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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

Maya Lin Awarded First “Portrait of a Nation” Prize by Smithsonian

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Smithsonian Acquires Rights to Early Downtown Trailblazer OK Harris Gallery

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Smithsonian Institution Receives $14.5 Million in Additional Government Funding

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Smithsonian’s Asian Art Collection to Go Online by End of Year

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Smithsonian Exploring Potential London Expansion

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Government Shutdown Costs to Smithsonian Reach $2.8 Million

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Smithsonian Director to Step Down Next Year

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Da Vinci Notebook Coming to the Smithsonian

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Smithsonian Officially Deflates “Bubble” Project

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Smithsonian Issues Statement on Sequestration Closures

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Smithsonian to Adjust Summer Hours in Face of Budget Cuts

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Smithsonian Commits to Regular Hours Despite Impending Cuts

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Go See – Washington, DC: Alexis Rockman – A Fable for Tomorrow at the Smithsonian American Art Museum until May 8th, 2011

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

British Museum Considers Move to London’s Olympic Park

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

New York – Martin Puryear: “Multiple Dimensions” at The Morgan Library & Museum Through January 10th, 2015

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Freer Gallery of Art in New York to Undergo Renovations

Monday, February 16th, 2015
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Leonardo da Vinci Painting Inspires Mystery Over Depiction of Transparent Orb

October 19th, 2017

Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, via The GuardianThe Guardian has a piece this week on the mysterious orb held by Christ in the Leonardo da Vinci painting currently on view at Christie’s. “Solid glass or crystal, whether shaped like an orb or a lens, produces magnified, inverted, and reversed images,” historian Walter Isaacson says of the image. “Instead, Leonardo painted the orb as if it were a hollow glass bubble that does not refract or distort the light passing through it.”
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In Rare Move, Several Florine Stettheimer Works Change Hands this Fall

October 19th, 2017

Florine Stettheimer, New York Liberty, 1918, via Art NewsIn an extremely rare occurrence, two works by Florine Stettheimer have changed hands this year, with one going into the collection of the Whitney Museum, and one going onto the open market.  Stettheimer rarely sold or gave her works away, making one’s appearance, let alone two in the same year, a momentous event. 
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Kader Attia Wins 2017 Joan Miró Prize

October 19th, 2017

Kader Attia, via Art DailyFrench-Algerian artist Kader Attia has been named  winner of the 2017 Joan Miró Prize.  “Attia’s passionate engagement with current affairs and with the shared fate of humanity [which] has close links to Joan Miró’s involvement in the critical episodes that marked his generation, while Attia’s unique take on complex, often traumatic, human relationships across cultures resonates with Miró’s universal aspirations,” the award’s jury said in a statement.
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