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CATEGORY: The American Experience

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American Kaleidoscope: Themes and Perspectives in Recent Art American Kaleidoscope: Themes and Perspectives in Recent Art

Works by 14 contemporary American artists address the unity, variety, and continuity of American culture.

American Origins, 1600-1900 American Origins, 1600-1900

This exhibition starts from the days of contact between Native Americans and European explorers through the struggles of independence to the Gilded Age.

American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music

Experience the true flavor, or "sabor," of Latin music in the United States and the influence Latin music genres have had on American popular music.

American Stories American Stories

See more than 100 historic and cultural touchstones of American history from the museum’s vast holdings.

Americans Now Americans Now

Drawn from the Portrait Gallery's permanent collection, this exhibition features individuals prominent in sports, entertainment, and other fields of endeavor during the last 10 years.

America's New Birth of Freedom: Documents from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum America's New Birth of Freedom: Documents from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

To celebrate Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday, the museum hosts 10 rare and important documents from the Springfield library and museum.

America's Presidents America's Presidents

This exhibition displays multiple images of the presidents of the United States, including Gilbert Stuart's "Lansdowne" portrait of George Washington.

An Odyssey in Print: Adventures in the Smithsonian Libraries, Part 2 An Odyssey in Print: Adventures in the Smithsonian Libraries, Part 2
Apollo to the Moon Apollo to the Moon

This exhibition traces NASA's manned space program from 1961 to 1972.

Archiving the History of an Epidemic: HIV and AIDS, 1985-2009 Archiving the History of an Epidemic: HIV and AIDS, 1985-2009

Archival materials reveal how individuals and society were affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Art of the Stamp Art of the Stamp

See 100 original drawings and artworks that were used to create postage stamps, including entries for the famous Elvis stamp design competition.

Artificial Anatomy: Papier-Mache Anatomical Models Artificial Anatomy: Papier-Mache Anatomical Models

Examples from the museum's unique collection of papier-mache anatomical models constructed by French physician Dr. Louis Thomas Jerome Auzoux (1797-1880) are used to explore the history and educational use of such models for the medical and lay person.

Artistic License: The Duck Stamp Story Artistic License: The Duck Stamp Story

A rotating selection of objects from the collection of Jeanette Cantrell Rudy sheds light on the Federal Duck Stamp program.

Azucar! The Life and Music of Celia Cruz Azucar! The Life and Music of Celia Cruz

The life of legendary Cuban-born singer Celia Cruz (1924-2003) is explored through costumes, wigs, shoes, photographs, video, and music.

Ballyhoo! Posters as Portraiture Ballyhoo! Posters as Portraiture

Featuring 61 pieces from the late 19th century to the present, this exhibition demonstrates how posters function as portraiture.

Behind the Badge Behind the Badge

Learn how the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the law enforcement arm of the Postal Service, helps protect you and discover tips to guard against scams and fraud.

Benedicte Wrensted: An Idaho Photographer in Focus Benedicte Wrensted: An Idaho Photographer in Focus

View photos of European and Native Americans taken by Danish immigrant Benedicte Wrensted in her Pocatello, Idaho studio in the late 19th century.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: A History of American Sweatshops, 1820-Present Between a Rock and a Hard Place: A History of American Sweatshops, 1820-Present
Binding the Nation Binding the Nation

This gallery provides an overview of mail service in America from colonial times through the 19th century, stressing the importance of written communication in the young nation.

Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964 Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964

Through freestanding, illustrated banners with text, this bilingual (English and Spanish) exhibition examines the experiences of bracero workers and their families while providing insight into Mexican American history and historical context to today's debates on guest worker programs.


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