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Brent Glass, Director of the National Museum of American History, Announces...

WASHINGTON, DC.- Brent Glass, 64, has announced he will retire from the Smithsonian. He is leaving his position as director of the National Museum of American History effective July 10; he will continue at the Smithsonian as a senior advisor through th...

New Study Says Image of Ancient Mammoth or Mastodon Found on...

WASHINGTON (AP).- Some of the earliest Americans turn out to have been artists. A bone fragment at least 13,000 years old, with the carved image of a mammoth or mastodon, has been discovered in Florida, a new study reports. While prehistoric art depic...

New Study Says Image of Ancient Mammoth or Mastodon Found on...

WASHINGTON (AP).- Some of the earliest Americans turn out to have been artists. A bone fragment at least 13,000 years old, with the carved image of a mammoth or mastodon, has been discovered in Florida, a new study reports. While prehistoric art depic...

Smithsonian Recounts Balloon Flights of Civil War

By: Brett Zongker, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP).- The National Air and Space Museum will re-create a key moment in the nation's first attempt at an air force during the Civil War 150 years ago — decades before the first airplane flight. In Jun...

Cooper-Hewitt Announces Winners and Finalists of the 12th Annual National Design...

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will celebrate outstanding achievement in design this fall with its 12th annual National Design Awards program. Today, Cooper-Hewitt Director Bill Moggridge announced the wi...

National Air and Space Museum Presents 2011 "Become a Pilot" Day

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum presents the 2011 “Become a Pilot” family day and aviation display Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at its Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. For the ...

Reforestation Research in Latin America Helps Build Better Forests

WASHINGTON, D.C.- A tropical forest is easy to cut down, but getting it back is another story. In a special issue of the journal Forest Ecology and Management, leading researchers at the Smithsonian in Panama and across Latin America offer new insights...

Portrait of Bill and Melinda Gates Installed by the Smithsonian’s National...

WASHINGTON, DC.- The National Portrait Gallery has installed a portrait of Bill and Melinda Gates by Jon Friedman in the museum’s “Recent Acquisitions” exhibition. “I am thrilled to accept this commissioned painting of Bill and Mel...

Crystal Bridges Announces Endowment Gifts from Walton Family Foundation

BENTONVILLE, ARK.- The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announced three endowments from the Walton Family Foundation. “We are in the fortunate position of having a founding donor family that understands the need for stability and sustainabil...

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Announces Endowment Gifts from Walton...

BENTONVILLE, ARK.- The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announced three endowments from the Walton Family Foundation. “We are in the fortunate position of having a founding donor family that understands the need for stability and sustainabil...

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