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Washington’s National Museum Of Crime & Punishment Is Closing

Washington’s National Museum of Crime & Punishment has announced it will be closing its doors soon.

09/01/2015

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Blood From Gay Donors In Art Exhibit Protesting FDA’s Ban

A Washington museum will exhibit a sculpture that uses the blood of nine gay, bisexual and transgender men to protest the federal ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men.

08/13/2015

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Smithsonian Official: I Wouldn’t Have Opened Cosby Exhibit

The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art’s director says that if she had been aware of sexual assault allegations against comedian Bill Cosby, she wouldn’t have moved forward with an exhibit featuring artworks he owns.

08/06/2015

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Best Andy Warhol Exhibits In The U.S.

Are you a fan of Andy Warhol’s art? Check out the best places in the country to view his work according to Deborah Davis, author of “The Trip: Andy Warhol’s Plastic Fantastic Cross-Country Adventure.”

07/29/2015

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License For Souvenir Beer Sales At Civil War Museum Approved

The Frederick County liquor board has approved the selling of souvenir beer at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.

07/28/2015

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Longtime Director To Retire From Baltimore Museum Of Art

The longtime director of the Baltimore Museum of Art plans to retire after 17 years leading the institution.

04/08/2015

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Smithsonian Issues Ban On Using ‘Selfie Sticks’ In Museums

Cameras and pictures are allowed, but selfie sticks are now banned at the Smithsonian museums.

03/03/2015

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American University Museum Features ‘Locally Sourced’ Art

The American University Museum is opening new winter exhibits, including a display of “Locally Sourced” art from community supported art programs in six cities.

01/24/2015

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Smithsonian Unveils $2 Billion Museum Face-Lift

The Smithsonian unveiled a plan Thursday to give museums and gardens along the south side of Washington’s National Mall a $2 billion face-lift, creating more welcoming entrances, improving connections between the museums and refurbishing the iconic Smithsonian Castle.

11/13/2014

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Severed Arm Grabs Spotlight At Civil War Museum

A well-preserved human forearm that was once displayed near the Antietam National Battlefield as “The Arm of the Unknown Soldier” is now grabbing the Halloween spotlight at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.

10/30/2014

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Smithsonian Names Acting Secretary For Early 2015

The chief financial officer at the Smithsonian Institution has been appointed to serve as acting secretary of the museum complex early next year after the current secretary retires.

10/30/2014

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100-Year-Old Time Capsule Moved To Walters Art Museum

Amazing discovery. A multi-million dollar restoration project at the Washington Monument in Baltimore reveals a rare find.

10/29/2014

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