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Smithsonian's Yoga: The Art of Transformation Brings to Light Yoga's Hindu Roots... Almost

Suhag A. Shukla, Esq. | Posted 04.01.2014 | Religion
Suhag A. Shukla, Esq.

Visually stunning and simultaneously soothing, the exhibit has a quietness about it. It weaves through time, taking the visitor from a prehistoric era of self-study, that continues to baffle scholars and laypeople alike as to its depth and timelessness, to an age where yoga studios are as prolific as Starbucks.

Beautiful Handmade Holiday Cards From Your Favorite 20th Century Artists

Posted 12.12.2013 | Arts

Even your favorite 20th century artists have a soft spot for the winter holiday season. Alexander Calder, Robert Indiana, Philip Guston -- they were a...

7 Iconic Masterpieces The Government Won't Let You See This Week

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 10.02.2013 | Arts

Some of the world's busiest museums went dark Tuesday. The government shutdown -- the first in 17 years -- has paralyzed hundreds of institutions,...

The Smithsonian's Big Blue

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 02.04.2013 | Travel

WASHINGTON (AP) — The world's largest cut aquamarine gem will soon go on display in its new home at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural His...

John Wayne Gacy Forensics Team Will Be Spotlit In Smithsonian Special

Posted 10.19.2011 | Chicago

The Des Plaines Police Department will be featured in a Smithsonian Channel television series that highlights the science used to identify the victims...

'Rescue Me' Donates 9/11 Items To Smithsonian

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 09.14.2011 | Arts

WASHINGTON — Denis Leary donated props, costumes and other objects from his TV series "Rescue Me" to the Smithsonian's National Museum of Americ...

The Best of Both Worlds: Collaborative Governance

Frank A. Weil | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

For most of the last 200 years either the public sector (government in some form) or the private sector (profit or nonprofit entities) dealt independe...

Ignite Smithsonian Features Visions of the Future of Museums

Alexander Howard | Posted 06.14.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

The institutions that preserve cultural memory are becoming even more important. The Smithsonian Institute is profoundly engaged in capturing our culture's digital transition.

Will The Jefferson Bible Spark New Smithsonian Controversy?

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Roy Speckhardt

The Smithsonian is about to get in hot water again. But partisans on either side of the debate would do well to consult the well worn book that Jefferson compiled by hand.

Museum Restores Jefferson's Unique Bible

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) A Smithsonian museum is restoring the "Jefferson Bible," a unique volume the third president cut and p...

PHOTOS: 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A museum volunteer has unearthed what the Smithsonian Institution believes to be the first -- and perhaps only -- color photogra...

Critics Wary Of New Smithsonian Review Policy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Richard Yeakley Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Critics who raised objections to a video at a Smithsonian exhibit that showed ants crawling...

Bill Donohue Wary Of New Smithsonian Review Policy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Richard Yeakley Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Critics who raised objections to a video at a Smithsonian exhibit that showed ants crawling...

hide/seek exhibit

Jon O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jon O'Brien

We at Catholics for Choice are very disappointed in your decision to remove David Wojnarowicz's "A Fire in My Belly." Censorship of the arts is the last thing that an art institution should be doing.

Jason Linkins

GOP-Led Smithsonian Controversy Will Likely Make Controversial Artists Better-Known

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I was wondering when the shiny new GOP House majority might get down to some old-school funnin' and gunnin' over The Stuff That Upsets Them In The Cul...

PHOTOS: MUSEUM DAY: Save The Date For Free Entry to Museums Nationwide, September 25

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Over 1,300 museums are set to participate in this year's Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day. Started 6 years ago by Smithsonian Magazine to shed light o...

$100,000 Bill, Rare Coins High Light Boston's World's Fair Of Money (PHOTO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BOSTON, AP -- In an economic downturn, it might be tough to get your head around this: rare sheets of $100,000 bills, fabulous gold treasures dating b...

Koch Industries Climate Denier Bankrolls Smithsonian Evolution Exhibit: VIDEO

Kert Davies | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kert Davies

During the opening ceremony of the David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Greenpeace deployed our Climate C...