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The Smithsonian announced the first presidential portraits created using 3-D technology. The prints and the 3-D data will become part of the collection of the National Portrait Gallery. (Photo: Smithsonian Institution)

Smithsonian Creates First 3D ‘Life Mask’ of Obama

A team at the Smithsonian Institution has scanned President Barack Obama’s head to create the first 3D portrait of a sitting president.

06/18/2014

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Smithsonian Craft Show Opens

The four-day Smithsonian Craft Show is scheduled to begin Thursday.

04/25/2013

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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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Imax to Upgrade Smithsonian Theaters

Imax Corp. is beginning an initiative to transition museum-based theaters to new laser digital projection, beginning with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.

01/15/2013

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Top Landmarks In The DC Area

You don’t have to be from out of twon to enjoy all that DC has to offer. On your next day off visit Arlington National Cemetery, the U.S. Capitol building and other DC landmarks.

05/28/2011

The distinctive, Victorian-style towers of the Smithsonian Institution Arts and Industries Building. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Best Places To Beat The ‘April Showers’

Sure April Showers bring May Flowers, but what are you supposed to do when it’s pouring outside?

04/02/2011

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