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Salvatore Scarpitta: Traveler Salvatore Scarpitta: Traveler
July 17, 2014 – January 11, 2015

Featuring key additions to the Hirshhorn's collection, this is the first solo presentation of Salvatore Scarpitta's work at an American museum in over a decade, and the first ever on the East Coast.

Hirshhorn Museum
One Life: Grant and Lee: One Life: Grant and Lee: "It is well that war is so terrible..."
July 4, 2014 – May 25, 2015

Paintings, photographs, documents, and objects reveal the personal lives and professional rivalries of Union General Ulysses S. Grant and Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

Portrait Gallery
Behind the Badge Behind the Badge
June 27, 2014 – Permanent

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.

Postal Museum
Once There Were Billions: Vanished Birds of North America Once There Were Billions: Vanished Birds of North America
June 24, 2014 – October 2015

The story of the last passenger pigeon and the disappearance of the great auk, Carolina parakeet, and heath hen and reveal the fragile connections between species and their environment.

Natural History Museum
Speculative Forms Speculative Forms
June 16, 2014 – September 27, 2015

Drawing upon the Hirshhorn’s expansive sculpture collection, this exhibition collapses such conventional art historical divisions as figuration vs. abstraction; volumetric vs. stereometric sculpture; still vs. kinetic forms; and illusionary vs. unitary objects.

Hirshhorn Museum
Sitebound: Photography from the Collection Sitebound: Photography from the Collection
June 16, 2014 – September 1, 2014

Works from the collection extend the concept of documentary photography in ways that allow for imagination and conjecture.

Hirshhorn Museum
Indelible: The Platinum Photographs of Larry McNeil and Will Wilson Indelible: The Platinum Photographs of Larry McNeil and Will Wilson
June 7, 2014 – January 5, 2015

Photographers Larry McNeil (Tlingit/Nisgaá) and Will Wilson (Diné/Bilagaana) challenge the romanticizing softness of 19th-century images of the “Vanishing Race.”

American Indian Museum
Black Box: Oliver Laric Black Box: Oliver Laric
May 30, 2014 – October 5, 2014

Video installation showing recent work by contemporary Austrian artist Oliver Laric.

Hirshhorn Museum
Making a Modern Museum: Celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the National Museum of American History Making a Modern Museum: Celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the National Museum of American History
May 16, 2014 – September 7, 2014

Retrace the history of the museum from its origins in the 1960s as the Museum of History and Technology to today's National Museum of American History.

American History Museum
Continuity and Change: Fifty Years of Museum History Continuity and Change: Fifty Years of Museum History
May 16, 2014 – September 14, 2014

Explore the museum's transformation from a history and technology museum to one devoted to American history through images of key exhibitions and activities.

American History Museum
Artists and their Models Artists and their Models
May 15, 2014 – August 27, 2014

Letters, photographs, and objects illuminate the stories of artists and their models.

Archives of American Art
An American in London: Whistler and the Thames An American in London: Whistler and the Thames
May 3, 2014 – August 17, 2014

Rarely seen drawings, watercolors, and pastels, alongside iconic nocturnes, are featured in this first major James McNeill Whistler exhibition in the Sackler Gallery.

Sackler Gallery
Ralph Fasanella: Lest We Forget Ralph Fasanella: Lest We Forget
May 2, 2014 – August 3, 2014

See how artist Ralph Fasanella (1914-1997) addressed issues of postwar America.

American Art Museum
Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits, Part II Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits, Part II
May 2, 2014 – November 2, 2014

Photographic portraits by Yousuf Karsh (1908–2002) include those of Georgia O'Keeffe, Jonas Salk, Marian Anderson, Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Arden, I.M. Pei, and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Portrait Gallery
The Great Picture The Great Picture
April 26, 2014 – Nov. 2014 (TBA)

See a 3,375-square-foot photograph taken in 2006 by the largest pinhole camera in the world. 

Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center
The Early Sixties: American Science The Early Sixties: American Science
April 25, 2014 – December 14, 2014

See some cutting-edge technology circa 1964, the year the National Museum of American History (originally the Museum of History and Technology) opened.

American History Museum
The Early Sixties: American Culture The Early Sixties: American Culture
April 25, 2014 – December 14, 2014

Experience the culture of the early 1960s, the era in which the National Museum of History and Technology, now the National Museum of American History, opened.

American History Museum
1965 Ford Mustang 1965 Ford Mustang
April 25, 2014 – TBA

An silver-blue 1965 Ford Mustang evokes 1964, the year the museum opened to the public.

American History Museum
Face Value: Portraiture in the Age of Abstraction Face Value: Portraiture in the Age of Abstraction
April 18, 2014 – January 11, 2015

See how mid-20th century artists reinvented portraiture as a progressive art form for a new generation.

Portrait Gallery
The Rex Room The Rex Room
April 15, 2014 – October 20, 2014

See what it takes to put a T. rex on view while the museum processes and scans this huge skeleton, Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 5:30 PM. 

Natural History Museum

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