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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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The economic impact of a major new museum

Sep 23, 2016
Washington, D.C. is opening a new museum on the history of African-Americans.
A statue of Colorado pioneer and former slave Clara Brown is on display next to a preserved slave cabin at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.
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Help Wanted: beer historian

Jul 29, 2016
The Smithsonian Institution is hiring a beer historian and the gig comes with a $65,000 paycheck.
Men in their traditional Bavarian clothing clink beer mugs on the second day of the 2014 Oktoberfest at Theresienhoehe on Sept. 21, 2014 in Munich, Germany.
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Scientists use sensors to get close-ups of wild animals; now you can see all this online

Feb 28, 2011
The Smithsonian has launched a new website that features more than 200,000 photos taken by researchers from automated cameras. The cameras have...

Is this art? The Smithsonian gets into gaming

Feb 22, 2011
Beginning March 16, 2012, The Smithsonian Institute will celebrate the art of video games. The exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum wil...