Some contracted cooks and other food service workers at the institution’s museums report taking two jobs to pay the bills.
MTV’s The Exhibit Is All That’s Wrong With the Art World
The sixth episode and season finale ultimately leaned into the very issues the reality show was ostensibly trying to address.
Nancy Yao Will Not Be Missed
As president of the Museum of Chinese in America, she patronized Chinatown residents and supported their displacement. She is not fit to lead the American Women’s History Museum.
Hirshhorn’s The Exhibit Premieres With Inflatable Banana and Lots of Cringe
The Exhibit: Finding the Next Great Artist is filled with awkward silences and art-world jargon.
Smithsonian to House Repatriated Yemeni Artifacts
The National Museum of Asian Art will temporarily store the 77 cultural relics as looting and destruction of antiquities continues in the war-torn country.
Harmful Pesticides in Museum Collections Complicate Repatriation Efforts
Tribes and museums are grappling with the dilemma of sacred Indigenous objects and remains contaminated by toxic pesticides and preservatives.
500+ US Museums Will Be Free on September 17
Museum Day 2022 is a chance to get out there and show the special or weird institution in your state that you care — for free.
The Smithsonian Will Return 29 Benin Bronzes to Nigeria
Provenance research is still being conducted on the ten remaining bronzes in the collection.
Smithsonian Adopts Landmark Policy on Ethical Restitution
Previously, the Smithsonian held that its museums were entitled to retain an artifact so long as its provenance rested on solid legal ground.
Smithsonian Announces Landmark Decision to Repatriate Benin Bronzes
The institution says it will return most of the 39 artifacts in its collection to Nigeria for eventual display at the Benin City National Museum.
Smithsonian to Exhibit 120 3D-printed Statues of Women in Sciences
It will be the “largest collection of statues of women ever assembled together,” the institution said.
Portraits of Anthony Fauci and Ava DuVernay Will Hang in the Smithsonian
Their portraits will be included along with those of Venus and Serena Williams, José Andrés, Clive Davis, and Marian Wright Edelman.