This Barack Obama Is No Mr. Nice Guy. Kehinde Wiley’s portrait of the former president contradicts the impression he often made in office of being detached.
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The painter of Barack Obama’s National Gallery portrait talks about representing young black men — and the man who was once the most powerful in the world.
By incorporating music, immersive wallpapers and a Harlem walking tour, in addition to the decorative arts, the Cooper Hewitt hopes to transport visitors to another era.
In a tumultuous era, some museums are rushing to embrace the political moment, while others deliberately retreat.
An earlier show featuring the treasure, from a ship believed to have sunk in the 9th century, was called off over ethical concerns over how the trove was collected.
A commission’s report was cited by prominent women who support a new national institution on the National Mall.
The emotional toll of visiting the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.
In a city tight on outdoor spaces, the garden of the Cooper Hewitt has become an oasis for children and their minders.
It has appointed four new trustees to its board, including two from China and Australia, and has acquired works by international artists.
The institution hopes to raise the money in a Kickstarter campaign to repair the “Wizard of Oz” shoes and display them in a temperature-controlled case.