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Hiding Under the Uniform: Photos Show Dichotomy in Veterans

Feb 26
For anyone curious about the lives of veterans once they return home, the Veteran Vision Project photo collection is a revelation. Devin Mitchell has asked dozens of veterans to tell stories about themselves while posing in front of a mirror.

Nazi-Looted Art

Feb 20
A Swiss museum that accepted the bequest of a massive trove of long-hidden art from the late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt says efforts to research the works and process restitution cases are being delayed by a dispute over Gurlitt's will.

'Alien She' :: Pioneering a Movement

By Dan Cameron | Feb 8
The 1990s Riot Grrrl movement has often been pigeonholed as having emerged out of the sweeping musical changes that were unfolding in the Pacific Northwest.

Selfie Sticks Banned at National Gallery of Art

By Brett Zongker | Feb 8
Millions of visitors to museums on the National Mall may soon have to leave their selfie sticks at home.

Monet Means Money: Auction Nets Record $280M Total

By Jill Lawless | Feb 5
A Venetian waterscape by Claude Monet has sold for more than $35 million at a London auction as the high-end art market shows resilience in a bumpy global economy.

Rebel, Jedi, Princess: Star Wars & the Power of Costume

Feb 4
The exhibit, "Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars and the Power of Costume," was created by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts, and will be traveling across the United States through 2020.

Star Wars Exhibit Shows the Force is with the Costumes

By Donna Gordon Blankinship | Feb 4
The creators of a new traveling exhibit on the costumes of Star Wars are hoping to gather geeks, fashionistas and movie fans together to discuss how clothing helps set the scene.

Mysterious Gordon Parks' Photo Leads to Exhibit of his Work

By Kay Bourne | Feb 3
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston owned a photo by the acclaimed African- American photographer Gordon Parks; solving its mystery has put Parks name back in the conversation as a new exhibit of his work premieres.

Experts Plan to Fix King Tut Mask After Glue Gaffe

Feb 3
The beard on King Tut's golden mask, one of the world's most famous relics, fell off and was hastily repaired with epoxy at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. As Alex Ortiz reports, this is exactly the kind of sticky situation Egypt didn't need.

Smithsonian Working to Finalize Deal for New London Site

By Brett Zongker | Feb 3
As London works to redevelop its Olympic park from 2012 with a new cultural center, it could eventually include an import from the United States. The Smithsonian Institution is working to establish its first international museum outpost in Britain.

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