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First Women On Supreme Court Join Portrait Gallery

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has installed a loaned painting of the first four female Supreme Court justices.

10/29/2013

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Smithsonian Exhibit To Showcase Hispanic Artists

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is showing works by 72 U.S. Hispanic artists, hoping to showcase talent that has long been considered isolated and alien.

10/24/2013

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Smithsonian Faces $65M Cut In Congress’ Budget

The Smithsonian Institution is facing a $65 million budget cut this year under automatic funding reductions approved by Congress, and officials say that could lead to furloughs or museum closings if the cuts persist for the year ahead.

10/22/2013

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National Zoo Reopens To Visitors After Shutdown

The National Zoo in Washington is back open, and fans couldn’t be happier. The government shutdown forced the zoo to close its doors.

10/18/2013

In this star-studded (and we’re not just talking about Miss Piggy and Kermit) epic adventure, three fans help reunite The Muppets so they can save their old theater from a greedy oil tycoon.  Jason Segel, Amy Adams star and Chris Cooper star, with appearances from Zach Galifianakis, Mila Kunis, Rashida Jones, and Selena Gomez. (Photo: Walt Disney Pictures)

Miss Piggy Joins Kermit In Smithsonian Collection

Miss Piggy is finally joining her love, Kermit the Frog, in the Smithsonian Institution’s collection of Jim Henson’s Muppets, and Bert and Ernie will have a place in history, too.

09/24/2013

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Smithsonian Chief To Retire In 2014 After 6 Years

Smithsonian Institution Secretary Wayne Clough will retire next year from leading the world’s largest museum and research complex, he announced Wednesday.

09/18/2013

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Smithsonian Displays Da Vinci’s Study Of Human Flight

Leonardo da Vinci’s early notes and sketches of human flight some 400 years before the airplane’s invention are making a rare visit to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington.

09/13/2013

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Mellon Gives Smithsonian $1M For Chinese Paintings

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is awarding the Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries a $1 million grant to help conserve Chinese paintings.

09/11/2013

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Special Delivery: Watch Giant Panda Give Birth At National Zoo In D.C.

After weeks of waiting, a giant panda gives birth at the National Zoo in Washington. With the world watching via webcam, Mei Xiang had a newborn cub. And believe it or not, there is still a possibility a second cub could be on the way.

08/23/2013

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Smithsonian Displays Rare ‘Souvenirs’ Of History

The old American tradition of keeping souvenirs as historical mementos is the focus of a new exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution.

08/11/2013

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Da Vinci’s Study Of Flight To Visit Smithsonian

Leonardo da Vinci’s early sketches of human flight some 400 years before the airplane’s invention will make a rare visit to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington.

08/08/2013

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Smithsonian Leader Picked To Head Science Agency

The chairwoman of the Smithsonian Institution’s Board of Regents plans to step down from the museum and research complex because President Barack Obama is nominating her to lead the National Science Foundation.

08/02/2013

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