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Seasonal Landscapes in Japanese Screens Seasonal Landscapes in Japanese Screens
March 7, 2015 – September 7, 2015

Cherry trees bloom in this selection of folding screen paintings from the Freer Gallery. These landscapes from the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries combine ink painting techniques assimilated from China with the vibrant color and gold of traditional Japanese painting in a new style and grand scale.

Freer Gallery
Mingering Mike's Supersonic Greatest Hits Mingering Mike's Supersonic Greatest Hits
February 27, 2015 – August 2, 2015

See how self-taught Washington, D.C., artist "Mingering Mike" exercised his youthful fantasy of being a famous soul singer/songwriter in the late 1960s and the 1970s—and reflected the aspirations of countless other kids who dreamed of being discovered.

American Art Museum
Hand of Freedom: The Life and Legacy of the Plummer Family Hand of Freedom: The Life and Legacy of the Plummer Family
February 23, 2015 – December 27, 2015

This exhibit looks at the life and legacy of the Plummer family in Prince Georges County, Maryland in the 19th century. Adam Francis Plummer (1819 - December 13, 1905), enslaved on George Calvert’s Riversdale plantation, began to keep a diary in 1841 and maintained it for over sixty years.

Anacostia Community Museum
Freedom Just Around the Corner: Black America from Civil War to Civil Rights Freedom Just Around the Corner: Black America from Civil War to Civil Rights
February 12, 2015 – February 15, 2016

A chronicle of the African American experience told from the perspective of stamps and mail.

Postal Museum
Direct Carving Direct Carving
February 5, 2015 – Indefinitely

The exhibition includes approximately 24 sculptures from across the twentieth century, nearly all from the museum’s permanent collection. Direct carving is an unusual method of sculpting in which an artist works directly with a piece of stone or wood, usually selected for its unique physical properties.

American Art Museum
How the Civil War Changed Washington How the Civil War Changed Washington
February 2, 2015 – November 15, 2015

This exhibition examines the social and spatial impact of the Civil War on Washington, DC and the resulting dramatic changes in social mores, and in the size and ethnic composition of the city’s population.

Anacostia Community Museum
"Hear My Voice": Alexander Graham Bell and the Origins of Recorded Sound
January 26, 2015 – January 3, 2016

See and hear some of the earliest sound recordings ever made, by Alexander Graham Bell’s Volta Laboratory in Washington, D.C., in the 1880s.

American History Museum
Commemorating Controversy: The Dakota—U.S. War of 1862 Commemorating Controversy: The Dakota—U.S. War of 1862
January 14, 2015 – December 29, 2015

Explore the causes, voices, events, and long-lasting consequences of the conflict between Dakota akicitas (warriors) and the U.S. military and immigrant settlers.

American Indian Museum
Chinese Ceramics: 13th-14th Century Chinese Ceramics: 13th-14th Century
December 20, 2014 – January 3, 2016

A dozen Chinese ceramics from the Freer collection show highlights of Yuan ceramic styles.

Freer Gallery
Models & Prototypes Models & Prototypes
December 12, 2014 – January 2016

Models & Prototypes showcases the exceptional models of staircases donated to Cooper Hewitt by Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Passion for the Exotic: Lockwood de Forest, Frederic Church Passion for the Exotic: Lockwood de Forest, Frederic Church
December 12, 2014 – September 2015

Paying homage both to de Forest and to his mentor, Frederic Church, Passion for the Exotic: Lockwood de Forest, Frederic Church evokes the fascination of late 19th-century America with the arts of India.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Making Design Making Design
December 12, 2014 – Ongoing

Some 360 objects, including furniture, lighting fixtures, tableware, clothing, jewelry, books, and posters, providing an overview of five key elements of design: color, form, line, pattern, and texture.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Hewitt Sisters Collect Hewitt Sisters Collect
December 12, 2014 – Ongoing

The remarkable story of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt, who in 1897 established a museum within Cooper Union.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Immersion Room Immersion Room
December 12, 2014 – Ongoing

Cooper Hewitt’s extraordinary collection of wallcoverings are featured in a new high-tech space.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The Last American Dinosaurs: Discovering a Lost World The Last American Dinosaurs: Discovering a Lost World
November 25, 2014 – 2018 (TBA)

How do we learn about dinosaurs and their ecosystems? Come see some of their fossils and find out!

Natural History Museum
Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family
November 13, 2014 – January 10, 2016

Contemporary jewelry by members of the Yazzie family, complemented by historic pieces from the museum's collection, illustrate the development of Navajo jewelry as a form of cultural expression and reveal the meanings behind its symbolism.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue
November 9, 2014 – January 24, 2016

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the museum in 2014, this exhibition recognizes the museum's unique history and its contributions towards furthering meaningful dialogue between Africa and the African diaspora.

African Art Museum
Recent Acquisitions Recent Acquisitions
November 7, 2014 – November 11, 2015

New additions to the Portrait Gallery’s collection are installed in the hall leading from the G Street museum entrance.The pieces include paintings of Ted Turner, Maya Angelou, Marvin Hamlisch and William Dunlap, and photographs of B. B. King, Quincy Jones, and others.

Portrait Gallery
A Room of Her Own: My Mother's Altar, an installation by Sandra Cisneros A Room of Her Own: My Mother's Altar, an installation by Sandra Cisneros
October 31, 2014 – September 7, 2015

Acclaimed author Sandra Cisneros has created an installation in the tradition of "Dia de Muertos" to honor her mother, Elvira Cordero Cisneros.

American History Museum
Fine Impressions: Whistler, Freer, and Venice Fine Impressions: Whistler, Freer, and Venice
October 18, 2014 – January 3, 2016

In 1887, museum founder Charles Lang Freer purchased the entire Second Venice Set, twenty-six atmospheric etchings by James McNeill Whistler.

Freer Gallery

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