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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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Smithsonian Celebrates Mars Rovers Anniversary With New Exhibit

It’s an out of the world exhibit to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Mars rovers. The Smithsonian is putting together some of the most spectacular pictures from Spirit and Opportunity.

01/08/2014

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Smithsonian To Exhibit ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ Manuscript With Flag That Inspired It

The original, handwritten manuscript of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and the flag that inspired the song’s lyrics will be displayed together at the Smithsonian in Washington, the first time the historic pieces are believed to have been shown side by side.

01/08/2014

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Head Of Science At Smithsonian To Step Down

The head of science research at the Smithsonian Institution has announced she is stepping down after four years in the post.

01/08/2014

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