Kobe Bryant's Family Foundation Donated At Least $1M To Build National Museum Of African American History And CultureKobe and Vanessa Bryant were founding donors for the 2016 opening of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. and the NBA legend even donated his jersey after a moving visit to the museum.
More Than A Decade Later, Zoo Lights At Smithsonian National Zoo Remains Popular DC AttractionEach holiday season since 2007, after the animals go to sleep, the rest of the Smithsonian National Zoo comes to life as a colorful winter wonderland.
Help Name The National Zoo's Newest Baby PorcupineThe National Zoo in Washington needs your help naming its new baby porcupine.
Smithsonian's Chief Says More Museums Must Wait, Maintenance Is Top PriorityAs the public demand for new museums increases, the Smithsonian Institution's chief says his top priority is getting on top of a huge maintenance backlog at the world's largest museum and research complex before he considers expanding.
Smithsonian Museums Are Reopening After Losing $1 Million A WeekAfter major financial losses due to the partial government shutdown, the Smithsonian museums are getting back in business.
WANTED: Maryland Officials Want You To Kill Invasive Mitten CrabsSnakeheads are invasive, two species of catfish and now our beloved crabs – have an invasive species local environmentalist want your help remove from Maryland waterways.
New Oprah Winfrey Exhibit In D.C. Features Media Mogul's Time In BaltimoreA new exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture has been dedicated to Oprah Winfrey.
National Portrait Gallery's Obama Portraits Unveiled, Michelle's Was Done By Baltimore ArtistThe National Portrait Gallery has unveiled portraits of former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama, including one painted by a Baltimore-based artist.
Baltimore Artist Amy Sherald's Michelle Obama Portrait To Be Unveiled In FebruaryBaltimore artist Amy Sherald's official portrait of former first lady Michelle Obama will be unveiled Feb. 12 in the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C.
Noose Found At Smithsonian's NMAAHC Continues Disturbing TrendA symbol of hate was discovered inside the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Cumberland Hosts Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit on LaborA museum in Cumberland is partnering with the Smithsonian Institution to tell the story of the area's workers over the last 150 years.
Smithsonian Reaches Goal To Save Dorothy's Ruby SlippersSmithsonian officials are "over the rainbow" after reaching their fundraising goal to help preserve the ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in the 1939 "The Wizard Oz" film.
New Smithsonian Museum Chronicling Black History OpensPresident Barack Obama will officially open the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
National Museum Of African American History And Culture Set To OpenThe Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture will open its doors to the public on Saturday at 10 a.m.
Black American Journey Finally Enshrined in National MuseumWhen the Smithsonian Museum of African-American History and Culture opens this week alongside the Washington Monument and the National Museum of American History, it will firmly -- and finally -- anchor the black experience in the nation's narrative.