Post Tagged with: "museum"

REP. CAROLYN B. MALONEY/FACEBOOK | A national women's history museum would honor the untold stories of women throughout U.S. history, according to Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), who introduced a bill to establish a Smithsonian women's history museum in the U.S. House of Representatives on March 28.

Bills to Establish a Smithsonian Women’s History Museum Introduced in Congress

Bills proposing a new Smithsonian Institution museum that would highlight the contributions of women throughout U.S. history were introduced in both chambers of Congress on March 28. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) introduced a bill in the U.S. Senate, and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) introduced a bill in the U.S. House[Read More…]

by April 4, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Smithsonian and National Zoo Reopen After Shutdown

Smithsonian and National Zoo Reopen After Shutdown

The Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo opened again Tuesday morning for the first time since the partial shutdown of the federal government began Dec. 22. The Smithsonian Institution promised regularly scheduled operations pending passage of a continuing resolution to fund the government in a Jan. 25 tweet. The Smithsonian,[Read More…]

by January 30, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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National Law Enforcement Museum Opened to the Public on Saturday

The National Law Enforcement Museum in Judiciary Square opened to the public Saturday, featuring interactive exhibits on the history of law enforcement and current police initiatives. Opening 18 years after its authorization by Congress, the museum has received criticism for its focus on police heroics, especially against the backdrop of[Read More…]

by October 15, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Weekday visitors to the National Museum of African American History and Culture no longer need advance passes, beginning in September.

Smithsonian African-American History Museum Waives Weekday Passes

The National Museum of African American History and Culture’s launch of its trial weekday, no-pass entry program attracted over 7,000 visitors on the first day of the monthlong program. Dubbed “Walk-Up Weekdays,” the museum’s program waives the requirement for timed-entry passes to be obtained in advance on weekdays in the[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Exploring ‘Visionary’ at the National Museum of African Art

“Our primary goal is simply, ‘Look closely, see further,’” said Kevin Dumouchelle, exhibit co-curator, during the press preview for the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art’s upcoming exhibit, “Visionary.” Opening on Nov. 4 and remaining in the museum as part of its permanent collection, “Visionary” will be the largest long-term[Read More…]

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Freer and Sackler Galleries Reopen During Celebration of Asian Culture

Patterned paper lanterns, a vast maze of Asian food stalls and the sounds of traditional Middle Eastern songs greeted visitors of the Smithsonian Institution’s Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery during their grand reopening celebration last weekend. The two-day celebration, “IlluminAsia: A Festival of Asian Art, Food[Read More…]

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The owners of the seven-floor Newseum property on Pennsylvania Ave. may sell all or part of the struggling museum.

Struggling Newseum Remains Open as Owners Consider Sale

The Newseum remains open to the public for now while its owners consider selling all or part of its seven-story Pennsylvania Avenue property after years of financial turmoil for the journalism museum. The Freedom Forum, a Washington, D.C.-based foundation and the principal founder of the Newseum, announced Aug. 28 it[Read More…]

by September 20, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
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Exploring Avant-Garde Art at the Hirshhorn

With its recent acquisition of 11 Japanese avant-garde photographic works last month, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden hopes to incorporate “an unprecedented critical history of the postwar Japanese avant-garde” to its collection, according to a Hirshhorn press release. The Hirshhorn has been expanding its collection by acquiring pieces from[Read More…]

by September 15, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide
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Museum Exhibits Across the District

“Wish Tree for Washington, D.C.” The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is one of D.C.’s premier art galleries, attracting millions of visitors each year with its eye-catching exhibits. In 2007, during the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival, the Hirshhorn installed “Wish Tree for Washington, D.C.,” a sculpture by Yoko Ono[Read More…]

by May 19, 2017 0 comments Summer Highlights, The Guide
A Breath of Fresh Air: Nature Near DC

A Breath of Fresh Air: Nature Near DC

The National Aroboretum Located in northeast Washington, D.C., the U.S. National Arboretum is a 446-acre living museum dedicated to enhancing the value of ornamental and landscape plants through research, conservation and exhibition. Featuring 9.5 miles of roadways, the Arboretum’s beautiful gardens can be explored by foot, bike or car. Although[Read More…]

by May 19, 2017 0 comments Summer Highlights, The Guide