Smart News Travel | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/smartnews-travel/RSS feed for Smart News TravelenFri, 09 Nov 2018 17:21:47 +0000Time to Get Jiggily With it, Fat Bear Week Is Upon Ushttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/get-jiggly-it-fat-bear-week-has-begun-180970458/Your vote will determine which fish-chomping ursine competitor in Katmai National Park and Preserve is the chubbiest cubby of them allWed, 03 Oct 2018 19:09:36 +0000This Veterans Day, Visit America’s Top Military Siteshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/veterans-day-visit-americas-top-military-sites-180970748/A new book offers a guide to the museums, bases and once-secret locations that reveal America’s complex military historyFri, 09 Nov 2018 17:21:47 +0000Sweden’s Disgusting Food Museum Is Not for the Faint of Stomachhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/swedens-disgusting-food-museum-not-faint-stomach-180970735/But the museum isn’t trying to make visitors lose their lunch; instead, it hopes to highlight the cultural subjectivity of food Wed, 07 Nov 2018 17:42:35 +0000Exhibition Re-Examines Modernism’s Black Modelshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/what-black-maid-manets-olympia-tells-us-about-modernisms-models-180970708/Curator Denise Murrell looks at the unheralded black women featured in some of art history’s masterpiecesTue, 06 Nov 2018 18:26:26 +0000A Human Chain Helped a U.K. Bookshop Move to Its New Locationhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews-arts-culture/human-chain-helped-uk-bookshop-move-its-new-location-180970691/Some 250 volunteers transported more than 2,000 booksFri, 02 Nov 2018 17:25:21 +0000See L.A.'s Strangest Sculpture Shine Bright Once Againhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ls-strangest-sculpture-shining-bright-once-again-180970624/Built in the 1970s, the Triforium was designed to sync light and music but the costly venture was ahead of its timeMon, 29 Oct 2018 18:29:18 +0000At Behest of Derek Jeter, Marlins Park's Much-Ballyhooed Statue "Homer" Is Going, Going, Gonehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/divisive-sculpture-be-removed-miamis-marlins-park-derek-jeters-request-180970595/The artist is not pleasedMon, 22 Oct 2018 10:00:00 +0000Curious Collection of Historic Oddities Reunited in Horace Walpole's Neo-Gothic Castlehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/horace-walpoles-curious-collection-historic-oddities-goes-view-his-former-home-180970589/See more than 150 artifacts originally on view in the estate during the 1700sMon, 22 Oct 2018 10:00:00 +0000Why Are Japan’s Cherry Blossom Trees Blooming in Fall?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-are-japans-cherry-blossom-trees-blooming-fall-180970590/Two typhoons followed by warm weather may have triggered Japan’s iconic trees to blossom months ahead of schedule Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:00:04 +0000Rising Seas Pose Imminent Threat to Dozens of Historical Sites Across the Mediterraneanhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rising-seas-pose-imminent-threat-dozens-historical-sites-across-mediterranean-180970567/Venetian canals, Phoenician port city of Tyre and Croatia’s Old City of Dubrovnik are amongst the sites at risk of flooding, erosionWed, 17 Oct 2018 18:36:43 +0000Rare Book Library Summons Tales of World's Oldest Monstershttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/library-tales-worlds-oldest-monsters-180970471/The monsters have arrived at Toronto's Thomas Fisher Rare Book LibraryMon, 15 Oct 2018 20:34:00 +0000New Law Puts Shetland on the Map—and Outside of a Boxhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-law-puts-shetland-mapand-outside-box-180970490/Cartographers had previously been in the habit of representing the Scottish islands inside a box because they are located so far from the mainlandMon, 08 Oct 2018 20:36:14 +0000Finally, a Native American Exhibition in the Met's American Winghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/exhibition-native-american-art-will-be-staged-mets-american-wing-first-time-180970457/91 of the objects on display were gifted to the museum on the condition that they be contextualized within the framework of America's art historyThu, 04 Oct 2018 14:03:28 +0000Brazil’s National Museum Launches Rebuilding Efforts with Temporary Exhibition of Surviving Collectionhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/brazils-national-museum-launches-rebuilding-efforts-temporary-exhibition-surviving-collection-180970455/Stabilization work must be completed before experts can assess extent of damage to museum’s collection of more than 20 million artifactsWed, 03 Oct 2018 18:15:05 +0000Landmark Exhibition Brings Victor Hugo’s Forgotten Drawings Into Focushttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-show-highlights-victor-hugos-forgotten-drawings-180970434/The famed French author produced some 4,000 brooding, tempestuous artworks during his lifetimeWed, 03 Oct 2018 14:46:54 +0000This Art Exhibition Is Guaranteed to Make You Weephttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/im-totally-not-crying-new-art-exhibit-guaranteed-make-you-weep-180970450/Tania Bruguera's new show at London's Tate Modern includes a room spritzed with an organic compound to stimulate "forced empathy"Wed, 03 Oct 2018 10:00:00 +000021 Years After Fire, Shroud of Turin Chapel Restored to Former Gloryhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/shroud-turins-chapel-restored-after-fire-21-years-ago-180970432/The space, originally designed by priest and mathematician Guarino Guarini, includes a spectacular and intricate wood and marble domeMon, 01 Oct 2018 10:00:00 +0000The Met’s Latest Show Traces Armenia’s Cultural Evolutionhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/mets-latest-show-traces-armenias-cultural-evolution-180970431/<i>Armenia!</i> features more than 140 artifacts, including gilded reliquaries, illuminated manuscripts, textilesFri, 28 Sep 2018 19:34:05 +0000Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Reopen Without Molten Lava or Lava Glow https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/hawaii-volcanoes-national-park-reopen-without-molten-lava-or-lava-glow-180970380/The lava lake in the Halema‘uma‘u crater is gone and lava flows from Puʻu ʻŌʻō crater have stoppedFri, 21 Sep 2018 20:26:35 +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 +0000