Cranes lower two artifacts at the construction site of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. (Photo by George Mesthos/NewsRadio 99.1 WNEW)

Smithsonian’s Black History Museum on Track for 2016 Opening

Smithsonian Institution officials say the new National Museum of African American History and Culture is on track to open on the National Mall in late 2016.


U.S. President Barack Obama and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands. (Photo by Ian Waldie - Pool/Getty Images)

Japan’s Prime Minister Announces $1M Gift to Smithsonian

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is announcing a $1 million gift to the Smithsonian’s Asian art museums during his visit to Washington.


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Smithsonian to Demonstrate Hoverboard for ‘Future’ Festival

IBM’s Watson computing system will be making a visit to Washington for the Smithsonian’s “The Future is Here” Festival, and organizers plan to demonstrate a real hoverboard inspired by the movie “Back to the Future.”


Demonstrators march as they protest the death Freddie Gray, an African American man who died of spinal cord injuries in police custody, in front of City Hall in Baltimore, Maryland, April 23, 2015.       AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Smithsonian Hosts Symposium on Ferguson, Race, Police Force

After several cases of police shooting unarmed black men have drawn protests and national scrutiny, the Smithsonian Institution is examining this moment in American history.


The Renwick Gallery near the White House in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Smithsonian to Reopen Renwick Gallery Near White House

The Smithsonian plans to reopen the Renwick Gallery in November after a $30 million renovation of the nation’s first structure built to be an art museum.


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

Smithsonian Aims to Reopen Shuttered Site for Special Events

Smithsonian officials are quietly working to reopen one of the oldest buildings on the National Mall that’s been shuttered for a decade.


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Smithsonian to Launch New Magazine on Cultural Travel

Smithsonian Enterprises, the business arm of the popular museum complex, is launching its first new magazine in 30 years with a focus on cultural travelers.


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Gem Lover Donates $13M for Smithsonian’s Science Education

A gem aficionado is giving $13 million to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History for science education initiatives.


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Five Must-See Museums in Washington, D.C.

Washington DC is best known for its historic buildings, monuments and museums. Check out this list of five must-see museums and see exactly what our nation’s capital has to offer.


Matthew Weiner, January Jones, John Slattery, Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss and Christina Hendricks attend the "Mad Men" New York Special Screening at The Museum of Modern Art on March 22, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

End of ‘Mad Men,’ But Show’s Relics Find New Life at Museum

Don Draper is making his exit with “Mad Men” this year, but his image as a 1960s advertising man will live on at the Smithsonian Institution.