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Pixar: The Design of Story Pixar: The Design of Story
October 8, 2015 – August 7, 2016

This exhibition examines the design process behind Pixar Animation Studios and films such as Toy Story, Wall-E, Up, Brave, The Incredibles, and Cars, among others. Focusing on the process of iteration, collaboration and research, Pixar features original artwork, including rarely seen hand-drawn sketches, paintings, and sculptures.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Hart-Celler Act Hart-Celler Act
October 2, 2015 – January 20, 2016

The display marks the 50th anniversary of the Act and among the selection of Latino-related artifacts are a child’s purse brought from Cuba in the early 1960s and a child’s shirt worn by a Cuban boy who was part of the Operation Pedro Pan that brought minors to the U.S. after Fidel Castro came to power; a United Farm Workers pin; and a 1960s record album by the first meringue band to release a U.S. record marketed to immigrants from the Dominican Republic .

American History Museum
Art Pottery and Glass in America, 1880s-1920s Art Pottery and Glass in America, 1880s-1920s
September 25, 2015 – March 2017

The Arts and Crafts movement in America took hold just as the rising middle class began to realize its potential to purchase more consumer goods. Among the manufacturers featured are the Steuben Glass Works, Phoenix Glass Company, Rookwood Pottery, Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, Biloxi Art Pottery, Paul Revere Pottery, and Matt Morgan Art Pottery.

American History Museum
Dark Fields of the Republic: Alexander Gardner Photographs 1859-1872 Dark Fields of the Republic: Alexander Gardner Photographs 1859-1872
September 18, 2015 – March 13, 2016

Alexander Gardner created dramatic and vivid photographs of battlefields, which included images of the recently dead. After the war, Gardner went west, creating unforgettable pictures of western landscape and portraits of American Indians. This exhibition also includes the iconic cracked-plate portrait of President Abraham Lincoln taken on February 5, 1865.

Portrait Gallery
Artists' Books and Africa Artists' Books and Africa
September 16, 2015 – September 11, 2016

African artists are experimenting with the genre of artists’ books, while international artists are exploring African themes in theirs. Artists’ Books and Africa is the first exhibition to focus on African artists books from the Smithsonian Libraries’ Warren M. Robbins Library and the National Museum of African Art.

African Art Museum
Science Under Glass Science Under Glass
September 11, 2015 – September 2016

An examination of our collection of scientific glassware, from the 1770s to the 1970s, reveals the underlying story of the growth of laboratory science in America.

American History Museum
Design for Small Spaces Design for Small Spaces
September 5, 2015 – January 31, 2016

From fairy gardens to green walls, vignettes in this exhibit feature pieces from the Smithsonian Gardens’ Garden Furnishing Collection and plants grown at the Smithsonian Gardens Greenhouses. 

Ripley Center
The Modern Pueblo Paintings of Awa Tsireh The Modern Pueblo Paintings of Awa Tsireh
September 4, 2015 – January 31, 2016

The paintings of Awa Tsireh (1898-1955), also known by his Spanish name, Alfonso Roybal, represent an encounter between the art traditions of native Pueblo peoples in the Southwestern United States and the American modernist art style begun in New York, which spread quickly across the country.

American Art Museum
African Elephant African Elephant
September 4, 2015 – Permanent

Our iconic 8-ton, 14-foot-tall African Elephant has undergone a remake! The new setting explores the evolution of elephants from their earliest predecessors to the three modern-day species. Learn about elephant behavior and the threats facing elephants today. 

Natural History Museum
Perspectives: Lara Baladi Perspectives: Lara Baladi
August 29, 2015 – June 5, 2016

Egyptian-Lebanese artist Lara Baladi (born 1969) experiments with the photographic medium, investigating its history and its role in shaping perceptions of the Middle East—particularly Egypt, where she is based. 

Sackler Gallery
Recognize: Roberto Clemente Recognize: Roberto Clemente
August 25, 2015 – November 1, 2015

The museum’s historians and curators selected three players’ portraits for the public to choose from: Roberto Clemente, Babe Ruth or Sandy Koufax. Thousands of votes were cast on, and Charles “Teenie” Harris’ photograph of Clemente received the most votes for dipslay.

Portrait Gallery
Black Box: Sergio Caballero Black Box: Sergio Caballero
August 24, 2015 – January 3, 2016

The exhibition consists of a single 25-minute film, “Ancha es Castilla” or “N’importe quoi” (2014). These titles loosely translate to “Anything Goes” and “Whatever,” among other renderings, but the artist prefers not to provide translations.

Hirshhorn Museum
Le Onde: Waves of Italian Influence (1914-1971) Le Onde: Waves of Italian Influence (1914-1971)
August 22, 2015 – January 3, 2016

This exhibition of nearly 20 works from the museum’s collection follows Italian contributions to the transnational evolution of abstraction, through movements and tendencies such as futurism, spatialism, op art, and kinetic art.

Hirshhorn Museum
The Earliest Known Photograph of the Castle The Earliest Known Photograph of the Castle
August 10, 2015 – Indefinitely

The earliest known photograph of the Castle, taken in 1850 during the building's contruction, is on view.

Smithsonian Castle
Little Black Books: Address Books from the Archives of American Art Little Black Books: Address Books from the Archives of American Art
August 7, 2015 – November 1, 2015

This exhibition showcases a selection of personal address books of influential American artists, from Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner to Joseph Cornell and Ad Reinhardt. Like diaries, these pocket-sized books, their dog-eared pages grimy with tangled ink and pencil marks, reveal much about their owners.

Archives of American Art
PostSecret: The Power of a Postcard PostSecret: The Power of a Postcard
August 3, 2015 – September 2016

More than 500 artfully decorated postcards mailed anonymously from around the world reveal regret, fear, betrayal, desire, confession, childhood humiliation, and other compelling confessions

Postal Museum
Above and Beyond Above and Beyond
August 1, 2015 – January 3, 2016

Above and Beyond celebrates the power of innovation. Packed with interactive challenges; vehicle concept models and prototypes; immersive media presentations; and inspiring innovator stories, this exhibition invites you to experience what it takes to make impossible dreams take flight.

Air and Space Museum
Art of the Gift: Recent Aquisitions Art of the Gift: Recent Aquisitions
July 25, 2015 – December 13, 2015

Art of the Gift celebrates some of the recent and promised gifts made to the museums and archives. Objects on view range from centuries-old Buddhist sculptures from Japan, Southeast Asia, and Tibet to lacquer ware and contemporary photography from Iran.

Sackler Gallery
The Americans with Disabilities Act, 1990-2015 The Americans with Disabilities Act, 1990-2015
July 17, 2015 – December 13, 2015

As part the Smithsonian's commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this display features objects from the national collections that capture the significance and legacy of the ADA through the stories of four people.

American History Museum
Vietnam's Ceramics: Depth and Diversity Vietnam's Ceramics: Depth and Diversity
July 11, 2015 – Indefinitely

The twenty-three works in this exhibition reflect the wide variety of form and decoration in vessels for cooking, dining, storage, transport, and ritual. Vietnamese ceramics have been traded across Southeast Asia and to West Asia and Japan since the fourteenth century.

Sackler Gallery

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