Glass and Light Inspire in New Exhibit at National Museum of the American Indian

By Sheila Wickouski Of the thousands of stories of Raven the trickster told by the indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest, international glassmaker Peston Singletary has chosen to tell one version from his Tlingit clan in the exhibition Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight now on view at the National Museum of the […]

National Museum of African Art Offers Intimate Portrait of Nollywood Stars

By Southwester Staff  The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art has laid out a red carpet for guests to enter its latest exhibit: Iké Udé: Nollywood Portraits. Udé’s world spans from homeland of Nigeria to his current base New York. In 2014, he returned to Nigeria to create portraits of film stars, directors and producers […]

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 […]