Previously, the Smithsonian held that its museums were entitled to retain an artifact so long as its provenance rested on solid legal ground.
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.
It will be the “largest collection of statues of women ever assembled together,” the institution said.
Their portraits will be included along with those of Venus and Serena Williams, José Andrés, Clive Davis, and Marian Wright Edelman.
Since January 7, 2021, banners, signs, flags, and stickers have been donated by members of “Operation Clean Sweep,” a concerted effort to clean up the post-riot site
Launched yesterday, the Searchable Museum brings the institution’s celebrated installations to the screen.
The National Museum of African Art identified 16 objects from its collection with direct links to the British army’s 1897 punitive raid on the Kingdom of Benin.
The annual event from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian celebrates the best in Native film. 47 titles are available to stream starting November 12.
A sign remembering Till, defaced with bullets, will be displayed across from the Star-Spangled Banner.
Scholars who are producing research on US-American art history and related visual culture topics have until September 15 to apply for Toward Equity in Publishing.
The American Art Museum purchased a collection of early American photographs spanning the 1840s to the mid-1920s.
Smithsonians’ Museum Day returns after pandemic’s forced hiatus, and hundreds of museums in every state will be participating.