WASHINGTON — The National Gallery of Art plans to close its modern art galleries for three years to complete a $68 million renovation, adding new galleries and a rooftop sculpture garden. Federal funds will pay for renovations to the East Building’s infrastructure, totaling $38.4 million. Private donors are contributing $30 million to create 12,260 feet […]
In addition to having a way better football team, Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti can claim another -- and some may say more important -- advantage over Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder.
WASHINGTON — The National Archives unveiled its 715-year-old copy of Magna Carta on Thursday after a conservation effort removed old patches and repaired weak spots in the English declaration of human rights that inspired the United States’ founding documents. A $13.5 million gift from philanthropist David Rubenstein funded conservation and a new case for the […]
WASHINGTON — A billionaire history buff has stepped forward to donate the $7.5 million matching gift that’s needed to start repairing cracks near the top of the Washington Monument caused by last summer’s East Coast earthquake. Businessman David Rubenstein told The Associated Press he was inspired to help fund the repairs to the 555-foot obelisk […]
DURHAM, N.C. — A Duke University trustee who worked at the library when he was a student is giving more than $13 million to support the school’s Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections Library. Trustee vice chair David Rubenstein is giving $13.6 million, the largest donation ever to the school libraries, Duke University President Richard […]