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"The Walking Dead" Finds Sanctuary at the Smithsonian

National Museum of American History Accepts Donation of Artifacts From AMC’s "The Walking Dead"

In a special ceremony, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History accepted a donation of artifacts from AMC’s post-apocalyptic television series The Walking Dead.

Walking dead promotional photo

Smithsonian Adds Black American Racers Team Materials

Founder Leonard W. Miller and Members Donate Memorabilia to the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will receive a number of objects from Black American Racers Inc. (BAR) in a donation ceremony Feb. 1. Former owner and president Leonard W. Miller and former members of BAR will present the donation of authentic memorabilia used during the team’s operating days.

Black and white photo of four men grouped around an auto engine

Hirshhorn Hosts Rock Band OK Go Dec. 9

Grammy Award Winners to Perform and Discuss the Art of Music Videos

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden will host rock band OK Go Friday, Dec. 9, at 6:30 p.m. for an exclusive unplugged performance and intimate conversation on the art of music videos.

Four OK Go band members sitting in airplane seats

Bob Dylan

Black and white photo of young Dylan with harmonica and guitar

. © John Cohen, courtesy L. Parker Stephenson Photographs, NYC

Bob Dylan by John Cohen. Gelatin silver print, 1962. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.

© John Cohen, courtesy L. Parker Stephenson Photographs, NYC

Taraji P. Henson, Star of FOX’s "Empire," Speaks at Smithsonian Associates Event

Smithsonian Associates presents an afternoon with Academy Award-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Taraji P. Henson, Saturday, Oct. 22, at 1 p.m. in Baird Auditorium at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.

promotional photo of Hensen

The Smithsonian Looks at Laughter

Phyllis Diller, Carol Burnett and Miss Piggy Illustrate Comedy and Feminism

“These modern girls go for plots and plans, no pots and pans.”
–Phyllis Diller, 1964

Miss Piggy in evening gown with boa

Prince’s Yellow Cloud Guitar on Display at the National Museum of American History

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will recognize the life and legacy of Prince Rogers Nelson (1958 – 2016) by displaying his “Yellow Cloud” electric guitar. The guitar was made in 1989 and used during Prince’s Diamonds and Pearls era. It will be on view beginning April 26, through Labor Day, Sept. 5.

Yellow guitar

Prince's "Yellow Cloud" Guitar

Yellow guitar

Courtesy National Museum of American History

Prince's 1989 Knut-Koupee Yellow Cloud electric guitar.



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