Teen Photo Exhibition by Matailong Du, 2016. Courtesy Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. Call for Entries Open Through March 29 The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has announced its Teen Portrait Competition, which is open to students between the ages of 13 and 17 residing in the U.S and its territories. TeensContinue Reading

“Claiming Space: A Symposium on Black Futures—Past, Present, and Potential” Will Take Place Online Jan. 27–29 The Smithsonian will host “Claiming Space: A Symposium on Black Futures—Past, Present, and Potential” Jan. 27–29. This free virtual symposium is a collaboration between the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, National Museum ofContinue Reading

Yayoi Kusama, “Infinity Mirrored Room—My Heart Is Dancing into the Universe,” 2018. Wood and glass mirrored room with paper lanterns, 119 5/8 x 245 1/8 x 245 1/8 in. (304 x 622.4 x 622.4 cm). Courtesy Ota Fine Arts and Victoria Miro, London/Venice. © YAYOI KUSAMA. Purchased jointly by theContinue Reading

Plus, Interactive Playback Theater Troupe Verbal Gymnastics Explores Black History Month, Testing Exoskeletons With Harvard Researchers and More Just in time for Valentine’s Day, AIB will bring together relationship experts, storytellers and live musical performers to answer visitors’ burning questions on love and dating in the future with “FUTURES Cypher: TheContinue Reading

The Smithsonian Institution Building (“The Castle”) in Washington, D.C., at dusk. Photo: Ken Rahaim, Smithsonian Smithsonian museums in the Washington, D.C., area and the National Zoo will adopt a new schedule starting Tuesday, Jan. 18, until further notice. This newly modified schedule follows a temporary schedule implemented through Monday, Jan.Continue Reading

Museum Open to the Public Monday, Jan. 17, in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, Jan. 17) by displaying Martin Luther King Jr.’s original speech from the 1963 March onContinue Reading

Kids Can Spend the Summer at the Smithsonian—In Person and Online Smithsonian Associates offers one-of-a-kind learning experiences that spark the imagination—and offer plenty of great fun—during Smithsonian Summer Camp, now offered in person and online. A wide variety of in-person camps for children will be held Tuesday, June 21, throughContinue Reading