Smithsonian

Several artifacts of Wakandan history will soon head to Washington D.C. The Black Panther costume is coming to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture. In addition, the museum acquired several objects: a shooting script signed by Ryan Coogler (co-writer; director), Kevin Feige (producer, president of Marvel Studios), Nate Moore (executive producer) and […]

By now, you’ve probably seen the viral video of 2-year-old Parker Curry staring at Michelle Obama’s painting hanging in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.     Her mom recently shared her daughter’s reaction to the picture with CNN. “Parker was in front on the portrait, and I really wanted her to turn around so I […]

The Obamas’ official portraits were unveiled this morning in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The unveilings have garnered a lot of attention, mostly because of the artists selected. According to CNN, “The former president chose Kehinde Wiley, a Yale University-trained painter famous for his depiction of African-Americans posed in the style of Old Master paintings, […]

It’s been years since the Casey Anthony story made headlines, but the saga surrounding the case continues. A private investigator is now claiming that Jose Baez, Anthony’s lawyer, admitted she killed her 2-year-old daughter. “Baez had told me that Casey murdered Caylee and dumped the body somewhere,” stated Dominic Casey, in an affidavit that was […]

William Pretzer, the museum's senior History Curator, asked the city to delay demolition of the structure in an email Monday.

They are planning to make changes in an effort to diversify their board and nominations in the future.