The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden has received a $2 million gift from trustee Joleen Julis and her husband, Mitch, museum officials announced. The donation is the largest gift from an individual ever made to the Smithsonian’s modern and contemporary art museum. The donation will establish the “Future Fund,” a $4 million effort to re-design […]
A riot of color roared in Miami to usher in Art Basel season as the exhibition Walls of Color: The Murals of Hans Hofmann opened October 10 at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU, the Smithsonian affiliate in Miami (on view through January 3). Show More Summary
The official historian of The Ringside Boxing Show is so good that he was recently recruited by The Smithsonian Institute…
Last year, friends and family of physicist and Nobel Prize winner Richard Feynman banded together to restore Feynman’s 1974 Dodge Tradesman van. This year, they’re trying to get the Smithsonian to accept it into the museum’s collections. Swapping one supercharged GM 3800 V-6 into a New Beetle wasn’t enough for the owner of […]
Seamus Blackley, the co-creator of the Xbox, is on a new mission. And this one takes him back to the days of his first love, theoretical physics. Blackley has started a petition to have the 1974 Dodge van of Nobel-winning theoretical physicist Richard Feynman displayed at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Blackley is a […]
The latest issue of Smithsonian magazine contains an excerpt from the forthcoming book Hemingway in Love: His Own Story, a memoir by Ernest Hemingway’s close friend A. E. Hotchner. Hotchner, a 95-year-old writer and editor, is perhaps...Show More Summary
On October 16th–17th, the Smithsonian American Art Museum will hold the final event in its five-part series: "The Terra Symposia on American Art in a Global Context." This fall's capstone event, "Shifting Terrain: Mapping a Transnational...Show More Summary
How do you bring a nearly complete T. rex back to life? You send the fossils to Canada where craftsmen create a creature of steel. Come 2019, the Nation’s T. rex will live at the Smithsonian.
"I am very much against taking down an exhibition once it has opened," David Skorton says of the work from Cosby's private collection. [ more › ]
Jos é-Luis Orozco ¡Come Bien! Eat Right! album cover It is easy to think of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings as the record label of Ella Jenkins, Pete Seeger, and many more who joined the label more than a half-century ago. But they've...Show More Summary
History buff and restoration expert Paul Shull goes on a quest to get his hands on some of the world’s rarest and most remarkable pieces of military history in the new Smithsonian Channel original series, THE WEAPON HUNTER.
Now on display at the Smithsonian, the British Guiana One-Cent Magenta has a crazy and colorful past.
Physicist Brian Greene has a wonderful essay in October’s Smithsonian magazine on the centennial of Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity. But then it all seemed to collapse. While investigating his new equations Einstein committed...Show More Summary
The last time a newly born giant panda was named at the Smithsonian National Zoo, it took nearly three weeks and more than 100,000 online submissions. But when you are the first ladies of China and the United States, you get some perks. On Friday, in front of dignitaries and more than a dozen third...
Perfect bundle of joy, perfect name for said bundle of joy. On Friday morning, the Smithsonian National Zoo announced that its new giant baby panda cub, who is just over a month old, finally has a name: Bei Bei. See also: London ZooShow More Summary
The Smithsonian Zoo’s month-old panda cub finally has a name -- Bei Bei -- thanks to First Lady Michelle Obama and Chinese First Lady Peng Liyuan.
Did I really think I had a chance of convincing the Smithsonian National Zoo to name its giant panda cub “Elvis”? No, I guess not. But then, how many Republican presidential candidates really think they’re going be on the general election ballot next year? And yet they still run – to raise awareness of important issues, […]
Washington's newest giant panda cub is nameless no more. Call him Bei Bei. Michelle Obama and her Chinese counterpart, Peng Liyuan, revealed the name Friday during a tour of the panda house at the Smithsonian's National Zoo. Continue reading ? The post Panda cub’s name revealed appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
Mr. Patton’s keen eye for objects and their hidden significance made him a sought-after contributor to magazines including Art in America, Esquire, Smithsonian and Wired.