A Pictorial Farewell to 2017 (photos)

December 28, 2017

The holiday season is a special time in the nation’s capital, as captured in this photo essay by Jeff Malet.

DC Artswatch

November 8, 2017

Compiled by Richard Selden 10th FotoWeekDC The opening-night party for the 10th anniversary edition of FotoWeekDC will be held Friday, Nov. 10, at 2801 16th St. NW. The citywide celebration […]

A Conversation With Lonnie Bunch

October 11, 2017

When most people think of Lonnie G. Bunch III, they think about the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, which he has served as director for the […]

Smithsonian Honors Brokaw With ‘Great Americans’ Medal (photos)

September 25, 2017

During the Sept. 21 event, Brokaw donated a West Point presentation saber and two pieces of the Berlin Wall, representing his more than five decades in broadcasting.

Sting, J. Ralph at Smithsonian

September 13, 2017

The Smithsonian National Museum of American History acquired objects from Sting and J. Ralph in a donation ceremony on Sept. 8. In photo (left to right): curator Amanda Moniz, Smithsonian […]

Smithsonian Acquires Musical Objects from Sting, J. Ralph (photos)

September 11, 2017

The former lead singer for the Police donated the 1978 Fender Stratocaster guitar that he played at Amnesty International’s “The Secret Policeman’s Other Ball” in 1981.

Smithsonian Gets Baseball Treasures in Special Ceremony (photos)

August 17, 2017

National Museum of American History board member Thomas Tull donated 14 artifacts used by baseball legends who played for six different major-league teams.

Overheard at Lunch: D.C. Gossip Girl

August 10, 2017

Having a ‘Back to the Future’ Moment? Have you noticed lots of vintage cars around town? Steven Spielberg’s Pentagon Papers movie is back in D.C. filming, except this time none […]

Revival’ at National Museum of Women in the Arts

August 9, 2017

Recently, most contemporary art passing through this city has focused on our external experiences, the way we negotiate, perceive or fit into our environments. Yayoi Kusama’s monumentally popular “Infinity Rooms” […]

Bazille at the National Gallery

June 21, 2017

  About two years ago, I flew to South Africa to visit my mother’s family (she moved to America shortly before I was born). The last time I had visited […]