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Air And Space Museum Reopens After Evacuation

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.

03/26/2014

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Prom Photo Venue Makes Schools Reserve Time

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.

03/13/2014

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Cornell President Named New Head Of Smithsonian

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.

03/10/2014

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Smithsonian American Art Opens ‘Modern Realism’

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is opening a new exhibition to showcase examples of modern realism from 20th century artists.

02/28/2014

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American Art Takes Over D.C.’s Phillips Collection

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.

02/27/2014

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Longtime Museum Director Martin Sullivan Dies

Martin Sullivan, the former director of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, has died at his home in Piney Point, Md. He was 70.

02/26/2014

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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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