Museums move to a seven-day schedule as they compete for attention

Jan 28, 2019
They have more than just industry trends to keep an eye on.
The Guggenheim is now open seven days a week year-round.
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American laborers as art at the National Portrait Gallery

Dec 5, 2017
"I want people to walk away recognizing workers in their daily life ... and possibly feel a little less alone walking away," says the exhibit's co-curator.
Smithsonian Museum curator Dorothy Moss leads Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal through the new exhibition “The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers.”
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Yayoi Kusama exhibit is an economic puzzle for museum

Feb 24, 2017
The lines are long but entry is free. So how can the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn capitalize on its 'blockbuster'?
Yayoi Kusama's "Phalli’s Field," 1965, is one of the infinity mirror room installations at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.
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