At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian feed for At the SmithsonianenFri, 20 Apr 2018 19:45:33 +0000The African American History and Culture Museum Wins Gold for Going Green the Smithsonian’s newest museum set the bar for sustainability in architectureFri, 20 Apr 2018 19:45:33 +0000Ten Rarely Seen Springsteen Photographs That Capture the Exhilarating Power of The Boss new book reveals the work of David Gahr, who documented the music legend as he rose to worldwide fameFri, 20 Apr 2018 16:22:42 +0000How to Talk With Evangelicals About Evolution two years, researchers from the Smithsonian traveled the country explaining the science of our shared originsThu, 19 Apr 2018 17:52:10 +0000Baseball Legend Cal Ripken Jr. Takes Home Another Award, This Time From the Smithsonian Iron Man adds the American History Museum's Great Americans medal to his trophy wallThu, 19 Apr 2018 16:13:59 +0000Smithsonian Curators Reflect on How Barbara Bush Will Be Remembered both the First Lady and the mother of a President, Mrs. Bush leaves a legacy of a national grandmother with an iron backboneWed, 18 Apr 2018 15:14:07 +0000What's the Difference Between Moths and Butterflies and More Questions From Our Readers asked, we answeredWed, 18 Apr 2018 15:00:00 +0000A Curator's College Find Is Revisited in the New PBS Showcase ‘Civilizations' Diamond's story, says the show's producer, exemplifies the 'joy of discovery' in a whole new wayTue, 17 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000What the Large Penises of Tiny Crustaceans Tell Us About Evolution male sex organs have their perks, but in the long run, a little modesty paysMon, 16 Apr 2018 19:17:04 +0000First Infant Gorilla Born at the Zoo in Nine Years; Watch a Video of the Birth “Moke” and his first-time mother “Calaya” are doing wellMon, 16 Apr 2018 18:42:07 +0000Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Earth’s Past Climates have a lot to tell us about our futureMon, 16 Apr 2018 16:22:18 +0000Thirty-Seven Warblers in a Hundred Days Smithsonian ornithologist follows the songbird migration north from the Gulf of Mexico. A new book tells his story Mon, 16 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000A History of America's Ever-Shifting Stance on Tariffs a debate as old as the United States itselfThu, 12 Apr 2018 14:40:17 +0000The Sad, Sad Story of Laika, the Space Dog, and Her One-Way Trip into Orbit stray Moscow pup traveled into orbit in 1957 with one meal and only a seven-day oxygen supplyWed, 11 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000The Story of Brownie Wise, the Ingenious Marketer Behind the Tupperware Party Tupper invented the container's seal, but it was a savvy, convention-defying entrepreneur who got the product line into the homes of housewivesTue, 10 Apr 2018 17:47:47 +0000How This Globetrotting Artist Redefines Home and Hearth ethereal 3D installation by the Korean-born Do Ho Suh combines places the artist has lived in the pastMon, 09 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000The Science Behind the Unbearably Cute IMAX Movie "Pandas" populations of these loveable fuzz-faced bears need help, and scientists are on the caseFri, 06 Apr 2018 15:24:44 +0000Step Inside the Transcendent Bedroom of 2001: A Space Odysseyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com National Air and Space Museum commemorates the 50th anniversary of a modern sci-fi stapleThu, 05 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000Wes Anderson’s Fastidious Whimsy Has Delighted Moviegoers for Decades Smithsonian retrospective breathes fresh life into Anderson’s kaleidoscopic filmographyWed, 04 Apr 2018 19:52:54 +0000The Real Science Behind Your Favorite Nerd Culture at Awesome Con, vehicle technicians and biologists joined the party to bring cutting-edge research to fictional worldsWed, 04 Apr 2018 15:55:04 +0000Two Artists in Search of Missing History new exhibition makes a powerful statement about the oversights of American history and America’s art historyWed, 04 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000The Memory of Stephen Hawking Endures in Bold Black Hole Research Efforts scientists hunting these supermassive objects reflect on the legacy of one of the world’s most inspiring intellectsTue, 03 Apr 2018 20:27:52 +0000When Robert Kennedy Delivered the News of Martin Luther King's Assassination before