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Renovating a Landmark: From Patent Office to Reynolds Center
November 17, 2007 – Permanent

This small exhibition commemorates the opening of the Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard.

Portrait Gallery
Korea Gallery
June 8, 2007 – Indefinitely

On view are some 85 objects, including Korean ceramics, wooden furniture, stone and wooden sculptures, paintings, and textiles.

Natural History Museum
Return to a Native Place: Algonquian Peoples of Chesapeake
November 13, 2006 – Permanent

This small display provides an overview of the history of the Native peoples of the Chesapeake Bay region.

American Indian Museum
Giant Panda Habitat, David M. Rubenstein Family
October 17, 2006 – Ongoing

The David M. Rubenstein Family Giant Panda Habitat is home to four giant pandas: Tian Tian (adult male), Mei Xiang (adult female), Bao Bao (juvenile female), and a male cub named Bei Bei. The panda house is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (6 p.m. summer).However, the line for the panda house may close as early as 2 p.m. if crowds are heavy.

National Zoo
Asia Trail
October 17, 2006 – Permanent

Asia Trail is home to the following Asian species: sloth bears, fishing cats, red pandas, clouded leopards, Asian small-clawed otters, giant pandas, and Japanese giant salamander.

National Zoo
America's Presidents
July 1, 2006 – Permanent

America’s Presidents showcases an enhanced and extended display of multiple images of the past 43 presidents of the United States starting with Gilbert Stuart’s “Lansdowne” portrait of George Washington (off-view for conservation) and continuing to George W. Bush.

Portrait Gallery
American Origins, 1600-1900
July 1, 2006 – Permanent

American Origins is a conversation about America that begins with the first days of contact between Native Americans and European explorers, through the struggles of independence, to the Gilded Age.

Portrait Gallery
Twentieth-Century Americans
July 1, 2006 – Permanent

Four galleries showcase the major cultural, scientific, and political figures of the 20th century.

Portrait Gallery
American Art through 1940
– Permanent

See artworks from the museum’s permanent collection that connect with major moments in America’s past, from early America and the Republic to the settlement of the western frontier, the Civil War, and the Gilded Age.

American Art Museum
Art Since 1945
– Permanent

On view is modern and contemporary art, including works from Color Field, Abstract Expressionism, and Pop Art.

American Art Museum
Modern and Contemporary Art
– Permanent

See contemporary artworks from the museum's permanent collection, including Jenny Holzer's For SAAM and Duane Hanson's Woman Eating.

American Art Museum
Jo Davidson: Biographer in Bronze
July 1, 2006 – Permanent

On view are portraits made by renowned American sculptor Jo Davidson between 1908 and 1946.

Portrait Gallery
Luce Foundation Center for American Art
– Permanent

The Luce Foundation Center for American Art is the first visible art storage and study center in Washington that showcases more than 3,300 artworks from the museum's permanent collection.

American Art Museum
Bravo!
July 1, 2006 – Indefinitely

Bravo! showcases individuals who have brought the performing arts to life, beginning with P. T. Barnum, who raised the curtain on modern entertainment in the late 19th century, and continuing through the present. 

Portrait Gallery
Champions
July 1, 2006 – Indefinitely

Champions salutes the dynamic American sports figures whose impact extends beyond the athletic realm and makes them a part of the larger story of the nation.

Portrait Gallery
Prairie Dog Playland
November 19, 2005 – Permanent

This prairie-dog-themed playground, designed for children ages 2-6, reveals a prairie-dog's perspective on survival.

National Zoo
The Smithsonian Institution: America's Treasure Chest
May 8, 2005 – Permanent

See selected objects representing all of the museums that offer a tantalizing sample of the breadth and depth of the Smithsonian's vast collections. 

Smithsonian Castle
Posy Holders
– Indefinitely

Two large cases contain approximately 80 one-of-a-kind posy holders made of precious metals and semi-precious stones, donated by Frances Jones Poetker.

Ripley Center
Human Spaceflight
November 2004 – Permanent

Learn how the United States, Soviet Union/Russia, and other nations have made human spaceflight a reality.

Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War
November 11, 2004 – Permanent

This exhibition surveys the history of America's military from the Colonial Era to the present conflict in Iraq.

American History Museum

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