Tickets for October and November sold out last week, and the next block of dates will not become available until Oct. 1.
Exhibit of more than 300 works looks at the representation of animals across the history of Japanese art.
The month-long pilot program will test the waters for a future of no passes at the Smithsonian's newest museum.
The popular artifacts — from the landmark 1939 movie starring Judy Garland — will be a highlight of an interim exhibition on American popular culture.
The Walk-up Wednesdays program introduced in April continues as the museum welcomed more visitors than usual.
"It’s a catastrophe for the municipality,” the town's mayor said of the forgeries discovered at the Etienne Terrus museum.
Chu has served as NEA head for almost four years, including two under an administration that has tried to eliminate the agency.
Arts complex says Honors and Twain prize are being reviewed.
Activists rallied at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Asian art museum that opened in 1987 with funds from one of the drug company magnates.
The women toured the Washington museum while their husbands met at the White House.