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National Portrait Gallery to Honor 5 People from Collection

The National Portrait Gallery plans to honor baseball’s Hank Aaron, singer Aretha Franklin, fashion designer Carolina Herrera, designer Maya Lin and U.S. Marine Cpl. Kyle Carpenter at a gala to raise funds for exhibitions.

07/21/2015

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Art Lover’s Walking Tour of Washington, D.C.

D.C. is easily walkable; you can walk around for hours exploring the different neighborhoods. And, because the city is filled with a number of different museums and attractions, you can plan out a fun walking tour. If you are an art lover, a walking tour of some of the city’s wonderful arts institutions would be a great idea. Start with this itinerary and then explore on your own.

06/08/2015

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Best Upcoming Museum Exhibits In Washington DC

There is no shortage of museums in Washington, D.C. There are museums dedicated art, history, science, crime and more. That means there is always some interesting and informative exhibits going on in the city. Whatever subject you are interested there is bound to be an exhibit that you want to see. These are the best upcoming museum exhibits in Washington, D.C.

05/11/2015

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Stephen Colbert Honored at Gallery to Mark Show’s End

Stephen Colbert’s image is returning to the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery to mark the end of his nine-year persona on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report.”

12/19/2014

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Best Museums in the U.S.

America has many of the world’s greatest museums, some of which are free.

09/25/2014

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Artist is Turning National Mall Into Massive Portrait

The iconic National Mall will soon transform into an enormous 6-acre portrait made out of sand and soil.

09/15/2014

Actors dressed as George Washington and his wife Martha look at a portrait of the first U.S. president by Gilbert Stuart at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington on January 19, 2013. (Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Famous George Washington Painting to be Restored

One of the most famous portraits of George Washington will soon get a high-tech examination and face-lift of sorts with its first major conservation treatment in decades.

09/08/2014

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Best Art Exhibits for Kids in Washington, D.C.

With so many museums and galleries in the Washington, D.C. area, you should be able to find an art exhibit your children can enjoy. Here are the best art exhibits for kids in D.C.

09/08/2014

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Your City Guide to Washington, D.C.

Refer to this guide to the best dining, lodging and attractions in Washington D.C.

08/19/2014

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Best Upcoming Art Exhibits in Washington, D.C.

Art is the spice of life. Here’s an update on some exhibits that you are sure to enjoy.

08/04/2014

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