The new National Museum of African American History and Culture literally will be built around two iconic objects from the Jim Crow-era South. Continue reading Building on (and around) history
Michael Vecchone, curator of cephalopods at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, answers: What animal has the largest eyes? This is awesome (and kinda gross.) Questions com alive at the Smithsonian. Seriously Amazing.
Where a new way of thinking results in a change: Pherabe Kolb, Project Director of the Smithsonian Innovation Space at the Arts and Industries Building, explains how a venerable architectural treasure is being restored as a place to celebrate some very 21st-century ideas. UPDATED Jan. 28, 2014.
Continue reading Can an old building learn new tricks? The Smithsonian Innovation Space at the Arts and Industries Building
The new staff cafeteria at the Air and Space Museum is finally open for business! Continue reading Meet us for lunch!
As the Smithsonian continues to digitize our vast resources, we have unveiled an exciting new way to really get up close and personal with the objects in our premier X3D collection. Continue reading How do you bring 137 million objects to life?
X-files, X-men, X-factor–where would they be without the invention of the X-ray? Well, they actually have nothing to do with X-rays, but it’s hard to write these teases. Grab your X-ray specs and let’s celebrate all things X-ray today! Continue reading November 8 is X-ray Day
A new Coen Brothers movie and a Smithsonian Folkways box set shed new light on an artist’s storied career–thanks to archivist Jeff Place.. Continue reading Dave Van Ronk: The Mayor of MacDougal Street
Lonnie G. Bunch, the director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, reflects on why “12 Years a Slave” is such a powerful film. Continue reading This peculiar institution
We had a bit of a hairy dilemma picking our favorite. You’ll need to scroll all the way down to find the editor’s choice. (As an aside, are these not the saddest Bad Santas ever?) Continue reading We mustache you a question: Who has your favorite historic facial hair?
The Smithsonian is hosting the fourth Latino Art Now! conference Thursday, Nov. 7 through Saturday, Nov. 9. Don’t miss this leading forum for artists, historians, educators, scholars, critics and art dealers. Continue reading Latino Art Now! Nuestra América: Expanding Perspectives in American Art