Frozen sperm from a genetically valuable giant panda was transported from China to the National Zoo in hopes that artificial insemination will result in a new panda cub this year. Of course, the entire journey was documented on social media because that’s what we do now.
The Paul E. Garber storage facility has housed the collections of the Air and Space Museum since the 1950s in an assembly of unassuming metal warehouses. Artist and photographer Greg Bryant finds a moody beauty in the aging Garber facility.
Guest blogger Rene Rodgers, associate curator at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, sings the praises of the Smithsonian Affiliate program and explains how affiliation can benefit the community as a whole.
Conservator Dawn Rogala figured out why some mid-century art works are literally cracking under the strain.
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We pecked around and uncovered some tasty nuggets on the history of America’s favorite fowl. And don’t miss tonight’s After Hours program at the American History Museum: What the Cluck? (There will be beer!) Discount for Smithsonian staff. (Did we mention the beer?)
Artist Keith Henry Brown shares his thoughts on how jazz has influenced his art as the creator of two of the promotional posters for Jazz Appreciation Month.
Cast members of the iconic television show “Mad Men” dropped off some vintage swag last week.
Spring is finally here (at least according to the equinox), so what better time to celebrate the history, art and science of gardening? Grace Costantino digs deep into some fertile ground for this history of home gardening.
Fifty years ago this week, the first human being ventured outside a spaceship and floated in the vacuum of space. Cathleen Lewis, curator in the Space History Department at the National Air and Space Museum takes a look at the differences in Soviet and American spacesuits.