Bill McShea, ecologist at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and the Smithsonian’s “panda guy,” is baffled by the public’s love affair with the critically endangered critters. Continue reading Are pandas the Bitcoin of the natural world?
How do you clean up an iconic art work? You can’t just dunk it in a sink full of soapy water. Or can you? Continue reading Lather, rinse, repeat
Celebrate the life and work of Rita Moreno–actress, singer, dancer and the only Latina (and one of only a few performers) to have won the four major American entertainment awards. Staff discounts available until June 30. Continue reading A Living Self Portrait: Rita Moreno
Melissa Chiu will head the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden beginning Sept. 29. Continue reading Melissa Chiu is the Hirshhorn’s new director
Take a 90-second tour of what we do every day, from art to zoology and from Panama to Cambridge.
A pair of Smithsonian marine biologists argue that a warming Arctic puts the area at risk for inviting invasive species. Continue reading Arctic shipping: Good for invasive species, bad for the rest of nature
Feeling patriotic? Join Secretary Clough as he explores the sing-along planned to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner and check out the surprising folk who joined in. Continue reading Raise it Up!
Melodie Sweeney, an associate curator in the Department of Art & Culture at the National Museum of American History, shares some Marx Brothers highlights in honor of the iconic trio’s 100th anniversary. Continue reading The Marx Brothers: The “comic combustion” celebrates 100 years