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Visitors Flock To D.C. Sites Again After Shutdown

Visitors lined up waiting for Washington’s museums to finally reopen Thursday after a 16-day government shutdown that has cost each site money in lost gift store sales, theater tickets and concessions.


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National Gallery Of Art To Undergo $68M Renovation

The National Gallery of Art plans to close its modern art galleries for three years to complete a $68 million renovation, adding new galleries and a rooftop sculpture garden.


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Italy Brings Michelangelo’s ‘David-Apollo’ To D.C.

Italy’s foreign minister is opening a yearlong celebration of Italian culture in 30 U.S. cities with a rare display of Michelangelo’s “David-Apollo” at the National Gallery of Art in Washington.


The Washington Monument is seen through cherry blossoms on March 29, 2011 in Washington, DC. Americans celebrating the beauty of Washington's landmark pink cherry blossoms this spring have at heart the tragedies jolting Japan, which gave the trees to the United States. More than 27,000 people are dead or missing, and two weeks after the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami crippled the aging nuclear plant in northeastern Japan, rescue work is still under way to avoid a major nuclear disaster. As many as one million people are expected to stream through the Mall esplanade area during the Cherry Blossom Festival from March 26 through April 10. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

250-Year-Old Japanese Paintings To Be Shown In D.C.

One of Japan’s cultural treasures, a 30-scroll set of paintings from the 1700s, is being shown together outside of Japan for the first time in a rare display in Washington.


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Statue Leaves Italy For First Time Since 1816 For U.S.

One of the best preserved sculptures from Roman antiquity, the “Capitoline Venus,” has left Italy for the first time in nearly 200 years for a special display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington.


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National Gallery Of Art Opens Major Gauguin Show

The National Gallery of Art in Washington is showing major works by the French artist Paul Gauguin — the first major U.S. exhibition of his works in about 20 years.