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An Alien's Guide to D.C.

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 07.09.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The aliens are coming, the aliens are coming! Or, at least, they're coming in the next 10,000 years after human civilization has bee...

Prominent Artist's First D.C. Show (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 06.27.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- "I try to make work about things that matter," Kerry James Marshall says to describe his art, which uses paint and canvas to tell storie...

It's Kind Of A Big Deal

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 06.05.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Ron Burgundy will finally be recognized for his contributions to journalism excellence when "Anchorman: The Exhibit" opens at the Newseu...

Smithsonian's Crowdfunding Experiment

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 05.29.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- More than 20 million Americans practice yoga and the number is climbing. To embrace the trend with an artsy twist, an upcoming Smithsoni...

These Museums Are Free On Saturday

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 05.16.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Let's face it: We're spoiled by free museums in Washington, D.C.. For those museums that do charge an entrance fee, we're always tryi...

From Trash To Museum Treasure

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 04.27.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- "This exhibition is very special," Chinese artist Xu Bing says by way of introducing his new display at Washington's Freer and Sackler G...

The Most Anticipated Show Of The Year

Posted 02.21.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the nation's capital produced two music scenes still being heard throughout the world, go-go and hard...

Taylor Swift's Shoes Help Set World Record In D.C.

Posted 02.04.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- There are a lot of shoes in the courtyard of the National Geographic Society headquarters. A lot. Enough to set a world record. And some...

This Museum Exhibit Is Going To Be Tough To See

Posted 02.01.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- D.C.'s Museum of Crime and Punishment is hosting a heartbreaking exhibition about dog fighting, from now through September. "The Voic...

Smithsonian, USPTO Plan 'innovation Pavilion' In Arts And Industries Building

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 01.16.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Smithsonian Institution announced plans Wednesday to create an innovation pavilion with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in one ...

Play, Work, Build With Your Children at the National Building Museum

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 11.28.2012 | DC
Jamie Davis Smith

A museum dedicated to architecture, engineering and design may not seem like an obvious place to take young children, but the National Building Museum currently has two large rooms dedicated to play for children two and up.

Virginia Museum Receives 9/11 Artifacts

News & Messenger, Manassas, Va. | David Pierce | Posted 12.26.2012 | DC

PRINCE WILLIAM, Va. -- The planned Americans in Wartime Museum will be adding a fire engine involved in the response to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist a...

LOOK: George Washington's Five O'Clock Shadow Restored In Famous Painting

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 09.01.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Sixteen paintings by American artist Gilbert Stuart of some of the nation's founding fathers and other figures are showing their true co...

Putting The 'Free' In Free Speech

AP | Posted 06.26.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Newseum its waiving its admission fee for youth visitors ages 18 and under during the summer months. The museum about journalism an...

High-Tech Human Genome Exhibit Coming To D.C.

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 07.21.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History is developing its first major exhibit on the human genome with a $3 million pl...

Spot On National Mall Will Be Named For Koch Brother

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 07.03.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — An energy businessman is donating a record $35 million to the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History to build a new dinos...

LOOK: 'House & Home' At The National Building Museum

Posted 04.23.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- George Washington's idea of what makes a home might be different from yours. He probably didn't have a Farrah Fawcett poster hanging on ...

Andrea Stone

Women's Museum, Under Scrutiny, Seeks Ph.D.

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Better late than never. Days after a Huffington Post investigation revealed a host of problems at the nascent National Women's Histor...

Andrea Stone

Blight At The Museum: Why Washington Still Has No Women's History Museum

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sixteen years ago, a small band of women working on Capitol Hill launched a campaign to "Free the Sisters of the Crypt" and raised $85,0...

WATCH: 'SONG 1' Opens At The Hirshhorn, 'The Bubble' Gets Its Name

Posted 03.23.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Multimedia artist Doug Aitken's "SONG 1" was officially inaugurated on Thursday night literally wrapping the Hirshhorn Museum in moving ...

LOOK: Museum Exterior Wrapped In Hi-Def Video Images

Posted 03.22.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Multimedia artist Doug Aitken's "SONG 1" will literally wrap the Hirshhorn Museum in moving images beginning Thursday night. The art...

September 11 Exhibit

Kim Roberts | Posted 11.20.2011 | DC
Kim Roberts

For just one short week, the National Museum of American History hosted a powerful temporary exhibit, "September 11: Remembrance and Reflection."

A Serene Space at Smithsonian's Center

Katherine Gustafson | Posted 11.15.2011 | DC
Katherine Gustafson

My favorite place in D.C. is an oasis of contemplative calm smack in the center of the city's most chaotic tourist hotspot -- the Freer Gallery of Art.