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Cupcake Katy Cupcake Katy
June 18, 2014 – July 6, 2014

On view is a portrait of pop singer Katy Perry by distinguished New York academic portrait painter Will Cotton.

Portrait Gallery
"Star-Spangled Banner" Manuscript
June 14, 2014 – July 6, 2014

See Francis Scott Key’s original manuscript of the Star-Spangled Banner to celebrate the song's  200th anniversary. 

American History Museum
Renee Fleming's Super Bowl Gown Renee Fleming's Super Bowl Gown
June 14, 2014 – July 6, 2014

See the gown Grammy award-winning opera singer Renée Fleming wore when she sang the national anthem during the 2014 Super Bowl.

American History Museum
In Memoriam: Maya Angelou In Memoriam: Maya Angelou
May 29, 2014 – June 12, 2014

See a portrait of writer, poet, and activist Maya Angelou (1928-1914) by painter Ross Rossin.

Portrait Gallery
An American in London: Whistler and the Thames An American in London: Whistler and the Thames
May 3, 2014 – August 17, 2014

Rarely seen drawings, watercolors, and pastels, alongside iconic nocturnes, are featured in this first major James McNeill Whistler exhibition in the Sackler Gallery.

Sackler Gallery
Ralph Fasanella: Lest We Forget Ralph Fasanella: Lest We Forget
May 2, 2014 – August 3, 2014

See how artist Ralph Fasanella (1914-1997) addressed issues of postwar America.

American Art Museum
Visions from the Forests: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone Visions from the Forests: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone
April 9, 2014 – August 17, 2014

Learn about the little-known arts of Liberia and Sierra Leone through 70 artworks from the collection of William Siegmann.

African Art Museum
In Memoriam: Mickey Rooney In Memoriam: Mickey Rooney
April 9, 2014 – May 28, 2014

See a portrait of award-winning actor Mickey Rooney.

Portrait Gallery
Red Bull Stratos: Mission to the Edge of Space Red Bull Stratos: Mission to the Edge of Space
April 2, 2014 – May 26, 2014

See the pressurized balloon gondola in which Felix Baumgartner traveled to the edge of space.

Air and Space Museum
Kiyochika: Master of the Night Kiyochika: Master of the Night
March 29, 2014 – July 27, 2014

Kobayashi Kiochika's prints of Tokyo were unlike anything previously produced by a Japanese artist. Created primarily at dawn, dusk, and night, his prints depict subjects veiled in sharply angled light, shadows, and darkness.

Sackler Gallery
Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection
February 28, 2014 – August 17, 2014

Explore the range of realist art in the 20th century in this exhibition of some 70 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper.

American Art Museum
Chigusa and the Art of Tea Chigusa and the Art of Tea
February 22, 2014 – July 27, 2014

Learn how one Chinese storage jar was transformed into a vessel worthy of display, adornment, and contemplation.

Sackler Gallery
American Heroes American Heroes
February 19, 2014 – June 2, 2014

Despite the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, more than 33,000 nisei (second generation) volunteered to serve in the U.S. Army. Many served in the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and the Military Intelligence Service. On view is the Congressional Gold Medal awarded to those units in 2010.

American History Museum
Black Box: Santiago Sierra and Jorge Galindo Black Box: Santiago Sierra and Jorge Galindo
February 14, 2014 – May 18, 2014

View video installation by 2 contemporary Spanish artists who combine “found” audio and fabricated visual elements to resonate beyond specific national associations, questioning the nature of political power.

Hirshhorn Museum
Unintended Journeys Unintended Journeys
February 7, 2014 – August 13, 2014

Photographs and video reveal the effects of climate change and natural disasters on refugees from Bangladesh; East Africa; Haiti; Japan; and Louisiana, USA.

Natural History Museum
Monuments Men: On the Frontline to Save Europe's Art, 1942-1946 Monuments Men: On the Frontline to Save Europe's Art, 1942-1946
February 7, 2014 – April 21, 2014

Learn about the Monument Men, the U.S. Army unit charged with protecting European cultural sites from Allied bombing during World War II, and with recovering art looted by the Nazis after the war.

Archives of American Art
Gravity's Edge Gravity's Edge
February 7, 2014 – June 15, 2014

Exhibition of works by Morris Louis, Helen Frankenthaler, Anne Truitt, and others trace the exploration of the force of gravity and new perceptions of the edge in the process and understanding of postwar art.

Hirshhorn Museum
In Memoriam: Pete Seeger In Memoriam: Pete Seeger
January 28, 2014 – March 3, 2014

View a photograph of American musician and social activist Pete Seeger (1919-2014) taken by Sid Grossman in the late 1940s. 

Portrait Gallery
Camilla's Purse Camilla's Purse
January 24, 2014 – May 4, 2014

See what Holocaust survivor Camilla (Mia) Klaber Gottlieb carried in her purse to preserve her memories before, during, and after World War II.

American History Museum
Making Marks: Prints from Crow's Shadow Press Making Marks: Prints from Crow's Shadow Press
January 17, 2014 – May 26, 2014

See prints by contemporary Native American artists working at Crow's Shadow Press.

American Indian Museum