At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian Magazine feed for At the SmithsonianenThu, 22 Oct 2020 18:53:00 +0000Here's What's New to Explore as Smithsonian Museums Reopen more museums, the National Museum of American History and the National Museum of the American Indian, open Friday Mon, 14 Sep 2020 19:38:41 +0000The Complicated Relationship Between Latinos and the Los Angeles Dodgers new Smithsonian book and an upcoming exhibition, '¡Pleibol!,' recounts the singular importance of baseball in Latino history and cultureThu, 22 Oct 2020 18:53:00 +0000Secretary Lonnie Bunch on the New Memorial to Native American Veterans in front of the National Museum of the American Indian, the sculpture reminds us of the true burden of freedomThu, 22 Oct 2020 15:25:01 +0000Why Are South American Animals Smaller Than Those on Other Continents?'ve got questions. We've got expertsThu, 22 Oct 2020 14:00:00 +0000The Global History of the Bandana an Indian export became part of the fabric of American lifeThu, 22 Oct 2020 12:00:00 +0000To Adapt to a Changing Environment 400,000 Years Ago, Early Humans Developed New Tools and Behaviors the East African Rift Valley transformed dramatically, new weapons arose and trade expandedWed, 21 Oct 2020 18:00:00 +0000Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction With Horten's All-Wing Aircraft Design research dispels some of the myths behind the world's first jet-powered flying wing Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:00:00 +0000When Young Americans Marched for Democracy Wearing Capes 1880, a new generation helped decide the closest popular vote in U.S. historyWed, 21 Oct 2020 13:00:00 +0000How Girls Have Brought Political Change to America history of activism in young girls, who give voice to important issues in extraordinary ways, is the topic of a new Smithsonian exhibition.Tue, 20 Oct 2020 13:00:00 +0000Covid-19's Impact on Working Women Is an Unprecedented Disaster September, 865,000 women left the workforce, with effects playing out differently for those of different races and classesMon, 19 Oct 2020 16:57:36 +0000The Long History of Blaming Immigrants in Times of Sickness at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History discuss pandemics and scapegoatingMon, 19 Oct 2020 13:00:00 +0000These Photos Capture the Unity—and Defiance—of the Million Man March Terry’s photographs are now housed at the National Museum of African American HistoryFri, 16 Oct 2020 16:53:24 +0000What an Asteroid Could Tell Us About Ancient Earth those rocks’ origins will help scientists learn more about the composition of objects in the solar system and asteroid beltThu, 15 Oct 2020 16:11:53 +0000Meet the Award-Winning Activist Campaigning for Food Justice Nierenberg, the recipient of the 2020 Julia Child Award, is working to make global food systems more equitableThu, 15 Oct 2020 14:57:01 +0000Why Latino History Is American History new children's book, 'Nuestra América,’ is chock-full of educators, activists, celebrities and others that make up the American landscapeWed, 14 Oct 2020 14:18:05 +0000The Wonderfully Weird World of Deep-Sea Squids this month's "Meet a SI-entist," the Smithsonian's curator of cephalopods says these are the "intelligent invertebrates"Tue, 13 Oct 2020 15:26:28 +0000Tribes Reintroduce Swift Fox to Northern Montana’s Fort Belknap Reservation absence of more than 50 years, the pint-sized predator returns to the prairieTue, 13 Oct 2020 13:00:00 +0000For This Year's Crop of Smithsonian Craft Show Artists, the Pandemic Changes Everything Patti Warashina, the winner of the show’s prestigious Visionary Award, reflects on how her artwork reveals the surreal of these timesFri, 09 Oct 2020 17:13:30 +0000Help This Scholar Reverse the Erasure of Native Contributions in the Creation of These 20th-Century Murals artists working on monumental, public works of art remain unidentified and unrecognized; it's time to change thatFri, 09 Oct 2020 14:19:26 +0000'Jeopardy!' Champion Ken Jennings on Lessons Learned From Alexander von Humboldt“I’ll take Alexander von Humboldt for $500, Alex” Thu, 08 Oct 2020 14:16:26 +0000Five Ideas for Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2020 