his own slaying, Kennedy recalled the loss of JFK as he consoled a crowd of shocked African-Americans in Indianapolis Mon, 02 Apr 2018 11:00:00 +0000The Rockstar Geologist Who Mapped the Minerals of the Cosmos professor told Ursula Marvin she should learn to cook. Instead she chased down meteorites in AntarcticaFri, 30 Mar 2018 16:33:59 +0000How One Museum Curator Is Bringing Burning Man Out of the Desert outré scene of unrestrained revelry and cutting-edge art in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert comes to the Renwick Gallery Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:27:14 +0000How a Team of Submersible-Bound Scientists Redefined Reef Ecosystems tropical Curaçao, Smithsonian researchers are constantly confronting the unknownWed, 28 Mar 2018 15:19:23 +0000These Signature Artifacts Embody the Giving Spirt of Artist-Philanthropists Misty Copeland to Lin-Manuel Miranda, a new Smithsonian display spotlights creators who have shaped communitiesTue, 27 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000How the Technicolor Ikat Designs of Central Asia Thread Into Textile History new Smithsonian exhibition sheds light on the rich backstory of an oft-imitated traditionMon, 26 Mar 2018 19:35:30 +0000How Portraiture Gave Rise to the Glamour of Guns portraiture with its visual allure and pictorial storytelling made gun ownership desirableFri, 23 Mar 2018 20:05:39 +0000Meet Spike, the Affable Asian Bull Elephant Trucked Up From Florida to Join the National Zoo a new male elephant in the mix, zookeepers are hopeful babies will soon be on the wayFri, 23 Mar 2018 13:38:51 +0000What Aardvark Milk Reveals about the Evolution of Lactation from the Smithsonian National Zoo’s Exotic Animal Milk Repository help scientists study the unifying trait of all mammalsWed, 21 Mar 2018 16:00:01 +0000The Electric Organ That Gave James Brown His Unstoppable Energy was it about the Hammond organ that made the 'Godfather of Soul' say please, please, please?Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:52:59 +0000Why Don't We See Fireflies in the Western U.S.? asked, we answeredWed, 21 Mar 2018 14:00:00 +0000These Newly Donated Artifacts Capture the Spirit of Washington, D.C. Drag from the Academy of Washington drag organization add a valuable thread to the tapestry of American LGBTQ historyWed, 21 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000In a Horrifying New Twist, Myanmar Elephants Are Being Poached For Their Skin Asia, the biggest threat to elephant survival has long been habitat loss. That may be changingTue, 20 Mar 2018 14:27:51 +0000Dogs Were Transported Across Great Distances for Ancient Maya Rituals new paper uses chemistry to shed light on the management of Maya animalsMon, 19 Mar 2018 21:01:36 +0000How an Exquisitely Designed Cart for Homeless People Inspired a Wave of Artists’ Activism the 1980s artist Krzysztof Wodiczko’s vehicle of change was also a weapon of social disruption Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000How Smithsonian Helped Solve the Twitter Mystery of the Unknown Woman Scientist Minor was not, as some suggested, “support staff.” She was a biological research technician who went on to a 35-year-long scientific careerFri, 16 Mar 2018 19:06:39 +0000How One Impromptu Jam Session Spawned a Sweeping Irish-American Music Revival For 40 years, Green Fields of America has told traditional Irish stories through songFri, 16 Mar 2018 16:07:18 +0000Colored Pigments and Complex Tools Suggest Humans Were Trading 100,000 Years Earlier Than Previously Believed in climate and landscape may have spurred these key technological innovations Thu, 15 Mar 2018 18:00:00 +0000Meet the Female Inventor Behind Mass-Market Paper Bags self-taught engineer, Margaret Knight bagged a valuable patent, at a time when few women held intellectual propertyThu, 15 Mar 2018 15:12:29 +0000In Persia’s Dynastic Portraiture, Bejeweled Thrones and Lavish Decor Message Authority and 19th century photographs offer a rare window into the lives of the royal familyThu, 15 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000This Artist Deconstructed His Love and Fascination for <i>Calvin and Hobbes</i> Lewis finds a new way of writing poetry, through artistry, and his assemblage of cut-up dialog balloons from Bill Watterson’s much-loved comic stripWed, 14 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000How