The first female Supreme Court Justices have been recognized with a specially commissioned grand-scale portrait on display at the National Portrait Gallery. Continue reading Portrait of Achievement: Ain’t no mountain high enough for these Supremes
“I wants to make your flesh creep!” With apologies to Dickens, here are 11 creepy objects from the collections of the American History Museum. Continue reading Eleven collection objects giving us the creeps this Halloween
A new exhibition looks at the rich and varied contributions of Latino artists since the mid-20th century. Continue reading Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art
A tiny, blood-engorged mosquito has extended the fossil record millions of years. But don’t get your hopes up for a real-life “Jurassic Park.” Continue reading The Amazing Trace: Blood molecules survive for millions of years
The giant panda cub at the Zoo continues to thrive. Veterinarians report that its cuteness measurements are off the charts. Continue reading Panda cub continues to thrive
The federal government shutdown has ended and we’re open for business as usual. Welcome back, everyone! Continue reading Welcome back!
Due to the federal government shutdown, all Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are closed. Museum programming and events are also cancelled. Continue reading Sorry, we’re closed.