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After Nearly a Century in Storage, These World War I Artworks Still Deliver the Vivid Shock of War

Pulled from the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Claggett Wilson's watercolors are in a traveling show

Radiohead Get New Ant Species Named After Them

Radiohead have inspired the name for a new species of ant that was discovered in the Venezuelan Amazon, as Phys.org points out. Ana Ješovnik and Ted R. Schultz from the Smithsonian Institution's Ant Lab discovered three new species of ant, and named one of them Sericomyrmex radioheadi. “We wanted to honor their music,” said Ješovnik. Show More Summary

Wicked Luck: ‘Wizard of Oz’ Ruby Slippers No Longer on View

yesterdayNews : Newsweek: US

With the Smithsonian’s pair undergoing conservation and others in storage, fans of the 1939 film will just have to wait to see Dorothy’s pumps.

Cheetah baby boom at Smithsonian fueling conservation effort

The number of cheetahs in captivity is beginning to swell, thanks to the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Virginia. In the wild, the population of the world's fastest animal is nearing extinction. Chip Reid reports on the efforts to stop the big cat from vanishing.

Vote to name the Smithsonian's cheetah cubs

5 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute needs your help in naming five of the 10 cubs born in its research center

Get a First Look at Rare Richard Avedon Portraits of Jackie and John F. Kennedy

The Smithsonian is putting the photographs on display to commemorate the centennial of the 35th U.S. President's birth

Smithsonian to Mount the First U.S. Exhibit Exploring the Life and Art of Marlene Dietrich

Time to brush up on your classic Hollywood stars: Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will mount the United States’ first-ever exhibition dedicated to Marlene Dietrich, Artnet.com reports. From June 16 through April 15, 2018, the D.C. Show More Summary

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A private, non-profit educational and cultural organization established to preserve and share the Boston Tea Party history. At the end of March 1770, just three weeks after the Boston Massacre, a grand jury had indicted Captain Preston and his men as well as four civilians accused of

Reports on the Death of the Circus Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Celebrating the arts, business, history and culture of the circus, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival brings 400 performers to the National Mall this summer

Scientists tag humpback whales in southeast Pacific: Study reveals vital information for species protection

Whales from both poles migrate long distances to breed in tropical waters. Smithsonian scientist Hector M. Guzman and Fernando Félix at the Salinas Whale Museum in Ecuador, tagged 47 humpbacks with satellite transmitters to understand how the humpbacks' Southeastern Pacific population moves within breeding areas.

Ten Teeny Tiny Newborn Cubs Adorably Double the Cheetah Population at Smithsonian Zoo

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On April 5th, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo announced the happy news that ten teeny-tiny cheetah cubs were born to two different mothers in their care. The cheetah is considered Vulnerable under the IUCN Red List and part of the zoo’s Cheetah Species Survival Plan (SSP), so these births are especially important because not only have […]

How Ants Became the World’s Best Fungus Farmers

Ancient climate change may have spurred a revolution in ant agriculture, Smithsonian researchers find

87-Year-Old Visits African American Museum To See Her Slave Cabin Birthplace

An 87-year-old woman had what was no doubt a powerful experience Monday, when she visited the Smithsonian’s Museum of African American History and Culture to see her childhood home on display for the first time. Smithsonian officials...Show More Summary

A Smithsonian Historian Wanders the “Bardo,” Exploring the Spiritual World of the 19th Century

George Saunders’ new novel, “Lincoln in the Bardo” recalls the melancholy that hung over a nation at war

Ant agricultural revolution began 30 million years ago in dry, desert-like climate

(Smithsonian) Millions of years before humans discovered agriculture, ants were farming fungus beneath the surface of the Earth. By tracing their evolutionary history, scientists at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History have learned about a key transition in their agricultural evolution. Show More Summary

National Postal Museum opens exhibition commemorating the centennial of First World War

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

?My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I,? opened April 6, at the Smithsonian?s National Postal Museum. The exhibition, commemorating the centennial of the First World War, explores America?s role in the war through the unique lens of personal correspondence written by Americans at the front and their loved ones at home. Show More Summary

Smithsonian Is Taking Dorothy's Ruby Red Slippers Off Display This Month

"The Wizard of Oz" fans have until April 23 to view the iconic shoes at the National Museum of American History before they're removed for conservation. [ more › ]

Triptych painting by Japanese artist Kitagawa Utamaro reunited in Washington

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Not seen together since 1879, the significant triptych painting by the legendary Japanese artist Kitagawa Utamaro has been reunited in ?Inventing Utamaro: A Japanese Masterpiece Rediscovered? at the Smithsonian?s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery April 8, 2017?July 9, 2017. Show More Summary

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