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Mingering Mike's Supersonic Greatest Hits Mingering Mike's Supersonic Greatest Hits
February 27, 2015 – August 2, 2015

See how self-taught Washington, D.C., artist "Mingering Mike" exercised his youthful fantasy of being a famous soul singer/songwriter in the late 1960s and the 1970s—and reflected the aspirations of countless other kids who dreamed of being discovered.

American Art Museum
Hand of Freedom: The Life and Legacy of the Plummer Family Hand of Freedom: The Life and Legacy of the Plummer Family
February 23, 2015 – December 27, 2015

This exhibit looks at the life and legacy of the Plummer family in Prince Georges County, Maryland in the 19th century. Adam Francis Plummer (1819 - December 13, 1905), enslaved on George Calvert’s Riversdale plantation, began to keep a diary in 1841 and maintained it for over sixty years.

Anacostia Community Museum
Freedom Just Around the Corner: Black America from Civil War to Civil Rights Freedom Just Around the Corner: Black America from Civil War to Civil Rights
February 12, 2015 – February 15, 2016

A chronicle of the African American experience told from the perspective of stamps and mail.

Postal Museum
Direct Carving Direct Carving
February 5, 2015 – Indefinitely

The exhibition includes approximately 24 sculptures from across the twentieth century, nearly all from the museum’s permanent collection. Direct carving is an unusual method of sculpting in which an artist works directly with a piece of stone or wood, usually selected for its unique physical properties.

American Art Museum
Artists at Work Artists at Work
February 4, 2015 – May 1, 2015

This juried show, the Smithsonian Community Committees’s fourth, pan-Institutional art exhibition, underscores the often hidden talents within the Smithsonian community. A panel of three outside jurors selected 56 artists, from 23 different units, from more than 170 entries.

Ripley Center
How the Civil War Changed Washington How the Civil War Changed Washington
February 2, 2015 – November 15, 2015

This exhibition examines the social and spatial impact of the Civil War on Washington, DC and the resulting dramatic changes in social mores, and in the size and ethnic composition of the city’s population.

Anacostia Community Museum
"Hear My Voice": Alexander Graham Bell and the Origins of Recorded Sound
January 26, 2015 – October 25, 2015

See and hear some of the earliest sound recordings ever made, by Alexander Graham Bell’s Volta Laboratory in Washington, D.C., in the 1880s.

American History Museum
Orchids: Interlocking Science and Beauty Orchids: Interlocking Science and Beauty
January 24, 2015 – April 26, 2015

Thousands of live orchids and the opportunity to explore how new ideas, technologies, and inventions change the way we study, protect, and enjoy these beautiful plants.

Natural History Museum
Commemorating Controversy: The Dakota—U.S. War of 1862 Commemorating Controversy: The Dakota—U.S. War of 1862
January 14, 2015 – December 29, 2015

Explore the causes, voices, events, and long-lasting consequences of the conflict between Dakota akicitas (warriors) and the U.S. military and immigrant settlers.

American Indian Museum
Outside the Spacecraft: 50 Years of Extra-Vehicular Activity Outside the Spacecraft: 50 Years of Extra-Vehicular Activity
January 8, 2015 – June 8, 2015

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of those first two ventures outside the spacecraft, this exhibition presents art, photography, artifacts, and personal accounts that relate the continuing story of EVA.

Air and Space Museum
Chinese Ceramics: 13th-14th Century Chinese Ceramics: 13th-14th Century
December 20, 2014 – January 3, 2016

A dozen Chinese ceramics from the Freer collection show highlights of Yuan ceramic styles.

Freer Gallery
Portrait of Stephen Colbert Portrait of Stephen Colbert
December 20, 2014 – April 20, 2015

In recognition of the end of Stephen Colbert’s decade-long persona for Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, the museum has borrowed Colbert’s portrait, which was created for the final season of the show.

Portrait Gallery
Zen, Tea, and Chinese art in Medieval Japan Zen, Tea, and Chinese art in Medieval Japan
December 13, 2014 – June 14, 2015

In this exhibition, Chinese and Japanese paintings, lacquer ware, and ceramics illuminate this remarkable period of cultural contact and synthesis.

Freer Gallery
Oribe Ware: Color and Pattern Come to Japanese Ceramics Oribe Ware: Color and Pattern Come to Japanese Ceramics
December 13, 2014 – June 14, 2015

This exhibition highlights the best selections of Oribe ware in the Freer's collection, including two new acquisitions on view for the first time.

Freer Gallery
Tools: Extending Our Reach Tools: Extending Our Reach
December 12, 2014 – May 25, 2015

Can tools be functional and have great design? This exhibition examines the role and significance of tools that span world cultures and histories.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Beautiful Users Beautiful Users
December 12, 2014 – April 26, 2015

Beautiful Users introduces visitors to one of the fundamental changes in design thinking over the past half-century: the shift toward designs based on observations of human anatomy and behavior.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Maira Kalman Selects Maira Kalman Selects
December 12, 2014 – June 7, 2015

56 objects from the collections of Cooper Hewitt, other Smithsonian museums, and Kalman herself, arranged by the acclaimed author, artist, and designer to suggest the journey of a life story, from birth through death.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Making Design Making Design
December 12, 2014 – Ongoing

Some 360 objects, including furniture, lighting fixtures, tableware, clothing, jewelry, books, and posters, providing an overview of five key elements of design: color, form, line, pattern, and texture.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Hewitt Sisters Collect Hewitt Sisters Collect
December 12, 2014 – Ongoing

The remarkable story of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt, who in 1897 established a museum within Cooper Union.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Immersion Room Immersion Room
December 12, 2014 – Ongoing

Cooper Hewitt’s extraordinary collection of wallcoverings are featured in a new high-tech space.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

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