Statewide News
5:58 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Smithsonian Exhibit Helps One Ohio Town Discuss Its Racial Divide

At the end of this week, a Smithsonian exhibition celebrating two landmark bookends of the civil rights movement heads out of Louisville, Ohio, a small town in Stark County that has had a history of racial problems

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Around the Miami Valley
12:19 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

Springfield Museum of Art becomes Smithsonian affiliate

SPRINGFIELD - The Springfield Museum of Art has been selected as the only Smithsonian Affiliate art museum in the state of Ohio. The museum's affiliate status will allow it to borrow objects from Washington, D.C. to share with local art patrons.
The Smithsonian's affiliate program was started 16 years ago and allows accepted member museums to borrow objects from its vast collection, which includes over 136 million pieces. Affiliates pay $2,500 per year for the right to request objects and speakers.

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