ArtNet News: The Smithsonian Museums Have Fallen Victim to the Government Shutdown, Closing Until Further Notice


All 19 Smithsonian museums are shuttered. The National Gallery follows suit tomorrow.

Since the partial government shut down in the US took affect on December 22, the Smithsonian Institution has limped along, staying open by using leftover funds from prior years—until today.

As the lapse in funding continues, all 19 Smithsonian museums in New York and Washington, DC, have been forced to close their doors. The National Gallery of Art will follow suit tomorrow.

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