As Wayne Clough prepares to leave the Smithsonian Institution after six years at the helm, the retiring engineer wanted to know a few more things about the 138 million objects at the world’s largest museum complex.
The Smithsonian unveiled a $2 billion plan Thursday to revitalize its Castle and areas of the National Mall.
The Smithsonian is teaching Washington-area residents how to identify and preserve items of historical and cultural significance that may be stored in their attics, basements, closets and garages.
Everybody knows Bill Cosby’s humor, but the comedian has kept his artistic tastes close at home. Now the extensive art collection of Bill and Camille Cosby is opening to the public for the first time Sunday at the Smithsonian Institution, revealing some works by African-American artists that until now have been seen only by family and friends.
People are changing Earth so much, warming and polluting it, that many scientists are turning to a new way to describe the time we live in. They’re calling it the Anthropocene — the age of humans.
The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum is planning a major building renovation but plans to keep sections of the museum open during construction.
An art project has transformed a large portion of the national mall into a portrait that can be seen from the sky.
Two hundred years after a massive flag was hoisted over the fort in Baltimore that withstood a British attack, Americans from Maine to California may still have fragments from the original “Star-Spangled Banner.”
One of the most famous portraits of George Washington will soon get a high-tech examination and face-lift of sorts with its first major conservation treatment in decades.
American bison have returned to the National Zoo in Washington after inspiring the park’s creation in the 1880s.