Smart News Travel | Smithsonian feed for Smart News TravelenFri, 09 Nov 2018 17:21:47 +0000Time to Get Jiggily With it, Fat Bear Week Is Upon Us 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 Sites 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 Stomach 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 Models 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 Location 250 volunteers transported more than 2,000 booksFri, 02 Nov 2018 17:25:21 +0000See L.A.'s Strangest Sculpture Shine Bright Once Again 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, Gone artist is not pleasedMon, 22 Oct 2018 10:00:00 +0000Curious Collection of Historic Oddities Reunited in Horace Walpole's Neo-Gothic Castle 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? 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 Mediterranean 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 Monsters 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 Box 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 Wing 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 Collection 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 Focus 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 Weep 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 Glory 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 Evolution<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 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 Him 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