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Smithsonian Goes Celebrity Route

Smithsonian’s May issue is going to different than any in its 44-year history. The New York Post reports that Internet darling Patrick Stewart will grace Smithsonian’s cover, marking the first time a celebrity has appeared on the title’s...Show More Summary

Smithsonian Horticulturalists Talk About American Art's Flora

2 days agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Melanie Pyle and Joel Lemp are horticulturists with Smithsonian Gardens, and they lead tours through the garden growing in American Art's Kogod Courtyard. The natural beauty of the plants complements the art in our museum so well. This spring they...

Ballerina Misty Copeland heads to Smithsonian to see her own portrait

Hey isn’t that … American Ballet Theatre soloist Misty Copeland taking a break from her company’s performance schedule at the Kennedy Center this week to take in her own portrait at the National Portrait Gallery on Wednesday afternoon. A blazing image of Copeland as the mythical “Firebird” — an iconic ballet role — is featured in the exhibit “Dancing […]

Matthew Shaer to Smithsonian Mag

Smithsonian magazine is announcing today that they have brought on New York magazine contributor Matthew Shaer as a staff writer. Shaer is a fiction writer as well as a journalist and his work has also been published in GQ,Harper’s, Mental Floss, Fortune and Foreign Policy. Show More Summary

Washington: Smithsonian Air and Space Museum to Get First Refresh Since the 1970s

3 days agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

We checked out the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum when we were kids, and when we visited it recently?it looked exactly as we remembered it. Turns out that things haven?t really changed much since the place?s debut back in 1976, but thankfully that?s about to change as the place is undergoing a little bit of a 21st century facelift. Show More Summary

10 Incredible Images From This Year's Smithsonian Photo Contest

Every year, Smithsonian Magazine launches a photo contest culling the most amazing images from a globe’s worth of submissions. Here are our 10 favourites from the pool of finalists. More »      

T. rex settles into new home at Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

One of the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex specimens ever found moved into its new home in Washington on Tuesday. Dubbed "the nation's T. rex," the skeleton was discovered in 1988 by a Montana rancher, and becomes the first at the US capital's National Museum of Natural History. Show More Summary

Smithsonian welcomes its first T. Rex

4 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

One of the country's most complete T. Rex fossils arrives at the National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian welcomes first T-Rex

4 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History will be adding its first T-Rex fossil to the dinosaur exhibit. Packed in 16 crates, it made the cross-country drive from Montana and will be on display for 50 years, starting in 2019. Craig Boswell reports.

Nation's T. Rex Arrives At The Smithsonian

  The 66-million-year-old bones of a Tyrannosaurus rex arrived today at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, where preparations are now underway to create a dinosaur and fossil hall. [ more › ]

Tyrannosaurus Rex arrives via Fed Ex at Smithsonian Museum

Pat Leiggi, administrative director of paleontology and director of exhibits for Museum of the Rockies (center) and Matthew Carrano, curator of Dinosauria, at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History (right) look over the left and right thigh bones and middle shoulder blade of the Wankel T. Show More Summary

Morning Roundup: Blood Moon Rising

In the news: Smithsonian welcomes new T. Rex, man sexually assaulted in NW D.C., and more. [ more › ]

Woodblock prints by Japan's first Modern artist debut at the Smithsonian's Sackler Gallery

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Japanese city of Edo ceased to exist Sept. 3, 1868. Renamed Tokyo (?Eastern Capital?) by Japan?s new rulers, the city became the central experiment in a national drive towards modernization. In ?Kiyochika: Master of the Night,? on view at the Arthur M. Show More Summary

Record-setting capsule, pressure suit and parachute donated to the Smithsonian

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

The capsule from which Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner jumped to Earth Oct. 14, 2012, is joining the permanent collection of the National Air and Space Museum. The capsule is featured in the exhibit, ?Red Bull Stratos: Mission to the Edge of Space,? which will be on display at the museum in Washington, D.C., from April 2 until May 26. Show More Summary

Voicemails From The Terrifying Future

by Rick Paulas In 2022, fires will destroy over 2,025 acres of Texas. In 2048, the Glacier Land Resort will open for people looking to see what life was like before the glaciers melted. In 2049, the Smithsonian—no longer open to theShow More Summary

Tower Pulls Drinking Water Out of Thin Air

Smithsonian Magazine: In some parts of Ethiopia, finding potable water is a six-hour journey. People in the region spend 40 billion hours a year trying to find and collect water, says a group called the Water Project. And even when they...Show More Summary

Weekend Reading: A Master Scam Artist, Remembering Kurt Cobain, Knausgaard’s Regrets

My favorite thing that I read this week might be this little piece in Smithsonian by Karen Abbott, about a woman named Betty Bigley, born in 1857, who made a living as a master scam artist. Her life of crime began at age thirteen, when...Show More Summary

Marian Anderson Collection donated to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture

last weekArts : Artdaily

The orange-and-black velvet ensemble Marian Anderson (1897-1993) wore during her Easter Sunday performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1939 has entered the collection of the Smithsonian?s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Show More Summary

Eye Candy for Today: William R. Leigh portrait

Sophie Hunter Colston by William R. Leigh In the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. In addition to the larger image on the SAAM site, there is another image on Wikimdeia Commons. Though the latter is cropped, slightly soft in focus, and has a bit of glare, I’ve used it for the detail crop […]

Rare T.rex sets off on road trip to Smithsonian

The rare and nearly intact skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex that roamed the earth 65 million years ago set off from Montana on Friday on a cross-country road trip, its first, bound for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. The...Show More Summary

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