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Folk and Self-Taught Art
October 21, 2016 – Ongoing

These galleries serve as a reminder that not all artists are formally trained and that the making of art is as much an act of passion as of intellect.

American Art Museum
Ragnar Kjartansson
October 14, 2016 – January 8, 2017

This exhibition is the first comprehensive mid-career survey of Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson and charts his wide-ranging practice across film, performance, painting, and drawing.

Hirshhorn Museum
Slavery and Freedom
September 24, 2016 – Indefinitely

As the centerpiece of the museum, this exhibition explores the complex story of slavery and freedom, a story standing at the core of our national experience.

African American History and Culture Museum
Harlem Heroes: Photographs by Carl Van Vechten
August 26, 2016 – April 2, 2017

This installation, presented in celebration of the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, features thirty-nine images, all works from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s permanent collection.

American Art Museum
Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall
July 1, 2016 – Ongoing

This exhibition celebrates some of the most significant airplanes, rockets, and spacecraft in history. They tell tales of ingenuity and courage, war and peace, politics and power, as well as society and culture.

Air and Space Museum
Connections: Contemporary Craft at the Renwick Gallery
July 1, 2016 – Ongoing

The permanent collection returns to the Renwick Gallery with a dynamic new presentation of 80+ objects celebrating craft as a discipline and an approach to living differently in the modern world.

Renwick Gallery
Lincoln's Contemporaries
May 13, 2016 – May 12, 2019

This exhibition features Mathew Brady’s portraits of twenty celebrities—from showman P.T. Barnum and inventor Samuel Morse to musician Teresa Carreño and clergyman Henry Ward Beecher—who reflect the diversity of American intellectual and cultural life during Lincoln’s presidency.

Portrait Gallery
Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan
March 5, 2016 – October 29, 2017

The exhibition by the Freer and Sackler Galleries transforms the International Gallery into an Afghan caravanserai, complete with artisan stalls and demonstrations of woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, and jewelry.

Sackler Gallery
Body of Devotion: The Cosmic Buddha in 3D
January 30, 2016 – July 9, 2017

Like all Buddhas (fully enlightened beings), the Cosmic Buddha, a life-size limestone figure of Vairochana, is wrapped in the simple robe of a monk. Body of Devotion is an interactive installation that explores not only the work itself, but also the evolving means and methods of studying sculpture, from rubbings and photographs to the technological possibilities of today.

Sackler Gallery
New York City: A Portrait Through Stamp Art
December 10, 2015 – March 13, 2017

This exhibition explores the diversity of topics highlighting the cultural heritage of New York City with thirty pieces of original artwork divided into six categories—Baseball, Broadway, City Life, Icons, Politics and Government, and Music.

Postal Museum
American Enterprise
July 1, 2015 – Permanent

Learn how business and innovation helped the United States develop from a small dependent agricultural nation to one of the world's largest economies.

American History Museum
The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire
June 26, 2015 – June 1, 2020

Explores the foundations of the Inka Road in earlier Andean cultures, technologies that made building the road possible, the cosmology and political organization of the Inka world and the legacy of the Inka Empire during the colonial period and in the present day.

American Indian Museum
Nation to Nation: Treaties between the United States and American Indian Nations
September 21, 2014 – Spring 2020

Learn about the treaties that lie at the heart of the relationship between Indian nations and the United States.

American Indian Museum
Experience America
August 14, 2014 – Permanent

The 1930s was a heady time for artists in America. Many of the paintings in Experience America were created in 1934 for a pilot program designed to put artists to work, others under the auspices of the WPA that followed.

American Art Museum
Gems of American Philately
September 22, 2013 – Permanent

Examine a 1918 Inverted Jenny and 12 other philatelic gems that are rarely on view.

Postal Museum
The First Ladies
November 19, 2011 – Indefinitely

Learn how first ladies have shaped the role of first lady as the role of women in society evolved. On view are more than two dozen gowns, including those worn by Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, Barbara Bush, Nancy Reagan, and Jacqueline Kennedy.

American History Museum
Legend, Memory, and the Great War in the Air
November 13, 1991 – Permanent

This gallery features the emergence of air power in World War I and contrasts the romance of aerial combat with the reality.

Air and Space Museum

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