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2014-02-13 12:24:41

A 12-FOOT GOOGLE GLASS ACTIVATED AMERICAN FLAG ON VIEW PRESIDENTS' DAY WEEKEND, FEB. 15 - 17, 2014 WASHINGTON, Feb.

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2010-11-17 09:27:52

An assistant archivist at the National Portrait Gallery was conducting research on the museum's founder when he made an astonishing discovery--relics from the tomb of medieval British King Richard II sitting, unbeknownst to the world, in a cigarette box.

2010-05-13 06:30:00

LONDON, May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FTI Consulting, Inc.

2009-10-22 19:00:00

$25,000 first prize goes to Dave Woody of Fort Collins, Colo. WASHINGTON, Oct.

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2009-07-17 15:55:00

A dispute over Wikipedia’s use of images from the Web site of a British art gallery is heating up as the online encyclopedia accuses the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) of violating its public service objective.

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2008-12-19 15:21:01

Singer Tony Bennett's painting of Duke Ellington has been accepted into the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, RPM Productions said. Titled God is Love, the watercolor of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning jazz great Duke Ellington is the third of Bennett's works to be accepted as part of the Smithsonian collection. In 2006, Bennett's oil painting of Central Park was accepted into the Smithsonian American Art Museum's permanent collection and in 2002, his portrait of Ella...

2008-12-17 10:07:00

Acquisition of Bennett's Ellington Portrait Is the Third Painting of Bennett's To Be Part Of A Smithsonian Collection NEW YORK, Dec.

2006-06-27 15:27:25

Corrects painters surname in fourth paragraph to Stuart By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Where Abraham Lincoln celebrated and Walt Whitman wrote letters for Civil War wounded, the U.S.

2006-06-27 15:09:43

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Where Abraham Lincoln celebrated and Walt Whitman wrote letters for Civil War wounded, the U.S. National Portrait Gallery reopens on Saturday with exhibits that use video, neon and a pinch of the surreal.


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