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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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Wendy Williams’ Talk Show Items Go To Smithsonian

Talk show host Wendy Williams is giving part of her diva act to the Smithsonian to be part of a growing collection of items from daytime television.

02/07/2014

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Smithsonian Acquires 2 Video Games As Art

The Smithsonian American Art Museum has begun collecting video games for its permanent collection as part of an ongoing commitment to study and preserve such games as an artistic medium.

12/19/2013

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Smithsonian Exhibit To Showcase Hispanic Artists

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is showing works by 72 U.S. Hispanic artists, hoping to showcase talent that has long been considered isolated and alien.

10/24/2013

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Smithsonian Picks New U.S. Portrait Gallery Chief

The Smithsonian Institution named a leading Philadelphia museum executive and art historian to be the next director of the National Portrait Gallery on Tuesday.

02/05/2013

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Smithsonian Marks 11th Jazz Appreciation Month

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month in April with a series of performances, talks, tours and events around Washington.

04/02/2012

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Annie Leibovitz Opens New Art Show At Smithsonian

Photographer Annie Leibovitz says she has come back from some dark days and revived her creativity with a new photography project now on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum that is a departure from her popular celebrity portraits.

01/24/2012

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Smithsonian Museum To Create New Education Center

The Smithsonian American Art Museum has received an $8 million gift to create an education center and says it will expand its reach to more U.S. classrooms.

03/30/2011

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Smithsonian Wants Help Choosing Games For Exhibit

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is asking the public to help select video games that will be included in its first exhibit to explore the art and visual effects of gaming.

02/21/2011