Native American ideas, make your garden a native ecosystem, read these books, or take in one of these online programs with Native guestsWed, 07 Oct 2020 15:27:12 +0000Calling All Portrait Artists Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is seeking submissions now through Jan. 29, 2021, to its triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait CompetitionTue, 06 Oct 2020 16:07:20 +0000Why Elaine de Kooning's Portrait of JFK Broke All the Rules the assassination, the grief-stricken artist painted the president’s image obsessively; finally saying she caught only "a glimpse" of himTue, 06 Oct 2020 14:41:42 +0000Why It Takes a DNA Test to Determine a Panda Cub's Sex National Zoo announces the 6-week-old giant panda is a boyMon, 05 Oct 2020 19:15:50 +0000A Native American Community in Baltimore Reclaims Its History of Lumbee Indians, members of the largest tribe east of the Mississippi, once lived in the neighborhoods of Upper Fells Point and Washington HillMon, 05 Oct 2020 14:10:57 +0000Top Designers Strut Their Stuff at Cooper Hewitt Gala, Gowanus Canal Sponge Park, TELFAR and others take home awardsFri, 02 Oct 2020 16:03:10 +0000A Virtual Tour of Old Town Alexandria and 27 Other Smithsonian Programs Streaming in October programs, multi-part courses, studio arts classes and virtual study tours Wed, 30 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0000Native Americans Have Always Answered the Call to Serve Veterans of Foreign Wars Day, September 29, recognizes the men and women who have served honorably in the U.S. military overseas Tue, 29 Sep 2020 20:24:58 +0000Six Videos From the Natural History Museum That Put the Pandemic in Context the life cycle of modern outbreaks, from infection to immunity and vaccines to combat themTue, 29 Sep 2020 19:21:10 +0000Here's How You Can Help Amphibians in the Fight Against Extinction now know that the killer chytrid fungus originated in Asia and that humans unintentionally spread it around the worldMon, 28 Sep 2020 16:33:56 +0000Why Sweden’s Ancient Tradition of Calling Home the Herds Is Women’s Work spellbinding refrains of the kulning call reflect a tradition that offered women freedom and independence Mon, 28 Sep 2020 15:38:56 +0000Check Out Pictures and Video of the Giant Panda Cub's First Veterinary Exam one-month-old, all signs point to a healthy, strong cubWed, 23 Sep 2020 14:21:54 +0000The Women Writers Who Shaped 20th-Century American Literature new show at the National Portrait Gallery spotlights 24 authors, including Lorraine Hansberry, Sandra Cisneros and Maxine Hong KingstonWed, 23 Sep 2020 11:00:00 +0000Are There Native Descendants of the Lewis and Clark Expedition? And More Questions From Our Readers've got questions. We've got expertsTue, 22 Sep 2020 15:00:00 +0000Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch on How the Institution Builds Its Collections the next awe-inspiring artifact requires flexibility, help from the community—and a healthy dose of good luckTue, 22 Sep 2020 14:00:00 +0000Nation Mourns Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Who Broke Barriers and Became a Feminist Icon Supreme Court justice, who died at 87, "inspired women to believe in themselves," says the Smithsonian's Kim SajetSat, 19 Sep 2020 16:39:49 +0000Why Robert Pirsig's 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' Still Resonates Today author's meditation on technology treads a whole new path in the modern, digital worldFri, 18 Sep 2020 11:00:00 +0000Alexander von Humboldt: The Man History Forgot the 19th-century naturalist who traveled on four continents, wrote 2,500 letters, 36 books and hugely influenced early AmericaThu, 17 Sep 2020 19:00:27 +0000How the Revolutionary Thinker Alexander von Humboldt Helped to Create the Smithsonian 19th-century polymath continues to influence the Institution’s research; a major Smithsonian exhibition explains how and why Thu, 17 Sep 2020 18:57:46 +0000Important Hudson River School Archive Is Now Fully Digitized artists like Edwin Austin Abbey, Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Eastman Johnson are featured in the Weir Family PapersTue, 15 Sep 2020 