At the Smithsonian | smithsonianmag.com feed for At the SmithsonianenTue, 07 Mar 2023 14:00:00 +0000Japanese American Artists Recall the Trauma of Wartime Incarceration podcasts explore the legacy of Executive Order 9066 and the camera that almost didn’t make it to the Juno spacecraft launchTue, 07 Mar 2023 14:00:00 +0000Behind the Scenes of the New Reality Series, ‘The Exhibit’ artists compete for a $100,000 purse and an exhibition at the Hirshhorn in this ground-breaking show airing on the Smithsonian ChannelFri, 03 Mar 2023 18:19:55 +0000The Wonderful World of Birds the Smithsonian's National Zoo prepares to open its reimagined and beloved Bird House, explore the fascinating science of our feathery friends aboveThu, 02 Mar 2023 15:56:34 +0000For the Enslaved Potter David Drake, His Literary Practice Was His Resistance 19th-century vessel, made to store meat, carries a powerful backstory of Drake's defiance of the laws of enslavementThu, 02 Mar 2023 14:00:00 +0000A Window Opens on China’s Avant-Garde With This Explosion of Photographic Art Hirshhorn Museum displays dynamic works of Chinese self-expressionMon, 27 Feb 2023 16:37:50 +0000Experience the Wonder of Migration at the National Zoo’s New Bird House a six-year renovation, the revamped exhibition will open March 13 with three indoor aviariesFri, 24 Feb 2023 14:00:00 +0000How Ukrainians Are Defending Their Cultural Heritage From Russian Destruction Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative and its partners are aiding in the fight to protect the country's history and to document attempts to erase itWed, 22 Feb 2023 14:00:00 +0000Life-Size 1865 Portrait of Abraham Lincoln Stands Tall at the National Portrait Gallery W.F.K. Travers painting hid in plain sight at a New Jersey town hall for 80 years before it was restored and brought back to WashingtonFri, 17 Feb 2023 16:24:02 +0000Why the Smithsonian Castle Is Getting a Major Overhaul iconic building on the National Mall will be closed for five years as its interior gets a highly anticipated makeoverFri, 17 Feb 2023 11:00:00 +0000How Much Warning Would We Have of an Earth-Shattering Comet? And More Questions From Our Readers’ve got questions. We’ve got expertsThu, 16 Feb 2023 11:00:00 +0000Why Buying ‘Bird Friendly Cocoa’ Is a Sweet Deal Smithsonian launches a new certification for chocolate lovers looking to help their feathery friendsTue, 14 Feb 2023 15:49:50 +0000This Eye in the Sky Promises Major Insights Into the Air We Breathe in April, the satellite mission TEMPO will detect pollutants at a neighborhood scale across the nationMon, 13 Feb 2023 20:03:50 +0000By Studying Corn, Barbara McClintock Unlocked the Secrets of Life look through a historic microscope helps explain what we all owe the Nobel Prize-winning scientistMon, 13 Feb 2023 12:00:00 +0000This Show Is Everything You Need for a Year of Meaningful Community Activism immersive exhibition, "The Utopia Project," at the Anacostia Community Museum is about setting high goals and the means for achieving themThu, 02 Feb 2023 14:00:00 +0000How W.E.B. Du Bois Disrupted America’s Dominance at the World’s Fair bar graphs and pie charts, the sociologist and his Atlanta students demonstrated Black excellence in the face of widespread discriminationWed, 01 Feb 2023 14:00:00 +0000Explore the Founding of 'Ms.' Magazine and the Making of a Space Telescope Photograph in This Month’s Featured Podcasts“AirSpace” speaks to astronomer Shauna Edson and “Portraits” drops in on activist and author Gloria SteinhemMon, 30 Jan 2023 15:33:06 +0000Jill Biden's Inaugural Attire Is on View at the Smithsonian day and evening ensembles are now the centerpiece of the American History Museum's popular "First Ladies" exhibitionWed, 25 Jan 2023 20:36:05 +0000At Abraham Lincoln's Cottage, Artist Georges Adéagbo Pays Homage to the Great Emancipator award-winning Beninese artist unveils a work dedicated to the president’s “generosity of heart”Mon, 23 Jan 2023 18:40:12 +0000Banged-Up, but Still Sassy, R2-D2 and C-3PO Are Back and Thrilling Fans Jimmy Vee says climbing inside the droid costume, now on view at the Smithsonian’s American History Museum, is like entering “your own world"Mon, 23 Jan 2023 13:57:08 +0000Twenty-Three Smithsonian Shows to See in 2023 rare Bible, George Clinton's colorful wig, Disney World history and Japanese ghosts debut this yearTue, 17 Jan 2023 15:13:39 +0000How Quixote’s Windmills Inspired a Spanish Inventor to Envision Vertical Flight autogiro finds new fans a century after its first liftoffWed, 11 Jan 2023 20:53:11 +0000Why W.E.B. Du Bois Remains Such an Inspiration new Smithsonian exhibition invites visitors to use his groundbreaking infographics as a lens into Black historyWed, 11 Jan 2023 14:00:00 +0000Philip Pearlstein Painted the Naked Truth curators remember the celebrated artist, who died last month at 98, and who viewed humanity with biting realismMon, 09 Jan 2023 19:03:29 +0000