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3-D Portrait of President Obama 3-D Portrait of President Obama
February 13, 2015 – February 16, 2015

In 2014, President Barack Obama became the first President to be scanned using 3-D technology. Data from the scan were used to create his portraits, and a 3-D printed bust will be on view for Presidents Day weekend Friday, Feb. 13, through Monday, Feb. 16, 2015.

Portrait Gallery
"Cracked Plate" Photograph of Lincoln
February 12, 2015 – February 16, 2015

For just five days, the museum will display the original print of the “cracked plate” portrait of Abraham Lincoln. This photograph by Alexander Gardner is one of the most haunting portraits of any president.

Portrait Gallery
First 3-D Printed Presidential Life Mask and Bust First 3-D Printed Presidential Life Mask and Bust
December 2, 2014 – December 31, 2014

The first presidential portraits created from 3-D scan data are on display. The portraits of President Barack Obama were created based on data collected by a Smithsonian-led team of 3-D digital imaging specialists and include a digital and 3-D printed bust and life mask.

Smithsonian Castle
Rising Up: Hale Woodruff's Murals at Talladega College Rising Up: Hale Woodruff's Murals at Talladega College
November 7, 2014 – March 1, 2015

Six murals by Atlanta-based artist Hale Woodruff for Talladega College, Alabama, trace the rise of African Americans from slavery to freedom.

American History Museum
The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art
October 31, 2014 – February 22, 2015

Explore how contemporary artists employ bird imagery as a conduit for understanding contemporary culture.

American Art Museum
Richard Estes' Realism Richard Estes' Realism
October 10, 2014 – February 8, 2015

Explore the work of Richard Estes, the foremost practitioner of photorealism and premier painter of American cityscapes.

American Art Museum
Out of Many, One Out of Many, One
October 1, 2014 – October 31, 2014

Rodríguez-Gerada will use several images of people photographed in Washington, D.C., to create a composite portrait that will not only be an interactive walk-through experience for visitors but will also be viewable from the newly reopened Washington Monument and from space.

Portrait Gallery
Untitled: The Art of James Castle Untitled: The Art of James Castle
September 26, 2014 – February 1, 2015

View a sampling of the immense oeuvre of work by artist James Castle (1899-1977).

American Art Museum
A Day in the Life: Artists' Diaries from the Archives of American Art A Day in the Life: Artists' Diaries from the Archives of American Art
September 26, 2014 – February 28, 2015

Direct and private, diaries provide firsthand accounts of appointments made and met, places seen, and work in progress—all laced with personal ruminations, name-dropping, and the occasional sketch or doodle.

Archives of American Art
The Journey: A National Juried Exhibition for Emerging Artists with Disabilities, Ages 16-25 The Journey: A National Juried Exhibition for Emerging Artists with Disabilities, Ages 16-25
September 17, 2014 – January 5, 2015

Emerging artists showcase work that illuminates innovative viewpoints at the intersection of sustainability, creativity, and disability.

Ripley Center
For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw
September 9, 2014 – February 15, 2015

Horace Poolaw's photographs celebrate his subjects’ place in American life and preserve an insider’s perspective on a world few outsiders are familiar with: the Native America of the Southern Plains during the mid-20th century.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
In Memoriam: Robin Williams In Memoriam: Robin Williams
August 12, 2014 – September 9, 2014

A photograph of Robin Williams (1951-2014), taken for Time magazine by Michael Dressler in 1979, is on view.

Portrait Gallery
Salvatore Scarpitta: Traveler Salvatore Scarpitta: Traveler
July 17, 2014 – January 11, 2015

Featuring key additions to the Hirshhorn's collection, this is the first solo presentation of Salvatore Scarpitta's work at an American museum in over a decade, and the first ever on the East Coast.

Hirshhorn Museum
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
Sitebound: Photography from the Collection Sitebound: Photography from the Collection
June 16, 2014 – September 1, 2014

Works from the collection extend the concept of documentary photography in ways that allow for imagination and conjecture.

Hirshhorn Museum
"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
Indelible: The Platinum Photographs of Larry McNeil and Will Wilson Indelible: The Platinum Photographs of Larry McNeil and Will Wilson
June 7, 2014 – January 5, 2015

Photographers Larry McNeil (Tlingit/Nisgaá) and Will Wilson (Diné/Bilagaana) challenge the romanticizing softness of 19th-century images of the “Vanishing Race.”

American Indian Museum
Black Box: Oliver Laric Black Box: Oliver Laric
May 30, 2014 – October 5, 2014

Video installation showing recent work by contemporary Austrian artist Oliver Laric.

Hirshhorn 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