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The Smithsonian Institution Arts and Industries Building (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Smithsonian Eyes Influences of Indian-Americans

Indian-Americans are doctors, engineers, motel owners, taxi drivers and spelling bee champs — just a few takeaways from a new exhibition at the Smithsonian.

02/25/2014

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Smithsonian Wins Approval for New Museum Design

A federal arts panel has given final approval for designs and materials to build a bronze color “corona” as the defining element of the Smithsonian’s new black history museum being built on the National Mall.

02/20/2014

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GWU, Nat’l Gallery of Art May Take Over Operations of Corcoran College, Gallery

Under a proposal announced by George Washington University Wednesday, the Corcoran College of Art + Design would become a part of GWU, and The National Gallery of Art would take over the Corcoran Gallery.

02/19/2014

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Smithsonian Is Going Diva With Wendy Williams

Talk show host Wendy Williams is giving part of her diva act to the Smithsonian to be part of a growing collection of items from daytime television.

02/07/2014

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Real ‘Monuments Men’ Records Go on Display in D.C.

Photographs, maps and records from the real corps of soldiers known as “Monuments Men” who were tasked with protecting European cultural sites and recovering looted art during World War II are going on display in Washington, many for the first time.

02/04/2014

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New U.S. Astronaut Candidates Visit D.C.’s Air and Space Museum

The nation’s newest astronaut candidates are making a visit to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.

01/30/2014

The Smithsonian Institution Arts and Industries Building (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Smithsonian Scraps Plan to Reopen Site After $55M Renovation

The Smithsonian Institution won’t reopen one of the oldest buildings on the National Mall this year as an innovation pavilion as planned.

01/28/2014

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T. Rex Skeleton to Arrive at Smithsonian in April

A Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton bound for the Smithsonian Institution is set to arrive in Washington in April as a new home is built for the specimen on the National Mall.

01/17/2014

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Head of Science Research at Smithsonian to Step Down

The head of science research at the Smithsonian Institution has announced she is stepping down after four years in the post.

01/08/2014

Smithsonian Museum of National History. (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Star-Spangled Banner, Song to be Joined in D.C.

The original, handwritten manuscript of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and the flag that inspired the song’s lyrics will be displayed together at the Smithsonian in Washington, the first time the historic pieces are believed to have been shown side by side.

01/08/2014

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