At the Smithsonian | smithsonianmag.comhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/smithsonian-institution/RSS feed for At the SmithsonianenMon, 25 Oct 2021 14:44:27 +0000The Multiple Arts and Artistries of the Inimitable Laurie Andersonhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/the-multiple-arts-and-artistries-of-the-inimitable-laurie-anderson-180978912/A Hirshhorn retrospective opens with ten new works from the pioneering artist, composer, poet and musicianMon, 25 Oct 2021 14:44:27 +0000How Do Snails Get Their Shells? And More Questions From Our Readershttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/snails-get-shells-questions-readers-180978856/You've got questions. We've got expertsThu, 21 Oct 2021 16:17:57 +0000Zoo's Historic Newborn Tamarin Twins Cling to Mom, Doing What Healthy Babies Dohttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/zoos-historic-newborn-tamarin-twins-cling-to-mom-doing-what-healthy-babies-do-180978915/Keepers worked with breeding parents Lola and Coco, who soon “become very interested in each other”Thu, 21 Oct 2021 15:15:43 +0000In One Mission in October 1944, Two F6F Hellcats Shot Down a Record 15 Enemy Aircrafthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/in-one-mission-in-october-1944-two-f6f-hellcats-shot-down-a-record-15-enemy-aircraft-180978897/U.S. Navy Pilots David McCampbell and Roy Rushing made history in a heroic air battle over the Leyte GulfThu, 21 Oct 2021 14:22:38 +0000How the Smithsonian Grapples With Climate Changehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-smithsonian-grapples-climate-change-180978855/As a hub for research and education, the Institution is poised to help the world find solutions to the global challengeWed, 20 Oct 2021 15:54:16 +0000What Made the Air Jordan a Slam-Dunk Designhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/slam-dunk-design-air-jordan-180978826/The world is bonkers for sneakers. This pivotal 1996 concept for basketball superstar Michael Jordan is a big reason whyTue, 19 Oct 2021 13:53:45 +0000Three Craft Artists Share How the Pandemic Has Reshaped Life and Arthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/three-craftswomen-share-how-the-pandemic-reshapes-life-and-art-180978875/Traditional and innovative specialists make ready for the upcoming virtual Smithsonian Craft Show and SaleFri, 15 Oct 2021 16:38:42 +0000A Peek Behind the Curtain of Hirshhorn's Largest Artwork Everhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/a-peek-behind-the-curtain-of-hirshhorns-largest-artwork-ever-180978840/After wrapping the museum's historic building in a huge, playful painting, Swiss artist Nicolas Party reveals what he hid in plain sightTue, 12 Oct 2021 13:54:20 +0000In the Magic Kingdom, History Was a Lesson Filled With Reassurancehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/at-walt-disney-world-history-was-a-lesson-filled-with-reassurance-180978789/Fifty years ago, Disney World's celebrated opening promised joy and inspiration to all; today the theme park is reckoning with its white middle-class pastThu, 07 Oct 2021 16:00:00 +0000The Revolutionary Portraiture of Hung Liuhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/the-revolutionary-portraiture-of-hung-liu-180978820/For this large-scale retrospective of the Asian American artist, who died this summer, east meets west in an exquisite collisionThu, 07 Oct 2021 14:42:40 +0000These Stunning Artworks Capture the Resilience—and Defiance—of Black Lives Matterhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/stunning-artworks-capture-resilience-defiance-black-lives-matter-180978775/At NMAAHC's new show "Reckoning" Bisa Butler’s vivid Harriet Tubman joins works from Amy Sherald, Jean-Michel Basquiat and other prominent visual artistsThu, 30 Sep 2021 13:41:09 +0000Secretary Lonnie Bunch on What It Takes to Lead the Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/secretary-lonnie-bunch-what-it-takes-to-lead-Smithsonian-180978587/A successful Secretary must acknowledge the Institution’s failures as well as successes—and celebrate its capacity for changeWed, 29 Sep 2021 15:23:39 +0000Following the 1986 and 2003 Shuttle Disasters, 'Discovery' Launched America Back Into Spacehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/following-two-shuttle-disasters-discovery-launched-america-back-into-space-180978739/This "Champion of the Fleet," a signature Smithsonian artifact, flew 39 space missions and traveled 150 million milesWed, 29 Sep 2021 13:00:00 +0000For Panama's Fall Whale-Watching Season, Scientists Offer Tips for Safeguarding These Magnificent Creatures of the Deephttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/for-panamas-fall-whale-watching-season-scientists-offer-tips-safeguarding-magnificent-creatures-180978719/For humpback whales, bottlenose dolphins and coastal manatees, tourism is a mixed bag, making vigilance ever more importantTue, 28 Sep 2021 16:17:55 +0000How Do Gorillas Get Heart Disease? And More Questions From Our Readershttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/gorilllas-heart-disease-ask-smithsonian-180978589/You've got questions. We've got expertsMon, 27 Sep 2021 14:53:21 +0000What Secrets Does This 1,800-Year-Old Carved Stone Hold?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/secrets-jadeite-tuxtula-statuette-180978581/The Tuxtla Statuette illuminates an endangered Latin American cultureFri, 24 Sep 2021 14:26:43 +0000In a City Flush With Power and Wealth, D.C.'s Ward 8 Faces Food Inequityhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/in-a-city-flush-with-power-and-wealth-dcs-ward-8-faces-food-inequity-180978706/Eleven percent of U.S. households experience hunger; an expansive, new exhibition focuses how a local community manages this national problemMon, 20 Sep 2021 14:45:19 +0000Smithsonian's Chris Browne Was the Manager at Ronald Reagan National Airport on 9/11https://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/air-space-museum/2021/09/10/former-dca-airport-manager-reflects-911/The acting director of the National Air and Space Museum reflects 20 years later on the rapid grounding of air traffic across the USFri, 10 Sep 2021 17:48:32 +0000How Conservators Preserved This Stock Certificate Destroyed on 9/11https://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-american-history/2021/09/09/nearly-destroyed-september-11/The certificate arrived in the Smithsonian's Paper Conservation Lab as a pile of paper bits stored in an envelopeFri, 10 Sep 2021 14:37:52 +0000Commemorate 9/11 With Free Virtual Programs, Resources From the Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/commemorate-20th-anniversary-911-free-virtual-programs-resources-smithsonian-180978608/Here's how the American History Museum, the National Postal Museum and more are reflecting on the tragedyThu, 09 Sep 2021 10:30:00 +0000Thirty-One Smithsonian Artifacts That Tell the Story of 9/11https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/thirty-two-smithsonian-artifacts-tell-story-911-180978597/From a Pentagon rescuer's uniform to a Flight 93 crew log, these objects commemorate the 20th anniversary of a national tragedyWed, 08 Sep 2021 12:43:38 +0000The Art of Remembering 9/11https://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-american-art-museum/2021/09/08/art-remembering-911/Learn about five artworks in SAAM's collection and the stories they tell us about 9/11Wed, 08 Sep 2021 12:00:00 +0000How the Smithsonian Collected Artifacts That Told the Story of Hurricane Katrinahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-american-history/2021/08/30/hurricane-katrina/ Wed, 01 Sep 2021 12:00:00 +0000French Cooking, Grandmasters of American Comedy, A Tour of Britain Through Piano and More Events Streaming This Septemberhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-associates/2021/08/26/cooking-french-classics-and-25-other-smithsonian-associates-programs-streaming-september/The world's largest museum-based educational program has over 25 events planned for this monthMon, 30 Aug 2021 12:00:00 +0000