• Italian museum’s cleaning crew tosses art piece

    WASHINGTON — An art installation in an Italian gallery was supposed to look like trash. Evidently, they did a good job, because last week the cleaning crew treated it accordingly. The piece by the artistic team…

  • Exhibit on Lincoln assassination opens at New York museum

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — A museum in upstate New York is commemorating the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s death with a display of items related to his assassination, including autopsy notes. The artifacts that went…

  • No more selfie sticks at the Smithsonian

    WASHINGTON — Sorry selfie stick fans visiting Smithsonian museums. You’ll just have to use your arm. Effective March 3, monopod selfie sticks are banned for safety reasons at museums and gardens. This is in addition…

  • Original starship ‘Enterprise’ on display for one day

    CHANTILLY, Va. – Fans of the TV show Star Trek are in for a treat. The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is hosting an open house event and the museum will display the original starship “Enterprise.” “We’re…

  • NYC museum displays 1st edition of national anthem

    NEW YORK (AP) — A rare first-edition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” is on display at a New York City museum for the 200th anniversary of the national anthem. The Francis Scott Key poem that was…

  • Beyond Bollywood: New exhibit looks at immigrant experience

    Indian-Americans are more than just national spelling bee champs or motel owners. They are lawmakers, athletes and fashion designers. That\’s the message behind \”Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation.\”

  • Live music, video art in a garden at Art After Dark

    Art After Dark, the museum\’s largest fundraiser for its educational and outreach programs, includes all the elements of an urban soiree. It takes place Aug. 29 at the Museum of the Americas.

  • Celebrating the American food experience in a garden

    Hibiscus and orchid cupcakes, fried green tomato sandwiches and cucumber cups with shrimp ceviche. These are all the edible ways in which the National Museum of American History is celebrating food with the public this summer.

  • War and photography the highlight of Corcoran exhibit

    The Corcoran Gallery of Art is exploring the relationship between two
    immense subjects with its new exhibit, \”WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict
    and Its Aftermath.\”

  • Army museum battles for money to build

    The Virginia site for the National
    Museum of the United States Army was approved by the secretary of the Army in June 2011, but raising the estimated $200
    million it will cost to build it has been a battle.

  • Final night to check out ‘Song 1′ at the Hirshhorn

    Visitors can see the first work of 360-degree cinema in a continuous cylinder from sundown to midnight from March 22 through May 20.