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David Rubenstein Tapped to Head Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Smithsonian Institution Receives $14.5 Million in Additional Government Funding

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

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

Friday, May 31st, 2019

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

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

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 Will Not Remove Sackler Name From Museum

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

Smithsonian to Reopen Tuesday

Monday, January 28th, 2019

Smithsonian Secretary Calls for End to Shutdown in Open Letter

Friday, January 25th, 2019

Corcoran Gallery to Give Away Works to U.S. Institutions

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Smithsonian Confirms London Expansion

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Smithsonian Institute To Stay Open Monday During Shutdown

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Michael Govan Joins Smithsonian Board

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Stephanie Stebich Named Director of Smithsonian American Art Museum

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

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

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

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 Issues Statement on Sequestration Closures

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Smithsonian to Adjust Summer Hours in Face of Budget Cuts

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
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MoMA Hires Top SFMoMA Curator

February 14th, 2020

Clément Chéroux, senior curator of the photography center at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, is heading to MoMA’s to serve as the museum’s chief curator of photography. “It was a pleasure to work at SFMOMA for three years and to have the support of a fantastic Bay Area photo community,” Chéroux said in a statement. “I am very excited to be part of the energy of the new MoMA and to work with the team and collection to develop great projects.”
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James Turrell’s Roden Crater Gets $3 million Pledge from Online Gaming Billionaire

February 14th, 2020

Billionaire Mark Pincus, founder of online gaming firm Zynga, has pledged $3 million to James Turrell’s Roden Crater project. “The project itself feels, to me, like modern-day pyramids,” he says. “The ambition and scale and scope of it is something that has the potential to be something that people, many generations from now, will be able to experience and get something amazing from—maybe something beyond what we can imagine today.”
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Private Museum Closings Explored in Art Newspaper Piece

February 14th, 2020

A piece in Art Newspaper asks why so many private museums are already shuttering. “It’s more fun building a museum and a collection and opening it than running it,” says Adrian Ellis, the founding director of AEA Consulting.
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