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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

Yves Tanguy Work Rescued from Düsseldorf Airport Dumpster

Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

Art in General to Permanently Close

Friday, October 16th, 2020

Dezeen Charts Challenges at Cooper Hewitt

Monday, March 9th, 2020

Judy Francis Zankel Removes Cooper Hewitt from Will Over Baumann Termination

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

NYT Looks into Ouster of Cooper Hewitt Director Caroline Baumann

Monday, February 17th, 2020

Jon Iwata Takes Helm of Cooper Hewitt Board of Trustees

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Art News Survey Charts Improvements on Diversity in Museum Programming

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Art Newspaper Charts Cost of Government Shutdown

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Hirshhorn Extends Charline von Heyl Show

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

Hirshhorn Board Chair Comments on Shutdown

Friday, January 4th, 2019

National Gallery of Art Closes Due to Shutdown

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019
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Sotheby’s to Auction Collection of Pierre Le-Tan

January 19th, 2021

Sotheby’s will auction off the collection of the late French illustrator Pierre Le-Tan, which includes a portrait by David Hockney.  “We’re trying to stay true to his spirit. It’s not one of these collections where you’re going to have a $20 million Picasso. It’s a universe we want to re-create, one we hope will appeal to all kinds of collectors around the world. There’s something for everybody,” says Etienne Hellman, the auction house’s senior director of modern art.
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UK Considers New Laws to Protect Statues from Removal

January 19th, 2021

The UK is considering laws to protect statues from being removed from public spaces.  “Our view will be set out in law, that such monuments are almost always best explained and contextualized, not taken and hidden away,” says Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick.
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NYT Profiles a Frans Hals Painting Stolen Three Times from Museum in Netherlands

January 19th, 2021

A piece in the New York Times looks at the work Two Laughing Boys with a Mug of Beer by Frans Hals, and looks into why the work has been stolen three times from its place of exhibition.  “It’s really that painting for some reason, and I don’t know why,” says Christa Hendriksen, an alderman in charge of culture in Leerdam, the Netherlands.
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