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New Definitions: Kevin McNamee-Tweed at Steve Turner New! 2021-04-22 18:06:47Kevin McNamee-Tweed’s proclivity for the fragment and for small to very small formats can make his shows read like trails of clues. “Proba

Restituted Cranach Leads Christie’s $18 M. Old Masters New! 2021-04-22 17:52:25A Murillo painting was withdrawn amid concerns from experts about its attribution.

Explore an Age-Old Medium with the Best Brushes New! 2021-04-22 17:30:13Given the fluidity of ink painting, it’s imperative that painters be armed with trouble-free brushes. Whether used for ink-and-wash painting (su

20 Curators Who Changed the Way We See Art 2021-04-22 16:24:49From Harald Szeemann to Okwui Enwezor, these curators posited their shows as an art form.

The Best Cold Press Watercolor Blocks for Achieving 2021-04-22 15:36:51One of three standard textures of watercolor paper (the other two being hot press and rough), cold press paper features a slightly rough texture that

One of the U.S.’s Oldest Museums Hires Lynda 2021-04-22 13:27:26She has been in a senior role at one of Canada's top museums for less than a year.

Imaginative Resources 2021-04-22 13:07:38The vibrant pop soundtracks that Tony Cokes selects complicate the experience of reading his text-driven videos onscreen.

Sotheby’s to Sell Prized Porcelain Collection Restituted by 2021-04-22 12:13:45Around 100 pieces of Meissen porcelain will be offered this fall.

Burning Man Mulls Vax Rule, Olafur Eliasson Floods 2021-04-22 09:38:40Here's what we're reading this morning.

The Best Epoxy for a Secure Bond 2021-04-22 09:30:25It’s never a bad idea to keep epoxy in your home or studio. However, choosing the right epoxy can be complicated.  The most common consumer

Using Artificial Intelligence, Researchers Unlock Secrets About Dead 2021-04-21 17:33:27A new study has revealed that not one but two people wrote the ancient texts.

Josef Albers’s Squares Become Customizable T-Shirts 2021-04-21 16:41:43The clothing start-up Vestige has collaborated with the Josef Albers estate to produce T-shirts with his iconic square designs.

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Shock G, Frontman for Hip-Hop Group Digital Underground, New! 2021-04-23 09:02:59The group had a string of hits in the 1990s, including “The Humpty Dance,” and helped introduce a little-known rapper named Tupac Shakur.

Rachel Kushner on What She Takes From Art New! 2021-04-23 09:01:56Her books are filled with insights into art world types and their relationships to the wider world.

Bob Porter, Jazz Producer and Broadcaster, Dies at New! 2021-04-23 08:18:16Hundreds of albums bore his name, notably reissues of classic material. And he helped make WBGO the biggest jazz radio station in the New York area.

Bethenny Frankel Is Back on TV Because ‘I New! 2021-04-23 08:00:12In “The Big Shot With Bethenny,” on HBO Max, millennial strivers will compete to help Frankel run her Skinnygirl empire.

Two Creators on Inventing (and Reinventing) Black Superheroes New! 2021-04-23 05:02:50We asked Eve L. Ewing and Evan Narcisse to share perspectives on the politics of being a Black comic-book writer and the Black superheroes you may hav

Opera’s Biggest Fan Leaves Behind a Sprawling Time New! 2021-04-23 05:00:29Pavarotti, Domingo, Sills, Fleming and many more: Perhaps 200,000 autographs are piled in a vacant East Village apartment.

Dia 2.0: Facing the Future New! 2021-04-23 05:00:26Jessica Morgan moves the art foundation beyond the sometimes swaggering heart of its Minimalist collection.

A Black Superman? It’s Happened, and Could Again. New! 2021-04-23 05:00:25As renewed rumors of a Black Superman movie swirl, here is the complicated history of reimagining the most iconic comic hero as a Black man.

When Blackness Is a Superpower: From Falcon to New! 2021-04-23 05:00:24From Falcon to Black Panther to a potential new Superman, a wave of rejuvenated heroes, reimagined by Black creators, are rewriting superhero mytholog

Times Film About Long Prison Sentences Is in New! 2021-04-23 05:00:23Through the story of one family’s painful struggle, the documentary “Time” challenges how the justice system has sentenced people of

New in Paperback: ‘Why We Swim’ and ‘The New! 2021-04-23 05:00:02Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

Oscars 2021 Predictions: Who Will Win Best Picture, New! 2021-04-23 04:12:51Our expert is here to help you catch up to one of the strangest awards seasons on record. Here is what he thinks will win.

