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Latest Smithsonian Institution Items
While a first lady's first inaugural gown is traditionally donated to the Smithsonian, Michelle Obama's second inaugural gown is destined to be among the first objects in a future Obama presidential library.
Accustomed to free access to Smithsonian museums, visitors to the National Air and Space Museum's center in Chantilly can be taken aback by the hefty $15 parking fee.
Nam June Paik has been rightly called the George Washington of the video art movement. The South Korean-born artist, who died in 2006 at age 73, led a revolution in embracing television and electronics during the early 1960s to create provocative, quirky and influential works.
The Smithsonian American Art Museum's new exhibition, "The Civil War and American Art," which opens today, has two stars. One is the enslaved black American; the other is Winslow Homer.
The last of NASA's space shuttles to fly, Atlantis, is the last to move to its new retirement home, just 10 miles away at Kennedy Space Center's main tourist site. A look at each of the shuttles in the order they flew, including the test model.
The Smithsonian Institution's museums and National Zoo are reopening in Washington after shutting their doors for two days because of superstorm Sandy.
The Smithsonian Institution's museums and National Zoo are reopening on the National Mall after shutting their doors for two days because of superstorm Sandy.
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who helped design Beijing's Olympic Stadium and has since drawn tough scrutiny for his political activism, is opening the first North American retrospective exhibition of his work in Washington.
Dorothy's ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz" are leaving Washington on their first international journey to London's Victoria and Albert Museum.