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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
Directions: Jeremy Deller - English Magic
February 7, 2014 – August 24, 2014

Video installation by Turner Prize-winning British artist Jeremy Deller is an idiosyncratic collective portrait of Britishness asking how consumerism, technology, and the new monotony of work have altered the experience of nature, culture, and history.

Hirshhorn Museum
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
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
January 17, 2014 – May 26, 2014

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

American Indian Museum
Commemorating Controversy: The Dakota—U.S. War of 1862
January 11, 2014 – June 1, 2014

Explore the causes, voices, events, and long-lasting consequences of the conflict between Dakota akicitas (warriors) and the U.S. military and immigrant settlers.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Spirit & Opportunity: 10 Years Roving across Mars
January 3, 2014 – September 14, 2014

See amazing images from Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity on the 10th anniversary of their landings on the Red Planet.

Air and Space Museum
In Focus: Ara Guler's Anatolia
December 14, 2013 – July 20, 2014

Never-before-shown works, highlighting Turkey's cultural history, by the legendary photographer Ara Güler are on view.

Sackler Gallery
Mr. Lincoln's Washington: A Civil War Portfolio
December 13, 2013 – May 25, 2015

Photographs, prints, drawings, and maps reveal how the Civil War affected life in the District of Columbia.

Portrait Gallery
Puppetry in America
December 13, 2013 – April 13, 2014

Meet the original Howdy Doody, Charlie McCarthy, and some of their puppet cousins and learn about their role in American culture.

American History Museum
Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence
December 9, 2013 – January 4, 2015

Learn about a new form of bead art and how Ubuhle women transform the beadwork surface into a contemporary work of art.

Anacostia Community Museum
Home Sewn: Quilts from the Lower Mississippi Valley
December 9, 2013 – February 1, 2015

View quilts by Annie Dennis and Emma Russell and learn how present-day African American women quilters continue the quilting traditions of the lower Mississippi Valley.

Anacostia Community Museum
The Nile and Ancient Egypt
December 7, 2013 – January 3, 2016

Exceptional artifacts evoke the power and enduring fascination with the Nile River.

Freer Gallery
Handmade Holiday Cards from the Archives of American Art
November 27, 2013 – January 5, 2014

See how artists imagined the holidays—through whimsical watercolors, quirky collages, and cheerful prints and drawings.

Archives of American Art
The Smithsonian AIDS Memorial Quilt Block
November 26, 2013 – February 28, 2014

See a 12-by-12-foot block created by Smithsonian staff, docents, interns, volunteers, and friends to honor Smithsonian colleagues and friends who lost their battles with AIDS.

Ripley Center
Africa ReViewed: The Photographic Legacy of Eliot Elisofon
November 21, 2013 – December 14, 2014

Be transported to mid-20th-century Africa through Eliot Elisofon's photographs, collected objects, films, and journals.

African Art Museum
Exhibiting Freer's Bibles
November 16, 2013 – February 16, 2014

Two antique works—a parchment codex of Deuteronomy and Joshua, and the so-called Washington codex (the third oldest parchment manuscript of the Gospels)—are shown against the backdrop of Whistler's brilliant blue-and-gold decorations.

Freer Gallery
Women in Chinese Painting
November 9, 2013 – April 27, 2014

Paintings in this exhibition illustrate the active and critical roles women played in traditional Chinese society.

Freer Gallery
Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits, Part I
November 8, 2013 – April 27, 2014

Photographic portraits by Yousuf Karsh (1908–2002) include those of Georgia O’Keeffe, Jonas Salk, Marian Anderson, Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Arden, I. M. Pei, Isamu Noguchi, and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Portrait Gallery
Four Female Supreme Court Justices
October 29, 2013 – October 16, 2016

See Supreme Court justices Sandra Day O'Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan in this life-size portrait.

Portrait Gallery

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