Secretary Wayne Clough retires at the end of this month. The Institution has never seen “a more loving, joyful and creative sendoff” than the one that took place Dec. 8.
The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum reopens in New York on Dec 12. after a three-year renovation. How cool is the new design museum? Extremely cool, according to director Caroline Baumann.
For the first time in history, a portrait of a sitting president has been created using 3-D scanning technology. See out how it was done and find out more about the process.
If you’ve ever redone your kitchen, you know how daunting home renovation can be. Now imagine a 20-year, $2 billion renovation project for one of the most historic and iconic buildings in the country. Go big or go home!
Join us in honoring the men and women who protect our freedoms by daily risking—and sometimes losing—everything. These are their memorials. But remember, we honor our veterans most by honoring the ideals they fought for.
Noah Cordle was boogie boarding in New Jersey when he came upon an ancient hunting tool. And all we got on summer vacation was sunburned.
It’s the economy, stupid–Heated debates over wages, jobs and wedge issues have been a part of American politics since, well, pretty much forever. Excerpts from the diary of New York businessman William Steinway, founder of the famed piano company, offer some insights into the partisan politics of 1896.
The most fearsome critter of all lurks in the Smithsonian’s collections.
How did we get from homemade treats to an average haul of 9,000 calories in prepackaged Halloween candy? That’s some trick!
The Smithsonian’s first-ever national fundraising campaign is the largest in history for a cultural institution.