At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian feed for At the SmithsonianenFri, 13 Jul 2018 17:03:11 +0000National Zoo Reports Death of Infant Golden Lion Tamarin golden lion tamarin and its sibling were born on Friday, marking the first births of tamarins for the Zoo in a decadeMon, 02 Jul 2018 20:44:45 +0000Illuminating the Shadowy Art of Armenian Puppet Theater and beasts dance across the imagination in these silhouetted puppet showsFri, 13 Jul 2018 17:03:11 +0000Armenia’s “Tree of Life” Tradition Took Root Thousands of Years Ago, and Has Only Grown Since tree adorned in this year’s Smithsonian Folklife Festival will continue to blossom overseasThu, 12 Jul 2018 16:47:38 +0000A Never-Before-Seen Virus Has Been Detected in Myanmar’s Bats discovery of two new viruses related to those that cause SARS and MERS marks PREDICT's first milestone in the regionWed, 11 Jul 2018 14:37:47 +0000How Noisy Males Control the Gnu’s Cycle research shows that ovulation in Serengeti wildebeests is accelerated and synchronized by the yammering of eager malesWed, 11 Jul 2018 14:33:00 +0000For 50 Years, the Special Olympics Has Given Marginalized Superstars Center Stage by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the games offer intellectually disabled athletes the chance to dazzle an international audienceTue, 10 Jul 2018 19:55:55 +0000New Artificial Insemination Technique Successfully Breeds Critically Endangered Scimitar-Horned Oryx marks the first birth of an oryx through artificial insemination that did not rely on potentially fertility-compromising anesthesiaTue, 10 Jul 2018 18:40:04 +0000The Botanical Artist Who Translates Plant Science Into Beautiful Art Smithsonian’s first and only botanical illustrator brings her subjects to life in all their scientific gloryTue, 10 Jul 2018 12:30:00 +0000The Age-Old Tradition of Armenian Carpet Making Refuses to Be Swept Under the Rug new generation is emerging to craft the ancient rugsFri, 06 Jul 2018 20:03:35 +0000Giant Panda Mei Xiang Will Not Give Birth a week and a half of waiting, the National Zoo confirms that Mei Xiang experienced a pseudopregnancy. Thu, 05 Jul 2018 16:12:52 +0000How a Fallback to Historic Traditions Might Save Catalonia’s Red Shrimp Fishery Boquera brothers, two fishermen from the Costa Brava, are part an innovative management plan that combines science with maritime skills and knowledgeThu, 05 Jul 2018 15:23:15 +0000For Hundreds of Years, Papier-Mâché Has Lent a Surreal Face to Catalan Culture performers disguised as Giants and Big Heads blend reverence with ribaldry at the Smithsonian Folklife FestivalTue, 03 Jul 2018 19:08:49 +0000The Point of Armenia's Splashy Holiday Is Getting Wet ancient tradition of Vardavar attracts tourists to Armenia, but bring a change of clothesTue, 03 Jul 2018 14:00:00 +0000The Visionary John Wesley Powell Had a Plan for Developing the West, But Nobody Listened’s foresight might have prevented the 1930s dust bowl and perhaps, today’s water scarcitiesTue, 03 Jul 2018 13:00:00 +0000This Musician’s Songs Give Powerful Voice to a Language in Crisis and linguistic activist Alidé Sans hails from an isolated Catalan valley where a rare dialect is spoken Mon, 02 Jul 2018 19:47:07 +0000How Soup Nourishes Barcelona's Tradition of Welcoming Immigrants the town plaza of Nou Barris, a festival feast mixes together the spices and flavorings of the world’s cuisinesFri, 29 Jun 2018 19:18:00 +0000A Primer on the Zoo’s Possibly Pregnant Giant Panda anticipation of a potential new cub, here’s a refresher on Mei Xiang and Tian Tian’s storied pastThu, 28 Jun 2018 15:46:41 +0000This Free Virtual Reality App Drops Users in the Heart of Historic Armenia imaging of cultural heritage sites worldwide has the potential to usher in a new era of participatory preservation effortsThu, 28 Jun 2018 15:01:35 +0000The American Revolution Was Just One Battlefront in a Huge World War new Smithsonian exhibition examines the global context that bolstered the colonists’ fight for independenceThu, 28 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000Do Marine Mammals Yawn and More Questions From Our Readers asked, we answeredThu, 28 Jun 2018 10:00:00 +0000These Soulful, Soothing Armenian Songs and