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"The Raft" by Bill Viola, 2004 © Bill Viola Studio
Drama, poignancy, wit—experience the first U.S. survey of this internationally acclaimed artist, hailed by The New York Times as “one of the most celebrated performance artists anywhere.”
October 14 to January 8, 2017
A People’s Journey
A Nation’s Story
The Smithsonian welcomes the National Museum of African American History and Culture
Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia
Explore the command module of the spacecraft that carried astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, and Michael Collins to the moon.
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100 Years of Our National Parks
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Jago: A Life Underwater
Take an exhilarating journey beneath the waves with our award-winning independent film.