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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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Cornell President Named New Head Of Smithsonian

A heart doctor and Ivy League university president who also plays the saxophone and flute was named the next leader of the Smithsonian Institution on Monday, combining his love of the arts and sciences at the world’s largest museum and research complex.

03/10/2014

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Star-Spangled Banner Stamp Unveiled At Smithsonian

The Smithsonian Institution is beginning a celebration of the 200th anniversary of the flag and song that became the national anthem with a new forever stamp from the U.S. Postal Service.

03/06/2014

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Smithsonian American Art Opens ‘Modern Realism’

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is opening a new exhibition to showcase examples of modern realism from 20th century artists.

02/28/2014

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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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