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Despite End of Shutdown, Effects Persist for Museums

Despite End of Shutdown, Effects Persist for Museums

For most of January, one of the single most significant sources of knowledge in the world was sealed behind “sorry, we’re closed” signs. The largest museum and research complex in the world, the Smithsonian Institution, closed Jan. 2 as a result of the government shutdown that began Dec. 22 after[Read More…]

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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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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The Maria & Alberto de la Cruz Art Gallery's first exhibit will showcase the art of Choctaw-Cherokee Native American artist Jeffrey Gibson beginning on Sept. 27.

New Art Gallery Focused on Modern Contemporary Art Opens

The Maria & Alberto de la Cruz Art Gallery opened Aug. 27 on the first floor of the Edmund A. Walsh Building, featuring a mix of Georgetown student artwork, travelling exhibitions and historical artwork from museums around the Washington, D.C area. After almost six months of construction, the gallery plans[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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‘Do Ho Suh: Almost Home’ at the Smithsonian American Art Museum Explores Belonging in the East and the West

Experiences are not always shared — but the concept of home is universal. At “Do Ho Suh: Almost Home” at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Korean artist Do Ho Suh recreates his memory of his homes in Korea and the United States through colorful and diaphanous fabric installations. The exhibit,[Read More…]

by April 24, 2018 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
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‘No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man’ Brings a Glimpse of the Desert to DC

The Black Rock Desert in Nevada is desolate for the majority of the year. Yet for one week each year, it is transformed into Black Rock City, where around 75,000 people travel to experience the wonders of Burning Man, a massive experiment in community living. The gathering is short, but[Read More…]

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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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Concerts and Festivals: Editor’s Picks

May 23-24, 2016 – Mac DeMarco at the 9:30 Club Over the past 10 years, Canadian singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco has cultivated one of the most distinctive sounds of the indie genre, combining soft, echoing guitar arrangements with lazy, lo-fi vocals in what some have described as “slacker rock.” Earlier this[Read More…]

by May 19, 2017 0 comments Summer Highlights, The Guide
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A Voyage Through JFK’s Legacy

The Smithsonian American Art Museum recently unveiled its newest exhibit, “American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times,” a fascinating photo gallery that explores and celebrates the life and legacy of the 35th president. Visitors might ask, what exactly is it that makes Kennedy an “American visionary,” and an international[Read More…]

by May 16, 2017 1 comment Features, The Guide