Smart News Travel | Smithsonian feed for Smart News TravelenWed, 20 Feb 2019 20:24:21 +0000Joshua Tree National Park Closes During Shutdown Due to Damage to Namesake Trees national parks remain understaffed during the government shutdown while instances of vandalism and destruction riseWed, 02 Jan 2019 17:28:14 +000012th-Century Toilet Flush With New Lease on Life three-holed oak plank seat likely served a tenement building owned by a capmaker and his wifeWed, 20 Feb 2019 20:24:21 +0000This Outdoor Exhibition Brings Art to a California Desert X returns to the Coachella Valley, this time with works about landscape, migration, climate change and indigenous experiencesFri, 15 Feb 2019 19:19:17 +0000Henry VII’s Marriage Bed May Have Spent 15 Years in a British Hotel’s Honeymoon Suite experts say the ornately carved oak bed was commissioned for the wedding of the first Tudor king and his queen, Elizabeth of YorkWed, 13 Feb 2019 20:53:22 +0000Museum of the Dog Takes Manhattan 30 years in St. Louis, the American Kennel Club museum is back in the Big Apple, with artifacts, portraits and a kiosk that matches people to dogsMon, 11 Feb 2019 22:05:36 +0000Southern California Will Soon See Another Booming Superbloom the rain keeps up, the deserts and burn scars will soon explode with acres of colorful poppies, lupines, lilies and other ephemeral flowersMon, 11 Feb 2019 21:24:41 +0000Martin Luther King Jr.’s Family Home to Open to the Public property was recently purchased by the National Park Foundation Fri, 08 Feb 2019 15:30:31 +0000Milwaukee Museum Features More Than 6,500 Collectible Bobbleheads (and Counting) duo behind project find the art in the unblinking figurine, displaying bobbleheads from all walks of life, including sports, pop culture and politicsThu, 07 Feb 2019 21:13:58 +000080,000 Watercolor Portraits (and Counting) Paint a Pre-Photography Picture of the Planet Watercolour World enables users to compare historical paintings with contemporary images of landscapesTue, 05 Feb 2019 20:13:47 +0000The Travel Company Making Machu Picchu Wheelchair Accessible the World offers travelers specialized wheelchairs that can traverse difficult terrainMon, 04 Feb 2019 21:30:35 +0000Princess Margaret’s Iconic 21st Birthday Dress Goes on Display gown is the centerpiece of a new exhibition on Christian Dior at the Victoria and Albert MuseumMon, 04 Feb 2019 13:00:00 +0000What to Expect for 'D-Day 75' for the 75th anniversary of D-Day are already underway, and will include the flight of 30 Douglas C-47 SkytrainsFri, 01 Feb 2019 18:31:36 +0000Architect Annabelle Selldorf Will Design New Interpretation Center for China’s Forbidden City restored Qianlong Garden complex, a sprawling oasis of four courtyards and 27 pavilions, is set to open to the public for the first time in 2020Wed, 30 Jan 2019 18:33:04 +0000Interactive Map Renders Women's Cultural Contributions to French Capital Visible evolving project highlights landmarks in Paris that were “financed, imagined or made by women”Wed, 30 Jan 2019 14:43:25 +0000Remembering the Forgotten Female Artists of Vienna exhibition draws on works by around 60 women who lived and worked between 1900 and 1938Tue, 29 Jan 2019 16:36:47 +0000Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers' Is No Longer Cleared for Takeoff Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam's version has been deemed too fragile to travelMon, 28 Jan 2019 19:43:41 +0000This Spring, Dalí Museum Visitors Will Be Welcomed by AI Version of the Artist Himself surreal(ist) encounter, indeedMon, 28 Jan 2019 16:42:49 +0000Decade-Long Restoration of Tutankhamun’s Tomb Finally Concludes stabilized famed crypt’s wall paintings, introduced viewing platforms and