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Smithsonian To Host Summer Sleepovers For Students

A “Night at the Museum” will be a reality for students at the Smithsonian this summer.

04/20/2014

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T. Rex Gets New Home In Smithsonian Dinosaur Hall

More than 100 years after dinosaurs were first displayed on the National Mall, T. Rex — the king — is joining the Smithsonian collection after a 2,000-mile journey from Montana.

04/15/2014

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Mickey Rooney Portrait Installed At Smithsonian

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has installed a photograph of entertainer Mickey Rooney with his frequent co-star Judy Garland to honor the late actor at the museum in Washington.

04/10/2014

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Air And Space Museum Reopens After Evacuation

Museum officials say the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum has reopened after being evacuated when a suspicious briefcase was found near an unconscious person in one of the galleries.

03/26/2014

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Hirshhorn Gift To Fund Contemporary Art Purchases

The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum has received a $1 million gift to fund the acquisition of paintings and drawings by contemporary American and British artists.

03/25/2014

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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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