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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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Portrait Gallery Chief Steps Down At Smithsonian

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery director is stepping down at the end of May due to health reasons.

05/07/2012

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Smithsonian Opens Civil War Art From North, South

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is opening two new exhibits that retrace the history of the Civil War, including a display of lesser known portraits by photographer Mathew Brady.

03/30/2012

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Smithsonian Hosts ‘The Black List’ Portraits In D.C.

Whoopi Goldberg, John Legend, Sean Combs and Serena Williams now have a place in the National Portrait Gallery in a new show featuring leading black figures from entertainment, politics, sports and business.

10/27/2011

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Portraits Honoring 9/11 Victims Come To Baltimore

Remembering 9/11 heroes. One artist spent hours drawing each firefighter who died in the terrorist attack.

07/23/2011

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Portrait Gallery Opens Exhibit On President Reagan

The National Portrait Gallery is chronicling the life and political career of President Ronald Reagan in a new exhibit.

07/01/2011