30-Day Countdown: National Museum of the American Indian Announces a Call for Entries for Veterans Memorial

Students, Architects, Artists, Designers and More Can Submit Designs Veterans Day 2017 Through Jan. 9, 2018 October 11, 2017 The first stage of the international design competition to build the National Native American Veterans Memorial at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian opens on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. …

Freer Gallery of Art To Reopen After Nearly Two Years

Renovations Result in Revitalized Galleries and Upgraded Technologies October 11, 2017 The Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art, one of the two national museums of Asian art, has been closed since January 2016 to have its galleries revitalized, the exhibition of its collections reimagined and its infrastructure and technological systems upgraded. …

National Portrait Gallery Acquires Earliest Known Photograph of a U.S. President

1843 Daguerreotype of President John Quincy Adams October 11, 2017 Version in español The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery announced today that it has acquired the earliest known photograph of a U.S. President for its permanent collection. Dating from 1843, the photograph of President John Quincy Adams is a unique daguerreotype …