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Submit to our 16th annual photo contest, open now!Deadline:

SUBMIT TO OUR 16TH ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST, OPEN NOW!DEADLINE:

Submit to our 16th annual photo contest, open now! Deadline: November 30 Photo of the Day: Tongue-Tied Fox Photographer caption: A...

Submit now to our 16th annual photo contest. Deadline

SUBMIT NOW TO OUR 16TH ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST. DEADLINE

Submit now to our 16th annual photo contest. Deadline approaching! stroyed street alley in east Aleppo. Residents who have returned...

 
 
 
Hiroshi Sugimoto Designs New Sculpture Garden for the Hirshhorn Museum

HIROSHI SUGIMOTO DESIGNS NEW SCULPTURE GARDEN FOR THE HIRSHHORN MUSEUM

Existing Sculpture Garden. Image Courtesy of Hirshhorn Museum The Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum sculpture garden will be renovated...

Testing for Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus in the Nation's Elephants at the Smithsonian's National Zoo

TESTING FOR ELEPHANT ENDOTHELIOTROPIC HERPESVIRUS IN THE NATION'S ELEPHANTS AT THE SMITHSONIAN'S NATIONAL ZOO

Elena Iacono, MCM'19 Discusses her Winter Externship with the National Elephant Herpesvirus Laboratory at the Smithsonian's National...

 
 
 
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...