You might not realize that you’re making a fashion statement when you’re curled up in your jammies sipping a steaming cup of hot chocolate. Cabelle Ahn of the Cooper Hewitt shows us some of the ornate design inspired by the humble cacao bean. Continue reading Hot chocolate, I love you so
Robert W. Fri, former director of the National Museum of Natural History, on Oct. 10, 2014. Continue reading In Memoriam: Robert W. Fri
The exhibition “Artists at Work’ features the work of our talented Smithsonian colleagues. The subjects of these works and the materials from which they are made are as diverse as the collections of the Institution itself. We’ve created a slideshow of the exhibition for those of you who can’t visit in person. Continue reading Artists at Work
From the bamboo sheets he sleeps on to the the bike he commutes on, Jim Di Loreto’s commitment to living a sustainable lifestyle permeates everything he does. Continue reading Sustainable and inspirational
Artists have illustrated the words of others for centuries, but the book as art object itself is a relatively new concept. Smithsonian Libraries has compiled hundreds of artists’ books in the new online Artists’ Book Collection. Check out some of these exquisite works of art. Continue reading The art of the book, the book as art
A Smithsonian curator reflects on Leonard Nimoy’s passing and why “Star Trek” fans loved him.
*Live long and prosper, Spock. Yes, we speak Vulcan. What of it? Continue reading Dif-tor heh smusma, Spohkh*
March 1, 1890. The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory has its humble beginnings in a small shed behind the Castle. Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: March 1, 1890