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Archiving the History of an Epidemic: HIV and AIDS, 1985-2009 Archiving the History of an Epidemic: HIV and AIDS, 1985-2009
June 3, 2011 – November 1, 2011

Archival materials reveal how individuals and society were affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

American History Museum
HIV and AIDS Thirty Years Ago HIV and AIDS Thirty Years Ago
June 3, 2011 – January 8, 2012

 Learn about early responses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

American History Museum
From Earth to the Solar System From Earth to the Solar System
June 1, 2011 – July 10, 2011

View 30 images that make connections between our home planet and the rest of the solar system.

Air and Space Museum
NASA / ART: 50 Years of Exploration NASA / ART: 50 Years of Exploration
May 28, 2011 – October 10, 2011

Art commissioned by the NASA Art Program communicates the accomplishments, setbacks, and sheer excitement of space exploration over the past five decades.

Air and Space Museum
Waves at Matsushima Waves at Matsushima
May 28, 2011 – July 5, 2011

Paintings and prints record the Bay of Matsushima, an area now substantially altered by the recent earthquake and tsunami, and pay homage to Japan,

Sackler Gallery
This IS Hawai'i This IS Hawai'i
May 19, 2011 – July 4, 2011

See new and experimental works of art that explore what it means to be “Hawaiian” in the 21st century.

American Indian Museum
Pictures for Everyone Pictures for Everyone
May 3, 2011 – September 3, 2012

The images on view explore how 19th-century audiences received and shared visual information that crossed many barriers, including those of race, class, and language.

American History Museum
150th Commemoration of the Civil War: The Death of Ellsworth 150th Commemoration of the Civil War: The Death of Ellsworth
April 29, 2011 – March 18, 2012

The National Portrait Gallery marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War through a series of four alcove exhibitions -- one each year -- commemorating this period of American history. The first of these exhibitions recounts the death of Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth, a friend of President Lincoln, in Alexandria, Virginia.

Portrait Gallery
"So Much Need of Service" – The Diary of a Civil War Nurse
April 22, 2011 – July 29, 2011

The experiences of Civil War nurse Amanda Akin -- revealed through her diary -- reflect the sacrifices of millions of Americans who contributed to the war effort.

American History Museum
Directions: Grazia Toderi Directions: Grazia Toderi
April 21, 2011 – October 23, 2011

Using computer animation to manipulate her images, Italian artist Grazia Toderi creates video projections that are like frescoes of light.

Hirshhorn Museum
Nature's Best 2010 Photography Awards: Windland Smith Rice International Awards Nature's Best 2010 Photography Awards: Windland Smith Rice International Awards
April 16, 2011 – September 25, 2011

On view are winners in various categories from the 2010 Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards.

Natural History Museum
Jazz Treasures Jazz Treasures
April 14, 2011 – May 31, 2012

To celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month in April, this case features Dizzy Gillespie's trumpet,Tony Bennet's oil painting of Ella Fitzgerald, and other jazz artifacts.

American History Museum
Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Warriors: Photographs by Gertrude Käsebier Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Warriors: Photographs by Gertrude Käsebier
April 13, 2011 – June 15, 2011

See some 60 photographs of Sioux Indians from Buffalo Bill's Wild West show taken by photographer Gertrude Käsebier (1852-1934).

Ripley Center
Capital Portraits: Treasures from Washington Private Collections, 1730-2010 Capital Portraits: Treasures from Washington Private Collections, 1730-2010
April 8, 2011 – September 5, 2011

This exhibition presents portraits-- many on view for the first time -- that reside in private Washington, D.C., collections.

Portrait Gallery
Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt Preview Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt Preview
April 5, 2011 – November 16, 2011

Preview of the museum's largest exhibition of ancient Egyptian mummies and artifacts. Full exhibition opened Nov. 17, 2011.

Natural History Museum
Black Box: Laurent Grasso Black Box: Laurent Grasso
April 4, 2011 – August 14, 2011

See two of Laurent Grasso's video works that depict strange interfaces between the natural world and humankind.

Hirshhorn Museum
The International Sweethearts of Rhythm The International Sweethearts of Rhythm
March 29, 2011 – May 31, 2011

On view are archival materials related to the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, the world’s first integrated all-female big band.

American History Museum
History in the Making: Renwick Craft Invitational 2011 History in the Making: Renwick Craft Invitational 2011
March 25, 2011 – July 31, 2011

This exhibition features works by four extraordinary artists, who are creating works of superior craftsmanship that address the classic craft notion of function without sacrificing a contemporary aesthetic: Cliff Lee, Matthias Pliessnig, Judith Schaecter, Ubaldo Vitali.

Renwick Gallery
Preston Singletary: Echoes, Fire, and Shadows Preston Singletary: Echoes, Fire, and Shadows
March 19, 2011 – September 5, 2011

Some 54 works by internationally renowned glass artist Preston Singletary (Tlingit) illustrate his evolution as an artist over the past two decades.

American Indian Museum New York
Perspectives: Lu Chunsheng Perspectives: Lu Chunsheng
March 19, 2011 – July 17, 2011

The video History of Chemistry I by renowned Chinese photographer and video artist Lu Chunsheng is on view.

Sackler Gallery