Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building To Reopen with Futures Exhibit 

By Southwester Staff When the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building opened in 1881, it was quickly dubbed America’s “Palace of Wonders” and the “Mother of Museums.” Now celebrating its 175th anniversary, it reopens on November 20, not with a look backward, but with an eye on the future. As the Smithsonian’s second-oldest structure, its stained […]

Air and Space Museum Best Spot to Watch WWII Victory Capitol Flyover

WHAT: “The Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover” WHEN: Friday, May 8, at approximately 12:10 p.m., the first formation at 1,000 feet will fly over the Lincoln Memorial. At 12:35 p.m., the Missing Man Formation will fly over the Lincoln Memorial to conclude the flyover. Rain date is Saturday, May 9. The National Air and […]

Air & Space Museum Free Event Tonight: Vesta in the Light of Dawn

The Exploring Space lectures are free, but tickets are required. Ticket reservations open January 7, 2013.   TICKETS CAN BE RESERVED FOR FREE AT: TIMELINE OF EVENTS: 6:30 PM – View Magnificent Desolation:  Walking on the Moon 3D, a free film in the Lockheed Martin IMAX® Theater; participate in educational programming 7:30 PM – Meet the […]

Smithsonian Celebrates National Cherry Blossom Festival

With the city in bloom for the National Cherry Blossom Festival (March 20–April 14), the Freer and Sackler Galleries are hosting activities celebrating Japanese arts and design. On the weekend of April 5-7, the Galleries will open with Hand-Held: Gerhard Pulverer’s Japanese Illustrated Books. The exhibit will show how Edo-period artists and writers created woodblock-printed designs […]