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The Cullinan Blue Diamond Necklace
September 27, 2010 – December 31, 2011

On view is the Cullinan Blue Diamond Necklace, featuring a bow motif with nine extremely rare blue diamonds totalling 5.32 carats and 251 additional diamonds

Natural History Museum
Fiona Tan: Rise and Fall Fiona Tan: Rise and Fall
September 25, 2010 – January 21, 2011

See how artist Fiona Tan's photos, drawings, and video installations reveal the power of images in constructing memories and identities.

Sackler Gallery
Vantage Point: The Contemporary Native Art Collection Vantage Point: The Contemporary Native Art Collection
September 25, 2010 – August 7, 2011

View significant works by 25 Native American artists in a range of media that highlight the museum's collection of contemporary art.

American Indian Museum
A Revolution in Wood: The Bresler Collection A Revolution in Wood: The Bresler Collection
September 24, 2010 – January 30, 2011

This exhibition features 66 objects produced in the 1980s and 1990s from the Charles and Fleur Bresler Collection to highlight contemporary wood turning's growing sophistication.

Renwick Gallery
View From Up North: Americans Experience Mexico, circa 1890-1945 View From Up North: Americans Experience Mexico, circa 1890-1945
September 23, 2010 – November 30, 2010

As part of the museum's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, on view in several cases are artifacts that show how Americans have experienced Mexico from the late 1800s to the mid-1900s.

American History Museum
The Mexican Revolution! American Legacy The Mexican Revolution! American Legacy
September 16, 2010 – February 11, 2013

Objects in this case reveal how U.S. involvement in the Mexican Revolution affected politics and society on both sides of the border.

American History Museum
Hide: Skin as Material and Metaphor: Part II Hide: Skin as Material and Metaphor: Part II
September 4, 2010 – January 16, 2011

The featured artists draw upon this rich subject in multifaceted ways, using both the material and concept of skin as a metaphor for widespread issues.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
John Gossage: The Pond John Gossage: The Pond
August 27, 2010 – January 17, 2011

Gossage's photographs of a small pond in Maryland reveal moments of grace and elegance in a seemingly mundane place and recall Henry David Thoreau's Walden.

American Art Museum
Americans Now Americans Now
August 20, 2010 – July 10, 2011

Drawn from the Portrait Gallery's permanent collection, this exhibition features individuals prominent in sports, entertainment, and other fields of endeavor during the last 10 years.

Portrait Gallery
Losing Paradise: Endangered Plants Here and Around the World Losing Paradise: Endangered Plants Here and Around the World
August 14, 2010 – December 12, 2010

Compelling botanical illustrations convey the vital importance of plant conservation.

Natural History Museum
Brave New World Brave New World
August 9, 2010 – November 27, 2011

View artist Theo Eshetu's Brave New World II, a compelling video installation that examines the theme of travel.

African Art Museum
Black Box: Superflex Black Box: Superflex
August 9, 2010 – November 28, 2010

The Black Box theater showcases rotating exhibitions of contemporary artists who use film or video as their creative medium. Currently on view is Superflex's Flooded McDonald's.

Hirshhorn Museum
Word, Shout, Song: Lorenzo Dow Turner Connecting Communities through Language Word, Shout, Song: Lorenzo Dow Turner Connecting Communities through Language
August 9, 2010 – July 24, 2011

Learn how the Gullah people of Georgia and South Carolina have retained traces of their West African culture and language that their enslaved ancestors brought to the Americas.

Anacostia Community Museum
Collecting History: 125 Years of the National Philatelic Collection Collecting History: 125 Years of the National Philatelic Collection
August 8, 2010 – January 9, 2012

The National Postal Museum celebrates the 125th anniversary of its National Philatelic Collection, which predates the museum by more than 100 years, with this exhibition that traces the history of this national treasure.

Postal Museum
Chinamania: Whistler and the Victorian Craze for Blue-and-White Chinamania: Whistler and the Victorian Craze for Blue-and-White
August 7, 2010 – August 7, 2011

Follow the craze for blue-and-white porcelain in Whistler's England during the 1870s through 23 works of art.

Freer Gallery
Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg
July 2, 2010 – January 2, 2011

This exhibition showcases 57 major Rockwell paintings and drawings from the private collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg.

American Art Museum
Up Where We Belong: Native Musicians in Popular Culture Up Where We Belong: Native Musicians in Popular Culture
July 1, 2010 – January 2, 2011

Learn about Native people who have been active participants in contemporary music during the past century.

American Indian Museum
Editors' Picks: The Best of Smithsonian Magazine's 7th Annual Photo Contest Editors' Picks: The Best of Smithsonian Magazine's 7th Annual Photo Contest
July 1, 2010 – February 28, 2011

See the finalists from Smithsonian magazine's 7th annual photo contest. View 30 photographs from the 45,000 entries received from around the world .

Smithsonian Castle
Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art
June 23, 2010 – November 28, 2010

Trace the story of the beautiful coiled basket on two continents, demonstrating the enduring contribution of African peoples and cultures to American life in southeastern United States.

African Art Museum
Read My Pins: The Madeline Albright Collection Read My Pins: The Madeline Albright Collection
June 18, 2010 – October 17, 2010

See pins from former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's collection, highlighting her use of jewelry as a tool of diplomacy and capturing her wit.

Smithsonian Castle