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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.

Bon Appetit! Julia Child's Kitchen at the Smithsonian Bon Appetit! Julia Child's Kitchen at the Smithsonian

Step into the culinary world of Julia Child, America's favorite chef!

Bradley and Hubbard: Masters of Metal Work Bradley and Hubbard: Masters of Metal Work

View selected decorative metal objects from the Smithsonian Institution Castle Collection that trace the history of the Bradley and Hubbard Manufacturing Company from its start in 1852 to 1940.

Breaking Racial Barriers: African Americans in the Harmon Foundation Collection Breaking Racial Barriers: African Americans in the Harmon Foundation Collection

On view are 20 portraits from an exhibition, which toured the U.S. from 1944 through 1954, entitled Portraits of Outstanding Americans of Negro Origin.

Brian Jungen: Strange Comfort Brian Jungen: Strange Comfort

Examine iconic works and major pieces never before seen in the United States by Brian Jungen (Dunne-za First Nations/Swiss/Canadian), widely regarded as the foremost Native artist of his generation.

Building a National Collection: 150 Years of Print Collecting at the Smithsonian
Business Wings Business Wings

Learn the history of business aviation from open-cockpit biplanes used after World War I to the Lear jet.

Calder's Portraits: A New Language Calder's Portraits: A New Language

Featured are Alexander Calder's three-dimensional wire portraits alongside contemporary documents by other artists.

Capital Portraits: Treasures from Washington Private Collections, 1730-2010 Capital Portraits: Treasures from Washington Private Collections, 1730-2010

This exhibition presents portraits-- many on view for the first time -- that reside in private Washington, D.C., collections.

Celebrating 100 Years at the National Museum of Natural History Celebrating 100 Years at the National Museum of Natural History

This photographic exhibition highlights the behind-the-scenes research that advances scientific knowledge and inspires the museum's public educational programs.

Celebrity Caricature in America Celebrity Caricature in America

Some 200 works explore the craze for celebrity portrait caricature in America between the World Wars. 

Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963 Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963

Learn how two events 100 years apart changed the course of the nation in this exhibition featuring such items as Abraham Lincoln's top hat, Harriet Tubman's shawl, and photographs of the March on Washington.

Chasing Venus: Observing the Transits of Venus, 1631-2004 Chasing Venus: Observing the Transits of Venus, 1631-2004
Circle of Dance Circle of Dance

Learn how music and dance continue to bind American Indian communities to all living things, to the earth, to the spirit world, and—when people have deep ancestral claims to their dances—to the past.

COBOL COBOL

Learn about COBOL, or Common Business Oriented Language, one of the first computer-programming languages to run successfully on different brands of computers, in this case.

Corridos sin Fronteras: A New World Ballad Tradition Corridos sin Fronteras: A New World Ballad Tradition

Explore the historical development of the corrido (ballad) in the New World over the past 200 years in this bilingual exhibition of vintage and modern recordings, broadsides, photographs, posters, musical instruments, and other memorabilia.

Crossroads of Continents: Cultures of Siberia and Alaska Crossroads of Continents: Cultures of Siberia and Alaska

Jointly prepared by the Smithsonian and the Soviet Academy of Sciences, the exhibition presents the cultures of Alaska and Siberia from the end of the Ice Age Era to modern times.

Customers and Communities Customers and Communities

This gallery focuses on the modern changes in mail service introduced at the turn of the 20th century.

Dancing the Dream Dancing the Dream

Explore the relationship between the art of dance and the evolution of a modern American identity through images of performers, choreographers, and impresarios.

Delivering Hope: FDR & Stamps of the Great Depression Delivering Hope: FDR & Stamps of the Great Depression

Franklin D. Roosevelt, president during the Great Depression, used stamps to communicate with the American people.


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