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Actor Mickey Rooney (Photo credit: ADRIAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Mickey Rooney Portrait Installed at Smithsonian

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has installed a photograph of entertainer Mickey Rooney with his frequent co-star Judy Garland to honor the late actor at the museum in Washington.

04/09/2014

National Air and Space Museum (Photo by Stefan Zaklin/Getty Images)

Air and Space Artifacts to Get New Display in D.C.

Some of the most iconic artifacts of aviation and space history will be getting an updated display for the 21st century, with the Apollo moon landing as the centerpiece.

04/03/2014

National Air and Space Museum (Photo by Stefan Zaklin/Getty Images)

Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum Reopens After Evacuation

Museum officials say the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum has reopened after being evacuated.

03/26/2014

A tenor saxophone owned by John Coltrane (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Coltrane’s Sax Joins Smithsonian Jazz Collection

One of John Coltrane’s tenor saxophones is joining the jazz collection at the Smithsonian.

03/26/2014

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Smithsonian Tabs Cornell President as New Leader

The Smithsonian Board of Regents has named Dr. David Skorton to lead the world’s largest museum and research complex in Washington.

03/10/2014

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

Smithsonian American Art Opens ‘Modern Realism’

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is opening a new exhibition to showcase examples of modern realism from 20th century artists.

02/28/2014

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)

Completion Creeping Closer for DC’s Long-Awaited Museum of African American History

In an interview with “The Today Show” that aired Thursday morning, National Museum of African American History & Culture Director Lonnie Birch listed some of the exciting artifacts that have been obtained by the museum so far, and said the structure of the first two floors will soon be visible.

02/27/2014

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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