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Best Mardi Gras Parties in Washington, D.C.Mardi Gras may be a big deal in New Orleans, but DC can join in on the fun as well. Get your beads, masquerade masks, and party spirit ready for a great night out. Check out these Mardi Gras parties in Washington, D.C.
Best Free Holiday Events In Washington DCThere is rarely a day in Washington, DC where you will not be able to find some event or special program going on. So you can be sure there are even more events held during the holidays. While holiday events in the city can be rather pricey, there are almost as many free events, as well. Here are the best free holiday events in Washington, D.C.
Mitsubishi Donating $1M to Smithsonian Museums of Asian ArtMitsubishi is donating $1 million to the Smithsonian's museums of Asian art aimed at expanding communication among Japanese and American audiences and scholars.
5 Of Washington DC's Best Hidden GemsWashington, D.C. is a complex city, offering a little bit of everything, and a lot of some particular things. One of the best places for free museum visits, the city is an open book in a way. But there are some secrets the city keeps to itself. Tourists, and even some residents, overlook these hidden gems everyday.
Earliest Known Photo of Smithsonian Castle Goes on DisplayThe earliest known photo of the Smithsonian Castle, the Smithsonian's first building, is going on display to celebrate the institution's 169th birthday.
Smithsonian Official: I Wouldn't Have Opened Cosby ExhibitThe Smithsonian National Museum of African Art's director says that if she had been aware of sexual assault allegations against comedian Bill Cosby, she wouldn't have moved forward with an exhibit featuring artworks he owns.
Remains of 4 Early Colonial Leaders Discovered at JamestownArchaeologists have uncovered human remains of four of the earliest leaders of the English colony that would become America, buried for more than 400 years near the altar of what was America's first Protestant church in Jamestown, Virginia.
Public Divided Over Smithsonian Display of Bill Cosby's ArtAs the Smithsonian Institution continues to stand behind an exhibition featuring Bill Cosby's art collection, the public has begun weighing in and appears to be sharply divided over the display, based on dozens of emails and comments left at the museum.
National Zoo's 12-Year-Old Cheetah Shombay Has DiedThe National Zoo announced Tuesday its 12-year-old male cheetah named Shombay died on Saturday.
Smithsonian to Post Sign Outside Bill Cosby's Art CollectionThe Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art says it will post a sign telling visitors that an exhibition featuring Bill Cosby's art collection is about the artists, not a tribute to the comedian.
Bill Cosby's Art Collection to Remain on View at SmithsonianWhile many companies and universities have distanced themselves from Bill Cosby as sexual misconduct allegations mounted, Smithsonian officials have concluded an exhibit showcasing his art collection should continue.
Smithsonian Stands Behind Exhibit Based on Cosby CollectionThe Smithsonian Institution is standing behind a museum exhibition that relies in part on the art collection of Bill Cosby and his wife, Camille Cosby.

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