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Smithsonian Cancels $15M Hirshhorn Bubble Project

The Smithsonian Institution canceled plans Wednesday to create an inflatable pavilion bubbling out of the circular Hirshhorn Museum on the National Mall after funding fell short for the $15.5 million project.

06/05/2013

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Smithsonian Plans To Crowd Fund For Yoga Exhibit

The Smithsonian Institution is announcing plans for what curators believe is the first exhibition about the visual history of yoga.

05/16/2013

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Scientists Display Work At Md. Research Festival

Maj. Scotty Long is no historian, but his work sometimes leads him to extract DNA from century-old mosquitoes kept by the Smithsonian Institution.

05/09/2013

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East About To Be Overrun By Billions Of Cicadas

Any day now, billions of cicadas with bulging red eyes will crawl out of the earth after 17 years underground and overrun the East Coast. The insects will arrive in such numbers that people from North Carolina to Connecticut will be outnumbered roughly 600-to-1. Maybe more.

05/07/2013

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Smithsonian Limits Gallery Closures To 3 Museums

The Smithsonian Institution is limiting the number of galleries it will close due to budget cuts mandated by Congress.

04/30/2013

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Museum Brings African Land Art To National Mall

A new exhibition on the National Mall is delving into historic and modern-day land issues in Africa.

04/25/2013

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Smithsonian Joins Ultra-Fast Network For Colleges

The Smithsonian Institution is joining an ultra-fast broadband network built for U.S. universities to connect the world’s largest museum and research complex with hundreds of colleges and reach more people online.

04/23/2013

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Smithsonian To Close Galleries Due To Budget Cuts

Budget cuts from Congress will soon reduce the number of free exhibitions on view each day at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.

04/16/2013

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Obama Budget Calls For $59M Smithsonian Increase

The Smithsonian Institution is requesting an increase of $59 million in President Barack Obama’s budget proposal for new education programs and to continue building a new black history museum on the National Mall.

04/10/2013

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Smithsonian Creates App For Presidential Portraits

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has a new way for visitors to see its images of the U.S. presidents up close.

02/15/2013

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Smithsonian Parking-Lot Thefts In Va. Exceeded $1M

Authorities have determined that parking-lot employees stole more than $1.5 million from the Smithsonian at the museum’s Udvar-Hazy Air and Space annex in Chantilly, much more than first estimated.

02/08/2013

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Smithsonian Hosts Program Series On Black History

The Smithsonian is celebrating Black History Month with a series of programs in February.

02/07/2013

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