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Virgin Galactic donates record-breaking SpaceShipTwo rocket to the Smithsonian

VIRGIN GALACTIC DONATES RECORD-BREAKING SPACESHIPTWO ROCKET TO THE SMITHSONIAN

Private space company Virgin Galactic recently donated the record-breaking rocket motor of SpaceShipTwo - aka VSS Unity - to the Smithsonian...

Smithsonian Museums Reopen Following U.S. Government Shutdown

SMITHSONIAN MUSEUMS REOPEN FOLLOWING U.S. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

The Smithsonian Institution 's museums and the National Zoo have reopened this Tuesday following the end of the U.S. government shutdown. At...

 
 
 
The Best Cup of Coffee

THE BEST CUP OF COFFEE

PHOTOGRAPHY: Robin Jolin | STYLING: Olya Breton Reap the health benefits, savor the flavor and protect rainforest birds, by saving...

Homebrewing Hero Charlie Papazian Brewed a Beer with Smithsonian-Grown Hops

HOMEBREWING HERO CHARLIE PAPAZIAN BREWED A BEER WITH SMITHSONIAN-GROWN HOPS

Charlie Papazian, the homebrewing hero responsible for such things as the American Homebrewers Association, Brewers Association, and...

 
 
 
8 Player Octopad NES Controller

8 PLAYER OCTOPAD NES CONTROLLER

A unique NES Controller will be available to use and is being showcased at the Smithsonian American Art Museum's SAAM Arcade 2018 taking...

Dorothy's ruby slippers will return to the National Museum of American History on Oct. 19

DOROTHY'S RUBY SLIPPERS WILL RETURN TO THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY ON OCT. 19

Click your heels: The popular ruby slippers will go back on view at the National Museum of American History on Oct. 19, 18 months after...

 
 
 
Phillis Wheatley's birthday?

PHILLIS WHEATLEY'S BIRTHDAY?

From the Smithsonian: Folks are tweeting that today is Phillis Wheatley's birthday. We can't confirm, but we do know that our 1773...

Smithsonian moves ahead on collaboration with London museum

SMITHSONIAN MOVES AHEAD ON COLLABORATION WITH LONDON MUSEUM

The Smithsonian's board of regents on Monday unanimously approved a plan to collaborate with the Victoria and Albert Museum to present...

 
 
 
The 8 Winners of This Year's Smithsonian Photo Contest Will Completely Blow You Away

THE 8 WINNERS OF THIS YEAR'S SMITHSONIAN PHOTO CONTEST WILL COMPLETELY BLOW YOU AWAY

After reviewing 48,000 submissions from photographers from around the globe, the photo editors at Smithsonian magazine narrowed its...

Michelle Obama Had the BEST Reaction to That Viral Photo of a Little Girl Admiring Her Portrait

MICHELLE OBAMA HAD THE BEST REACTION TO THAT VIRAL PHOTO OF A LITTLE GIRL ADMIRING HER PORTRAIT

A photo of a little girl admiring Michelle Obama's portrait at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery is going viral for the sweetest...

 
 
 
High winds prompt Smithsonian museums and zoo to close

HIGH WINDS PROMPT SMITHSONIAN MUSEUMS AND ZOO TO CLOSE

The Smithsonian Institution's museums and the national zoo will be closed Friday because of the high winds sweeping across the region....

15 breathtaking photos from around the world that will make you see it in a whole new light

15 BREATHTAKING PHOTOS FROM AROUND THE WORLD THAT WILL MAKE YOU SEE IT IN A WHOLE NEW LIGHT

© Debashis Mukherjee. All rights reserved. This year, the Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest received 48,000 submissions from photographers...

 
 
 
Get To Know The Artists Painting The Obamas' Official Portraits

GET TO KNOW THE ARTISTS PAINTING THE OBAMAS' OFFICIAL PORTRAITS

Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald are the first black artists hired by the Smithsonian to paint a president and first lady.

Official Portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald

OFFICIAL PORTRAITS OF BARACK AND MICHELLE OBAMA BY KEHINDE WILEY AND AMY SHERALD

Barack Obama by Kehinde Wiley, oil on canvas, 2018. Courtesy National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian's...

 
 
 
Barack and Michelle Obama Official Portraits Unveiled

BARACK AND MICHELLE OBAMA OFFICIAL PORTRAITS UNVEILED

The portraits of former president Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama unveiled on Monday at the Smithsonian's National...

Barack Obama Can't Help but Do a Double-Take at Michelle's Stunning Official Portrait

BARACK OBAMA CAN'T HELP BUT DO A DOUBLE-TAKE AT MICHELLE'S STUNNING OFFICIAL PORTRAIT

Image Barack and Michelle Obama were honored with official portraits at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery on Monday, and...

 
 
 
Barack Obama's presidential portrait was just unveiled - and people are having a field day with it

BARACK OBAMA'S PRESIDENTIAL PORTRAIT WAS JUST UNVEILED - AND PEOPLE ARE HAVING A FIELD DAY WITH IT

Mark Wilson/Getty Images Barack Obama's painting for the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery was unveiled. It looks a bit different. The...

Barack and Michelle Obama Artworks Unveiled at National Portrait Gallery

BARACK AND MICHELLE OBAMA ARTWORKS UNVEILED AT NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY

Stunning portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama were just unveiled at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. The Obama portraits...

 
 
 
Fine Arts Commission on BIG's Smithsonian Plans: "It's Not Good Design"

FINE ARTS COMMISSION ON BIG'S SMITHSONIAN PLANS: "IT'S NOT GOOD DESIGN"

Courtesy of BIG. Rendering by Brick Visual Despite 3 years of community input and redesign, BIG's plans for the new Smithsonian Institution...

‘It's not good design:' Fine Arts Commission critical of Smithsonian's plan

‘IT'S NOT GOOD DESIGN:' FINE ARTS COMMISSION CRITICAL OF SMITHSONIAN'S PLAN

Remember the renderings of the space-age sloping plaza that the Smithsonian introduced three years ago when it revealed its plan to...