Instrumentals Blend East With West from all over the globe gather with traditional instruments to perform at this year’s Folklife Festival Wed, 27 Jun 2018 20:13:29 +0000Some of Barcelona's Most Acclaimed Musicians Will Rock and Rumba Washington D.C. acclaimed Catalan musical acts introduce Folklife Festival-goers to Mediterranean rock, habanera, rumbero and rumba Wed, 27 Jun 2018 17:26:17 +0000Today's Whales Are Huge, But Why Aren't They Huger? giant cetaceans only got giant in the past 4.5 million years, suggesting they could have room to growWed, 27 Jun 2018 15:52:55 +0000The Uniquely Texan Origins of the Frozen Margarita Dallas restaurant owner blended tequila, ice and automation. America has been hungover ever sinceWed, 27 Jun 2018 11:00:00 +0000How Armenian Dance Adapted Over Time and Place, music and technique are on tap at a Folklife Festival Dance Summit Tue, 26 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000King T’Challa’s Black Panther Suit, a Bold Statement of Afrofuturist Pride, Comes to the Smithsonian on the opportunity to celebrate contemporary African-African filmmaking at the National Museum of African American History and Culture this fallMon, 25 Jun 2018 20:41:21 +0000Festival de Folklife Com a Principiant de Conversa director Michael Atwood Mason reflexiona sobre els poders transformadors de l'intercanvi culturalMon, 25 Jun 2018 14:48:21 +0000Here’s How to Have a More Meaningful Experience at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival Michael Atwood Mason reflects on the transformative powers of cultural exchange Mon, 25 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000Beyond the Headlines, Catalan Culture Has a Long History of Vibrancy and Staying Power autonomous Spanish region of Catalonia takes center stage at this summer's Smithsonian Folklife FestivalMon, 25 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000Unfurling the Rich Tapestry of Armenian Culture year’s Smithsonian Folklife Festival will offer a window on Armenian visions of homeMon, 25 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000Andean Solstice Celebrations Capture the Wondrous Churn of Spacetime the similarities and differences between Indigenous and Western cosmologiesThu, 21 Jun 2018 19:13:42 +0000Maya Freelon’s Immersive and Interactive Sculptures Bring Tissue Paper to Life artwork will be a part of this weekend’s By the People Festival at the Arts and Industries buildingThu, 21 Jun 2018 18:31:20 +0000Operation Calamari: How the Smithsonian Got Its Giant Squids a decade on view, these cephalopod specimens have a growing fan base Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:46:30 +0000Newly Unearthed Civil War Bones Speak Silently to the Grim Aftermath of Battle the amputated limbs and full skeletons of a Manassas burial pit tell us about wartime surgical practicesWed, 20 Jun 2018 11:30:51 +0000How Daguerreotype Photography Reflected a Changing America National Portrait Gallery brings the eerie power of a historic medium into focusMon, 18 Jun 2018 19:13:51 +0000How This Comic Maker Plans to Make Everyone an Artist first annual "By the People Festival" kicks off in the Washington, D.C. area with interactive art, gospel, Jazz, opera and other performancesMon, 18 Jun 2018 14:52:36 +0000For 50 Years, José Feliciano's Version of the National Anthem Has Given Voice to Immigrant Pride acclaimed musician offers a moving welcome to the newest U.S. citizens and donates his guitarFri, 15 Jun 2018 15:30:28 +0000How Newton, Goethe, an Ornithologist and a Board Game Designer Helped Us Understand Color new exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum explores the kaleidoscope of figures who shaped color theoryMon, 11 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000The Bitter Aftertaste of Prohibition in American History sentiment flavored that cocktail ban, historians sayFri, 08 Jun 2018 15:44:46 +0000Oprah's Undeniable Influence on American History Recognized in New Smithsonian Exhibition National Museum of African American History and Culture follows Winfrey's life, from her roots in rural Mississippi to her success as a cultural phenomThu, 07 Jun 2018 13:21:47 +0000On the Eve of his Death, Robert Kennedy Was a Whirlwind