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Watch: U.S. Air Force Band Flash Mobs To Promote Holiday Concerts

The U.S. Air Force Band engaged in a little guerilla advertising Tuesday, as 120 members treated visitors to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum to a surprise performance.

12/05/2013

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Smithsonian Gets $1M to Save Endangered Languages

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History has received a $1 million grant to launch a long-term initiative to digitize and preserve recordings of endangered languages.

12/04/2013

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Smithsonian’s African Art Museum Gets $1.8 Million From Oman

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art is receiving a $1.8 million gift from Oman, the largest donation in the museum’s history.

11/26/2013

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American Indian Museum Evacuated After Man Apparently Jumps From Railing

The National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian has been evacuated following an incident at the museum.

11/23/2013

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

Smithsonian’s Black History Museum Installs 2 Large Artifacts

Crews are installing two large artifacts inside the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture while it’s still under construction on the National Mall.

11/17/2013

Amelia Earhart stands in front of her bi-plane called "Friendship" in Newfoundland on June 14, 1928. (credit: Getty Images)

Smithsonian Making 3D Scans of Famous Artifacts

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.

11/13/2013

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Smithsonian Exhibit to Showcase Hispanic Artists

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is showing works by 72 U.S. Hispanic artists, hoping to showcase talent that has long been considered isolated and alien.

10/24/2013

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Smithsonian Opens 1st Exhibit on Art of Yoga

Yoga is moving from the studio mat to the museum gallery.

10/22/2013

The giant panda cub at Smithsonian’s National Zoo grew a lot during the 16-day federal government shutdown. During that time, the panda cam was off and the Smithsonian did not post updates or pictures on their website, Facebook or Twitter. (credit: Smithsonian's National Zoo)

VIDEO: Panda Cub Has Grown Considerably Since Shutdown Began

While the partial federal government shutdown dragged on for nearly three weeks, a lot was going on at Smithsonian’s National Zoo although it was closed.

10/20/2013

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Visitors Flock To DC Sites Again After Shutdown

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.

10/17/2013

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