Posts Tagged ‘Linda St. Thomas’

What a Government Shutdown Would Mean for D.C.’s Museums

When House Speaker John Boehner starts appealing to President Barack Obama and the Democrats for help, you know the end is nigh. And yet today, the New York Times reports that we are living on the edge: "Just five scheduled legislative days stand between the House and a government shutdown that has loomed for months. [...]

Smithsonian Doesn’t Know Which Art Galleries Will Close Due to Sequestration

Ask spokespeople at any Smithsonian art museum whether they're planning to temporarily close galleries due to sequestration, and chances are, they'll say the same thing: "We don't know."
That's all I heard when I called every press representative at every Smithsonian art museum in D.C. this afternoon. No one knows specifics yet—but they're preparing for looming [...]