Women Leaders: Rachel Goslins, Director, Smithsonian Arts & Industries Building

April 7, 2022

Our spring arts preview featured 20 women cultural leaders in Washington, D.C. We wanted to amplify their voices in our online newsletters, spotlighting each of them individually. Our Thursday April […]

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian April & May 2022 Events

April 1, 2022

Public Events Calendar April – May 2022 New in New York City Dakota Modern: The Art of Oscar Howe Open through Sept. 11 View this major retrospective of the Yanktonai […]

National Portrait Gallery: Watergate—Portraiture & Intrigue

March 11, 2022

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will present “Watergate: Portraiture and Intrigue,” an exhibition exploring the 50th anniversary of the watershed moment through portraiture of the era. The exhibition will display […]

National Museum of American History February Events

February 15, 2022

COOKING UP HISTORY “Bakers Against Racism: The Power of Community Activism through Food” Guest Chef: Paola VelezFeb. 22; Virtual demonstration at 6:45 p.m. For more information, see https://americanhistory.si.edu/topics/food/pages/cooking-historyChef Paola Velez, co-founder of Bakers Against […]

Wampanoag Celebration

Watch members of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), both of Massachusetts, as they share their culture and history in a virtual celebration of […]

“Without A Whisper”: Film Screening and Virtual Discussion

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the National Museum of the American Indian is presenting “Without A Whisper,” a film about the untold history of Native women’s influence on the […]

2022 Mother Tongue Film Festival: I Ka Wā Ma Mua, I Ka Wā Ma Hope / Through the Past Is the Future

The ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi proverb i ka wā ma mua, i ka wā ma hope (through the past is the future) evokes an awareness that our ancestors provide us with a […]

2022 Mother Tongue Film Festival: Opening Night and “Bootlegger” U.S. Premiere

Following opening remarks from Smithsonian organizers, the festival’s first screening presents the U.S. premiere of Caroline Monnet’s debut feature film Bootlegger alongside the world premiere of Ixim Ulew, the latest […]

Downtowner: Kitten for POTUS? Dennis Owen R.I.P., Staff Shortages

January 12, 2022

Crumbs & Whiskers to President Biden: How About a Kitten? With the news of President Biden’s new German Shepherd puppy Commander at the White House, Georgetown’s kitten and cat café, Crumbs […]

Smithsonian Focuses on the Future with New Exhibit (photos)

November 21, 2021

The Smithsonian’s Arts and Industries Building came back to life on Saturday Nov. 20 with “Futures,” an exhibition scheduled to run until July 6, 2022. It will be part of […]