-woman-win-turner-prize-180967436/The 63-year-old, Zanzibar-born contemporary artist becomes the oldest person and first woman of color to win the prestigious awardThu, 07 Dec 2017 19:51:32 +0000How Marie Tussaud Created a Wax Empirehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-marie-tussaud-created-wax-empire-180967356/From France, to Britain, to the world, Tussaud's waxworks endureThu, 07 Dec 2017 17:03:00 +0000Colombia Begins the Christmas Season With These Beautiful Light Displayshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/colombia-begins-christmas-season-these-beautiful-light-displays-180967423/Día de las Velitas is celebrated on the day before the celebration of the Immaculate ConceptionThu, 07 Dec 2017 15:57:29 +0000Five Things to Know About the Redrawn National Monumentshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-things-know-about-redrawn-national-monuments-180967418/The president is reducing two massive National Monuments by millions of acres. Read the context behind the decision and what to expect going forwardWed, 06 Dec 2017 19:59:40 +0000Winding Ice Age Cave Discovered Beneath Montrealhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/winding-ice-age-cave-discovered-beneath-montreal-180967424/The cave stretches for more than 600 feet and splinters off into a number of different passagewaysWed, 06 Dec 2017 19:06:07 +0000These Are the Most Instagrammed Museums of 2017https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/Parisian-Museum-most-instagrammed-2016-180967429/Selfie, selfie, in the feed—which institutions did users of the popular photo sharing site tag as the fairest of all?Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:33:07 +0000You've Seen The Washington Monument. Now See the Other Washington Monumentshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dcs-washington-monument-just-one-many-180967411/Unsurprisingly, the obelisk in Washington, D.C. is not the only monument to America's first presidentWed, 06 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +0000Ancient Maya Heritage Comes Alive...With Some Help From Google and the British Museumhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/see-ancient-mayan-sites-through-eyes-alfred-maudslay-180967428/Victorian explorer Alfred Maudslay’s images are now available online for all to seeTue, 05 Dec 2017 22:02:25 +0000New Video Highlights Hidden Cold War Bunker in Swedenhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/theres-hidden-cold-war-bunker-mountain-sweden-180967422/Viral footage shows off the site that appears to have been inhabited by Swedish intelligence workersTue, 05 Dec 2017 20:36:51 +0000Indonesia Gets Its First Contemporary Art Museumhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/indonesia-gets-its-first-contemporary-art-museum-180967194/The inaugural exhibition of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara features 90 works by 70 artistsTue, 05 Dec 2017 18:40:44 +0000Sweeping Mumbai Exhibition Tells the Story of India, With Help From the British Museumhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/mumbai-exhibit-tells-story-india-help-british-museum-180967370/‘India and the World’ features 124 loans from London and 104 objects from institutions across IndiaTue, 05 Dec 2017 16:45:25 +0000After 1300 Years Abroad, the Earliest Complete Latin Bible Returns to Englandhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/after-1300-years-abroad-earliest-complete-latin-bible-returns-england-180967393/The Codex Amiatinus will go on display at the British Library in 2018Tue, 05 Dec 2017 13:00:00 +0000The Memorial to Crazy Horse Has Been Under Construction For Almost 70 Yearshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/memorial-crazy-horse-has-been-under-construction-almost-70-years-180967377/But you can still visit the memorial, which is located in South DakotaMon, 04 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +0000Newly Discovered 235-Year-Old Watercolor Shows Off General Washington’s Wartime Tenthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/only-known-wartime-depiction-general-washingtons-headquarters-tent-discovered-180967353/The painting offers a unique glimpse into the Revolutionary WarWed, 29 Nov 2017 11:00:00 +0000