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Jazz at the Philharmonic
April 1, 2010 – May 31, 2010

These cases feature business, travel, and performance documents related to "Jazz at the Philharmonic," a series of jazz concerts, tours, and performances produced by Norman Granz in the 1940s to 1960s.

American History Museum
Perspectives: Hai Bo Perspectives: Hai Bo
March 27, 2010 – February 27, 2011

As part of the Perspectives series of contemporary Asian art, view five large-scale photographs from Hai Bo's Northern Series.

Sackler Gallery
In the Realm of the Buddha In the Realm of the Buddha
March 13, 2010 – July 18, 2010

Visit two distinct exhibitions that offer fascinating encounters with the sacred art of Tibetan Buddhism.

Sackler Gallery
ColorForms ColorForms
March 11, 2010 – January 2, 2012

On view are artworks from the Hirshhorn's collection, dating from the postwar era to the present, that explore the ways in which color has been an essential tool for artists, regardless of medium.

Hirshhorn Museum
Hide: Skin as Material and Metaphor: Part I Hide: Skin as Material and Metaphor: Part I
March 6, 2010 – August 1, 2010

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
The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps, 1942-1946 The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps, 1942-1946
March 5, 2010 – January 30, 2011

The exhibit features more than 120 arts-and-crafts objects made by Japanese Americans in U.S. internment camps during World War II, along with photographs illustrating life in the camps.

Renwick Gallery
Glimpse of the Past: A Neighborhood Evolves Glimpse of the Past: A Neighborhood Evolves
March 5, 2010 – September 25, 2011

Experience the sights, scenes, and beautiful buildings that make up the ever-changing Penn Quarter neighborhood in downtown Washington, D.C.

Portrait Gallery
Fifty Years of Lasers Fifty Years of Lasers
March 5, 2010 – May 28, 2012

Learn about the invention of early lasers and how they were put to practical use in this case.

American History Museum
A Letter from George Washington, November 30, 1785 A Letter from George Washington, November 30, 1785
February 25, 2010 – May 7, 2010

On view is the letter George Washington wrote on November 30, 1785, to David Stuart, a trusted associate and stepfather to Washington's grandchildren.

American History Museum
The Sant Ocean Hall Focus Gallery: Deeper Than Light
February 20, 2010 – May 23, 2010

This exhibition retraces a team of scientists' journey into this relatively undiscovered world using art, images, models, and multimedia.

Natural History Museum
Quicktake: Tato Nano Quicktake: Tato Nano
February 18, 2010 – April 25, 2010

Enjoy a bright, sunshine yellow Nano, "the people's car" from India, along with diagrams and a short film describing its concept, development and production.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Josef Albers: Innovation and Inspiration Josef Albers: Innovation and Inspiration
February 13, 2010 – April 11, 2010

This exhibition presents more than 60 of Albers' works from the museum's collection, along with key objects on loan from the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation on view for the first time.

Hirshhorn Museum
From FDR to Obama: Presidents on Time From FDR to Obama: Presidents on Time
February 12, 2010 – September 26, 2010

The show includes approximately 30 works of presidential cover art, representing a variety of mediums, from traditional oil paintings to a pop-art sculpture bust of Richard Nixon made from strips of newspaper headlines.

Portrait Gallery
Framing the West: The Survey Photographs of Timothy H. O'Sullivan
February 12, 2010 – May 9, 2010

These 80 photographs of Timothy H. O'Sullivan (1840-1882), photographer for government-sponsored geological surveys and expeditions, go beyond mere documentation of newly explored landscapes; they show a forthright and rigorous style formed in response to the American West.

American Art Museum
Quicktake: Rodarte Quicktake: Rodarte
February 11, 2010 – March 14, 2010

Find out about Rodarte, founded in 2005 by sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy, widely acclaimed for its daring and conceptural fashion collections.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Ancient Near Eastern Art Ancient Near Eastern Art
February 3, 2010 – April 30, 2012

See an extraordinary selection of silver-gilt ceremonial vessels, created in Iran during the Sasanian Empire (ca. 224-651).

Freer Gallery
A Rare Encounter: The Hope and Wittelsbach-Graff Diamonds A Rare Encounter: The Hope and Wittelsbach-Graff Diamonds
January 29, 2010 – September 6, 2010

The Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond is displayed together with the Hope Diamond for the first time.

Natural History Museum
Graphic Masters III: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum Graphic Masters III: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
January 15, 2010 – August 8, 2010

View watercolors, pastels, and drawings from the 1960s to the 1990s that illustrate the extraordinary variety and accomplishment of works on paper by American artists.

American Art Museum
Women and Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America
January 15, 2010 – April 25, 2010

See rare artifacts and photographs from more than 400 communities that explore the role of Catholic sisters in American life.

Ripley Center
One Life: Echoes of Elvis One Life: Echoes of Elvis
January 8, 2010 – August 29, 2010

This exhibition features Elvis Presley and celebrates the 75th anniversary of his birth.

Portrait Gallery