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Board of Regents
Public Forum

Monday, Oct. 20, 3 p.m.

Hirshhorn Museum and
Sculpture Garden
Ring Auditorium

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Freer and Sackler Galleries present

Unearthing Arabia: The Archaeological Adventures of Wendell Phillips

Relive the 1950s’ expedition that uncovered ancient cities and temples »

National Portrait Gallery

The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition

Call for entries now open through November 30, 2014.

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Smithsonian American Art Museum Presents

Richard Estes’ Realism

October 10, 2014–February 8, 2015

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SI—Q®

What rocked John Lennon’s world before the Beatles?

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Join us as a digital volunteer!

Help us digitize and transcribe our collections – unlocking stories, increasing access, and discovering new knowledge.

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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Presents

Days of
Endless Time

Now on view

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Friday, Oct. 24 | 5:30-9 PM
Saturday, Oct. 25 | 10 AM-6 PM
Sunday, Oct. 26 | 11 AM-5 PM

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Visiting the Museums & Zoo

Most museums are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The American Art Museum and Portrait Gallery are open 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. All are closed Dec. 25.

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