the Smithsonian’s Coelacanth Lost Its Brain and Got It Back Again year marks the 80th anniversary of the discovery of a fish believed to have gone the way of the dinosaurs 70 million years agoTue, 13 Mar 2018 17:52:29 +0000How Do We Restore Trust in Our Democracies? Museums can be a starting point, says David J. Skorton, the Secretary of the Smithsonian InstitutionMon, 12 Mar 2018 15:35:12 +0000How the African-American Syphax Family Traces Its Lineage to Martha Washington at the African American History Museum deliver a wealth of opportunity for genealogical researchFri, 09 Mar 2018 18:03:03 +0000This Historic Gavel Hammers Home the Achievements of Nancy Pelosi… and the United States congresswoman donates to the Smithsonian artifacts tied to her first day as Speaker of the House in 2007Wed, 07 Mar 2018 18:03:18 +0000What’s a "Missing Link"? some still use the term, experts abhor it because it implies that life is a linear hierarchyTue, 06 Mar 2018 14:30:00 +0000How Native American Slaveholders Complicate the Trail of Tears Narrative new exhibition 'Americans' at the National Museum of the American Indian prompts a deeper dive for historic truthsTue, 06 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000Two Museum Directors Say It’s Time to Tell the Unvarnished History of the U.S. isn’t pretty and sometimes it is vastly different than what we’ve been taught, say Lonnie Bunch and Kevin Gover Mon, 05 Mar 2018 19:46:42 +0000The 1968 Kerner Commission Got It Right, But Nobody Listened 50 years ago, the infamous report found that poverty and institutional racism were driving inner-city violenceThu, 01 Mar 2018 20:44:00 +0000During World War I, Many Women Served and Some Got Equal Pay the aspirations, struggles and accomplishments of women who served a century agoThu, 01 Mar 2018 18:15:06 +0000King of The Mud Dragons Higgins has spent his career dredging out tiny creatures from dirt and obscurityThu, 01 Mar 2018 15:30:00 +0000A Classic American Cheerleading Troupe Tumbles to Smithsonian Immortality"America's Sweethearts" are as dedicated to social service as they are to the Dallas CowboysWed, 28 Feb 2018 20:26:45 +0000Why the Conservation of Orchids Is No Simple Matter researchers are racing to store seeds from the threatened plants, but first, they must understand the conditions they need to grow Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +0000This Museum Tour Is the Perfect Guide to Celebrating Women’s History in Style the National Portrait Gallery to the Air and Space Museum, here’s where to find the stories of wondrous women come MarchTue, 27 Feb 2018 19:00:04 +0000The Art of Armenian Pottery Will Be on Display at This Summer's Smithsonian Folklife Festival artists behind Sisian Ceramics create works evocative of the Armenian landscapeMon, 26 Feb 2018 21:04:31 +0000Are You Buying What These Artists Are Selling? absurdity of American commercialism is laid bare in the Hirshhorn’s latest exhibitionMon, 26 Feb 2018 19:41:22 +0000Is It Time for a Reassessment of Malcolm X? new Smithsonian Channel film, "The Lost Tapes," challenges misconceptions about the charismatic leaderFri, 23 Feb 2018 19:54:05 +0000Norman Rockwell's <i>Four Freedoms</i> Brought the Ideals of America to Life wartime painting series reminded Americans what they were fighting forFri, 23 Feb 2018 15:30:16 +0000Latest IMAX Film Studies History of American Music and Space Museum makes way for the Flying ElviFri, 23 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +0000The Navajo Nation Treaty of 1868 Lives On at the American Indian Museum a 150-year anniversary and a promise kept to return the people to their ancestral homeThu, 22 Feb 2018 19:34:14 +0000The Tipi Gets a Makeover of evolution and tradition commingle in a new show at the American Indian Museum in New York City Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:43:19 +0000Who Was the First First Lady to Adopt a Cause and More Questions From Our Readers asked, we answeredThu, 22 Feb 2018 15:28:55 +0000The Fantastic Beasts of John James Audubon's Little-Known Book on Mammals American naturalist spent the last years of his life cataloguing America's four-legged creaturesThu, 22 Feb 2018 15:26:48 +0000Smithsonian’s Curator of Religion on Billy Graham’s Legacy was among the most influential religious leaders in U.S. history, says Peter ManseauWed, 21 Feb 2018 19:45:52 +0000