At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian feed for At the SmithsonianenMon, 20 Nov 2017 19:30:11 +0000This Ambitious Landmark Hip-Hop and Rap Anthology Was Successfully Funded's nonprofit record label launched a Kickstarter for help and got itTue, 17 Oct 2017 13:22:52 +0000Good History Takes Time, So Be Patient With the New JFK Documents are unlikely to be any bombshells, and it’ll be months or years before historians can draw conclusions from the new filesThu, 26 Oct 2017 15:21:04 +0000How This Artist's Archival Discovery Sparked High-Tech Art photograph from a Smithsonian archives piqued Jordan Bennett's creativity; his work is part of a new exhibition that explores technology and tradition Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:30:11 +0000Thirteen Books That Informed and Delighted Smithsonian Scholars This Year a mission to increase and diffuse knowledge, Smithsonian thought leaders are voracious readersMon, 20 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000Check Out These Thought-Provoking Additions to the National Portrait Gallery museum is showcasing 25 new artworks through next autumnFri, 17 Nov 2017 18:54:41 +0000The Invisible Face of the American Worker Is Made Stunningly Visible in This New Show National Portrait Gallery kicks off its 50th anniversary with the exhibition "The Sweat of Their Face"Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:22:28 +0000When the Next Pandemic Hits, Will We Be Prepared? question isn’t whether a pandemic will strike—it’s how it will play out.Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:20:19 +0000Why Making a Portrait of a Black Woman Was a Form of Protest Emma Amos, an African-American artist working in the 1970s, the personal was often politicalMon, 13 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000Lonnie Bunch Looks Back on Year One and the Making of the Smithsonian's Newest Museum director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture reflects on what it took to make a dream realityThu, 09 Nov 2017 21:22:45 +0000Two Enigmatic Nigerian Figures Reunited After a Century Apart of many highlights in a new exhibition at the National Museum of African ArtWed, 08 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000Here's Why Washington’s Beloved Air and Space Museum Is Facing a Sweeping Seven-Year Upgrade museum will remain open as it works to enhance the visitor's experience Tue, 07 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000A Portrait of Eliza Hamilton and a Costume Worn by Lin-Manuel Miranda for 'Hamilton' Arrives at the Smithsonian homage to the spirit of philanthropy, the museum honors the Eliza Project and the Graham Windham orphanageMon, 06 Nov 2017 15:52:48 +0000How Artificial Intelligence Could Revolutionize Archival Museum Research new study shows off a computer program’s specimen-sorting prowessFri, 03 Nov 2017 17:42:08 +0000What a Smithsonian Folklorist Thinks about Marvel's Cleaned-Up Version of Thor Hollywood’s hands, the Thor of ‘Ragnarok’ is a hunk with a heart compared to the brutish thug of loreWed, 01 Nov 2017 20:38:07 +0000These Dramatic Photos Reveal the Soul Behind the Day of the Dead Mexican Photographer Miguel Gandert allows his subjects to narrate their own storyTue, 31 Oct 2017 19:11:49 +0000Signpost From Standing Rock, Now in the Smithsonian Collections, Shows the Power of Solidarity new addition to the National Museum of the American Indian links current events to a long and problematic history Tue, 31 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000In Emotional Homecoming, Smithsonian Repatriates 24 Sets of Human Remains by an anthropologist in 1931, the National Museum of Natural History returned the bones to the village of IgiugigTue, 31 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000These Breathtaking Images Are the Cat’s Meow in Nature Photography incredible outdoor scenes are now on view at the National Museum of Natural HistoryMon, 30 Oct 2017 20:30:27 +0000Yes. The Night Before Halloween Is a Real Holiday New Jersey, it's known as 'Mischief Night." In Detroit, it's 'Devil's Night.' And in Cincinnati, it's ... 'Cabbage Night'?Mon, 30 Oct 2017 18:51:41 +0000How Spanish-Language Broadcasters Gave Voice to America's Hispanics a country where more than 37 million people speak Spanish, stations like Telemundo reach under-served communitiesMon, 30 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000Six Books to Read About the History of Immigration in Americahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com curator at the Smithsonian’s American History Museum selects some must-reads Fri, 27 Oct 2017 15:58:25 +0000Fats Domino's Infectious Rhythms Set a Nation in Motion Rock ’n’ Roll maverick was a true New Orleans originalThu, 26 Oct 2017 20:27:52 +0000Why Do So Many Train Stations Have the Same Name? asked, we answeredThu, 26 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0000How Kara Walker Boldly Rewrote Civil War History artist gives 150-year-old illustrations a provocative update at the Smithsonian American Art MuseumThu, 26 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000VIDEO: Conflict, Insight, Hope -- A Conversation About Immigration in Americahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com the full transcript from the latest Second Opinion roundtableWed, 25 Oct 2017 17:15:53 +0000An Open, Candid Conversation About Immigration in Americahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com series of conversations about one of our nation's most intractable concernsWed, 25 Oct 2017 17:13:34 +0000There Are Possibly Only 30 of These Rare Porpoises Left on the Planet fascinating vaquita is heading for oblivion, the victim of a ravenous black market for a dubious remedyWed, 25 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0000You Should Thank Maurice Hilleman for Helping You Live Past the Age of 10 “Greatest Scientist of the 20th Century” created vaccines for pandemics and childhood illnessesWed, 25 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000At This Spectral Subway Platform, Trains Approach But Never Arrive otherworldly art installation debuts at the Renwick just in time for HalloweenWed, 25 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000A Fresh Look for Smithsonian's Oldest Art Museum Freer's renovation comes with a new thematic presentation of Asian Art—and the Peacock Room is reopened, as wellTue, 24 Oct 2017 11:00:00 +0000What a Pair of Empty Blackboards Can Teach Us About Art and Social Change art alter the course