The National Air And Space Museum and the National Museum of American History will be open today, March 5; all other Smithsonian Washington, D.C.-area museums and the National Zoo will be closed due to inclement weather. The Smithsonian museums in New York will be open today.

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The Boy and His Press
February 28, 1992 – January 29, 1995

Toy printing presses, documents, newspapers, and ads of the 1870s tells the story of children's working toys and the amateur journalists they spawned.  

American History Museum
Indians As Children See Them
February 19, 1992 – April 19, 1992

Enjoy 51 works of children's art selected for the Fifth Annual Juried Native American Art & Essay Exhibition. The art works selected offer vivid interpretations of Native American cultures as depicted by New York school children ages 5 through 18.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Etiquette of the Undercaste
February 14, 1992 – April 15, 1992

Visit an installation created by Antenna Theater to provide visitors with an abstract view of poverty in America.

A&I
Directions: Francesc Torres: Memorial
February 13, 1992 – May 3, 1992

A dramatic sculptural environment by this Spanish-born, New York-based artist offers reflections on the Persian Gulf War.

Hirshhorn Museum
World's Fairs
February 12, 1992 – September 26, 1992

Illustrating the impact of world's fairs on modern life, this exhibit covers fairs from London's mid-19th-century Crystal Palace through fairs and expositions in Paris, New York, Chicago, St. Louis, and others up to 1940.  

American History Museum
Pitchers, Pots, and Pipkins: Clues to Plantation Life
February 11, 1992 – February 1, 1993

This case of 11 archaeological specimens provides evidence of the active culture of Africans and Native Americans within the plantation setting. 

Natural History Museum
White House Model
February 10, 1992 – September 7, 1992

Featured is a 16 ft. by 60 ft. model, complete with White House wings, lawn, miniature televisions, and moveable guards. 

American History Museum
Martin Puryear
February 5, 1992 – June 21, 1992

Trace Washington-born Martin Puryear's evolution as a sculptor from the early 1970s to the present through about 35 works in wood, rawhide, and other materials.

Hirshhorn Museum
Between Man and the Gods: Sacrifice and Ceremony on a Cast Metal Ring
February 5, 1992 – September 7, 1992

See a centuries-old cast metal ring from the Yoruba peoples of Nigeria that provides historic and iconographic evidence for interpretation.

African Art Museum
African American Images in Postal Service Art
February 5, 1992 – March 29, 1992

See a collection of 15 stamps honoring the contributions of African Americans in history. 

American History Museum
About Faces: Ceramics Face Vessels
February 4, 1992 – July 7, 1992

View a showcase of approximately 18 decorated ceramic jugs made in the mid-19th century. 

American History Museum
The Levy-Franks Family Colonial Portraits
February 1, 1992 – May 31, 1992

Visit 7 portraits painted between 1725 and 1735 that are among the few surviving family portrait groupings from the colonial period.

Portrait Gallery
National Computer Contest Finalists
February 1, 1992 – February 2, 1992

See 30 innovative computer-assisted devices designed to aid the disabled, chosen from entries from across the country.

Ripley Center
Joyful Noise: The Roots of New Orleans Music
January 21, 1992 – July 26, 1992

Visit an exhibition of photographs documenting New Orleans street music. 

American History Museum
Working People
January 21, 1992 – July 19, 1992

Award-winning photographer Milton Rogovin documents the shared experiences of steel workers and coal miners around the world. 

American History Museum
To Achieve These Rights: The Struggle for Equality and Self Determination in D.C. 1791-1978
January 19, 1992 – November 1, 1992

Celebrate the bicentennial of the District of Columbia in this exhibition that examines the African American journey toward racial equality in the nation's capital.

Anacostia Community Museum
Affirmations: Assemblages by Schroeder Cherry
January 19, 1992 – February 29, 1992

See an exhibition of 16 mixed-media works by artist and museum educator Schroeder Cherry

Anacostia Community Museum
Purpose and Perfection: Pottery as a Woman's Art in Central Africa
January 15, 1992 – October 31, 1997

See magnificent forms and surfaces of pots built by women potters that provide compelling proof of female artistry in this collection from Central Africa.

African Art Museum
Winter Relief: A Selection of Relief Prints
January 15, 1992 – February 15, 1992

See a selection of black-and-white and color prints depicting winter scenes.

American History Museum
The Art of Painting a Story: Narrative Images from Iran
December 22, 1991 – May 10, 1992

View 28 paintings from Persian histories, epics, romances, and mystical poems that describe Iran's imaginative illustrative traditions.

Sackler Gallery