Did you know that Europeans may have introduced the wild turkey to Native Americans? Neither did we.
The venerable Renwick Gallery has reopened in its third iteration in three centuries. In celebration of its enduring impact on American art and craft, nine artists have created nine awe-inspiring works that draw on the unchanging power of the natural world for their inspiration.
For three nights only, the National Mall will be alight with a beacon reminding us of the journey to freedom.
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.
Kirk Johnson, director of the National Museum of Natural history, is the host of the new NOVA science series “Making North America” on PBS.
A new exhibition at the Natural History Museum offers respite for the soul and inspiration for the spirit.
Three genetically valuable cheetah cubs were born Oct. 16 at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. All appear to be thriving.
Irving Penn (1917 – 2009) known for is iconic fashion, portrait and still life images, ranks as one of the foremost photographers of the 20th century. Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty is the first museum retrospective of Penn’s photographs in more than 20 years.
Magic was in the air—along with the sounds of electrifying jazz played by master musicians—as David J. Skorton was installed as the 13th Secretary of the Smithsonian in a ceremony Monday, Oct. 19, at the historic Arts and Industries Building on the National Mall.
A new exhibition offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the work of legendary Japanese Master Tawaraya Sōtatsu.