barriers designed to limit visitor access to fragile areasFri, 25 Jan 2019 18:14:09 +0000Why a Smiling Statue of Satan Is Stirring Up Controversy in Spain Segovian locals say the affable bust is “offensive for Catholics, because it constitutes the glorification of evil”Wed, 23 Jan 2019 14:43:51 +0000Get to Know 2019’s ‘European Capitals of Culture’, Bulgaria, and Matera, Italy, have histories that stretch back thousands of yearsFri, 18 Jan 2019 11:00:00 +0000You Can Visit This Australian Island, but Only if You Pledge to Skip the Wombat Selfie marsupials on Maria Island are so docile, tourism officials are asking the public to stop getting so closeThu, 17 Jan 2019 21:58:18 +0000Five Events to Watch For as Germany Celebrates 100 Years of the Bauhaus Movement 100 looks back—and forward—to the movement that united formal art and craftsmanship in functional, streamlined designsThu, 17 Jan 2019 21:45:04 +0000The Bahamas’ Conchs Have Undergone ‘Serial Depletion’ it's not too late to save themWed, 16 Jan 2019 22:00:22 +0000Toto's 'Africa' Will Play Forever—Or at Least Until the Next Windstorm—in the Namib Desert art installation is playing an endless loop of the 1982 earworm in an undisclosed location in the desert along Africa's southwest coastTue, 15 Jan 2019 21:15:45 +0000Why the Nation of Georgia Wants to Make Wine on Mars there are looking for grape varieties that can grow in Martian soil and survive high radiation and carbon monoxideTue, 15 Jan 2019 20:20:27 +0000Rome's Mayor Says Coins Tossed Into Trevi Fountain Will Still Go to Poor erupted earlier this week about who was getting the funds from the 18th-century masterpieceTue, 15 Jan 2019 19:04:22 +0000Restored Mughal Gardens Bloom Once More Along Agra's Riverfront of the 44 original historic gardens and structures have been rescued in an ambitious conservation projectTue, 15 Jan 2019 15:35:35 +0000Celebrate the Art of Scrapbooking With This New York Exhibition show at the Walther Collection Project Space features more than 20 volumes filled with quotidian images, scribbled notes and miscellaneous ephemeraMon, 14 Jan 2019 18:25:09 +0000London’s Feminist Library Lives successful crowdfunding campaign saved the institution from closure and is financing its move to a new spaceMon, 07 Jan 2019 19:33:56 +0000How to Enjoy a Medieval Feast at Borthwick Castle, Former Refuge of Mary, Queen of Scots special event is timed to coincide with the U.K. release of the Stuart queen's latest biopicMon, 07 Jan 2019 16:46:32 +0000Heavily Abridged ‘Slave Bible’ Removed Passages That Might Encourage Uprisings rare artifact is the focus of a new exhibition at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C.Fri, 04 Jan 2019 20:00:59 +0000Ring in the New Year With Dazzling Total Lunar Eclipse of a Supermoon celestial show will be visible on the East Coast around 12:12 a.m. on January 21, 2019Fri, 28 Dec 2018 22:07:27 +0000New Animal Overpass Is Already Protecting Critters in Washington State bridge over Interstate 90 will allow animals to cross the busy roadway and connects wildlife in the North and South CascadesFri, 28 Dec 2018 17:02:50 +0000Museum to Be Built at Site of Nazi-Occupied France’s First Concentration Camp 16,000 Jews were detained at Pithiviers and neighboring Beaune-la-Rolande before being sent to death campsFri, 28 Dec 2018 11:00:00 +0000Highly Anticipated Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Announces Its Coming Attractions long-delayed museum dedicated to filmmaking teases its inaugural exhibitionsThu, 27 Dec 2018 15:41:55 +0000Tate Britain's Female-Led Exhibition Is a Hopeful Sign of What's to Come 2019 be the year more women artists get shown in art museums?Wed, 26 Dec 2018 15:15:09 +0000