Washington, DC

Jill Biden presides over groundbreaking party for Hirshhorn Museum’s controversial sculpture garden revamp

The project’s architect, artist Hiroshi Sugimoto, told attendees at the celebratory event that he repeatedly thought the project would be abandoned due to opposition

Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC picks architects for major revamp of its building and plaza

The renovation, to be executed in part by the architecture firm that designed the building’s original construction in 1974, comes after a contentious project to renovate its sculpture garden

Rubell Museum DC opens in former school, with a mission to champion ‘the unique role of artists as teachers’

Collectors Don and Mera Rubell, who also operate a museum in Miami, have added a major contemporary art space to the US capital’s cultural offerings

Smithsonian selects preferred sites for long-awaited Latino and women’s museums

The site selections must be approved or rejected by the US Congress by the end of the year

Vermeer at the National Gallery in Washington, DC declared not the real thing

The downgrading follows a study of the six paintings in the museum's collection thought to be by the Dutch master, which are now the subject of an exhibition detailing the findings

Legislation to create national LGBTQ museum in Washington, DC introduced to US Congress

Representative Mark Pocan of Wisconsin introduced legislation to establish the National Museum of American LGBTQ+ History and Culture within the Smithsonian Institution

A fixture of the Washington, DC scene becomes its newest contemporary art museum

After nearly 50 years as the Arlington Arts Center, a non-profit space just across the river from DC is being reborn as the Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington

Smithsonian reveals shortlisted designs for $130m Bezos Learning Center at National Air and Space Museum

The institution is welcoming public feedback on proposals from five anonymous architecture firms bidding for the project on the National Mall

Marvin Gaye-inspired exhibition to inaugurate Rubell Museum in Washington, DC

The exhibition will feature nearly 200 works from Don and Mera Rubell's collection

Former dealer Caitlin Berry named inaugural director of the Rubell Museum's Washington, DC outpost

Berry was previously the director of the Cody Gallery at Marymount University and the director of Hemphill Fine Arts

Monumental Richard Serra sculpture, and a custom-designed pavilion to house it, unveiled at Glenstone

The project, a unique collaboration between the master sculptor of steel and architect Thomas Phifer, is the latest addition to the private museum's campus

Smithsonian's hunt for sites for national Latino and women’s museums narrowed down to four locations

The institution will announce the selected Washington, DC sites for the National Museum of the American Latino and the Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum by the end of the year

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