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National Portrait Gallery

The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition

Call for entries now open through November 30, 2014.

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Sat., Nov. 1 and Sun., Nov. 2
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | FREE EVENT
National Air and Space Museum

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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Presents

Days of
Endless Time

Now on view

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Smithsonian presents

American Indian Heritage Month

November 2014

Celebrate our nation's
diverse cultural heritage
with the Smithsonian.

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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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