Part pagan ritual, part new wave rave, Burning Man celebrates the experience of art through the immediacy of experience. Continue reading No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man
History isn’t pretty and sometimes it is vastly different than what we’ve been taught, say museum directors Lonnie Bunch and Kevin Gover. Continue reading Mascots, myths, monuments and memory: Telling the unvarnished truth about racism in America
The National Zoo is celebrating the arrival of a 36-year-old male Asian elephant name Spike, who will join the Zoo’s five female elephants at the Elephant Trails exhibit. Maybe babies? Continue reading Welcome, Spike!
What does working among the giants of the animal kingdom entail? For Asian elephant keepers Kayleigh Sullivan and Paige Babel, the thrill lies in training, enriching and caring for the Zoo’s multi-generational herd. Cleaning up all that poop is just a bonus. Continue reading A Day in the Life of an Elephant Keeper
The participants in the 2017 Smithsonian Emerging Leadership Develpment Program were honored at a graduation ceremony Feb 6. Continue reading Diversity and collaboration are hallmarks of Smithsonian’s emerging leaders
Legend has it that St. Patrick chased all the snakes out of Ireland. That probably wasn’t such a great idea. Continue reading Note to St. Patrick: Leave the snakes alone, please!
Organized by the Smithsonian Community Committee, A Unique Lens: Photographs from the Smithsonian Family, showcases 28 photographs selected from almost 300 submissions. Continue reading A Unique Lens: Photographs from the Smithsonian Family
What better time than Women’s History Month to take a closer look at some modern women who are taking their own place in history? Continue reading Madam Speaker: A famous first joins the national collection
Amy Kehs introduces Cristina Diaz-Carrerra, curator for the Center for Folklife and Cultureal Heritage, and a few of her favorite things.
Curator Theresa McCulla interprets American culture through the history of our long love affair with beer and brewing. Continue reading Tapping into beer culture