From the Collections

Krantz was a true teacher in life, and his skeleton will ensure he is one in death as well.

Grover Krantz Donated His Body to Science, On One Condition...

"I've been a teacher all my life," Krantz said, "and I think I might as well be a teacher after I'm dead, so why don't I just give you my body."

Przewalski's horse thrives at Smithsonian's Conservation and Research Center

Teaming Up

University partnerships are key to the success of the Smithsonian Institution's education initiatives

Photograph of Alec Soth taken in his studio

At the Portrait Gallery, Alec Soth Likes Looking at Women

Before Email, There Was V-mail

A history of the method used to transmit letters during World War II


Picture of the Week--Diatoms or Modern Art?

'Women of Our Time' at the Portrait Gallery

A new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery showcases the beauty of women in the twentieth century



Two new key additions to our staff


It's all about baseball on Sunday, June 1 from 2 to 5 p.m., at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., 801 K Street, NW, at Mount Vernon Square

Fakes are an all too real part of the museum world. “There are always artists capable of making and selling things that seem old,” says anthropologist Jane MacLaren Walsh.

Why the Smithsonian Has a Fake Crystal Skull

The Natural History Museum's quartz cranium highlights the epic silliness of the new Indiana Jones movie

Thomas Alva Edison by Alfred S. Seer Engraver; Copy after: Mathew B. Brady, Color woodcut poster, c. 1878

All in a Word

I Can't Live Without That. . . Necklace?


Spirals of History

Hand-carved elephant tusks tell the story of life in the Congolese colonies of the late 1800s


A Picture Worth More than A Thousand Words


Remembering Greensboro


Breuer Chair, 1926

Marcel Breuer's Bauhaus minimalism redefined a household basic


Colbert's Portrait—Should the Smithsonian Take It or Leave It?


Chia Pet

For 26 years, marketing whiz Joe Pedott's green-pelted figures have been holiday-season hits


How Pan Am's Founder Juan Trippe Turned Americans Into Frequent Fliers

This antique globe was once owned by the fabled airline executive, who ushered in modern air travel


Earl Cunningham? Who He?


Comic Phyllis Diller's Cabinet Keeps the Jokes Coming

The stand up comic's archive holds a lifetime of proven punch lines

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