The first postage stamp and prepaid envelope will be on display starting Friday at the National Postal Museum.
The Icelandic artist brings humor, pathos — and a lot of endurance — to his work.
The new Smithsonian is great, but here are some alternative — or additional — places to celebrate Black history.
One of the few white members of the Harlem Renaissance, Van Vechten chronicled the changing times of the 1920s and ’30s in many ways.
"My whole youth was overshadowed by violence, lies and fear," says Chilean photographer Jorge Brantmayer, who lived through the Pinochet era. "Dictatorship castrated our whole generation."
"Gelato and Sorbetto: A Cool History" finishes off with a tasting of frozen treats from Galvanina and D.C.’s Dolci Gelati.
Artifacts and knickknacks both high and low show how a little thing like death didn't stop Shakespeare and Austen
Chief curator Stephane Aquin beat out lots of potential buyers to bring “Still Life With Spirit and Xitle” to D.C.
This year's summer installation is meant to get visitors under water (and off the main floor.)
Walter McConnell makes gorgeous sculptures out of crass knick-knacks.
The buffer between North and South Korea is a regular stop on the flocks’ migration routes every year.
Brass knuckles and pointy crystals: You don't want to meet this artwork in a dark alley.
After 40 years deteriorating in the Air and Space Museum's basement gift shop, an 11-foot model of Star Trek's first ship has been restored, given lights, and moved to the museum's main atrium.
The Air and Space Museum has added a giant touch screen and a lunar lander to its main atrium, just in time for its big birthday bash.
Try out Basque handball, corncob racing, and bowling at this year's Folklife Festival.
Spanning 300 years, “Small Stories” displays 11 dollhouses from the U.K. and one from the U.S.
Washington artist Kelly Towles is hoping you’ll come out this month to watch paint dry.
You don’t have to wear a helmet when visiting these various bike-related artifacts in the permanent “Object Project” exhibition.
Learn some Irish at the Kennedy Center, or practice Irish curses right now with this handy video.
To cover a 4,800-square-foot gallery wall, artist Linn Meyers used 80 marker tips and 20 jars of ink.