Is there a future for old-fashioned museums? The Post's Joel Garreau investigates.
Post critic Blake Gopnik and four art-world visionaries examine the perils of ill-considered expansion.
In the age of online auctions, the National Museum of American History must compete for showbiz treasures.
Since 2000, Washington-area museums have uncorked $1 billion for erecting new buildings and refurbishing old ones.
From the ground up, a new Greek museum is designed to emphasize the Greek claim that the "Elgin marbles" should be returned to Athens.
The Post asked four respected Washington curators about the exhibits they've dreamed of doing but have never been able to stage.
Paul Richard looks back at 1967, a year when disparate forces awoke Washington museums.
The National Museum of the American Indian's Mitsitam Cafe is still a cafeteria, but the food is as enlightening as any of the exhibitions.
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