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National Asian Pacific American Museum one step closer to reality as US House of Representatives approves bill

The measure, which was approved by the lower house of Congress unanimously, now heads to the Senate

Washington's National Gallery of Art surveys five centuries of African influence on Western art

Spanning art from 17th century to today, the show aims to explore the complex and compelling histories and cultural legacy of the African diaspora

Smithsonian lists potential sites for new Latino and women’s museums—including the FBI headquarters

The long list of possible locations also includes the Smithsonian’s Arts and Industries Building

First director picked to lead Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Latino

Jorge Zamanillo, currently the executive director and chief executive of HistoryMiami Museum, will lead the new Washington, DC museum through planning and construction

Rejected in 1862, Whistler’s woman in white finally has her day at the Royal Academy of Arts in London

The artist’s portrait of Joanna Hiffernan—once turned down for the RA's Summer Exhibition—is the centrepiece of an exhibition in London, while important works from New York’s Frick Collection head to Paris

Biden administration reverses Trump-era restrictions on federal art commissions

In the waning months of his presidency, Donald Trump’s administration imposed a ban on commissioning abstract or modernist art for federal buildings

Rubells’ Washington, DC museum is taking shape

Among the amenities in the works is an observation space where visitors can watch resident artists at work

Futuristic dreams rub shoulders with everyday innovations in new Smithsonian show

‘Futures’ inaugurates the renovated Arts and Industries Building with an array of technological wonders ranging from the prosaic to the otherworldly

Wanted: leaders with ‘stamina’ as Smithsonian tackles the creation of two new museums in Washington, DC

A turf battle may loom on the National Mall, but secretary Lonnie Bunch hopes to limit the hurdles for institutions devoted to Latino culture and women’s history

Wonder Women: Smithsonian appoints advisory council for budding women’s history museum in Washington, DC

Ranging from actor Lynda Carter and tennis star Billie Jean King to former US commerce secretary Penny Pritzker and television executive Abbe Raven, its members are expected to play a crucial role in fundraising

Hide and seek: Hirshhorn museum to cover entire building in a giant painting by Nicolas Party

As the Washington, DC institution begins a renovation project in September, a four-storey-high work will adorn its scaffolding

Craftsmen in US use medieval techniques to reconstruct Notre Dame roof support

A full-scale truss fit for the Paris cathedral will be built in Washington, DC this summer as part of a teaching project by Handshouse Studio

Richard Serra steel work to get its own art cabin in the woods at Glenstone

The artist is collaborating with the architect Thomas Phifer to design the new stand-alone gallery

Hiroshi Sugimoto’s new Hirshhorn sculpture garden will create a more open and artistically inspired future for the museum

The artist’s designs for the sunken sculpture park creating a more inviting space for visitors coming from the National Mall

President Joe Biden removes Trump appointees from US Commission of Fine Arts

The all-white all-male board members are believed to have been responsible for a controversial order that mandated a Neoclassical style for all federal buildings, which Biden also revoked

National Museum of Women in the Arts will close for two-year renovation

The $66m project includes expanding galleries, creating research and education spaces and restoring its landmark 1908 building

Smithsonian will reopen eight museums and other venues in May after more than five-month closures

National of Gallery of Art also plans to open its West Building in Washington, DC

After an extended fight, acclaimed sculptural installation will leave National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington

An accord calls for Elyn Zimmerman’s Marabar to head to a new site, with the move and reinstallation financed by the society

‘Hair is power’: Sonya Clark on her preferred material and how her Confederate flag work keeps being topical

The textile artist's retrospective at the National Museum of Women in the Arts explores complexities around race and heritage

Biden inauguration is largely virtual—but some live art is planned

A public art installation of 200,000 flags opens on the National Mall, as coronavirus and heightened security forces most events online

‘Shameful vandalism and desecration’ : Met leaders condemn right-wing crowd's assault on US Capitol

Museum joins other institutions in assailing protestors' rampage and hate-inspiring imagery as a threat to democracy and equality

US Capitol’s works of art survive amid right-wing rampage in Washington

The authorities say that cleaning and conservation will be needed, however, after art was damaged by tear gas, pepper spray and fire extinguishers

James Demetrion, director who shaped the Hirshhorn Museum’s collection, has died, aged 90

The much loved leader is remembered for his unpretentiousness and his warmth, as well as his pioneering vision

Virtual photography show reveals modern Lebanon's many layers of tragedy

Lebanon Then and Now: Photography from 2006 to 2020 hosted by Washington, DC's Middle East Institute is both timely and prescient

Hirshhorn to unveil two acquisitions as it reopens its sculpture garden

Museum welcomes monumental 2018 works by Huma Bhabha and Sterling Ruby

Monuments across the US are toppled, damaged as protests over George Floyd's death continue

Lawmakers mobilise the National Guard to quell destruction while demonstrators deface Confederate memorials and public works emblematic of white supremacy

National Geographic Society defends disputed plan to remove sculptural installation

Organisation argues that Elyn Zimmerman’s site-specific 1984 work does not deserve protection

Washington, DC’s mayor and arts commission locked in conflict

Muriel Bowser launches rival office of creative affairs and blocks access to the city’s public art vaults