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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...

AIA Issues Statement on Passing of Former Architect of the Capitol...

WASHINGTON, DC.- The American Institute of Architects (AIA) today issued the following statement on the passing of George M. White, FAIA, who served as the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) from 1971 until 1995. The statement should be attributed to AIA ...

Army Approves Site for National Museum

WASHINGTON, DC.- Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh has approved a site on the North Post of Fort Belvoir, Va., for construction of the National Museum of the U.S. Army, scheduled to open in June 2015. The secretary signed the decision memo this wee...

Selections from the Scarlatti Kirkpatrick Series by Frank Stella at the...

WASHINGTON, DC.- This exhibition marks the first museum presentation of selections from the Scarlatti Kirkpatrick Series by Frank Stella (b. 1936), one of the most influential American artists since the 1960s. The series was inspired by 18th century It...

"Waves at Matsushima" at the Sackler Gallery in Washington DC

WASHINGTON, DC.- Long revered as one of Japan's most beautiful sites, Matsushima Bay endured the unleashing of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan March 11. Despite its proximity to the epicenter of the underwa...

Smithsonian Scales Up Energy Efficiency with $45 Million Green Lab

WASHINGTON, DC.- With a $45 million federal appropriation to the Smithsonian Institution, the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, Md., on the Chesapeake Bay, will start building today what is expected to be one of the most energy-ef...

Major Exhibition of the Venezuelan Artist Jésus Rafael Soto: 1955 to...

NEW YORK, NY.- Together with the Estate of Jésus Rafael Soto, Haunch of Venison presents a major survey exhibition of the Venezuelan artist (1923 – 2005) from May 6th to July 1st 2011. This is the first substantial exhibition of the artist in New...

Roger Kennedy, Former Museum Director, Receives Smithsonian’s Henry Medal

WASHINGTON, DC.- Award-winning author and former director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History Roger G. Kennedy was given the prestigious Henry Medal by the Smithsonian’s Board of Regents “in recognition of his many contributi...

National Archives and Partners Launch New International Nazi-Era Records Internet Portal

WASHINGTON, DC.- The National Archives and its partners today launched an international Nazi-era assets related records database – making millions of records related to Nazi-era cultural property available online for the first time. A National Arc...

NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman Announces New Study that Measures the Value...

WASHINGTON, DC.- “The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it,” said American author Henry David Thoreau more than 150 years ago. Time and Money: Using Federal Data to Measure the Value of Performing Arts Activities is a n...

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