Coca-Cola, the world’s largest beverage company, donated $2 million to the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum and research complex.


The entrance to The National Zoo, where Coca-Cola has given money for a new project. (Carol Guzy/THE WASHINGTON POST)

Divided up like those omnipresent soda cartons, the money includes $1.25 million for the National Museum of African American History and Culture. A special African curator-in-residence program at the National Museum of African Art receives $500,000. And the National Zoo’s “At Water’s Edge” exhibit $250,000.