Posts Tagged ‘museums’

Where to Get Your Museum Fix If the Smithsonian Shuts Down

UPDATE 3: The National Building Museum is offering free admission to government employees who show their IDs every day until the shutdown ends.
UPDATE 2: The National Geographic Museum will offer free admission to everyone tomorrow. Visitors can also enjoy a free film screening as part of National Geographic Live's "Tuesdays at Noon" program.
UPDATE: Provided the government [...]

Corcoran Gallery Considers Selling Building, Moving Elsewhere

The Corcoran Gallery of Art is considering leaving its longtime home at 17th Street and New York Avenue NW, according to three sources at the museum.
The sources said the institution's board will vote on a plan to put the Corcoran's Beaux-Arts building up for sale. Besides those sources, several current and former trustees confirmed the [...]

National Building Museum to Charge Admission Fee

The National Building Museum announced this morning that it will institute an admission fee starting Monday, June 27. In an internal memo quoted in a press release, executive director Chase W. Rynd said the new policy is a response to economic pressures.
“Over the past few years, the recession has been particularly devastating for the [...]

International Ink: Feiffer, France, and Fingerman

A theme ties these books together, even though I wasn't looking for one while reading them. They're all about "I," or perhaps  "me, Me, ME!"
You'd expect an autobiography like Jules Feiffer's Backing Into Forward: A Memoir (Doubleday, $30) to be all about its author—and it mostly is, but it's also idiosyncratic. While Feiffer says the [...]