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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
At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection
October 16, 2014 – TBA

A dramatic new installation of postwar masterworks from the Hirshhorn's permanent collection, rehung in the museum's newly renovated 3rd-Level collection galleries.

Hirshhorn Museum
Unearthing Arabia: The Archaeological Adventures of Wendell Phillips Unearthing Arabia: The Archaeological Adventures of Wendell Phillips
October 11, 2014 – June 7, 2015

The exhibition highlights Phillips’s key expedition finds, recreates his adventures (and misadventures), and conveys the thrill of discovery on the last great archaeological frontier.

Sackler Gallery
TIME Covers the 1960s TIME Covers the 1960s
September 26, 2014 – August 9, 2015

See how Time magazine covered the people, trends, and happenings that defined the 1960s.

Portrait Gallery
Nation to Nation: Treaties between the United States and American Indian Nations Nation to Nation: Treaties between the United States and American Indian Nations
September 21, 2014 – Fall 2018

Learn about the treaties that lie at the heart of the relationship between Indian nations and the United States.

American Indian Museum
Chief S.O. Alonge: Photographer to the Royal Court of Benin, Nigeria Chief S.O. Alonge: Photographer to the Royal Court of Benin, Nigeria
September 17, 2014 – September 13, 2015

To celebrate the history of Nigerian photography, this exhibition focuses on the collection of Chief Solomon Osagie Alonge, one of Nigeria's premiere early photographers.

African Art Museum
Nasta'liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy Nasta'liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy
September 13, 2014 – May 3, 2015

More than 20 works focus on nasta'liq, a calligraphic script that developed in the 14th century in Iran and remains one of the most expressive forms of aesthetic refinement in Persian culture to this day.

Sackler Gallery
Wilderness Forever: 50 Years of Protecting America's Wild Places Wilderness Forever: 50 Years of Protecting America's Wild Places
September 3, 2014 – Late summer 2015

See America as you've never seen it—wild, untouched, and free.

Natural History Museum
Perspectives: Chiharu Shiota Perspectives: Chiharu Shiota
August 30, 2014 – June 7, 2015

Haunted by the traces that the human body leaves behind, the work amasses personal memories of lost individuals and past moments through an accumulation of discarded shoes and notes collected by the artist.

Sackler Gallery
American Bison American Bison
August 30, 2014 – Permanent

See American bison—the animal that inspired the founding of the National Zoo.

National Zoo
Experience America Experience America
August 14, 2014 – Permanent

The 1930s was a heady time for artists in America. Many of the paintings in Experience America were created in 1934 for a pilot program designed to put artists to work, others under the auspices of the WPA that followed.

American Art Museum
Grand Piano made by Bluthner, Leipzig, Germany, 1900 Grand Piano made by Bluthner, Leipzig, Germany, 1900
August 13, 2014 – Ongoing

This piano has a version of the ornate Jubilee cast-iron plates Blüthner produced from 1898 to 1907.

American History Museum
Hawaii by Air Hawaii by Air
July 25, 2014 – July 2015

In the early days of flight, getting to Hawaii, one of the most remote places on Earth, was a challenge. See how things have changed since then.

Air and Space Museum
One Life: Grant and Lee: One Life: Grant and Lee: "It is well that war is so terrible..."
July 4, 2014 – May 25, 2015

Paintings, photographs, documents, and objects reveal the personal lives and professional rivalries of Union General Ulysses S. Grant and Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

Portrait Gallery
Behind the Badge Behind the Badge
June 27, 2014 – Indefinite

Learn how the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the law enforcement arm of the Postal Service, helps protect you and discover tips to guard against scams and fraud.

Postal Museum
Once There Were Billions: Vanished Birds of North America Once There Were Billions: Vanished Birds of North America
June 24, 2014 – January 3, 2016

The story of the last passenger pigeon and the disappearance of the great auk, Carolina parakeet, and heath hen and reveal the fragile connections between species and their environment.

Natural History Museum
Speculative Forms Speculative Forms
June 16, 2014 – September 27, 2015

Drawing upon the Hirshhorn’s expansive sculpture collection, this exhibition collapses such conventional art historical divisions as figuration vs. abstraction; volumetric vs. stereometric sculpture; still vs. kinetic forms; and illusionary vs. unitary objects.

Hirshhorn Museum
FossiLab FossiLab
June 2014 – Permanent

This glass enclosed lab allows visitors to watch museum paleontologists and trained volunteers extract fossils from rock and construct fossil casts and molds.

Natural History Museum
Continuity and Change: Fifty Years of Museum History Continuity and Change: Fifty Years of Museum History
May 16, 2014 – Ongoing

Explore the museum's transformation from a history and technology museum to one devoted to American history through images of key exhibitions and activities.

American History Museum

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