The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History plans to open its first section of newly renovated galleries next year with a focus on innovation and the history of American business.
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The Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum closed Thursday morning for emergency technology repairs.
The War of 1812 ended 200 years ago this year. Now the Smithsonian is celebrating what people during that time might have had in their cups when they toasted our second victory over the British.
The National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum are getting in on the World Cup excitement by hosting an official watch party as the U.S. takes on Belgium.
The National Park Service says it has reached an agreement with the Smithsonian Institution to keep the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall.
Smithsonian officials say visitation is down at the museum complex this year due to the government shutdown and closures due to winter weather.
Businessman David Rubenstein is giving $5.4 million to help the Smithsonian renovate the Renwick Gallery, the nation’s first structure built to be an art museum.
Ralph Lauren’s love for the American flag and American style has earned him honors from the Smithsonian Institution.
Entomologist Carl J. Drake spent his life studying bugs. When he died in 1965, he left his life savings and his vast insect collection to the Smithsonian. But now Drake’s will has become something of a pest.
The Smithsonian has named Melissa Chiu, a museum leader for the Asia Society in New York City, as the next director of the Hirshhorn Museum for modern and contemporary art in Washington.
Its home is the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore, but the original manuscript of the Star-Spangled Banner is about to leave town for a little while.