of Empathy and Internal Strife unconventional portraits capture the man's evolution from straitlaced politician to champion of the poorWed, 06 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000Even Today, Willie Mays Remains a Giant in Baseball History after he redefined the game, the 24-time All-Star continues to be revered by fans and historians alikeTue, 05 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000How Globalization Changed the Way We Fight Disease new exhibition at the National Museum of Natural History explores the deadly past of global epidemicsMon, 04 Jun 2018 15:13:14 +0000How Native Civilizations Innovated to Conquer the Wilderness new activity center at the American Indian Museum in NYC sheds light on the original know-how of the AmericasFri, 01 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000This Royally Adorable Baby Kingfisher Perpetuates a Species Extinct in the Wild fine soon-to-be-feathered friend joins the menagerie at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology InstituteThu, 31 May 2018 18:06:41 +0000Meet The Devotees of the Growing Lao Food Movement in a New Video from Folklife Luangrath opened a Lao restaurant in Washington, D.C. and made it a community for other immigrantsThu, 31 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000Archives Reveal Touching Stories on the Life of Robert Indiana, the Man Who Invented “LOVE” curators reflect on the legacy of the iconic artist, following his death at age 89Wed, 30 May 2018 18:21:24 +0000Songster Dom Flemons Brings Back the Melodies of the Black Cowboy Latest from Folkways, a Label Marking 70 Years, revives music traditions from the African-American ranch crews of the WestWed, 30 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000Mark Segal, LGBTQ Iconoclast, Activist and Disruptor, Donates Lifetime of Papers and Artifacts the 1969 Stonewall Raid, Segal built a life around protest and the quest for equal rights for minority groups Fri, 25 May 2018 17:45:45 +0000Rarely Seen 19th-Century Silhouette of a Same-Sex Couple Living Together Goes On View new show, featuring the paper cutouts, reveals unheralded early Americans, as well as contemporary artists working with this old art formFri, 25 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000How the Ancestors of Birds Survived the Dino-Killing Asteroid cover was crucial to avian evolution, a new study on the mass extinction event assertsThu, 24 May 2018 15:13:09 +0000How Come U.S. Currency Never Changes Its Face and More Questions From Our Readers asked, we answeredThu, 24 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000When Paper Clothing Was the Perfect Fit war-weary world needed a new wardrobe, and this cheap, washable attire seemed to rise to the occasionThu, 24 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000Why the Very First Treaty Between the United States and a Native People Still Resonates Today Treaty With the Delawares, signed in 1778, has arrived at the National Museum of the American IndianThu, 24 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000Hamilton's David Korins Explains What Makes the Smash Hit's Design So Versatile renowned designer dishes about the new Hamilton exhibition, precision and metaphor on stage and how the turntables almost didn’t happenWed, 23 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000Seventy-Five Years Ago, Women's Baseball Players Took the Field Indiana slugger was one of the athletes who “hit the dirt in the skirt” and changed Americans’ view of womenTue, 22 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000First Major Swahili Coast Art Show Reveals a Diverse World of Cultural Exchange and Influence the Smithsonian’s African Art Museum, international influences commingle to create a farrago of artisanal splendors Tue, 22 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000Delivering the Mail Was Once One of the Riskiest Jobs in America new exhibition at the National Postal Museum honors the nation’s first airmail pilotsFri, 18 May 2018 20:25:00 +0000How to Protect Your Local Pollinators in Ten Easy Ways the first annual World Bee Day looms, insect and garden lovers are abuzz with excitementThu, 17 May 2018 18:08:01 +0000