It's just after closing on a Friday night at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington. In the darkened auditorium, a jazz quintet is building a rhythmic floor on a soft, steady percussion line and lilting piano chords.
By Arts Desk
Follow-up to the NewsHour's recent story about major overhauls at the Smithsonian Institution: On Monday, G. Wayne Clough was formally installed as the institution's 12th secretary.
Recent outrage over the Smithsonian's management practices tarnished the cultural and scientific giant's image. Days after its National Museum of American History reopened in Washington, Jeffrey Brown reports on changes that are underway and new funding challenges.
In collaboration with the Smithsonian Institute, the Museo Alameda, which opened in San Antonio, Texas, in April, showcases Hispanic influence in American art and music. Jeffrey Brown reports on the museum's latest exhibitions.
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