UPDATED WITH VIDEO. The grand reopening of the Freer and Sackler galleries this weekend features new exhibitions, an outdoor festival and a more cohesive visitor experience. Don’t miss the spectacular video projection created especially for the reopening! Continue reading Where Asia Meets America
The groundwork for Ching-hsien Wang’s career increasing and diffusing knowledge at the Smithsonian was laid long ago in China, where she grew up in a family of professors–and where her schooling was interrupted in third grade by the Cultural Revolution. Continue reading Profile in Perseverance: Ching-hsien Wang
As guardians of the nation’s cultural heritage, we all have a responsibility to make sure every visitor can share our treasures. The Smithsonian Accessibility Network is working to demonstrate that access for anyone means enhanced experiences for everyone. Continue reading Sharing the Smithsonian with every visitor
Birds face constant threats from predators, pesticides and loss of habitat, but few people realize that millions of birds are killed each year by flying into windows. Amy Rogers Nazarov takes a clear-eyed look at the Smithsonian’s efforts to be bird-friendly. Continue reading Windows can be a real pane for birds
It’s a girl! It’s a boy! We’re celebrating the birth of two rare maned wolf pups at the Conservation Biology Institute in May. Amy Rogers Nazarov spent some time with the head of the Zoo’s Canid Conservation Program to learn more about these mysterious animals, who look more like foxes than wolves but actually are neither. Continue reading And now for the mane event!
Immigration and circus arts are featured this year, along with a family reunion of Festival staff and volunteers from years past. Continue reading The 50th Smithsonian Folklife Festival builds on a rich history
Social media has transformed the way we learn, what we share and how we communicate. What role do museums play when everyone is their own curator? Amy Rogers Nazarov takes a look at how social media has become an integral part of the exhibition experience. Continue reading Sharing the #Smithsonian