Smithsonian Institution

September 18, 2021 marks the return of a previously annual celebration—Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day, an occasion marked by free admission to hundreds of museums, zoos, and cultural centers across…
At what point can an object become art? The opinion that the original "Star-Spangled Banner" is now a work of art is the tried and true view of this "Art & Object" columnist.

Take a moment to learn more about this preparatory drawing of the Bodhisattva Maitreya. Listen to Najiba Choudhury, Assistant Information Specialist & Provenance Researcher Smithsonian's…

Eagles and George Washington have for centuries been mainstream symbols of the United States, and the nation’s unique contributions to science, culture, and the stalwart pursuit of truth.
Doctor Anthony Fauci has donated his 3-D printed model of the SARS-CoV-2 virion to The Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will display nine silk quilts from the national collection along with related needlework artifacts dating from the late 19th into the early 20th…
The Smithsonian Institution’s Board of Regents has announced it elected Lonnie G. Bunch III, director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, as the 14th…
As the Federal Government shutdown due to lack of funding continues, the Smithsonian Institution has been forced to close the doors of their 19 national museums and the zoo. With nonessential…