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Necessary Links: How Trump boosted a graphic novel and the great inauguration painting debate

5 hours agoArts : Culture Monster

Marcia! Marcia! Marcia! Er, I mean, Trumpa! Trumpa! Trumpa! With the inauguration around the corner, we are all president-elect all the time — featuring Trump and the the Smithsonian, the Trump boost of a civil rights graphic novel and the ongoing debate about a painting that’s headed to the Trump...

Take a Smithsonian Tour of All Things Presidential

Our Taylor-made tour is all that you should be Lincoln to if you’re in D.C. for the festivities

Donald Trump to Meet with Martin Luther King III for MLK Day

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

While there were reports that a Trump visit to the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture was cancelled due to scheduling conflicts, Sean Spicer told Fox News that the president elect had never been scheduled to be in Washington, DC on Monday in the first place.

A brief history of food as art

The latest issue of Smithsonian Journeys Travel Quarterly, called the “Atlas of Eating,” features travel articles related to food, such as “How Food Became Religion in Peru’s Capital City” and “The Humble Beginnings of Goulash.” Editor...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Cancels MLK Day Museum Visit, John Lewis Feud Simmers

Donald Trump has pulled the plug on a scheduled visit to the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture for Martin Luther King Day, as his growing feud with civil rights icon and Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) continues to simmer. Show More Summary

Trump Cancels MLK Day Visit To Museum Featuring John Lewis Due To 'Scheduling Issues'

Donald Trump's transition team said on Sunday that the president-elect has canceled a Martin Luther King Jr. Day visit to the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture which features civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis...Show More Summary

Trump cites ‘scheduling issues’ and cancels MLK Day tour of civil rights museum featuring John Lewis

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Donald Trump’s transition team said on Sunday that the president-elect has canceled a Martin Luther King Jr. Day visit to the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture which features civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) According to ABC News, sources on the Trump...

MIKE PENCE TO BE SWORN IN AS VICE PRESIDENT BY CLARENCE THOMAS. That’s a nice step toward breaking …

MIKE PENCE TO BE SWORN IN AS VICE PRESIDENT BY CLARENCE THOMAS. That’s a nice step toward breaking down the marginalization that official Washington has inflicted on him for years. Maybe next the Smithsonian’s African American History museum will admit he exists.

"A 1989 photograph of Donald Trump tossing a red apple was installed today at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C."

"This photograph has led many lives, nearly disappearing into obscurity. In 1989, Trump posed for [Michael] O'Brien, who was on assignment for a Fortune magazine story on American billionaires. From the beginning, O'Brien knew he wanted...Show More Summary

Will This Be TV’s Most Fawning Obama Special?

A Smithsonian Channel special calls President Obama the greatest orator in U.S. history. The Smithsonian Channel may lap the mainstream media in its adoration of outgoing President Barack Obama. The channel is set to debut The Obama Years: The Power of Words on Feb. Show More Summary

The Smithsonian loses one of its top scientists after bitter conflict with administrators

4 days agoHealth : The Checkup

After being investigated and locked out of his office, NMNH curator Kristofer Helgen has quit the museum.

Chicago native Jesse Williams to narrate special about Obama's speeches

"Grey's Anatomy" star Jesse Williams, a Chicago native, narrates an upcoming special about President Obama's notable speeches that is set to air next month. The hourlong Smithsonian Channel special looks at the defining moments of Obama's political career through the words of his most memorable...

Microbes rule in 'knee-high tropical rainforests'

(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) Rainforests on infertile wet soils support more than half of all plant species. Shrublands on infertile dry soils in southwestern Australia, jokingly called 'knee-high tropical rainforests', support another 20 percent of all plants. Show More Summary

Smithsonian Artifacts and Music Legends Share the Stage in Tonight's Star-Studded Television Program

Notable African-American performing artists commemorate the opening of the National Museum of African American History

ABC's 'Taking the Stage' special marks a tribute to black art

The special celebrates the new Smithsonian and the creative impact of African Americans.        

Michael Mansfield appointed Executive Director of Ogunquit Museum of American Art

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Ogunquit Museum of American Art has appointed Michael P. Mansfield, Curator of Film and Media Arts at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), as its new Executive Director. Mansfield begins his new position on February 1, 2017. Show More Summary

What a 19th-century rebellion against automation can teach us about the coming war in the job market

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Our friend and frequent Boing Boing contributor Clive Thompson has a piece in the January/February issue of Smithsonian magazine entitled "Rage Against the Machines." He explores the 19th century Luddite Revolution, the first rebellion...Show More Summary

Rare Guam Kingfisher dies at Smithsonian National Zoo

A rare bird has died at the Smithsonian National Zoo's Bird House. Zoo officials said in a statement that the Guam Kingfisher died Saturday at the age of 17. The … Click to Continue »

Smithsonian Hears Call for Women’s Museum

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

A commission’s report was cited by prominent women who support a new national institution on the National Mall.

Smithsonian Visitors Top 30 Million In 2016, Thanks To Reopened Renwick And New Museum Of African American History

But despite the great numbers - the best total since 2012 - the numbers for visits to about half of the Smithsonian Museums were down from 2015.

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