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National Geographic Head Joins Smithsonian Board

President Barack Obama has appointed the former CEO of the National Geographic Society to the Smithsonian Institution’s governing board.

02/27/2014

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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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Smithsonian Eyes Influences Of Indian-Americans

Indian-Americans are doctors, engineers, motel owners and spelling bee champs, based on a few takeaways from a new exhibition at the Smithsonian.

02/25/2014

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Smithsonian Wins Approval For New Museum Design

A federal arts panel has given final approval for designs and materials to build a bronze color “corona” as the defining element of the Smithsonian’s new black history museum being built on the National Mall.

02/20/2014

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Smithsonian Has High-Tech Flag For Presidents’ Day

A multimedia artist is bringing his 12-foot American flag that’s viewed with Google Glass to the National Portrait Gallery for a special Presidents’ Day weekend exhibition.

02/13/2014

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U.S. Portrait Gallery Installs Photo Of Pete Seeger

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is installing a photograph of Pete Seeger to honor the musician and activist who died this week.

01/29/2014

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Smithsonian Scraps Plan To Reopen Building

The Smithsonian Institution won’t reopen one of the oldest buildings on the National Mall this year as an innovation pavilion as planned.

01/28/2014

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Arts Programs See Some Funds Restored By Congress

A budget deal approved by Congress restores funding for some national arts and cultural programs, but others will still see reductions.

01/17/2014

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Montana T. Rex To Arrive At Smithsonian In April

A Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton bound for the Smithsonian Institution is set to arrive in Washington in April as a new home is built for the specimen on the National Mall, the museum said Friday.

01/17/2014

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Smithsonian Features TransAfrica For Talk On MLK

The Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum is hosting the president of the human rights group TransAfrica for the museum’s annual program honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.

01/14/2014

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Michelle Obama’s 2nd Gown Lent To Smithsonian

Michelle Obama’s fashion is making history again, at least for the next year, as her second inaugural gown will be displayed at the Smithsonian Institution.

01/13/2014

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Smithsonian Examines History Of Post Office Murals

Hundreds of murals commissioned as public art for U.S. post offices in the New Deal era are the focus of a new online project created by the Smithsonian.

01/10/2014

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