20:40:14 +0000Why Black, Indigenous and Other People of Color Experience Greater Harm During the Pandemic take a deep dive into how structural racism intersects with public healthTue, 15 Sep 2020 14:35:55 +0000What the Rhythm of a Maned Wolf's Heart Reveals researchers are monitoring stress rates of this keystone species for better ways to manage themFri, 11 Sep 2020 17:45:25 +0000Secretary Lonnie Bunch Discusses Music's Role in African American History and Culture Lead Belly to Kendrick Lamar, black musicians have long used song to share stories of struggle and triumphThu, 10 Sep 2020 21:04:14 +0000Artist Maren Hassinger Has Spent Her Entire Career Mediating the Current Moment Dorothy Moss and Charlotte Ickes explore the artist’s story ahead of her arrival in the Capital CityWed, 09 Sep 2020 14:59:27 +0000Top 10 Giant Panda Cub Cam Moments National Zoo curators and the panda keeper journal their favorite moments of the new cub's first daysTue, 08 Sep 2020 15:31:35 +0000Why Thomas Jefferson Created His Own Bible a new book, Smithsonian curator of religion Peter Manseau tells of how <em>The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth</em> first sparked hot controversyTue, 08 Sep 2020 14:18:55 +0000The Papers of Artist Chiura Obata Chronicle Life Inside World War II Incarceration Camps the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, the artist's story is one of resilience amidst the upheaval Fri, 04 Sep 2020 16:22:46 +0000Lawsuit Seeks Reparations for Victims of 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre by a 105-year-old survivor of the attack, the plaintiffs detail almost 100 years of lasting harmThu, 03 Sep 2020 19:50:58 +0000Celebrate Five of Nature's Best Beards on World Beard Day the sea, the sky and the land between, organisms sport bristles, fuzz and fur of all styles Thu, 03 Sep 2020 15:05:46 +0000How the Death of George Floyd Sparked a Street Art Movement group of Minnesota faculty and students is documenting and archiving the phenomenon Thu, 03 Sep 2020 13:00:00 +0000Secretary Lonnie Bunch on the History of Civil Rights Protests in America Wed, 02 Sep 2020 20:51:56 +0000What a 1,000-Year-Old Seal Skull Can Tell Us About Climate Change a new study, scientists explain how a seal native to the South Atlantic, but found in Indiana, likely swam to the middle of North America Wed, 02 Sep 2020 16:23:10 +0000In Washington, D.C., Towering Candles Shine as a Beacon of Hope in Dark Times Sterling Ruby reflects on the recent installation of his sculpture <em>Double Candle</em> at the Hirshhorn Wed, 02 Sep 2020 15:43:47 +0000How 19th-Century Anti-Black and Anti-Indigenous Racism Reverberates Today case study for the nation, Minnesota has witnessed racial violence from its inception as a U.S. territoryTue, 01 Sep 2020 14:03:31 +0000Anthony Fauci and Alan Alda Talk Science and 26 Other Smithsonian Programs Streaming in September month drop in on events about global climate justice, Picasso's 'Guernica,' bird brains, the Supreme Court, William Faulkner, orchids and moreMon, 31 Aug 2020 14:10:15 +0000The Long, Painful History of Racial Unrest lethal incident of police brutality in Miami in 1979 offers just one of countless examples of the reality generations of African Americans have facedFri, 28 Aug 2020 18:52:41 +0000Athletes Shut Down Sports to Protest Police Brutality sports curator at the Smithsonian provides his thoughts on the past and future implications of the events of the week Fri, 28 Aug 2020 17:10:48 +0000High-Tech Tracking Reveals 'Whole New Secret World of Birds' study of Kirtland’s warblers found that some continue exploring long distances even after they reach their breeding grounds Fri, 28 Aug 2020 15:00:00 +0000How the Myth of a Liberal North Erases a Long History of White Violence racism has terrorized African Americans throughout the nation's history, regardless of where in the country they livedThu, 27 Aug 2020 16:00:01 +0000How the Desolate Architectural Paintings of Emilio Sanchez Were Crafted From the Artist's Travel Snapshots In the Archives of American Art, a scholar pieces together the Cuban-born painter's complex artistic practice Thu, 27 Aug 2020 15:01:27 +0000