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Groundbreaking New Center Unveils World's Largest Collection of 2021-04-13 08:30:00More than 20,000 works from artists across the Canadian Arctic are on display at Qaumajuq, a new museum-within-a-museum at the Winnipeg Art Gallery

Celebrate National Library Week With Bibliophilic Backgrounds for 2021-04-09 12:21:50Smithsonian Libraries and Archives offers book lovers these nine stylish backdrops

How the Arts Have Inspired Social Change 2021-04-09 11:23:10Americans have a long tradition of inspiring and elevating movements for change using benefit concerts, song and other artistic traditions

Follow Dante's Footsteps Through Italy 2021-04-07 11:29:04For the 700th anniversary of the poet’s death, visit his birthplace, churches and tomb

From Books Bound in Human Skin to Occult 2021-04-06 08:00:00A new tome takes readers into collector Edward Brooke-Hitching's "madman's library"

Did Shakespeare Base His Masterpieces on Works by 2021-04-06 06:00:00The new book "North by Shakespeare" examines the link between the Bard of Avon and Sir Thomas North

Why These Five Women Changemakers in American Art 2021-04-05 10:50:22A rising scholar of equality issues in American Art dives into the Smithsonian collections to find dynamic stories for her upcoming webcomic series

The Thorny Politics of Presidential Portraiture 2021-04-05 09:00:00In a new podcast, the National Portrait Gallery reveals that a portrait is being commissioned of the former president

Time Travel Into Panama's Deep History With This 2021-04-01 10:26:17'Martina and the Bridge of Time' tells the story of the Isthmus' formation and evolution through the adventures of a young Panamanian girl

These Are the Winners of Smithsonian Magazine's 18th 2021-04-01 09:01:00From India to Antarctica, these pictures capture the passion, solitude and surprise of a year unlike any other

In Search of the Authentic Ernest Hemingway 2021-04-01 09:00:00An upcoming PBS documentary prompts a deep-dive into the story behind this rarely published Smithsonian portrait of the legendary writer

Women Resistance Fighters of WWII, the Secret Lives 2021-04-01 07:00:00These April releases elevate overlooked stories and offer insights on oft-discussed topics


I Miss Chitchat New! 2021-04-22 18:03:00In our pandemic world, casual conversation has been all but eliminated. The closest thing I get these days is saying “thank you” to a deli

How Those Algorithms Manipulate Your Behavior New! 2021-04-22 17:31:00University of Chicago economist Richard Thaler and Harvard Law School professor Cass Sunstein popularized the term “nudge” in 2008, but du

The Contentious History Of Grammar Books 2021-04-22 16:32:00In that era, a Grammar was second only to a Bible as a necessary object in a God-fearing household. While the Bible provided moral instruction, the Gr

Microsoft: Back-To-Back Video Meetings Are “Unsustainable” 2021-04-22 16:01:00“Our research shows breaks are important, not just to make us less exhausted by the end of the day, but to actually improve our ability to focus

Jerry And Kenny’s Excellent NFT Adventure 2021-04-22 15:29:00Jerry Saltz and Kenny Schachter team up to “test” the NFT market. “To be clear, NFTism doesn’t necessarily disrupt anything bu

Choreographer Cathy Marston, Making New Story Ballets Cool 2021-04-22 15:01:00The 46-year-old Briton, who has continued to work remotely even as her big U.S. premieres planned for last year (Of Mice and Men at the Joffrey, Mrs.

How Do We Structurally Change Theatre Criticism? 2021-04-22 14:30:00“The answer is not more diverse critics because what the fuck does that mean? More diverse critics and then they go where? More diverse critics

Size Matters: Of Novels And Novellas And Their 2021-04-22 14:03:00Novels started out long in the 18th and 19th centuries, got shorter in the early 20th century, and really started bulking up (especially genre fiction

How To Fight Online Disinformation 2021-04-22 13:28:00“The trend of people celebrating and posting photos of themselves or loved ones receiving the vaccine has been far more effective than any attem

Tempest Storm, Last Of The Great Old-Time Striptease 2021-04-22 13:02:00“Routinely named in the same ardent breath as the great 20th-century ecdysiasts Lili St. Cyr, Blaze Starr and Gypsy Rose Lee, Ms. Storm was ever

Historian Pinpoints The Worst Year In Human History 2021-04-22 12:28:00The year was terrible due to cataclysmic eruptions that blocked out the sun and the spread of the plague. It ushered in the coldest decade in thousand

What Ever Happened To All Those Quibi Shows? 2021-04-22 12:02:00“The streaming device maker will rebrand the Quibi library, which it bought in January, as Roku Originals in the run-up to debuting them on its