Learn more about Christmas decorations, naughty post cards, parade floats and more at “A Very Merry Material Culture Forum” Dec. 3. Continue reading A very merry Material Culture Forum
When was the last time a 1,600-year-old Bodhisattva flew over your head? Continue reading Ancient Buddhist treasures come to 3D life in “Pure Land”
The world’s first “spidernaut” lands at the Natural History Museum. UPDATE: Sadly, the spider has died of natural causes. Continue reading Spider from space descends on the National Mall!
“Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood.” We certainly have big plans for the Arts & Industries Building! Continue reading What’s up at A&I?
American Indian prisoners used art to recapture their lost freedoms more than 100 years ago. Continue reading Drawing on history: A closer look at a lost way of life
Find jewelry, basketry, paintings, sculpture, beadwork, photography and fine apparel from across the hemisphere at NMAI’s art market. Continue reading Native artists featured at two-day Art Market
The arrival of eight baby snakes at the Zoo was a surprise to everyone–except the mama snake. Continue reading Snakes on a Palm!
How did American artists respond to our greatest national crisis? A major exhibition plumbs our highest ideals and deepest concerns. Continue reading “The Civil War and American Art”
Orchids. With their beauty, mystery and deceit, the Smithsonian’s collection of nearly 8,000 live orchids try every trick in the book just to get pollinated. Nine ways to lure a lover, orchid-style Learn more: Saving America’s orchids The mysterious, disappearing orchid What do Confucious and patriotism have to do with orchids?
The Smithsonian survived Sandy with the help of our dedicated staff. Share your stories here. Continue reading Surviving Sandy