Smithsonian Institution

Ai Weiwei to get Smithsonian exhibition

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. Photo: AP

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who has drawn scrutiny for his political activism, is opening the first North American retrospective exhibition of his work in Washington.

Friday, 5 October, 2012, 9:32pm 2 comments

For art's sake

YouTube may store a vast quantity of videos but browsing the site for high-quality, art-focused content can be tedious. So, early this month, ArtBabble.org was launched to showcase works of art online as never before.

19 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Slice of Life

From the South China Morning Post this week in: 1974

The pneumatic dart saga isn't the first time Happy Valley has witnessed sinister goings-on.

24 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Uncovering a region's treasures

March-April 1972

24 May 2006 - 12:00am

Countdown souvenir

The China National Philatelic Corp will issue an envelope tomorrow to mark 100 days to the handover.

22 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Smithsonian covers up Hillary and Bush nudes

CONTROVERSIAL nude pictures of Hillary Clinton, George Bush, Meryl Streep and Sleepless In Seattle director Nora Ephron have been put under wraps and could be destroyed.

The prestigious Smithsonian Institution in New Haven, Connecticut, cut off all access to the pictures, which were taken when the subjects were students at top universities.

22 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Museums record big attendances

IT has been a successful year for the Urban Council Museums which saw more than 1.5 million paid visitors to the Science Museum, Space Museum, Museum of Art and Museum of History.

17 Feb 1993 - 12:00am