At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian feed for At the SmithsonianenFri, 19 Jan 2018 22:09:30 +0000Smithsonian Museums Will Remain Open this Weekend and Monday days ahead may be uncertain, but for the time being, the show goes onFri, 19 Jan 2018 22:09:30 +0000In 1968, When Nixon Said “Sock it To Me” on <i>Laugh-In,</i> TV Was Never Quite the Same Again show's rollicking one-liners and bawdy routines paved the way for <i>Saturday Night Live</i> and other cutting-edge television satireFri, 19 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0000The TV Show ‘Black Lightning’ Gives the Superhero World a Jolt of Social Justice the protagonist of WB’s new comic book show, community and family come firstWed, 17 Jan 2018 21:35:51 +0000Here's My Problem With the Google Arts & Culture Face-Matching App Sajet, the director of the National Portrait Gallery, offers ideas to make it betterTue, 16 Jan 2018 22:08:01 +0000What the Batmobile Tells Us About the American Dream of DC Comics will go batty for this new installation at the National Museum of American HistoryTue, 16 Jan 2018 20:23:34 +0000Sixty-Five Years Later, the Queen Recalls Her Coronation Smithsonian Channel special has rare Queen Elizabeth II interview and offers a closeup of the Crown JewelsFri, 12 Jan 2018 21:32:27 +0000Deeply Grieving MLK’s Death, Activists Shaped a Campaign of Hurt and Hope Resurrection City, an epic 1968 demonstration on the National Mall in Washington D.C., protesters defined the next 50 years of activismFri, 12 Jan 2018 20:51:32 +0000The True History of Luke Skywalker's Monastic Retreat Smithsonian Librarian delves into centuries of maps and manuscripts to discover ancient stories of this sacred place and sanctuaryThu, 11 Jan 2018 21:04:25 +0000Madagascar's Ancient 'Pelican Spiders' Are As Striking As They Are Strange research offers an in-depth look at the island's fascinating spider sceneThu, 11 Jan 2018 19:38:00 +0000Think Mountain Time’s Confusing? Try Living on Martian Time's latest podcast "AirSpace" digs into the zany work schedules of the men and women on NASA's Mars rover projectsThu, 11 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0000For People Living with Disabilities, New Products Prove Both Practical and Stylish Hewitt turns its design eye to beautifully styled wheelchairs, hearing aids and other accessible innovationsTue, 09 Jan 2018 21:15:59 +0000January Happenings At the Smithsonian away winter blues with our recommended list of film, lectures, concerts and moreFri, 05 Jan 2018 16:56:26 +0000How Museums Are Becoming More Sensory-Friendly For Those With Autism increasing number of institutions are developing programs that make exhibitions more accessible to those with developmental disabilitiesFri, 05 Jan 2018 15:00:00 +0000Say Hello to Pavel, the National Zoo's Latest Addition, an Amur Tiger the first time since 1948, a 10-year-old male Siberian big cat graces the D.C. menagerieFri, 05 Jan 2018 11:41:30 +0000Why Our Oceans Are Starting to Suffocate new paper links global warming to diminished oxygen concentrations at seaThu, 04 Jan 2018 21:00:19 +0000How Zoo Animals Stay Safe and Warm in the Arctic Blast flamingo 'hot tubs' to heated termite mounds, zoos have plenty of tricks to keep creatures safe when the forecast freezes overThu, 04 Jan 2018 17:35:12 +0000Can All Living Things Exhibit Albinism? asked, we answeredThu, 04 Jan 2018 16:00:00 +0000How Science is Peeling Back the Layers of Ancient Lacquer Sculptures rare Buddhist artworks were found to contain traces of bone and bloodThu, 04 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0000It’s Still Christmas in Armenia holiday celebrations continue through January 13. Here's what to cook to keep the festivities going.Wed, 03 Jan 2018 11:30:00 +0000The Fight Over Andrew Johnson's Impeachment Was a Fight for the Future of the United States biggest show in Washington 150 years ago was the trial against the President of the United StatesTue, 02 Jan 2018 16:00:00 +0000Rose Marie's Sprawling Legacy as Told Through the Artifacts She Left Behind late actress sang for mobsters, toured New York nightclubs and wisecracked her way through a career that spanned nine decadesFri, 29 Dec 2017 22:25:48 +0000What <em>The Post</em> Gets Right (and Wrong) About Katharine Graham and the Pentagon Papers Smithsonian historian reminds us how Graham, a Washington socialite-turned-publisher, transformed the paper into what it is todayFri, 29 Dec 2017 21:57:03 +0000Don Hogan Charles, Who Captured the Civil Rights Movement, Has Died at 79 1964, Charles became the first black photographer hired by the <i>New York Times</i>Thu, 28 Dec 2017 18:35:42 +0000Bringing Taíno Peoples Back Into History upcoming Smithsonian exhibition explores the legacy of Native peoples in the Greater Antilles and their contemporary heritage movementThu, 28 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +0000This Woeful Wipeout Made Evel Knievel an Instant Legend 1967, a bone-shattering spill at Caesars Palace spawned a career in