Tony Hawk, Rodney Mullen, and Paul Schmitt will be participating with The Smithsonian for its #Innoskate Festival this Saturday, June 22, 2013 in Washington DC, according to a story in the Washington Post. Hawk is donating his first skateboard to the Smithsonian on Saturday, and the museum is hosting a day-long “Innoskate” festival that will [...]
Roger Ballen (b. 1950), one of the more recognized photographic artists working today, is the focus of an exhibition at the Smithsonian?s National Museum of African Art. On view from June 19 through Feb. 9, 2014, ?Lines, Marks, and Drawings:...Show More Summary
Discover True-Life Inspirations Behind Blockbuster Films Star Trek, Live Free or Die Hard, Platoon, The Da Vinci Code and Scream
The Smithsonian's Museums of Asian Art in Washington, DC is preparing the first large exhibition of yoga-related art. Titled "Yoga: The Art of Transformation," the show is really a look at the history of the practice that dates back as far as 500 BCE.
The Smithsonian?s National Museum of Natural History, in partnership with the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health, opened ?Genome: Unlocking Life?s Code? June 14?a multimedia exhibition thatShow More Summary
The Smithsonian American Art Museum has selected Applied Minds, an interdisciplinary company based in Los Angeles, as the winner of its Grand Salon design competition. The proposed new concept for the Renwick Gallery?s Grand Salon is...Show More Summary
It's the deck that created a legend... and now the very first skateboard that Tony Hawk ever owned is going to be enshrined forever in the Smithsonian! Hawk just posted a photo of his original beat-up board -- made by the Bahne skateboard company…
The Smithsonian?s National Museum of African American History and Culture announced that Oprah Winfrey will donate $12 million to support the capital campaign of the new museum. Combined with her $1 million gift in 2007, this brings Winfrey?s total contribution to $13 million, the museum?s largest donation to date. Show More Summary
From deep within the Smithsonian's Fossilized Social Networks Wing, MySpace shouts to the world: We're here, and we have at least $20,000,000 to spend on this TV commercial. Look, Riff Raff and Pharrell are there, too. Read more...
Tyrannosaurus rex (T. rex) poop is the latest gift from the Canadian province of Saskatchewan to the United States’ premier museum, the Smithsonian Institution. Those guys up north are all heart, aren’t they? The best part is that the specimen of dinosaur droppings — also known as a coprolite — isn’t even the real deal, [...]Show More Summary
Smithsonian Channel is in production on a one-hour special that reveals one of modern day’s most daring engineering feats: the installation of a 408-foot spire atop One World Trade Center.
The media mogul will also lend her name to the facility's theater. read more
The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture is being built on the National Mall, near the Washington Monument. It is set to open in late 2015.
Visitors to a coming museum on black history will be able to sit in a theater named after Oprah Winfrey when the site opens in 2015. Reason? Winfrey has donated $12 million to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture in DC, reports the Washington Post. It's...
Oprah Winfrey is now the biggest single donor to the forthcoming Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture. On Tuesday she announced she is giving the museum $12 million, its largest gift thus far, on top of the $1 … Continue reading ?
A little while back we posted about the super awesome ”Yoga: The Art of Transformation” opening this fall at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC. We also mentioned that they’re running a crowdfunding campaign to help raise money to put on the exhibit that will feature 130 objects from 25 museums [...]Show More Summary
When you see African cheetahs, Chinese red pandas, Micronesian kingfishers and hooded cranes, you might think you’re in the wilds of Africa or Asia. Watch a kingfisher show off fishing skills. But in rural northern Virginia, little more than an hour from Washington, D.C.,...
Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture The Smithsonian Institution has received a unique donation - an intact slave cabin from a plantation in South Carolina. The cabin, which was on the grounds of theShow More Summary
WASHINGTON -- Oprah Winfrey has donated $12 million to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, the museum announced Tuesday. The media...
Oprah Winfrey donated $12 Million to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African History and Culture. In recognition for their largest donation, the Smithsonian plans to name the museum’s theater in Winfrey’s honor. The $12 million donation is Winfrey’s second to the museum. She previously donated $1 million in 2007. Construction on the $500 million complex [...]Show More Summary