Jeff R. Bridgman Taking Civil War Era Flags on Tour

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the outbreak of the American Civil War, Jeff R. Bridgman, the nation’s premier antique flag specialist, will present a selection of rare and important period flags at several art and antique fairs across the country. With stops in Kent, Connecticut, Aspen, Colorado, Nantucket, Massachusetts, and Baltimore, Maryland, Bridgman will […]

Government Shutdown Could Close Smithsonian

Thousands of vistors are in Washington DC for cherry blossom festivities, but come Saturday they may find many attractions in the nation’s capitol closed. That includes the museums that make up the Smithsonian including the Smithsonian Museum of American Art. Smithsonian spokeswoman Linda St. Thomas told the Washington Post that museums could lose millions of visitors. […]

Report from NY Protest Over Wojnarowicz Video Removal

Organizers reported five hundred New Yorkers, furious at the Smithsonian Institution’s removal of David Wojnarowicz’s video, “A Fire in My Belly,” from the National Portrait Gallery’s current acclaimed “Hide/Seek” exhibition in Washington D.C., marched up Fifth Ave. from the Metropolitan Museum today to the Smithsonian’s NYC outpost, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, to express their outrage and […]

Warhol Foundation Takes Aim at Smithsonian

The Warhol Foundation wants the Smithsonian to stop censoring or lose financing. The foundation sent a letter December 13 to Wayne Clough, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution that says while it is proud to have been a lead supporter of Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, it strongly condemns the decision to remove David Wojnarowicz’s video A Fire in My Belly from the exhibition. “Such blatant censorship is unconscionable.”