self-endangermentTue, 26 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +0000The Remarkable Rebirth of the Button Accordion Gilberto Reyes redesigned the instrument to meet the needs of Latino musiciansFri, 22 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +0000Turkey Vultures Have a Keen Sense of Smell and Now We Know Why the brains of this olfactory king of the roost is a powerful cellular mechanism for detecting carrion from hundreds of feet awayThu, 21 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +0000Around the Globe, Revered Artist Ferdinand Hodler Receives His Due, the Portrait Gallery Joins In swirl of dance portraits complement a single Swiss loan of Hodler’s Italian dancer Wed, 20 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +0000The Ten Stories You Didn't Read in 2017 But Should Have music behind prison bars to a San Francisco building with a dark past, here are the top 10 pieces we published last year that deserve another lookTue, 19 Dec 2017 15:06:50 +0000This Holiday Season, Make Merry in a Museum heavenly light shows to diabolical dollhouses, the Smithsonian’s winter exhibitions offer something for everyoneMon, 18 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +0000Gone at 27 and Eternally Youthful For the Ages, Jimi Hendrix Would Have Been 75 This Year gold-brocade vest at the Smithsonian evokes the innovative musician’s enduring legacyFri, 15 Dec 2017 17:41:56 +0000What Happens to All Those Letters Sent to Santa? it or not, most get answeredThu, 14 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +0000New Documentary Delights With Spectacular Visuals of the Panama Isthmus, A Migratory Superhighway from all over the world come to the Smithsonian Tropical Research Center to study this unique regionTue, 12 Dec 2017 20:58:09 +0000The Incredible Linguistic Diversity of Tibet Is Disappearing to national schooling and the Internet, many of the plateau’s unique languages are in dangerTue, 12 Dec 2017 14:00:00 +0000Apollo 17 Was the Swan Song of Manned Space Exploration back 45 years later, is there hope humanity will once again push beyond Earth? President Donald Trump seems to think soMon, 11 Dec 2017 22:48:40 +0000A New Way to Show Your Devotion in Mexico City: Wear a T-Shirt Smithsonian folklorist makes the pilgrimage to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe and discovers an emerging traditionMon, 11 Dec 2017 12:00:00 +0000What Makes a Dinosaur a Dinosaur? question may sound like a "duh," but it gets to the heart of how we categorize and define natureFri, 08 Dec 2017 17:04:38 +0000People Are Lying on the Floor To See this Dazzling Ceiling Puzzle work pays homage to the vaulted domes, ornate Italianate arches and Art Deco geometric forms of nine of the nation's historic ceilingsFri, 08 Dec 2017 12:00:00 +0000The Importance of Graduating in the Navajo Way in traditional knowledge, as well as global issues, form the foundation of this Navajo Nation universityThu, 07 Dec 2017 13:00:00 +0000Now There Are Near-Perfect Copies of the Hope Diamond created cubic zirconia replicas of the historic gem's previous forms—the original brought from India and the famous "French Blue"Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:35:00 +0000Do Other Animals Cry and More Questions From Our Readers asked, we answeredTue, 05 Dec 2017 17:30:09 +0000Designer of the Smithsonian Sunburst Logo Dies Chermayeff was a brilliant designer, a gifted artist and the purveyor of a unique visual language, says Smithsonian curator Ellen LuptonTue, 05 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +0000John Travolta’s Breakout Hit Was America’s Best Dance Party’s been 40 years since ‘Saturday Night Fever’—a gritty film powered by music, machismo and masterful footwork—became a cultural phenomenonMon, 04 Dec 2017 20:02:29 +0000Smithsonian Unveils a Bold New Action Plan, Grounded in Unity and Outreach fresh philosophy aims to touch the lives of a billion people every yearFri, 01 Dec 2017 21:49:59 +0000This Artist Painted With Light. An Admiring Astronomer Helped Make Him a Star works and machinations of Thomas Wilfred, a lone performer, inventor and visionary, are now on viewFri, 01 Dec 2017 17:14:12 +0000Maverick Music Takes Center Stage in This New Play on Nina Simone Smithsonian expert delves into the song and struggle at the heart of 'Four Women' at D.C.'s Arena StageThu, 30 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000Mark Bradford’s Paintings Scratch at the Surface of a Conflicted America Hirshhorn Museum hosts the artist’s first solo show in WashingtonTue, 28 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000A Mexican Painter Changed by the City, Changes Art"In New York, I went berserk over painting," said Rufino Tamayo, whose works are now on view in a new retrospectiveMon, 27 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000'The Problem with Apu' Does More Than Pick Apart a 'Simpsons' Stereotype new documentary tackles Asian representation in media with humor and poiseWed, 22 Nov 2017 18:54:53 +0000