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EV1 Electric Car EV1 Electric Car
June 10, 2015 – September 30, 2015

The EV1 was the first modern electric car designed for a mass market. Beginning in 1996, General Motors built 1,117 of the cars and leased most of them to consumers in California, Arizona, and Georgia. The EV1 became the focal point of a national discussion about innovation and the promise of reducing air pollution and dependence on oil with electric cars.

American History Museum
National Geographic Into Africa: The Photography of Frans Lanting National Geographic Into Africa: The Photography of Frans Lanting
June 4, 2015 – Summer 2016

Take a personal journey into the wonders of wild Africa as seen through the lens of National Geographic photographer Frans Lanting.

Natural History Museum
1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta
June 4, 2015 – November 2017

The world's rarest postage stamp, the 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta, will be prominently displayed in the museum’s William H. Gross Stamp Gallery for a two and one-half year period.

Postal Museum
Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze
May 22, 2015 – July 10, 2016

Celebrity faces are everywhere. This exhibition questions the separate roles of subject, artist and viewer in creating and experiencing the celebrity gaze.

Portrait Gallery
Shirin Neshat: Facing History Shirin Neshat: Facing History
May 18, 2015 – September 20, 2015

In her mesmerizing films and photographs, Shirin Neshat (Iranian-American, b. Qazvin, 1957) examines the nuances of power and identity in the Islamic world—particularly in her native country of Iran, where she lived until 1975.

Hirshhorn Museum
Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston's <i>Filthy Lucre</i> Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston's Filthy Lucre
May 16, 2015 – January 2, 2017

Filthy Lucre, an immersive interior by painter Darren Waterston, reinterprets the James McNeill Whistler’s famed Peacock Room as a resplendent ruin.

Sackler Gallery
Through the African American Lens: A Preview of the National Museum of African American History and Culture Through the African American Lens: A Preview of the National Museum of African American History and Culture
May 8, 2015 – TBA

These artifacts demonstrate the richness and diversity of the African American experience and provide a preview of the themes and collections to be on view at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

American History Museum
How Posters Work How Posters Work
May 8, 2015 – November 15, 2015

Featuring nearly 125 works from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition shows how dozens of different designers—from prominent pioneers like Herbert Matter, Paul Rand, Philippe Apeloig and M/M Paris, to lesser-known makers—have mobilized principles of composition, perception, and storytelling to convey ideas and construct experiences.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Black Box: Risto-Pekka Blom Black Box: Risto-Pekka Blom
April 27, 2015 – August 9, 2015

Media artist Risto-Pekka Blom (Finnish, b. 1970, Mikkeli; lives and works in Tampere) is featured in the newest exhibition in the Black Box space. The exhibition consists of a single work, “Kurdrjavka [Little Ball of Fur]” (2013). It is the first U.S. museum presentation of the artist’s work.

Hirshhorn Museum
Watch This! Revelations in Media Art Watch This! Revelations in Media Art
April 24, 2015 – September 7, 2015

Artists have fearlessly engaged technological innovation to create an artistic revolution that continuously redefines how we imagine, receive, and understand our time. The exhibition includes forty-four works of art from 1941 to 2013, many of which were recently acquired by the museum.

American Art Museum
Ceramica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed Ceramica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed
April 18, 2015 – January 2017

This bilingual (English/Spanish) exhibition illuminates Central America’s diverse and dynamic ancestral heritage with a selection of more than 150 objects. For thousands of years, Central America has been home to vibrant civilizations, each with unique, sophisticated ways of life, value systems, and arts.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Special Installation of 19 American Masterworks Special Installation of 19 American Masterworks
April 17, 2015 – August 16, 2015

These masterworks from Gilded Age, Impressionist, and Ashcan School painters help to tell the story of the late 19th century and early 20th centuries in America, a “coming-of-age” period in American art. 

American Art Museum
Bridging the Americas: Community and Belonging from Panama to Washington, D.C. Bridging the Americas: Community and Belonging from Panama to Washington, D.C.
April 13, 2015 – Indefinitely

This exhibitions highlights major themes that link the U.S. and Panama and the makings of community.

Anacostia Community Museum
The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory, and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory, and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists
April 8, 2015 – August 2, 2015

This dramatic multi-media exhibition reveals the ongoing global relevance of Dante Alighieri’s 14th century epic as part of a shared intellectual heritage. Including original commissions and renowned works of art by some of the most dynamic contemporary artists from African nations and the diaspora.

African Art Museum
The Artistic Journey of Yasuo Kuniyoshi The Artistic Journey of Yasuo Kuniyoshi
April 3, 2015 – August 30, 2015

Some 70 of Yasuo Kuniyoshi's best paintings and drawings are on view in this first survey of the artist's work in 25 years.

American Art Museum
Big Band Big Band
March 31, 2015 – Indefinitely

“Big Band” is by American painter LeRoy Neiman, who was known for his brilliantly colored, expressionist paintings and screen prints of athletes, musicians and sporting events. It is 9x13 feet and features a composition of 18 iconic jazz musicians, together in what he envisioned to be his “dream” band.

American History Museum
Artist Teacher Organizer: Yasuo Kuniyoshi in the Archives of American Art Artist Teacher Organizer: Yasuo Kuniyoshi in the Archives of American Art
March 30, 2015 – July 10, 2015

Included in this exhibition are letters, photographs, writings, and rare printed materials documenting Yasuo Kuniyoshi’s life and work. This exhibition is organized in conjunction with The Artistic Journey of Yasuo Kuniyoshi exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Archives of American Art
George Carlin George Carlin
March 27, 2015 – Indefinitely

Our “Recognize” wall seeks to commemorate Americans who have influenced politics, history, and culture. The public voted to honor comedian George Carlin for the Portrait Gallery’s most recent Recognize selection.

Portrait Gallery
Welcome to Your Smithsonian Welcome to Your Smithsonian
March 20, 2015 – Indefinitely

This exhibition looks at the history of the Smithsonian, focusing on its research; museums; and public programs in art, culture, history, and science, and the role of the American public in the Smithsonian's museums and research. The Smithsonian is a partnership between its specialist staff and the American people.

Smithsonian Castle
Elaine de Kooning: Portraits Elaine de Kooning: Portraits
March 13, 2015 – January 10, 2016

Elaine de Kooning’s gestural portraits of friends and family were much admired during her lifetime, and included many well-known Americans

Portrait Gallery

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