Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum

Despite being barred from leaving China due to internal charges, Chinese artist/activist Ai Weiwei is receiving a gallery at the Smithsonian in Washington. (Photo credit should read Ed Jones/AFP/GettyImages)

Barred From Leaving China, Artist Weiwei Gets Smithsonian Showcase

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who helped design Beijing’s Olympic Stadium and has since drawn tough scrutiny for his political activism, is opening the first North American retrospective exhibition of his work in […]