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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
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