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Bezos donates $200M to Smithsonian for Air and Space Museum

Jul. 14, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amazon founder and soon-to-be-space traveler Jeff Bezos is donating $200 million to the Smithsonian Institution to boost its National Air and Space Museum, the largest gift received by the institution since its founding in 1846. The Smithsonian said...

Savannah museum hires new chief curator from Smithsonian

Jul. 12, 2021 07:28 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia’s oldest public art museum has hired a new chief curator. The Telfair Museums in Savannah announced recently that Crawford Alexander Mann III take its top curator job in November. Mann comes to Georgia from Washington, where he has worked...

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts announces $190M expansion

Jun. 30, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts announced a 200,000-square-foot expansion and renovation project that will cost more than $190 million. It is expected to be completed in 2025. SmithGroup, an international architecture firm with an office in...