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The Best Professional-Grade Watercolor Paint Tubes for Vibrant Compositions New! 2021-04-19 17:30:59If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission. Not all watercolor

Asian Art Market Continues Rapid Ascent at Sotheby’s New! 2021-04-19 16:38:50Records fell for Chu Teh-Chun and a group of emerging artists.

ARTnews in Brief: Magdalena Campos-Pons Awarded Pérez Prize—and New! 2021-04-19 15:50:41A continually updated post of goings-on around the world.

Going Against Official Recommendations, Dutch Museum Settles with New! 2021-04-19 15:39:21Debate over recommendations by the country's Restitutions Commission is ongoing.

Unstick Yourself From the Wall With These Cordless New! 2021-04-19 13:31:08If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission. As if working with

Mourning in America: “Grief and Grievance” at New! 2021-04-19 13:26:41Okwui Enwezor’s final exhibition explores how Black artists have grappled with atrocity and loss.

Archaeological Finding Points to Previously Unseen Connections Between New! 2021-04-19 13:24:16A complex found in a Mayan hub resembles the prominent square in the ancient city of Teotihuacan near Mexico City.

Never-Before-Exhibited David Hammons Body Prints Head to New New! 2021-04-19 12:28:51

Samson Young’s Sonic Explorations Reveal Unseen Histories of New! 2021-04-19 10:02:18Young has new representation with Petzel Gallery in New York.

Hard Truths: Bad Taste Brother New! 2021-04-19 10:00:26How do you tell a family member that his NFT collection stinks?

Olivier Meslay on Counteracting Art Depravation 2021-04-16 17:26:58The Clark Art Institute director details its successful indoor safety measures as well as efforts to counteract the effects of art depravation during

New Documentary Showcases Bill Traylor’s Bracing Visions of 2021-04-16 17:08:41Little is known about the artist, who spent his life as a Black man in Jim Crow Alabama.

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Asian-American Artists, Now Activists, Push Back Against Hate 2021-04-18 16:12:14Newly spurred to action to combat bias, they generate subway posters, leverage social media, stage Zoom webinars. “Our community couldn’t

Gustavo Dudamel Hasn’t Conducted Much Opera. That’s OK. 2021-04-18 15:34:15This classical superstar, just named as the Paris Opera’s next music director, isn’t the first maestro to jump to the theater.

Taking Over Victory Gardens to Make a ‘Theater 2021-04-18 14:55:04Ken-Matt Martin, the esteemed Chicago theater’s first Black artistic director, is going in with his eyes open.

Liam Scarlett, Famed Choreographer Accused of Sexual Misconduct, 2021-04-18 14:39:02He won acclaim in the dance world with remarkable speed. His subsequent downfall, amid allegations of sexual misconduct, happened just as abruptly.

Black Rob, Rapper Known for His Hit Single 2021-04-18 14:11:09A star for Bad Boy Records after the Notorious B.I.G.’s death, the rapper had a husky, seen-it-all voice even as a young man.

Revisiting the Unusual Celebrity of Stephen Hawking 2021-04-18 12:30:40In “Hawking Hawking,” Charles Seife offers a portrait of the famous theoretical physicist and tries to unpack his place in popular culture

Art of the Dealer: Paula Cooper Shores Up 2021-04-18 10:51:26She opened the first gallery in SoHo and was a part of Chelsea’s initial wave. Now, at 83, the dean of ‘tough art’ will bring in new

‘The Free World’ Explains How Culture Heated Up 2021-04-18 05:00:12Louis Menand’s new book about art and thought in the postwar years features a very large cast, including George Orwell, James Baldwin, Susan Son

The Oscars Are a Week Away, but How 2021-04-18 03:00:08TV ratings for awards shows have been in free fall, especially during the pandemic, and Hollywood doesn’t want the viewing public to toss its pr

Papier-Mache Globe 2021-04-17 23:59:13Creating a light-up globe from recycled materials is a good reminder of Earth’s beauty.

It's OK Our Bodies Have Changed During the 2021-04-17 23:43:06The coronavirus changed so much about our lives, including, for many of us, our bodies. It’s OK.

How To Clean Your Patio 2021-04-17 23:22:04Sprucing up for spring includes giving your lawn furniture the cleaning it deserves.

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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


Creating A Practice Of Public hilosophy New! 2021-04-19 18:03:00Public philosophy isn’t simply popularizing philosophical ideas (though it typically involves that). It is more often a matter of instigating a

Does A “Big” Book Equal A Necessary Book? New! 2021-04-19 17:15:00“In the marketplace of books, it can be hard to find that next, necessary book. I keep a list of what to read next – lots of people do. Bu

What Should We Expect From Artificial Intelligence? New! 2021-04-19 16:29:00Human consciousness depends on a body that developed through evolution. If we want to create AI that is conscious in the same way we are, should we be

Gen Z’s Say Movies, TV Are Fifth On New! 2021-04-19 15:44:00About 26% of Gen Z said video games are their top entertainment activity, and 87% of those in the age bracket said they play video games daily or week

This Year’s Oscars — Disaster In The Making? New! 2021-04-19 15:02:00There may be fundamental problems with the way the Academy Awards connect with contemporary Hollywood films and their audiences. “For some time

How The Republican Party Buys Books In Bulk New! 2021-04-19 14:14:00Four party-affiliated organizations, including the Republican National Committee, collectively spent more than $1 million during the past election cyc

Composer Wayne Peterson, 93 — Was At The New! 2021-04-19 13:32:00For 30 years, Mr. Peterson had been a composer, pianist and professor at San Francisco State University, respected by most musicians who knew his work

On What It Takes To Be A Ballerina New! 2021-04-19 12:44:00“We dancers bonk up against the insanity of pining after someone else’s pair of legs day after day, but with age and maturity and years of

Choreographer Liam Scarlett, 35 New! 2021-04-19 12:14:00He was a star British choreographer who staged a prodigious number of works and was assured a major international career. But “after allegations

The Dueling Bob Dylan Bios By Authors Who New! 2021-04-19 11:31:00“It’s not really polite to tell other writers they’re bad writers, because they tend to fling it back to you. In response, I would s

Would It Kill Spotify To Pay Musicians A New! 2021-04-19 11:00:00And would a penny per stream be a little more fair? After all, “Spotify increasing royalties to a penny per stream would send a clear, graspable

The Tricks To Playing Drunk New! 2021-04-19 10:30:00It’s not the 1960s anymore (not by a long shot), so actors usually don’t play drunk by getting drunk. Instead, consider Aubrey Plaza&rsquo