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National Portrait Gallery Installs Stephen Colbert’s Picture

Stephen Colbert’s image is returning to the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.

12/19/2014

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Artist Creates Huge Dirt Portrait On National Mall

A giant portrait of a young man’s face has emerged in the landscape of the National Mall in the first such public artwork commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery.

10/01/2014

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Best Museums In The USA

America has many of the world’s greatest museums, some of which are free.

09/25/2014

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Your City Guide to Washington D.C.

Refer to this guide to the best dining, lodging and attractions in Washington D.C.

08/19/2014

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State House Restoration To Be Complete In December

At Maryland’s State House, visitors peek into today’s state Senate and House of Delegates chambers.

07/14/2014

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Smithsonian Features Grant, Lee From Civil War

The National Portrait Gallery is continuing a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a new exhibit focusing on the two generals who led Confederate and Union troops into battle.

07/07/2014

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Smithsonian Opens 3 Museums Despite Snow In D.C.

While most federal workers have a snow day, the Smithsonian Institution is opening several museums to visitors at their regular times.

03/17/2014

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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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First Women On Supreme Court Join Portrait Gallery

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has installed a loaned painting of the first four female Supreme Court justices.

10/29/2013

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Portrait Gallery To Hold Symposium On War of 1812

Virginia Sen. Jim Webb is joining with historians and scholars for a symposium on the War of 1812 at the National Portrait Gallery next week in Washington.

10/26/2012

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Portrait Gallery Features Amelia Earhart’s Life

The National Portrait Gallery in Washington is exploring the life of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart from her flying to her advocacy for women’s rights.

06/29/2012

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200 Years Later, Smithsonian Explores War Of 1812

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is opening a major exhibit on the War of 1812 with objects from Canada, Great Britain and the United States.

06/14/2012

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