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REDress Project: What Happened to Thousands of Missing Indigenous Women?

A striking new work of public art at the National Museum of the American Indian memorializes murdered and missing Native American women.

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WATCH: Solange and Esperanza Spalding Sing for Resistance at Peace Ball

The sold-out show took over the National Museum of African American History and Culture during the official inauguration concert.

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Performing Strong Black Womanhood at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Colorlines news editor Kenrya Rankin visited the new Smithsonian museum, which opens today. Here’s what made made her time there terrible—and what made it beautiful.

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10 Behind-the-Scenes Photos From the Smithsonian's Long-Awaited Black History and Culture Museum

Check out pics of a Tuskeegee Airmen plane, the P-Funk Mothership and more in this roundup from yesterday’s media day at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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Public Enemy, The Roots to Perform at New Smithsonian Museum Opening

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture officially opens on September 24. Visitors can celebrate at a three-day festival.

Smithsonian Wants to Preserve Gazebo Where Tamir Rice Was Killed

It’s unclear if the structure would stay in its current place or be relocated.

Black Punk Predecessors 'Death' Recognized By The Smithsonian

The all-black power trio, only recently credited as a forerunner of punk rock, will be recognized in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. 

Asian and Latino Artists Weigh In On a Changing America

Four artists of color featured at Washington, D.C.’s Smithsonian share their work–and their vision of what it means to be American.