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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

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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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Best Ways To Learn About Presidential And American History In Washington DC

As the nation’s capital Washington, D.C. has privileged access to the history of the American presidents. These national landmarks boast exclusive historical insight into the life and work of the presidents.

02/18/2013

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Smithsonian Appoints New Portrait Gallery Chief

The Smithsonian Institution is appointing a leading Philadelphia museum executive as the new director of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington.

02/05/2013

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National Portrait Gallery Goes Poetic with New Exhibit

America often knows the names but not the faces of its great poets. Now the National Portrait Gallery is introducing dozens of 20th century poets to Washington visitors.

10/12/2012

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National Portrait Gallery Director Steps Down Citing Health Concerns

Martin Sullivan, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery director, is stepping down at the end of May due to health reasons.

05/07/2012

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