Latest from Peggy McGlone

The masks come off at the National Gallery of Art. Smithsonian and others to follow.

As more museums reopen, visitors are on their honor regarding vaccine status.
  • Jun 17, 2021

The Obamas are going home to Chicago — in portrait form, at least

The landmark paintings that brought millions to the National Portrait Gallery will also travel to Brooklyn, L.A., Atlanta and Houston.
  • Jun 14, 2021

Biden vows his support for the ‘critical role’ the arts play in America

“The artist's vision is as important as ever in the search for greater meaning in our lives,” the president says in video salute to Kennedy Center honorees.
  • Jun 4, 2021

Noisy jets, secret performers and rooftop dancers: Inside the making of an unprecedented Kennedy Center Honors

Built for the covid era and assembled from pieces, a lot went on behind the scenes of the show you’ll see on CBS.
  • Jun 2, 2021

Longtime national arts leader retires amid accusations of hostile workplace, racial inequity

Robert L. Lynch, tied to Biden transition, has been on paid leave from Americans for the Arts since December.
  • May 27, 2021

Final phase of Smithsonian reopening begins in June, including popular Natural History Museum

The rollout brings back 10 museums that have been closed for more than a year.
  • May 26, 2021

Rejecting precedent and Trump, Biden ousts members of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts

Commission chairman Justin Shubow and three others were told to resign or be terminated.
  • May 25, 2021

Emerging from a long pause, the return of the Kennedy Center Honors is a breath of fresh air

The five honorees are in Washington this week for a celebration of the performing arts.
  • May 22, 2021

D.C. Mayor Bowser names new chairman of arts commission, which is facing accusations of cronyism and racism

Despite a recent focus on equity and diversity, critics say the commission is all talk, no action.
  • May 20, 2021

Lyrical leadership: Kevin Young, a poet, is now running the African American Museum

“The museum is driven by words, so who better than a poet to lead it?” founding director Lonnie G. Bunch III says of his handpicked successor.
  • May 20, 2021