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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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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, Valeska Hilbig, Wisconsin labor debates, political history collection, smithsonian Institution  
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Smithsonian Snapshot focuses on suffrage movement

"Smithsonian Snapshot" continues rumaging through the millions of Smithsonian artifacts this week with a look at a suffragist's sash. The yellow sash was worn by supporters of the women's movement and was printed with the words "Votes for Women." March...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | March 1, 2011; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Photography, Smithsonian  | Tags:  Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Snapshot, Suffrage Sash  
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Museum acquires rare Baldwin photographs

James Baldwin feeding pigeons in Istanbul. (Sedat Pakay, 1965) A collection of photographs of James Baldwin, one of the leading literary figures of the 20th Century, has been acquired by the National Museum of African American History and Culture....

By Jacqueline Trescott  | February 24, 2011; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Museums, Photography, Smithsonian  | Tags:  James Baldwin, Michele Gates Moresi, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Sedat Pakay, smithsonian Institution  
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President's budget reduces almost all cultural funding

For the proposed federal budget for fiscal 2012, released Monday, almost all of the agencies and museums that receive government dollars saw their checkbooks trimmed. The budget sent to Capitol Hill by the administration is a starting point for discussions...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | February 14, 2011; 8:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Kennedy Center, Museums, National Endowment for the Arts, National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian, national endowment for the humanities  | Tags:  Arts Budget, National Endowment for the Arts, National Gallery of Art, smithsonian Institution  
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President suggests reductions for almost all cultural funding

In the administration's fiscal 2012 budget request, released Monday, the National Endowment for the Arts was penciled in for $146.2 million. That number, which now has to be debated by Congress, represents a 13 percent reduction from the fiscal 2010...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | February 14, 2011; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Museums, National Endowment for the Arts, Smithsonian  | Tags:  National Endowment for the Arts, Smithsonian Institution  
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Older Entries in This Category »

"Hide/Seek" visitors register their opinions, Jacqueline Trescott , February 10, 2011
American History wants your help, Jacqueline Trescott , February 9, 2011
Freedom Riders remember events of 50 years ago, Jacqueline Trescott , February 8, 2011
Smithsonian Channel spotlights black history, Jacqueline Trescott , February 4, 2011
Smithsonian has bonanza year in fundraising, Jacqueline Trescott , February 2, 2011
Smithsonian nominates Steve Case for its board, Jacqueline Trescott , February 1, 2011
Smithsonian explains merchandise selection, Jacqueline Trescott , January 19, 2011
Sen. Sanders questions Chinese products at the Smithsonian, Jacqueline Trescott , January 19, 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
Museum of Censored Art Readies for Opening Tomorrow, Jessica Dawson , January 12, 2011
Work continues at the site of Haiti's famed cathedral, Jacqueline Trescott , 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
2010 Pop Quiz: The Year in Arts, Paul Williams , December 17, 2010
AAMD Criticizes Portrait Gallery's Action, Jacqueline Trescott , December 3, 2010
Norman Rockwell: Gay Icon?, Jessica Dawson , November 29, 2010
The Hope Returns with Ribbons of Diamonds, Jacqueline Trescott , November 18, 2010
Air and Space Unveils New Home for Pioneers, Jacqueline Trescott , November 16, 2010
Hope Diamond gets a Hollywood voice, Jacqueline Trescott , October 22, 2010
The Hirshhorn -- 'Party Central' -- on Oct. 29, Jacqueline Trescott , October 18, 2010
President Carter cancels tonight's talk, Jacqueline Trescott , September 29, 2010
A stunning diamond arrives at Natural History Museum, Jacqueline Trescott , September 27, 2010
The Smithsonian's 'rat tale', Jacqueline Trescott , September 21, 2010
Smithsonian Summer crowds, Jacqueline Trescott , September 20, 2010
 
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