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  • Cornell University President Dr. David Skorton speaks during a news conference at the Smithsonian Castle in Washington, Monday, March 10, 2014, where he was named the 13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Skorton, a cardiologist, will replace Secretary Wayne Clough, who plans to retire in October after six years. The 64-year-old will be the first physician to lead the organization and its 13th secretary since 1846. For much of its history, the Smithsonian has been led by scientists.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Cornell president named new head of Smithsonian

    A heart doctor and Ivy League university president who also plays the saxophone and flute was named the next leader of the Smithsonian Institution on Monday, combining his love of the arts and sciences at the world's largest museum and research complex.


  • This undated photo provided by the Smithsonian Institution shows the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building in Washington. Financial pressures have forced the Smithsonian Institution to rethink plans to reopen one of the oldest buildings on the National Mall this year as an innovation pavilion, leaving the site's future in question. The 133-year-old Arts and Industries Building, one of the original exhibition spaces in the nation's capital, has undergone a $55 million federally funded renovation to replace its roof and rehabilitate the structure. It was shuttered in 2004 because of structural problems and leaks. While scaffolding is now being dismantled around the building, it will remain closed until further notice, officials said late Monday. (AP Photo/Smithsonian Institution)

    Smithsonian scraps plan to reopen shuttered site

    Financial pressures have forced the Smithsonian Institution to rethink plans to reopen one of the oldest buildings on the National Mall this year as an innovation pavilion, leaving the site's future in question.


  • The NASA Space Shuttle Discovery sits on a road prior to a welcoming ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum annex in Chantilly, Va., on April 19, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Smithsonian ceremony welcomes space shuttle Discovery

    Space shuttles Discovery and Enterprise stood nose to nose during a stirring ceremony at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on Thursday.


  • Experts debate Smithsonian's response to critics

    Museum experts are weighing in on a censorship controversy at the Smithsonian Institution and what it means for publicly funded museums at a time when arts funding has been targeted for deep budget cuts.


  • Group protests over video removed from Smithsonian

    An art group is protesting outside the Smithsonian Institution over the removal of a gay artist's video that depicted ants crawling on a crucifix.


  • Wayne Clough, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, left, gestures during a news conference with Patty Stonesifer, chair of the Smithsonian Board of Regents, center, and John McCarter, a member of the Smithsonian Board of Regents, following a meeting of the Smithsonian Board of Regents Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, in Washington. where they discussed the decision to remove the video "A Fire in My Belly" from the National Portrait Gallery after complaints from a Catholic group.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Smithsonian board seeks changes after video flap

    The Smithsonian Institution's governing board on Monday called for changes in how potentially objectionable exhibits are handled while also standing behind the head of the museum complex amid accusations of censorship.


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