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Smithsonian adds Irving Penn images to collection

The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington said Friday it’s ramping up its photography collection with the acquisition of 100 images from the late Irving Penn. They include rare street photographs from the 1930s and 1940s, most of them unpublished, as well as images from post-war Europe and examples of…

Smithsonian celebrates ‘The Art of Video Games’

Video games have come a long way since the first simple adventures of Mario and Pac-Man and now enter the realm of art in a major exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington that celebrates gaming’s rich creative side and the people behind a medium that’s still in…