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Sky Blue: Color in Ceramics of the Islamic World
July 16, 2016 – 2017

Shades of turquoise and deep blue sing out from the ceramics of the Islamic world, identifying them across borders. The vessels on view span the ninth through the nineteenth century.

Sackler Gallery
Currents: Water in African Art
July 2016 – Indefintely

Diverse and wide-ranging in material, time period, style, and intended use, the objects in Currents span the continent of Africa to explore the importance of water for both practical and artistic purposes.

African Art Museum
July 9, 2016 – June 4, 2017

Contemporary artist Walter McConnell interrogates the nineteenth century craze for Chinese blue-and-white ceramics through his reinstallation of Kangxi porcelains similar to those originally displayed in the Peacock Room.


Sackler Gallery
Perspectives: Michael Joo
July 2, 2016 – July 9, 2017

Inspired by the migration patterns of Korean red-crowned cranes, Brooklyn-based artist Michael Joo has created a monumental installation visualizing the bird's movements as lines in space.

Sackler Gallery
Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall
July 1, 2016 – Ongoing

This exhibition celebrates some of the most significant airplanes, rockets, and spacecraft in history. They tell tales of ingenuity and courage, war and peace, politics and power, as well as society and culture.

Air and Space Museum
Connections: Contemporary Craft at the Renwick Gallery
July 1, 2016 – Ongoing

The permanent collection returns to the Renwick Gallery with a dynamic new presentation of 80+ objects celebrating craft as a discipline and an approach to living differently in the modern world.

Renwick Gallery
Cyrus Field and the Transatlantic Telegraph Cable
July 1, 2016 – November 30, 2016

Using Archives Center collection materials, this display commemorates American businessman and financier Cyrus Field’s accomplishment in laying the first successful transatlantic telegraph cable in July 1866.

American History Museum
One Life: Babe Ruth
June 24, 2016 – May 21, 2017

Babe Ruth's memorable persona is highlighted in a selection of historic prints, photographs and personal paraphernalia representing “the Babe” both as a Yankee slugger and a national celebrity.

Portrait Gallery
Double Take: Daguerreian Portrait Pairs
June 17, 2016 – June 4, 2017

This show highlights the depth of the National Portrait Gallery’s early photography collection, featuring fourteen historic daguerreotypes—two portraits each of famous mid-19th century figures, including Frederick Douglass, Jenny Lind, Zachary Taylor, and Jefferson Davis.

Portrait Gallery
Fragile Beasts
June 11, 2016 – January 16, 2017

Fragile Beasts features nearly 75 ornament prints and drawings from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The exhibition highlights rarely seen works on paper from Cooper Hewitt’s permanent collection, as well as several books from Cooper Hewitt’s rare book collection.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Trailblazing: 100 Years of Our National Parks
June 9, 2016 – March 25, 2018

Featuring original postage stamp art from the United States Postal Service and artifacts loaned by the National Park Service, the exhibition explores the myriad—and sometimes surprising—ways that mail moves to, through and from our national parks.

Postal Museum
Bettina Pousttchi: World Time Clock
June 9, 2016 – May 14, 2017

Over the last seven years, artist Bettina Pousttchi traveled around the globe creating World Time Clock, a serial work that consists of twenty-four photographs taken in twenty-four different time zones, in cities as far-flung as Bangkok, Auckland, Mexico City, and Tashkent

Hirshhorn Museum
Masterworks from the Hirshhorn Collection
June 9, 2016 – August 6, 2017

This new rehanging of the third-level permanent collection galleries, features highlights of Joseph Hirshhorn’s original gift alongside some of the newest additions to the collection. Featuring more than 75 works in virtually all media, the exhibition includes several major artworks returning to view after more than a decade, such as Jean-Paul Riopelle’s 1964 Large Triptych, as well as in-depth installations devoted to some of the most important artists in the collection.

Hirshhorn Museum
Turtle Ocean
June 8, 2016 – Closing TBD

An art installation composed entirely of recycled plastic trash and marine debris, Turtle Ocean depicts an entangled Hawksbill turtle swimming in an environment of water bottle sea jellies and beached flip flop anemones along with marine debris seaweed and coral made of old buoys, crates, and buckets.

Natural History Museum
Senses of Time: Video-and Film-based Works of Africa
May 18, 2016 – January 2, 2017

Six internationally recognized African artists examine how time is experienced—and produced—by the body.Time-based works by Sammy Baloji, Theo Eshetu, Moataz Nasr, Berni Searle, Yinka Shonibare MBE, and Sue Williamson repeat, resist, and reverse the expectation that time must move relentlessly forward.

African Art Museum
Lincoln's Contemporaries
May 13, 2016 – May 12, 2019

This exhibition features Mathew Brady’s portraits of twenty celebrities—from showman P.T. Barnum and inventor Samuel Morse to musician Teresa Carreño and clergyman Henry Ward Beecher—who reflect the diversity of American intellectual and cultural life during Lincoln’s presidency.

Portrait Gallery
Linn Meyers: Our View from Here
May 12, 2016 – May 14, 2017

Linn Meyers creates her largest work to date, Our View from Here, at the Hirshhorn this spring. The site-specific wall drawing, which occupies the entire circumference of the inner ring galleries covers nearly 400 linear feet.

Hirshhorn Museum
Energizing the Everyday: Gifts from the George R. Kravis II Collection
April 28, 2016 – March 12, 2017

From radios to furniture, the exhibition displays some of the most influential objects in the history of modernism, alongside contextual works drawn from the museum’s collection.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Well-Dressed Walls: Spanning Three Centuries of Wallpaper from the Cooper Hewitt Collection
March 23, 2016 – Permanent

In this small display, reproductions of wallpaper dating from the 1770s to the 1950s from the collection of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum are installed in pairs to reflect the practice of designing wallpapers to be used together.

Smithsonian Castle
Unbound: Narrative Art of the Plains
March 12, 2016 – December 4, 2016

This exhibition reflects the dynamic tradition of narrative art among Native nations from the Great Plains. The exhibition traces the evolution of the art form from historic hides, muslins, and ledger books to more than 50 contemporary works commissioned by the museum.

American Indian Museum Heye Center

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