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Hundreds of people watch the World Cup final in Silver Spring, Maryland. (credit: Heather Curtis/All-News 99.1)

World Cup Watch Parties in D.C., Md.

The Smithsonian is hosting a viewing party for the final match of the World Cup.

07/11/2014

Portrait of the 18th U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant. (1822-1885) (Courtesy of the National Archives/Newsmakers)

Smithsonian Features Grant, Lee From Civil War

The National Portrait Gallery is continuing a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a new exhibit focusing on the two generals who led Confederate and Union troops into battle.

07/07/2014

File photo of an event at the Smithsonian Institution. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for A+E Networks)

Best Upcoming Events for Art Lovers in Washington, D.C.

If you’re an art lover in Washington D.C., you won’t want to miss these summer events that celebrate the rich artistic culture in the nation’s capital.

05/31/2014

Artist Will Cotton's painting Cupcake Katy goes on view at the National Portrait Galley to welcome the pop star to D.C. (Credit: Smithsonianmag.com)

US Portrait Gallery Adds Katy Perry to Collection

Katy Perry is getting an honor usually reserved for later in life. Her portrait is joining the collection at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington.

05/21/2014

Actor Mickey Rooney (Photo credit: ADRIAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Mickey Rooney Portrait Installed at Smithsonian

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has installed a photograph of entertainer Mickey Rooney with his frequent co-star Judy Garland to honor the late actor at the museum in Washington.

04/09/2014

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Best Date Ideas for Art Lovers in Washington, D.C.

Art lovers of various likes and dislikes can find something any day of the week to do for a date. These date ideas are suitable for all art lovers.

04/07/2014

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Best Museum Exhibits this Spring in Washington, D.C.

Spring means not having to hear terms like “polar vortex.” It also means you should be getting out and enjoying all the new and exciting things the city has to offer. Including the new exhibits opening at DC’s many wonderful museums. These exhibits will make you take a break from Netflix.

02/24/2014

Rapper Jay-Z (credit: GUILLAUME BAPTISTE/AFP/GettyImages)

Jay-Z, Walt Whitman Headline ‘Cool’ Exhibit in D.C.

Curators at the National Portrait Gallery want to know what it means to be cool.

02/06/2014

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Best Places In Washington DC To Propose

You’ve bought the ring, made your decision and now it’s time to pop the most important question in your relationship, but where to do it? Check out these romantic DC spots to ask that all important relationship-changing question.

08/31/2013

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50th Anniversary of March on Washington Celebrated With Art

Paintings of African-American history from slavery to suburban life by artist Kerry James Marshall and portraits of the Rev. Martin Luther King’s rise to prominence will help mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington this year.

06/28/2013

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