Former South African President Nelson Mandela’s death has sparked people in the Washington area to pay tribute to the anti-apartheid icon.
A small team has begun creating 3D models of some key objects that represent the breadth of the collection at the world’s largest museum complex.
More than 100 exhibits, programs and events are opening as part of the FotoWeek DC 2013 festival.
The Smithsonian Institution is facing a $65 million budget cut this year under automatic funding reductions approved by Congress.
Visitors lined up waiting for Washington’s museums to finally reopen Thursday after a 16-day government shutdown that has cost each site money in lost gift store sales, theater tickets and concessions.
Smithsonian Institution Secretary Wayne Clough will retire next year from leading the world’s largest museum and research complex, he announced Wednesday.
The Smithsonian’s National Zoo says the 2-week-old giant panda cub is a girl and her father is Tian Tian (tee-YEN tee-YEN).
WASHINGTON (AP) — Police said they are investigating whether a woman arrested in the splattering of green paint inside two chapels at the Washington National Cathedral has any connection to two similar incidents on the […]
The Smithsonian Institution continues to use substandard facilities in suburban Maryland to store important art and science collections, despite risks cited in a 2006 audit, according to the inspector general of the museum complex.
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.