Bookmarks (41)

  • This Show Is Everything You Need for a Year of Meaningful Community Activism

    The immersive exhibition, "The Utopia Project," at the Anacostia Community Museum is about setting high goals...

  • How W.E.B. Du Bois Disrupted America’s Dominance at the World’s Fair

    With bar graphs and pie charts, the sociologist and his Atlanta students demonstrated Black excellence in...

  • Jill Biden Donates Her Inaugural Attire to the Smithsonian

    The day and evening ensembles will be the centerpiece of the American History Museum's popular "First...

  • Banged-Up, but Still Sassy, R2-D2 and C-3PO Are Back and Thrilling Fans

    Actor Jimmy Vee says climbing inside the droid costume, now on view at the Smithsonian’s American...

  • Why W.E.B. Du Bois Remains Such an Inspiration

    A new Smithsonian exhibition invites visitors to use his groundbreaking infographics as a lens into Black...

  • Philip Pearlstein Painted the Naked Truth

    Smithsonian curators remember the celebrated artist, who died last month at 98, and who viewed humanity...

  • Meet the Designer of the Fanciful Subway Entrances to the Paris Métro

    The celebrated architect Hector Guimard was also a passionate advocate for workers’ rights, even as he...

  • Fourteen Discoveries Made About Human Evolution in 2022

    Smithsonian paleoanthropologists reveal the year’s most riveting findings about our close relatives and ancestors

  • The Private World of the Public Artist Maya Lin

    A biographical exhibition reveals the profound origins of her intensely engaging art

  • Richard Avedon Pushed the Boundaries of Portrait Photography

    Twenty iconic works by the master photographer invite museumgoers to engage in the hard conversations that...

  • Why the U.S. Rejected—Then Embraced—a Detroit Industrialist's Rare Collection of Asian Art

    The legacy of voracious collector Charles Lang Freer, a good friend of James McNeill Whistler, is...

  • American Pop Culture Takes the Spotlight in a New Blockbuster Exhibition

    The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History brings television, film, music and sports together in one...

  • The Jury-Rigged Experiment that Led to the Discovery of Unknown Worlds

    See the Kepler technology demonstrator at the National Air and Space Museum, along with a host...

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    The Unrivaled Legacy of Dale Chihuly

    The pioneering glassmaker and octogenarian is the subject of a new Smithsonian Channel documentary

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    The Enduring Legacy of Celia Cruz, the 'Queen of Salsa'

    The performer's vivacious life takes the stage as part of the new Smithsonian exhibition, "Entertainment Nation"

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    First Lady Jill Biden Breaks Ground for the Hirshhorn’s Revitalized Sculpture Garden

    Architect Hiroshi Sugimoto is creating a welcoming new design for the Smithsonian’s modern and contemporary art...

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    See Stunning Portraits of Ava DuVernay, José Andrés and the Williams Sisters

    The National Portrait Gallery's 2022 Portrait of a Nation Award honors seven changemakers, from Anthony Fauci...

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    The Rise and Fall, and Rise Again, of America’s First Celebrity—a Woman Who Loved Other Women

    The world-famous actor Charlotte Cushman returns to the limelight, with her costumes going on view in...

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    Meet Tessai, the Japanese Master Who Ushered in Modernism

    Excitement builds for a rare showing of works by the 19th-century painter whose dynamic colors and...

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    A Long-Deserved Tribute to Native American Veterans

    A ceremonial procession kicks off a weekend of events to dedicate the National Native American Veterans...

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    What America’s Pop Culture Says About the Nation Itself

    A new permanent exhibition offers proof that popular entertainment can be more than just a diversion

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    When It Comes to String Instruments, Stradivariuses Are Still Pitch Perfect

    Even after three centuries of their existence, the violins spark debate over what makes their sound...

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    How the Wright Brothers Took Flight

    The remarkable story of how the duo grew to become world-changing inventors and international celebrities

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    These Descendants Never Forgot the Story of the Last American Slave Ship

    A new Netflix documentary follows the families of the "Clotilda" captives as they grapple with how...

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    The Incredible Technology That Made Humanity's Moon Dreams a Reality

    A new, completely reimagined exhibition goes beyond the Cold War narrative to explore the full story...

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    Buckle Up for the Reopening of One of America's Most Popular Museums

    An HVAC overhaul led to a total building replacement. Today's must-see National Air and Space Museum...

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    The Smithsonian Returns a Trove of Benin Bronzes to Nigeria

    The transfer of ownership of 29 artworks is the first to be carried out under a...