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Smithsonian Snapshot: Kiyochika: Master of the Night


This animated GIF of “Fireworks at Ike-no-Hata” by Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847–1915) shows the artist's innovative use of color to explore the possibilities of light in his woodblock prints. This print can be viewed in the exhibition...
3/25/2014 10:10 AM EDT

Smithsonian Snapshot: "Breakfast Tacos"


Chuck Ramirez’s contemporary still-life photograph, with its half-eaten breakfast tacos resting in glistening aluminum foil, cups of coffee and empty beer cans, tells a story of more than just a delicious morning meal. Through his work, Ramirez...
2/19/2014 2:45 PM EST

Smithsonian Snapshot: Inline Skate, 1823


The 2014 Winter Olympics are underway and athletes from around the world are getting ready to take to the ice in speed skating, figure skating, ice dancing and hockey. Today’s skaters have the advantage of being able to practice year-round in...
2/6/2014 3:40 PM EST

The Smithsonian Associates Announces 2014 Dates for “Smithsonian Sleepovers”

The Smithsonian Associates presents a true night at the museum with a unique overnight experience for children in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Sleepovers will be held May 17, June 14, June 28, July 12, July 26, Aug. 8 and...
2/5/2014 4:30 PM EST

Smithsonian Snapshot: Three Kings Day


Today is Three Kings Day or the Feast of the Epiphany, a festive tradition in Spain, Puerto Rico and many Latin American countries. This carved and painted wood artwork, which depicts the three kings, is at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
1/6/2014 2:50 PM EST

El Smithsonian Presenta Colección en 3-D y Lanza Nuevo Explorador 3-D


El Smithsonian ha revelado la colección Smithsonian X 3D y el explorador 3-D de última generación. Con este anuncio se inauguró la Conferencia Smithsonian X 3D, un evento de dos días que se centra en el estado actual del programa 3-D de la...
11/14/2013 4:50 PM EST

Smithsonian Celebrates American Indian Heritage Month


The Smithsonian celebrates American Indian Heritage Month throughout November with a series of performances, lectures, exhibitions, family activities and tours at various museums. All programs are free unless otherwise indicated.
11/1/2013 1:45 PM EDT

Everything from Merengue to Dembow and Merenhouse

In a pioneering collaboration, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and the City University of New York’s Dominican Studies Institute are reaching out to people of Dominican descent to build a collection that reflects how...
9/27/2013 12:45 PM EDT

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