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Feast Your Eyes: A Taste for Luxury in Ancient Iran
February 4, 2012 – Indefinitely

View highly sophisticated ancient Iranian metalwork ranging from deep bowls to elaborate drinking vessels to objects in gold and silver.

Sackler Gallery
Systems at Work
December 14, 2011 – Permanent

Learn how mail travels from sender to recipient and how the process has changed over the last 200 years!

Postal Museum
The First Ladies
November 19, 2011 – Indefinitely

Learn how first ladies have shaped the role of first lady as the role of women in society evolved. On view are more than two dozen gowns, including those worn by Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, Barbara Bush, Nancy Reagan, and Jacqueline Kennedy.

American History Museum
Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt
November 17, 2011 – Indefinitely

Learn about Egyptian burial ritual and cosmology and what they reveal about life in ancient Egypt.

Natural History Museum
Mail Call
November 10, 2011 – Permanent

This exhibition addresses the emotional importance of mail to troops and their families during wartime and the logistics of delivering mail to troops at war.

Postal Museum
Two Key Smithsonian Figures: Leonard Carmichael and Frank Taylor
December 22, 2010 – TBA

This display case honors two people instrumental in the creation of the National Museum of American History.

American History Museum
Pioneers of Flight, Barron Hilton
November 19, 2010 – Permanent

This gallery features famous "firsts" and record-setting aviators during the 1920s and 30s.

Air and Space Museum
African Mosaic: Selections from the Permanent Collection
November 19, 2010 – Indefinitely

This exhibition showcases museum purchases and gifts and provides a glimpse into the collecting opportunities and decisions that exist for art museums.

African Art Museum
Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian
October 23, 2010 – Permanent

This exhibition of some 700 works of Native art from throughout North, Central, and South America demonstrates the breadth of the museum's renowned collection and highlight the historic importance of many of these iconic objects.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Elephant Trails
September 3, 2010 – Permanent

As part of the Zoo's campaign to save Asian elephants, this expanded and transformed home for the Zoo's Asian elephants provides new indoor and outdoor space and features a variety of habitats that support the natural behavior of the multi-generational herd.

National Zoo
Pony Express: Romance vs. Reality
April 3, 2010 – Permanent

This exhibition examines fictional and actual stories from the history of the world's best known mail carriers.

Postal Museum
The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does It Mean To Be Human?
March 17, 2010 – Indefinitely

This major exhibition hall focuses on the story of human origins and probes the ecological and genetic connections that human beings have had with the natural world over time.

Natural History Museum
The Struggle for Justice
February 12, 2010 – Permanent

This exhibition showcases major cultural and political figures who struggled to achieve civil rights for disenfranchised or marginalized groups.

Portrait Gallery
Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye!
2009 – Indefinitely

This small exhibition features historic Transformers toys and props used in the major motion picture.

Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center
Moving Beyond Earth
November 19, 2009 – Permanent

Explore the achievements and challenges of human spaceflight in the United States during the space shuttle and space station era.

Air and Space Museum
Stories on Money
June 11, 2009 – Indefinitely

This exhibition explores the history of money -- coinage and currency -- from the earliest times to the present and showcases objects from the museum's National Numismatic Collection.

American History Museum
On the Water: Stories from Maritime America
May 22, 2009 – Permanent

This exhibition traces American maritime history from 18th-century sailing ships, to 19th-century steamboats and fishing craft, to today's huge container ships.

American History Museum
The Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection Highlights
May 18, 2009 – Indefinitely

On view are objects from this comprehensive 525-piece collection of African art representing 20 African countries and 75 peoples and covers 5 centuries of African art.

African Art Museum
The Star-Spangled Banner: The Flag that Inspired the National Anthem
November 21, 2008 – Permanent

The sight of those “broad stripes and bright stars” inspired Francis Scott Key to write a song that eventually became the United States national anthem.

American History Museum
Landmark Objects
– Permanent

Large, iconic artifacts in the main corridor of each floor of the East and Wings highlight the key themes of the exhibitions in the wing.

American History Museum

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