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2,800 Tons Of Sand And Soil Create Giant Portrait On National Mall

A giant six-acre landscape portrait sits on the National Mall as part of a new art project collaboration between The Smithsonian, NPS, and artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada. [ more › ]

When Airliners Vanish, and Modern Family Live Tweets a Drunken Air Meltdown

News and notes from around the interweb: Smithsonian’s Air & Space magazine: When Airliners Vanish Modern Family staffer live-tweets a passenger’s drunken meltdown (HT: Brian B.) Another vote for the Singapore Airlines Prawn and Chicken Laksa. Show More Summary

The Smithsonian's African American History Museum Will Help You Determine If Your Junk Is Culturally Significant

"Save Our African American Treasures" will help you "identify and preserve items of historical and cultural significance" you might have lying around. [ more › ]

The Federal Government and American Indians

Chris Edwards As research for this essay on the Bureau of Indian Affairs, I visited the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). I found virtually no information useful for my project. I stopped by the museum information...Show More Summary

Smithsonian Books releases a book that explores the men who are a 'Heartbeat away from the Presidency'

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The American Vice Presidency: From Irrelevance to Power, coming from Smithsonian Books Oct. 7, is an all-inclusive examination of the vice presidency throughout the course of American history. Political journalist and author Jules Witcover...Show More Summary

New Poisonous Frog Has Dart Dippers Drooling

Sharpen your darts and blow out your blowguns. Researchers have discovered a new species of poison dart frog in Donoso, Panama. As reported in the latest edition of Zootaxa, a team from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, the Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí in Panama, and the Universidad...

Scientists discover new poison dart frog species in Donoso, Panama

A bright orange poison dart frog with a unique call was discovered in Donoso, Panama, and described by researchers from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí in Panama, and the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia. Show More Summary

The Museums You Can Visit For Free Thanks To Smithsonian Magazine

How you can get the most bang for your buck on Museum Day Live! [ more › ]

Talking hops next Thursday in Denver

CLS Farms in the Yakima Valley posted this picture of Medusa hop cones fresh off the bine earlier this week. This is the variety featured in Smithsonian magazine in July, and the one that will be the only hop in Sierra Nevada’s Harvest Wild Hop IPA later this year. I’ll be talking about native American […]

Saturday is Smithsonian’s Museum Day Live!

Whether you’re in Manhattan or Muncie, this Saturday, September 27, is Museum Day Live! The annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine will see participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket, which are available at no charge here. Show More Summary

The Morning Ticker: More ‘Sunday,’ Less LeBron, Celebrating Ann

Smithsonian Channel will begin re-airing “CBS Sunday Morning” Sundays at 2pmET, after the program has cleared CBS affiliates. The network will also re-air the show up to four times later in the week. Smithsonian Channel is co-owned by CBS Corp. Show More Summary

What Can Humans Do to Save the Pacific Northwest's Iconic Salmon?

6 days agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

The Skagit River and its remaining wild salmon and steelhead get some much needed attention in this very comprehensive Smithsonian article. LINK (via: Smithsonian)

American Muralist Tom Lea

last weekArts / Museums : Eye Level

On September 24, the Smithsonian American Art Museum will co-host a national conference that examines the importance of preserving WPA-era murals using the work of celebrated American muralist Tom Lea as a case study.

Smithsonian Institution and U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield Meeting at the Hirshhorn Museum: the 60th Anniversary of the 1954 Hague Convention Celebrated with a Meeting of Great Minds and Efforts

last weekArts : ARCAblog

Harry Ettlinger speaking at the Hirschhorn by Kirsten Hower, Social Networking Correspondent and List-Serve Manager Keynote speaker Harry Ettlinger, World War II veteran and former Monuments Men, opened Friday's SI/USCBS meeting with...Show More Summary

Shonda Rhimes -- Happiest 'Angry Black Woman' EVER

Shonda Rhimes proved she's not "an angry black woman" Friday night at the Smithsonian in D.C.... by smiling from ear to ear... hours after she sparred with a critic.The 44-year old "Scandal" creator was being interviewed for an NPR segment…

Smithsonian’s “Wilderness Forever” Photo Exhibit and Contest

last weekOdd : Neatorama

Mountain Goat Kids, Mount Evans Wilderness, ColoradoImage: Verdon Tomajko In celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Wilderness Act, The Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History is featuring an exhibit of photography from wilderness areas across the United States. Show More Summary

The Secret History of Wonder Woman

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Wonder Woman's real "secret origin" has been revealed th anks to author Jill Lepore's historical detective work, as featured in this article on the Smithsonian website. Read more...

Ming: 50 Years that Changed China – exhibition reviews

Credits: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C Alt Text: Portrait of Yang Hong (1381-1451), Ming Dynasty 'Magnificent' British Museum show dazzles with 'Ming bling' but also raises some historical questions Hot...Show More Summary

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