Hirshhorn Announces Conversation Series To Coincide With “Ai Weiwei: Trace at Hirshhorn”

Hirshhorn and Newseum Launch Joint Series on Freedom of Expression September 19, 2017 This fall, the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden will partner with the Newseum to launch a series of conversations with critically acclaimed artists, journalists, activists and academics to discuss the role of art and free speech …

Declining Queen Conch Populations Are Fragmented and That Is Changing the Conservation Game

Smithsonian-led Team Studied the Genetic Relatedness of These Treasured Marine Snails To Find an International Path to Their Recovery September 19, 2017 The queen conch, a marine mollusk prized for its edible meat and its glossy shell, is one of the most economically and culturally important species in the Caribbean. …

Smithsonian Books Releases “The Final Mission of Extortion 17”

Account of Extortion 17 Tragedy Available Sept. 19 September 19, 2017 Smithsonian Books is releasing The Final Mission of Extortion 17: Special Ops, Helicopter Support, SEAL Team Six, and the Deadliest Day of the U.S. War in Afghanistan by Ed Darack Sept. 19. The book examines the Extortion 17 helicopter …