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Against All Odds: Rescue at the Chilean Mine Against All Odds: Rescue at the Chilean Mine
August 5, 2011 – September 30, 2012

See the actual rescue capsule used to rescue the 33 Chilean miners trapped underground for two months in 2010.

Natural History Museum
Perspectives: Hale Tenger Perspectives: Hale Tenger
July 30, 2011 – November 6, 2011

In his video Beirut, multimedia artist Hale Tenger filmed the facade of the St. George Hotel -- the site of the assassination of Rafik Hariri, former prime minister of Lebanon -- during its renovation.

Sackler Gallery
More Than Meets the Eye More Than Meets the Eye
July 23, 2011 – November 4, 2012

In this photography exhibition, learn how museum scientists examine the world’s diversity of life and culture up close.

Natural History Museum
Reinventing the Wheel: Japanese Ceramics 1930-2000 Reinventing the Wheel: Japanese Ceramics 1930-2000
July 23, 2011 – July 12, 2013

Modern and contemporary Japanese ceramics by Living National Treasures to young virtuosos are featured in this installation.

Sackler Gallery
Conversations with the Earth: Indigenous Voices on Climate Change Conversations with the Earth: Indigenous Voices on Climate Change
July 22, 2011 – January 2, 2012

Have a look at Indigenous science and gain a Native perspective on global climate change through photographs, video, and audio clips.

American Indian Museum
Art of the Stamp: Owney the Postal Dog Art of the Stamp: Owney the Postal Dog
July 20, 2011 – August 5, 2012

See Bill Bond's original painting used to create the Owney stamp.

Postal Museum
Ancient Iranian Ceramics Ancient Iranian Ceramics
July 16, 2011 – December 31, 2012

See a distinctive type of pottery from the Sackler's collection of ancient Iranian ceramics.

Sackler Gallery
The Great American Hall of Wonders The Great American Hall of Wonders
July 15, 2011 – January 8, 2012

This exhibition examines the American ingenuity that energized all aspects of 19th-century society, from the painting of landscapes and scenes of everyday life to the planning of scientific expeditions and the development of new mechanical devices.

American Art Museum
American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music
July 11, 2011 – October 9, 2011

Experience the true flavor, or "sabor," of Latin music in the United States and the influence Latin music genres have had on American popular music.

Ripley Center
IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas
July 4, 2011 – January 2, 2012

Explore the cultural integration and diffusion of African American and American Indian people, especially those of blended heritage, through this collection of twenty banners. 

American Indian Museum
Seasons: Chinese Flowers Seasons: Chinese Flowers
July 2, 2011 – January 8, 2012

View Chinese art featuring seasonal flowers.

Freer Gallery
One Life: Ronald Reagan One Life: Ronald Reagan
July 1, 2011 – May 28, 2012

This one-room exhibition chronicles Ronald Reagan’s early years in Illinois through his acting and political career, to his presidency from 1981-1989.

Portrait Gallery
Little Pictures, Big Lives: Snapshots from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art Little Pictures, Big Lives: Snapshots from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art
July 1, 2011 – October 3, 2011

See snapshots of celebrated and famous artists that offer new insights into their intimate lives.

Archives of American Art
Artists at Work Artists at Work
June 23, 2011 – October 2, 2011

See paintings, drawings, prints, quilts, jewelry, photographs, sculpture, ceramics, and more that reveal the talents and interests of members of the Smithsonian community.

Ripley Center
Fragments in Time and Space Fragments in Time and Space
June 23, 2011 – August 28, 2011

View a selection of works that demonstrate the diverse ways artists have conceptualized, employed, and manipulated time and space.

Hirshhorn Museum
Race: Are We So Different? Race: Are We So Different?
June 18, 2011 – January 8, 2012

This traveling exhibition looks at race and racism in the United States through biological, cultural, and historical points of view.

Natural History Museum
Mementos: Painted and Photographic Miniatures, 1750-1920 Mementos: Painted and Photographic Miniatures, 1750-1920
June 17, 2011 – May 13, 2012

Portrait miniatures from the museum’s collection are on view.

Portrait Gallery
Family Matters: Portraits from the Qing Court Family Matters: Portraits from the Qing Court
June 11, 2011 – January 16, 2012

Paintings of three generations of the Qing dynasty's imperial family are on view.

Sackler Gallery
For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights
June 10, 2011 – November 27, 2011

This exhibition is the first to reveal the historic role of visual images in shaping, influencing, and transforming the fight for civil rights in the United States.

American History Museum
AIDS Quilt Panel AIDS Quilt Panel
June 3, 2011 – February 2012 (TBA)

On view is a panel from the AIDS Memorial Quilt honoring Roger Lyon.

American History Museum