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Welcome to Your Smithsonian
March 20, 2015 – Indefinitely

This exhibition looks at the history of the Smithsonian, focusing on its research; museums; and public programs in art, culture, history, and science, and the role of the American public in the Smithsonian's museums and research. The Smithsonian is a partnership between its specialist staff and the American people.

Smithsonian Castle
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
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
December 12, 2014 – Ongoing

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

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Models & Prototypes
December 12, 2014 – Ongoing

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

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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
Nation to Nation: Treaties between the United States and American Indian Nations
September 21, 2014 – Spring 2020

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
September 17, 2014 – July 31, 2016

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
Wilderness Forever: 50 Years of Protecting America's Wild Places
September 3, 2014 – June 13, 2016

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

Natural History Museum
American Bison
August 30, 2014 – Permanent

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

National Zoo
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
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
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
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
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
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
World of Stamps
September 22, 2013 – Permanent

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

Postal Museum
Mail Marks History
September 22, 2013 – Permanent

Trace the journeys of three historic letters by analyzing different kinds of mail markings.

Postal Museum
National Stamp Salon
September 22, 2013 – Permanent

Browse tens of thousands of stamps, mail, medals, dies, and other artifacts from the National Philatelic Collection.

Postal Museum
Gems of American Philately
September 22, 2013 – Permanent

Examine a 1918 Inverted Jenny and 12 other philatelic gems that are rarely on view.

Postal Museum

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