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Artist Teacher Organizer: Yasuo Kuniyoshi in the Archives of American Art Artist Teacher Organizer: Yasuo Kuniyoshi in the Archives of American Art
March 30, 2015 – July 10, 2015

Included in this exhibition are letters, photographs, writings, and rare printed materials documenting Yasuo Kuniyoshi’s life and work. This exhibition is organized in conjunction with The Artistic Journey of Yasuo Kuniyoshi exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Archives of American Art
George Carlin George Carlin
March 27, 2015 – July 5, 2015

Our “Recognize” wall seeks to commemorate Americans who have influenced politics, history, and culture. The public voted to honor comedian George Carlin for the Portrait Gallery’s most recent Recognize selection.

Portrait Gallery
Lincoln's Carriage Lincoln's Carriage
March 23, 2015 – May 25, 2015

A special display of the carriage that transported the President, Mary Todd Lincoln, Major Henry Rathbone and his fiancée Clara Harris to Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865.

American History Museum
Mingering Mike's Supersonic Greatest Hits Mingering Mike's Supersonic Greatest Hits
February 27, 2015 – August 2, 2015

See how self-taught Washington, D.C., artist "Mingering Mike" exercised his youthful fantasy of being a famous soul singer/songwriter in the late 1960s and the 1970s—and reflected the aspirations of countless other kids who dreamed of being discovered.

American Art Museum
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
Artists at Work Artists at Work
February 4, 2015 – May 1, 2015

This juried show, the Smithsonian Community Committees’s fourth, pan-Institutional art exhibition, underscores the often hidden talents within the Smithsonian community. A panel of three outside jurors selected 56 artists, from 23 different units, from more than 170 entries.

Ripley Center
Orchids: Interlocking Science and Beauty Orchids: Interlocking Science and Beauty
January 24, 2015 – April 26, 2015

Thousands of live orchids and the opportunity to explore how new ideas, technologies, and inventions change the way we study, protect, and enjoy these beautiful plants.

Natural History Museum
Outside the Spacecraft: 50 Years of Extra-Vehicular Activity Outside the Spacecraft: 50 Years of Extra-Vehicular Activity
January 8, 2015 – June 8, 2015

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of those first two ventures outside the spacecraft, this exhibition presents art, photography, artifacts, and personal accounts that relate the continuing story of EVA.

Air and Space Museum
Portrait of Stephen Colbert Portrait of Stephen Colbert
December 20, 2014 – April 20, 2015

In recognition of the end of Stephen Colbert’s decade-long persona for Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, the museum has borrowed Colbert’s portrait, which was created for the final season of the show.

Portrait Gallery
Zen, Tea, and Chinese Art in Medieval Japan Zen, Tea, and Chinese Art in Medieval Japan
December 13, 2014 – June 14, 2015

In this exhibition, Chinese and Japanese paintings, lacquer ware, and ceramics illuminate this remarkable period of cultural contact and synthesis.

Freer Gallery
Oribe Ware: Color and Pattern Come to Japanese Ceramics Oribe Ware: Color and Pattern Come to Japanese Ceramics
December 13, 2014 – June 14, 2015

This exhibition highlights the best selections of Oribe ware in the Freer's collection, including two new acquisitions on view for the first time.

Freer Gallery
Tools: Extending Our Reach Tools: Extending Our Reach
December 12, 2014 – May 25, 2015

Can tools be functional and have great design? This exhibition examines the role and significance of tools that span world cultures and histories.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Beautiful Users Beautiful Users
December 12, 2014 – April 26, 2015

Beautiful Users introduces visitors to one of the fundamental changes in design thinking over the past half-century: the shift toward designs based on observations of human anatomy and behavior.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Maira Kalman Selects Maira Kalman Selects
December 12, 2014 – June 7, 2015

56 objects from the collections of Cooper Hewitt, other Smithsonian museums, and Kalman herself, arranged by the acclaimed author, artist, and designer to suggest the journey of a life story, from birth through death.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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
The Traveler's Eye: Scenes of Asia The Traveler's Eye: Scenes of Asia
November 22, 2014 – May 31, 2015

The exhibition provides glimpses of travels across the continent, from pilgrimages and research trips to expeditions for trade and tourism.

Sackler Gallery
Style in Chinese Landscape Painting: The Yuan Dynasty Legacy Style in Chinese Landscape Painting: The Yuan Dynasty Legacy
November 22, 2014 – May 31, 2015

A tradition dating to the third century, landscape painting is one of the most outstanding achievements of Chinese culture. This exhibition includes the earliest work in the museum collection together with later examples tracing the characteristics and evolution of six of these styles.

Freer Gallery
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