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Rachel Goslins has been tapped to develop programs focused on creativity and innovation in the historic building.

Behind a work recently added to the National Portrait Gallery is a surprising story of slavery, freedom, success and Islam in Georgetown in the early 1800s.

The chief executive of the Baltimore public library becomes the first woman and the first African American to lead the 'nation's library'

Despite resounding support from the Rules Committee and endorsements from leading library and trade organizations, the Senate has not scheduled a vote on her nomination.

Artists share the inspirations, which range from Michael Brown to Philando Castile.

The website includes information about the opening celebration in September and allows visitors to tour the building, search the collections and buy or renew memberships.

A new exhibition of work by 15 contemporary Cuban artists is at the Organization of American States' Art Museum of the Americas through Aug. 7

Instead of opening its own venue, the Smithsonian will collaborate with the Victoria and Albert Museum to create exhibitions in its galleries.

If confirmed by Senate vote, Hayden will become the first woman and first African American to lead the federal cultural agency.

Some 2,000 boxes of materials, from curator letters and journals to exhibition photographs, chronicle the 145-year history of the institution.

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