The National Portrait Gallery offers a rare opportunity to bask in the reflected glow of a true National Treasure. Continue reading A tribute to Truthiness
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. Continue reading Thank you, Dr. Clough!
The holiday season blasted off with a flash in a surprise performance by the U.S. Air Force band on Dec. 2. Watch the video and check out the band’s other (scheduled) performances during the Smithsonian Holiday Festival. Continue reading ‘Tis the season
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. Continue reading The new Cooper Hewitt experience
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. Continue reading Up close and personal with POTUS
Secretary Wayne Clough reflects on his six years as Smithsonian Secretary as he prepares for retirement in Georgia this month. Continue reading A Seriously Amazing Experience
Tens of thousands of music fans flooded the National Mall Nov. 11 for HBO’s “Concert for Valor.” But once Eminem has dropped his last eff-bomb and the Boss has hit the Thunder Road, who does the cleaning up? Continue reading Thank you!
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! Continue reading Smithsonian announces dramatic new plan for National Mall museums
Eat and mingle for a good cause: Pie Social Thursday, Nov. 13, to benefit the Combined Federal Campaign. Did we mention that there will be pie? Continue reading Did someone say pie?
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. Continue reading What I did on my summer vacation: Fifth grader unearths ancient artifact at the beach