Museum officials say the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum has reopened after being evacuated when a suspicious briefcase was found near an unconscious person in one of the galleries.
The Hagerstown student tradition of shooting prom and homecoming photos in a museum’s outdoor rose garden causes such traffic jams that the museum is making high schools pay for the privilege.
A heart doctor and Ivy League university president who also plays the saxophone and flute was named the next leader of the Smithsonian Institution on Monday, combining his love of the arts and sciences at the world’s largest museum and research complex.
The Smithsonian American Art Museum is opening a new exhibition to showcase examples of modern realism from 20th century artists.
One of the great art patrons of the 20th century who built the nation’s first modern art museum in Washington is offering a broad new look at the evolution of American art through a collector’s eye beginning 100 years ago.
Martin Sullivan, the former director of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, has died at his home in Piney Point, Md. He was 70.
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.
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.
The Smithsonian Institution won’t reopen one of the oldest buildings on the National Mall this year as an innovation pavilion as planned.
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.
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.
The African bead art of ndwango from a South African all-women artists’ community is being showcased at the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum.