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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 – January 4, 2015

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
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
1965 Ford Mustang 1965 Ford Mustang
April 25, 2014 – January 4, 2015

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

American History Museum
The Early Sixties: American Science The Early Sixties: American Science
April 25, 2014 – January 4, 2015

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 – January 4, 2015

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
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 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Natural History Museum
Marian Anderson: Artist and Symbol Marian Anderson: Artist and Symbol
April 8, 2014 – TBA

Marian Anderson's orange-and-black velvet ensemble, which she wore during her historic Easter Sunday performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on April 9,1939, is on view.

American History Museum
The Lost Bird Project The Lost Bird Project
March 27, 2014 – March 15, 2015

Bronze sculptures immortalize North American birds that have been driven to extinction.

Smithsonian Gardens
Jars Jars
March 15, 2014 – Indefinitely

Ten utilitarian storage jars on view include variations from China, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, and Burma.

Sackler Gallery
Pacific Exchange: China & U.S. Mail Pacific Exchange: China & U.S. Mail
March 6, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Examine the relationship between China and the United States through stamps and mail.

Postal Museum
Mr. Lincoln's Washington: A Civil War Portfolio Mr. Lincoln's Washington: A Civil War Portfolio
December 13, 2013 – May 25, 2015

Photographs, prints, drawings, and maps reveal how the Civil War affected life in the District of Columbia.

Portrait Gallery
Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence
December 9, 2013 – January 4, 2015

Learn about a new form of bead art and how Ubuhle women transform the beadwork surface into a contemporary work of art.

Anacostia Community Museum
Home Sewn: Quilts from the Lower Mississippi Valley Home Sewn: Quilts from the Lower Mississippi Valley
December 9, 2013 – January 4, 2015

View quilts by Annie Dennis and Emma Russell and learn how present-day African American women quilters continue the quilting traditions of the lower Mississippi Valley.

Anacostia Community Museum
The Nile and Ancient Egypt The Nile and Ancient Egypt
December 7, 2013 – Indefinitely

Exceptional artifacts evoke the power and enduring fascination with the Nile River.

Freer Gallery
Africa ReViewed: The Photographic Legacy of Eliot Elisofon Africa ReViewed: The Photographic Legacy of Eliot Elisofon
November 21, 2013 – November 16, 2014

Be transported to mid-20th-century Africa through Eliot Elisofon's photographs, collected objects, films, and journals.

African Art Museum
Four Female Supreme Court Justices Four Female Supreme Court Justices
October 29, 2013 – October 16, 2016

See Supreme Court justices Sandra Day O'Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan in this life-size portrait.

Portrait Gallery
Off the Beaten Path: Early Works by James McNeill Whistler Off the Beaten Path: Early Works by James McNeill Whistler
September 28, 2013 – September 28, 2014

See how Whistler's trip to the countryside of the Rhineland was instrumental in forming his mature artistic style and choice of subject matter.

Freer Gallery
World of Stamps World of Stamps
September 22, 2013 – Permanent

See stamps that have shaped history and honored people and places around the world.

Postal Museum

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