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Smithsonian Partners with PBS for Online Educational Programming

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

Smithsonian Abandons $2 Billion Expansion Plan

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Smithsonian and Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation to Investigate Asian Art Provenance

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

Smithsonian Pulls Back from Permanent London Space

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Smithsonian Looks at Its Path Forward

Thursday, December 26th, 2019

Smithsonian Spotlights Donation of Duchamp Works to Museum Holdings

Friday, December 6th, 2019

Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III Interviewed in Art Newspaper

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Smithsonian Acquires Papers of Andrea Rosen

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Smithsonian Will Not Remove Sackler Name From Museum

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

Smithsonian Names Lonnie Bunch, African American Museum Head to Direct Entire Institution

Friday, May 31st, 2019

Smithsonian to Reopen Tuesday

Monday, January 28th, 2019

Smithsonian Secretary Calls for End to Shutdown in Open Letter

Friday, January 25th, 2019

Andy Warhol Foundation to Give $100,000 to Smithsonian, Ending Ban

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

Roy Lichtenstein Foundation Donates $5 million to the Smithsonian Archives of American Art

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

Smithsonian Confirms London Expansion

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Smithsonian Institute To Stay Open Monday During Shutdown

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Smithsonian Archives Receives $575,000 Grant for Collecting Archives of African-American Artists

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Michael Govan Joins Smithsonian Board

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Stephanie Stebich Named Director of Smithsonian American Art Museum

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

David Rubenstein Tapped to Head Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Smithsonian Receives Major Challenge Gift from Walton Family for Digitization of Archives

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Smithsonian Writer Challenges Emphasis on Digital Reproduction and Conservation Techniques

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Smithsonian to Open Joint Institution in London with V&A Museum

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Smithsonian Receives Important David Smith Sculpture

Saturday, December 19th, 2015
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Controversial Nick Cave Installation Heads to Brooklyn Museum

January 15th, 2021

The Brooklyn Museum will install Nick Cave’s piece Truth Be Told outside the museum, which generated controversy last during its installation at the Jack Shainman space in Kinderhook, NY.  “Museums are being called on to tell the truth, from the painful to the celebratory,” says museum director Anne Pasternak. “We can invite a constructive conversation.”
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Guggenheim Names Naomi Beckwith as Deputy Director and Chief Curator

January 15th, 2021

The Guggenheim has appointed Naomi Beckwith, formerly senior curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago as deputy director and chief curator. “If you look out over the cultural landscape — particularly in the U.S. — she is quite obviously one of the outstanding leaders of today with a huge potential as well,” says museum director Richard Armstrong. “She’s very adept at issues of identity and, particularly, multidisciplinary art. We have to think about the Guggenheim’s growth over the next few years, so it needs to be a person with enormous capacity.”
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Bloomberg Charts Rush of Galleries Moving Works Out of UK Before Brexit

January 15th, 2021

A piece in Bloomberg charts the rush by galleries to move works out of the UK before Brexit goes into effect. “The higher up the market, the more global it is,” says Anthony Browne, chairman of the British Art Market Federation, regarding the challenges posed by shipping more works outside of the UK borders. “It’s the smaller galleries and dealers and mid-market ones that have buyers in the EU that will be mostly affected.”
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