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Smithsonian pledges to open an American merchandise shop

The skirmish over product origins between the National Museum of American History and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was settled this week when the museum promised to open a gift shop devoted to made-in-America products. Sanders had expressed his displeasure at...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | March 11, 2011; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Museums, Smithsonian  | Tags:  American manufacturing, National Museum of American History, Sen. Bernard Sanders, U.S.merchandise at the Smithsonian  
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Jefferson bible gets rehabbed

The Jefferson bible. (National Museum of American History)When Thomas Jefferson was 77, he went back to a project he had been thinking about for decades. Sitting in Monticello, using candlelight and a knife, he cut New Testament verses in four...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | March 10, 2011; 6:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Lockheed Martin gives U.S. Army Museum $10 million

The plans for the National Museum of the U.S. Army are marching right along. Lockheed Martin Corp., the global company based in Bethesda, pledged $10 million this week for the museum's education center.With that promise, the museum has raised $55...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | March 10, 2011; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Museums  | Tags:  $10 million to future Washington museum, Lockheed Martin, National Museum of the U.S. Army  
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Mary Surratt and "The Conspirator"

Hollywood producer Webster Stone entered the world of museum exhibition design with the adrenaline rush he brings to his movies. "We wanted to break it down just like a movie. There's the conspiracy. There's the attacks. There's the arrests," said...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | March 9, 2011; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Films, Jacqueline Trescott, Local Arts and Culture, Museums, Washington exhibitions  | Tags:  Mary Surratt, national crime and punishment museum, Robert Redford, Robin Wright, The Conspirator, Webster Stone  
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Phillips stacks the abstract deck with Kandinsky and Stella

The Phillips Collection is opening its summer season with solo shows by two celebrated modernists: Wassily Kandinsky and Frank Stella. For Washington museum-goers, it has been quite a while since both artists had individual shows at the city's major museums....

By Jacqueline Trescott  | March 9, 2011; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Contemporary Art, Jacqueline Trescott, Museums, Washington exhibitions  | Tags:  Frank Stella, Phillips Collection, Washington exhibitions, Wassily Kandinsky  
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Smithsonian dispatches curator to collect from Wisconsin debates

