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Smithsonian Wins Approval For New Museum Design

A federal arts panel has given final approval for designs and materials to build a bronze color “corona” as the defining element of the Smithsonian’s new black history museum being built on the National Mall.

02/20/2014

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George Washington Document On View At Spy Museum

An original letter written by George Washington that initiated a spy network during the Revolutionary War is going on display for a limited time at the International Spy Museum in Washington.

02/14/2014

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Smithsonian Scraps Plan To Reopen Building

The Smithsonian Institution won’t reopen one of the oldest buildings on the National Mall this year as an innovation pavilion as planned.

01/28/2014

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Judge Hears Claims On Renoir Painting’s Ownership

A federal judge will hear arguments on whether a napkin-sized painting by French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir should go to a Baltimore museum or a Virginia woman who says she bought it at a flea market for $7.

01/09/2014

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Founder Of Kwanzaa Celebrates The Holiday In Baltimore

Kwanzaa celebrations are now in full swing, and we’re learning more about the origins of the holiday from the man who created Kwanzaa almost five decades ago.

12/28/2013

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African Women Artists Featured At Anacostia Museum

The African bead art of ndwango from a South African all-women artists’ community is being showcased at the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum.

12/23/2013

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Smithsonian Gets $1M To Save Endangered Languages

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History has received a $1 million grant to launch a long-term initiative to digitize and preserve recordings of endangered languages.

12/04/2013

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African Art Museum Gets $1.8 Million From Oman

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art is receiving a $1.8 million gift from Oman, the largest donation in the museum’s history.

11/27/2013

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Allegany Museum Seeks $2.75M From State Of Md.

A historical museum in Cumberland is asking Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley for $2.75 million for renovation work.

11/18/2013

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Record Of Slave Sale By 1st Md. Governor Exhibited

A Frederick museum is exhibiting a slave sale document signed by Maryland’s first governor, Thomas Johnson.

11/13/2013

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Holocaust Museum Marks Kristallnacht Anniversary

On Thursday, four Washington-area Holocaust survivors organized a gathering with German Ambassador Peter Ammon to mark the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht.

11/08/2013

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Md. Pumpkin Smash Ends Halloween With A Splat

The Maryland Science Center in Baltimore invites you to punctuate the end of Halloween with a Pumpkin Smash.

11/01/2013

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