cultural preservation

Woman holding a ram's horn as another woman blows into it (© AP Images)

A fall tradition: American Jews observe holy days

Learn about the Jewish holy days of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. This is the first in a series that looks at religious holidays as observed by Americans.
People in band uniforms in formation, playing instruments (Courtesy of South Bend Tribune/Greg Swiercz)

Small town, big sound

The John Adams High School marching band of South Bend, Indiana, has been an essential part of the community for generations.
Photo collage of 6 artifacts (© Jonathan Dorado/Brooklyn Museum)

Korean artistry stakes its place at a New York museum

The Arts of Korea exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum looks at Korean art over nearly 1,800 years, highlighting Korea's unique artistic identity.
Road signs on a highway (© Alamy)

Travel the world without ever leaving this U.S. state

Where can you find China, Egypt, Poland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Mexico, Peru and Lebanon all in one state?
Floor mosaic tile showing figure of bird (© Ariadne Van Zandbergen/Alamy)

U.S. helps Egypt preserve bird-themed mosaics [video]

In Egypt's ancient port city of Alexandria, visitors are discovering the exquisite bird-themed mosaics of a Greco-Roman villa from over 2,000 years ago.
Lenticular photo montage (© Doug Coombe/Arab American National Museum)

Bringing contemporary Saudi art to Americans

A U.S. exhibition of works by contemporary Saudi artists is challenging stereotypes and opening a window into daily life in a kingdom that is changing.
Woman playing the violin with dancers in Ukrainian dress behind her (Christine Syzonenko)

In photos: Americans celebrate Ukrainian Independence Day

Ukrainian American communities throughout the United States celebrate Ukrainian Independence Day in festivals every August.
Boy on staircase looking at giant totem pole (© Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

A British scientist’s unexpected gift to America

A British scientist who never visited the United States is to thank for the famous Smithsonian museums in Washington and New York.
Ancient painting and skull (© AP Images)

Networks can stop the black-market antiquities trade

Archaeologists from the Middle East and the U.S. share ideas on stopping looting and recovering historic treasures from black-market sales.