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A Day in DC Without Breaking the Bank

Spending your summer in Washington, D.C., affords you the opportunity to explore neighborhoods beyond M Street and Wisconsin Avenue — simply taking a walk through the city’s other vibrant districts is a great, cheap way to spend a warm summer day. Out and About For those attempting to uncover some[Read More…]

by May 20, 2016 0 comments The Guide
Exhibits

Exhibits

Take advantage of the cultural hub that D.C. is by checking out the summer’s most interesting exhibits. Seasonal Landscapes in Japanese Screens Freer Gallery of Art 1050 Independence Ave. SW On display through Sept. 7 Incorporating Chinese ink-painting techniques, these 16th- and 17th-century screens have a unique style while sustaining[Read More…]

Day on a Budget

Day on a Budget

Eating Around Town Any fun day spent in a big city includes indulging in the area’s available food, and Washington has great choices for the conscious spender. District Taco $$$$ Various locations One of the most famous cheaper food options is District Taco, with three different food truck locations in[Read More…]

COURTESY SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM
Yasuo Kuniyoshi faced discrimination in the United States because of his Japanese heritage. His work reveals the hardships that he and other Japanese-Americans underwent on United States soil.

The Art of War

In a dark era of national history, the U.S. government placed West Coast residents of Japanese descent into internment camps during World War II, simply because of their heritage. This chapter of World War II history may be closed, but one of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s newest exhibits, “The[Read More…]

by April 17, 2015 1 comment Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
The Lincoln Gallery

The Lincoln Gallery

The Lincoln Gallery instantly invites visitors with its beautiful granite floor, concave ceilings letting in natural light and elegant views of the Courtyard Cafe located in the middle of the museum. However, the exhibit itself is anything but dainty — the powerful contemporary art found here explores intense social themes[Read More…]

by December 5, 2014 0 comments Arts Issue, Guide - Top, The Guide
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The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is one of the museums subject to the $2 billion Smithsonian renovation and restoration.

Smithsonian Slated for $2B Renovations

The Smithsonian Institution will renovate museums and gardens on the South Mall campus to improve infrastructure, visitor services and accessibility in a multiyear project that will begin in 2016, the institution announced Nov. 12. The $2 billion redesign and restoration of the world’s largest museum and research complex will affect[Read More…]

by November 21, 2014 0 comments City News, News
ISABEL BINAMIRA/THE HOYA
A project started by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History to transcribe 19th- and 20th-century currency proofs is soliciting volunteers online.

Smithsonian Recruits Volunteers for Project

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History recently launched an online project to transcribe thousands of certified currency proofs from Washington, D.C., from 1863 to 1935. The Smithsonian has uploaded 139 pages of scanned currency proofs, given to the museum by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in the early[Read More…]

by November 21, 2014 0 comments City News, News
New Exhibit Comes to Life

New Exhibit Comes to Life

In a world plagued by a constant onslaught of information and social media activity, it is hard to stand still. Stillness, in fact, triggers boredom, which recent studies show is a more uncomfortable reality than being in physical pain for many people. Artists counter the ephemerality of today’s digital age[Read More…]

Dinosaur Exhibit to Close for Renovations

Dinosaur Exhibit to Close for Renovations

Fossil fanatics and dinosaur devotees in Washington, D.C., will have to go elsewhere for their prehistoric proclivities when the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History closes its popular “Dinosaur Hall” for a five-year, $48 million makeover in April. The renovations, largely funded by a $35 million donation from billionaire and[Read More…]

by January 31, 2014 0 comments City News, News
Smithsonian Exhibits Suffer From Automatic Budget Cuts

Smithsonian Exhibits Suffer From Automatic Budget Cuts

The Smithsonian Institution will be forced to drastically reorganize its staff and resources when automatic budget cuts go into effect May 1. The Smithsonian, the world’s largest museum system, is currently facing a $41 million reduction, or 5 percent, of its $996 million budget. The sequestration spending cuts aim to[Read More…]

by April 26, 2013 0 comments News