The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington’s oldest privately owned art museum, opened in 1874 with a charge to encourage “American genius.” The ensuing decades included a new building and expansions, major additions to the collection and the establishment of the Corcoran College of Art and Design.
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The General Motors Foundation awarded a $1 million grant to Lonnie G. Bunch, founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, at the Washington Auto Show, the museum announced Thursday.
The Hirshhorn Museum’s proposed Seasonal Inflatable Structure, also known as “the Bubble,” a project announced in 2009 and intended as an architecturally and culturally transformative space on the Mall, would operate at a loss in each of three scenarios examined in an assessment done by the Smithsonian.
The Smithsonian Institution will be closing small exhibit area sections in the African Art Museum, the Smithsonian Castle and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden beginning Wednesday due to the across the board budget cuts known as sequestration…