The president of Cornell University will become the 13th Secretary of the Smithsonian in 2015.
Like the Thelma and Louis of their day, Nell Richardson and Alice Burke (along with their cat) embarked on an epic road trip for the cause of women’s rights–but their story had a happier ending.
March came in like a lion–four lions, to be precise–with the birth of four African lion cubs at the Zoo.
Whale graveyards–and the mass whale strandings that lead to them–have puzzled people since ancient times. A team of Smithsonian scientists have finally solved the mystery of how and why these whales die.
Check out some of the most treasured works from the American Art Museum in a new exhibition, “Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection”
What does it mean to be cool? A new exhibition at the Portrait Gallery takes a look at 100 iconic Americans who embody a signature style and artistic vision.
One in every 100 Americans has a family connection to India. Learn more about how Indian immigrants have contributed to the American experience in a new first-of-its-kind exhibition.
Indulge your Olympic fever with curator Jane Rogers, who shares a few favorite and less-expected objects from our sports collection.
The real Monuments Men may not be sexier than George Clooney (because really, who is?) but their adventures are even more exciting–because they really happened. Learn more about the men–and women–who saved some of Europe’s most important masterpieces from destruction.
A new digital exhibition reconsiders how Native American themes are depicted in art specifically created for public spaces and digs deeper for the stories behind the art.