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Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio
June 24, 2015 – January 3, 2016

Provocations is the first museum exhibition to introduce the imaginative work of British designer Thomas Heatherwick and his London-based studio to an American audience. Heatherwick is known for his unique design concepts ranging from products, infrastructure and temporary structures, such as the U.K. Pavilion at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, to, most recently, large-scale architecture projects around the world.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Enigmas: The Art of Bada Shanren (1626-1705) Enigmas: The Art of Bada Shanren (1626-1705)
June 20, 2015 – January 3, 2016

Born a prince of the Ming imperial house, Bada Shanren (1626–1705) lived a storied life, remaking himself as a secluded Buddhist monk and, later, as a professional painter and calligrapher. Featured in this exhibition are examples of his most daring and idiosyncratic works, demonstrating his unique visual vocabulary.

Freer Gallery
David Adjaye Selects David Adjaye Selects
June 19, 2015 – February 14, 2016

The exhibition features 14 West and Central African textiles from the museum’s textile holdings, including an Asante kente cloth from Ghana, a bògòloanfini mud cloth from Mali, a Dyula ikat wrapper from Ivory Coast, a Yoruba indigo dyed wrapper from Nigeria and men’s hats from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola and Cameroon.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
From Token to Ornament: Indian Peace Medals and the McKenney-Hall Portraits From Token to Ornament: Indian Peace Medals and the McKenney-Hall Portraits
June 19, 2015 – June 5, 2016

Beginning with George Washington’s administration, presidential portrait medals were created to promote peace and friendship between Euro-Americans and Native Americans. This exhibition features 21 objects, including photographs, prints, and peace medals.

Portrait Gallery
Meryl McMaster: Second Self Meryl McMaster: Second Self
June 12, 2015 – December 11, 2015

Meryl McMaster (Cree) is an emerging artist from Ottawa, Ontario, whose work is comprised of visually stunning large-scale photography. This exhibition includes selections from “Second Self,” a playful but compelling series of portraits which engage with self-perception and constructed identity.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
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 – November 1, 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

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