of history? Should artists even try? Joseph Beuys said yes and yesMon, 23 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000Melania Trump Donates Her Inaugural Ball Gown to the Smithsonian Trump, who confesses a passion for design, had a precise idea of what she wanted to wear on that historic eveningFri, 20 Oct 2017 20:59:09 +0000Fifty Years Ago, a Rag-Tag Group of Acid-Dropping Activists Tried to "Levitate" the Pentagon March on the Pentagon to end the Vietnam War began a turning point in public opinion, but some in the crowd were hoping for a miracleFri, 20 Oct 2017 16:31:30 +0000The Shocking World of Electric Fishes like eels use electricity to navigate their worldsFri, 20 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000The Ties That Bind Muhammad Ali to the NFL Protests new biography reveals new details about the history of the boxer—“a heavyweight of contradictions”Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:37:44 +0000These Collegiate Innovators Are at the Vanguard of Technology and Art massive three-day festival spotlights the achievements of the Atlantic Coast ConferenceThu, 19 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000How Korean Fried Chicken, AKA "Candy Chicken" Became a Transnational Comfort Food new Smithsonian Folklife Project, Forklife, traces the journeys of immigrant food traditions taking root in the United StatesWed, 18 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000Smithsonian Curator Talks Barack and Michelle Obama’s Official Portrait Selection Wiley and Amy Sherald will become the first black artists commissioned to paint a presidential couple for the SmithsonianTue, 17 Oct 2017 21:12:54 +0000Inventing a Vocabulary to Help Inuit People Talk About Climate Change team is working with Inuvialuit elders to come up with a renewable energy terminology—and maybe revive a dying languageTue, 17 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000Home Is Where the Corpse Is—At Least In These Dollhouse Crime Scenes Glessner Lee's ‘Nutshell Studies’ exemplify the intersection of forensic science and craftMon, 16 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000Have We Been Building Chairs All Wrong? Dutch designer Joris Laarman uses algorithms and digital technology to innovate through constraintFri, 13 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000Take a Tour of the Smithsonian's Asian Pacific Collections this Autumn artifacts all across the Smithsonian Institution captivate and confound in equal measureThu, 12 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000Why the Ancient Egyptians Loved Their Kitties show opening at the Sackler dramatizes the various meanings that the people of Egypt once associated with catsWed, 11 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000America's Undead Are Immortalized at the Smithsonian cast of "The Walking Dead" donates a set of perfectly macabre Halloween giftsTue, 10 Oct 2017 21:38:54 +0000Meet Mr. Mumler, the Man Who “Captured” Lincoln’s Ghost on Camera America’s first aerial cameraman met an infamous spirit photographer, the chemistry was explosiveTue, 10 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000A Territorial Land Grab That Pushed Native Americans to the Breaking Point 1809 treaty that fueled Tecumseh’s war on whites at the Battle of Tippecanoe is on view at the American Indian MuseumMon, 09 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000Get Lost Inside These Golden Spires Transforming the Sackler Pavilion<em>Terminal,</em>the work of acclaimed artist Subodh Gupta, recalls an urban cityscapeFri, 06 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000A Rare Collection of Bronze Age Chinese Bells Tells a Story of Ancient Innovation rarely played ancient bells are newly analyzed with their acoustics remastered and digitized for a new exhibition at the Sackler GalleryThu, 05 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000You've Never Tasted "Street Food" Like This Before its grand reopening, a hub of Asian-American culture serves up a culinary wonderlandWed, 04 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000New Sackler Buddhist Exhibition Doubles the Immersive Experiences of Sri Lankan site joins popular shrine room as part of three-year exhibition and we finally learn why one Buddha’s hair is blueWed, 04 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000How Cultural Resilience Made a Difference After Hurricane Hugo And Could Help Again the 1989 hurricane devastated the U.S. Virgin Islands, Smithsonian folklorists were working on an upcoming Folklife FestivalTue, 03 Oct 2017 15:26:48 +0000Tom Petty, Standard-Bearer for Classic Rock, Dies at Age 66 <i>Smithsonian Rock and Roll: Live and Unseen</i>, Bill Bentley remembers the singer-guitarist who forged a unique place in American rockTue, 03 Oct 2017 12:03:34 +0000Hugh Hefner's Legacy as Told Through National Portrait Gallery Artifacts objects explore the complicated and controversial life of the late founder of the Playboy empireFri, 29 Sep 2017 14:39:11 +0000These Ancient Whale Baleen Artifacts Can Now Tell New Stories an innovative protein analysis technique helped solve a decades-old mystery Fri, 29 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000A Rainbow Shines Anew in National Portrait Gallery's Iconic George Washington Portrait glistening Lansdowne Portrait refresh harkens the reopening of "America's Presidents" Thu, 28 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000Tom Brokaw’s Journey From Middle America to the World Stage history-making path of the former NBC Nightly News anchor is honored with a Smithsonian Lewis and Clark compassWed, 27 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000The Summer of Yoko Ono Ends with Shrieks and Screams concert, a broken vase and unfettered adoration for the avant-guard artist marks the Hirshhorn’s finale to its appreciation Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000Check Out These Stunning Photographs of a Tibetan Horseback Sport in ancient Tibet promoted the sport to save money on military trainingMon, 25 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0000The True Story Behind Billie Jean King's Victorious “Battle of the Sexes” sports curator Eric Jentsch offers a look at her legacy beyond the legendary matchFri, 22 Sep 2017 15:31:54 +0000How U.S. and German Art Experts Are Teaming Up to Solve Nazi-Era Mysteries in WWII art loss and restitution will discuss provenance research in BerlinFri, 22 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000