The National Museum of American History, always on the outlook for current materials, has dispatched a curator to Wisconsin to judge whether signs and buttons from the ongoing labor debates are museum-worthy. Barbara Klark Smith, a curator with the museum's...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | March 8, 2011; 6:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Museums, Smithsonian  | Tags:  Barbara Klark Smith, National Museum of American History, political history collection, smithsonian Institution, Valeska Hilbig, Wisconsin labor debates  
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Archives announces spring and summer hours, Jacqueline Trescott , March 3, 2011
Holocaust museum sponsors talks with survivors, Jacqueline Trescott , March 1, 2011
Secrest tackles Modigliani in new biography, Jacqueline Trescott , February 28, 2011
A sampler of rarely seen Gauguins, Jacqueline Trescott , February 25, 2011
Museum acquires rare Baldwin photographs, Jacqueline Trescott , February 24, 2011
Paul Richard to trace Color School origins, Jacqueline Trescott , February 22, 2011
House proposes FTC move to make room for National Gallery, Jacqueline Trescott , February 17, 2011
VFW gives $500,000 to U.S. Army museum, Jacqueline Trescott , February 17, 2011
Smithsonian video game exhibition voting is open, Hayley Tsukayama , February 15, 2011
President's budget reduces almost all cultural funding, Jacqueline Trescott , February 14, 2011
Coalition supports a new museum for "American People", Jacqueline Trescott , February 9, 2011
Wood meets fire at African Art Museum, Jessica Righthand , February 9, 2011
Freedom Riders remember events of 50 years ago, Jacqueline Trescott , February 8, 2011
Sesame Street and Children's Museum form partnership, Jacqueline Trescott , February 3, 2011
Kreeger displays Washington artists' prints, Jacqueline Trescott , January 26, 2011
Work on East Building to begin in March, Jacqueline Trescott , January 25, 2011
Smithsonian explains merchandise selection, Jacqueline Trescott , January 19, 2011
Sen. Sanders questions Chinese products at the Smithsonian, Jacqueline Trescott , January 19, 2011
Lincoln's coat returns to Ford's Theatre, Jacqueline Trescott , January 18, 2011
Clough pledges to continue "Hide/Seek" conversation, Jacqueline Trescott , January 18, 2011
MoMA acquires and shows "Fire In My Belly", Jacqueline Trescott , January 13, 2011
Bunch to be honored by BET, Jacqueline Trescott , January 13, 2011
Museum of Censored Art Readies for Opening Tomorrow, Jessica Dawson , January 12, 2011
Protesters Plan to Stage "Museum of Censored Art", Jacqueline Trescott , January 5, 2011
Rockwell: Officially a Gallery Buster, Jacqueline Trescott , January 5, 2011
Preserving the (Nearly) Unpreservable, Jessica Dawson , January 5, 2011
At the Hirshhorn: Have your Palace and Eat It, Too, Jessica Dawson , January 4, 2011
2010 Pop Quiz: The Year in Arts, Paul Williams , December 17, 2010
Corcoran and Carr Properties Team Up, Jacqueline Trescott , December 14, 2010
AAMD Criticizes Portrait Gallery's Action, Jacqueline Trescott , December 3, 2010
Portrait Gallery gets huge online bump, Jacqueline Trescott , December 2, 2010
Phillips gears up for a celebration, Jacqueline Trescott , December 1, 2010
Gopnik's Daily Pic: A gay idyll by Demuth, Blake Gopnik , December 1, 2010
Gopnik's Daily Pic: Baldessari still in mind, Blake Gopnik , November 30, 2010
Norman Rockwell: Gay Icon?, Jessica Dawson , November 29, 2010
Gopnik's Daily Pic: Picasso's "Arm" - again, Blake Gopnik , November 24, 2010
The Hope Returns with Ribbons of Diamonds, Jacqueline Trescott , November 18, 2010
Gopnik's Daily Pic: Gorky at MoMA, Blake Gopnik , November 17, 2010
Air and Space Unveils New Home for Pioneers, Jacqueline Trescott , November 16, 2010
Portrait Gallery To Read and Read and Read "Leaves of Grass", Jacqueline Trescott , November 16, 2010
Gopnik's Daily Pic: Kapoor's mirror at the Met, Blake Gopnik , November 15, 2010
National Gallery Gets a Gift of Decorative Arts, Jacqueline Trescott , November 12, 2010
National crime museum offers $6 tickets, Jacqueline Trescott , November 11, 2010
Extended Hours for Rockwell, Jacqueline Trescott , November 10, 2010
Gopnik's Daily Pic: Best of FotoWeek DC, Blake Gopnik , November 9, 2010
Gopnik's Daily Pic: Naum Gabo was a contender, Blake Gopnik , November 5, 2010
2010 Kennedy Center Honors Watch: Jones, Jacqueline Trescott , November 2, 2010
Gopnik's Daily Pic: Fragonard's sacred heat, Blake Gopnik , November 2, 2010
Gopnik's Daily Pic: Bacchiacca in Baltimore, Blake Gopnik , November 1, 2010
Projections of Sudan photographs at Holocaust Museum, Jacqueline Trescott , November 1, 2010
Gopnik's Daily Pic: An anatomy of art, Blake Gopnik , October 28, 2010
'America I AM' stopping at National Geographic, Jacqueline Trescott , October 27, 2010
Gopnik's Daily Pic: Gossage's vision, Blake Gopnik , October 26, 2010
Hope Diamond gets a Hollywood voice, Jacqueline Trescott , October 22, 2010
Gopnik's Daily Pic: Gossart (again) and mannerism, Blake Gopnik , October 21, 2010
Gopnik's Daily Pic: Gossart the modern, Blake Gopnik , October 20, 2010
Gopnik's Daily Pic: The first commemorative medal, Blake Gopnik , October 14, 2010
National Gallery adds an elusive Moran, Jacqueline Trescott , October 8, 2010
Phillips Collection recruits Klaus Ottmann, Jacqueline Trescott , October 8, 2010
Gopnik's Daily Pic: Cambodian Bronze, Blake Gopnik , October 7, 2010
Gopnik's Daily Pic: An almost-Mayan atrium, Blake Gopnik , October 4, 2010
Picasso comes to Richmond, Blake Gopnik , September 30, 2010
Gopnik's Daily Pic: Riccio at the National Gallery, Blake Gopnik , September 24, 2010
The Smithsonian's 'rat tale', Jacqueline Trescott , September 21, 2010
Smithsonian Summer crowds, Jacqueline Trescott , September 20, 2010
 
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