All posts tagged "smithsonian"

  • Looking into the Human Genome Project at the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum

    Thanks to the work of the decade-long, $3 billion Human Genome Project, human society has gained much greater insight into our bodies and our health....

  • Chantilly Trek

    {Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (Photo by Todd Franson)} Depending on traffic, where you're coming from, and a few other variables, getting to the Smithsonian National...

  • DC Cowboys Become American History

    Locals aren't the only ones who said goodbye to the DC Cowboys when the gay dance troupe's 18-year run came to an end in 2012....

  • Native Gold

    ''If people are in Olympics withdrawal and they want to follow up on a bit of the history,'' says James Ring Adams, ''this is a...

  • The IMAX Factor

    Movies are larger than life. When a film is projected onto the big screen, characters become gargantuan to our puny little eyes. They're above us,...

  • A Queen's Hidden Treasures

    1. Dorothy's Ruby SlippersSmithsonian National Museum of American History 2. Hope Diamond and National Gem CollectionSmithsonian National Museum of Natural History 3. Salon DoréCorcoran Gallery...

  • Bead-decked

    Some people spruce up used cars with a simple paint job. But paint has nothing on bright glass beads. ''People are really, really intrigued by...

  • The Great American Hall of Wonders at the Smithsonian

    The Great American Hall of Wonders examines the American ingenuity that energized all aspects of 19th-century society, from the painting of landscapes and scenes of...

  • Kameny's Artifacts on Display at Smithsonian

    The tributes to local gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny continue in the days following his death on Oct. 11, with the Smithsonian offering the public...

  • Getting personal at the Smithsonian

    Close to Home: Photographers and Their Families presents photographs made during the past three decades by both established and emerging artists turning the lenses on...

  • 30 Years Later

    It's been 30 years since HIV and AIDS first emerged in America. To mark that sad anniversary, the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History is...

  • Art Housed

    It's going to cost about $6,000 to keep the ''Museum of Censored Art'' going through Feb. 13, but the two men responsible for bringing back...

  • Déjà View

    I was still a fresh-faced newcomer to D.C. 21 years ago when the Robert Mapplethorpe controversy erupted in Congress and the Corcoran museum. The famed...

  • Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell at the American Art Museum

    Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg is the first major exhibition to explore the connections between Norman Rockwell’s...

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