Posts Tagged ‘smithsonian institution’

Should the Smithsonian Use Kickstarter to Fund Its Spacesuit Restoration?

Is the Air and Space Museum becoming Amanda Palmer 2.0 or bringing donor solicitation into the 21st century?

Tallying the D.C. Art Scene’s Recent Wins and Losses

Yays for Capital Fringe and the Monroe Street Arts Walk, nays for the Hirshhorn Bubble and the Corcoran

Obama’s 3-D Printed Bust will Debut at the National Portrait Gallery

A 21st-century counterpart to Lincoln's life masks

The Freer Gallery of Art Will Close for Renovations in 2016

It'll aim to reopen by summer of 2017.

Smithsonian Reveals Ambitious $2 Billion Plan for South Mall Overhaul

New entrances, new roofs, and more exhibition space!

No Hirshhorn Bubble. Now What?

With some of its gallery space closed as a result of the sequester, its director on the way out, its ambitious project for a temporary architectural pavilion scrapped, and its staff and board suffering vacancies that will be difficult to fill, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is at low tide.
Now the Smithsonian begins the [...]

Smithsonian Scraps the Hirshhorn Bubble

The Bubble project has been officially canceled by the Smithsonian Institution. Officials are expected to announce soon that the long effort to build a temporary inflatable architecture pavilion inside the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden has come to an end.
A source with close knowledge of the decision says Smithsonian Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture [...]

As Hirshhorn Bubble Deadline Nears, Smithsonian Still Testing Its Feasibility

It's go time at the Hirshhorn Museum. With the museum's self-imposed spring deadline for committing to building the Bloomberg Balloon just months away, last Thursday the museum's board of trustees met to discuss, among other topics, the seasonal addition's fate. In the run-up to the meeting, the board identified consultants to perform a fundraising feasibility [...]

Today: A Tree Blows Up on the National Mall

In what may be one of the first planned explosions on the National Mall, Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang is expected to blow up a 40-foot pine tree this afternoon in honor of the Sackler Gallery’s 25th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of the Art in Embassies program.
Using 2,000 firework-like explosives, Guo-Qiang will take the pine [...]

Smithsonian Releases Images From Its “Seriously Amazing” Campaign

The Smithsonian has a youth problem. Today, the institution launched a national ad campaign it hopes will change that.
After conducting extensive research—a national survey of 1,200 adults, focus groups, interviews with people in target demographics, etc.—the Smithsonian discovered that most people they surveyed (89 percent) were aware of the institution, but people ages 18-24 were [...]