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2013 Nature's Best Photography: Windland Smith Rice International Awards 2013 Nature's Best Photography: Windland Smith Rice International Awards
October 24, 2014 – April 20, 2015

Witness nature and wildlife through the eyes of some of the most talented amateur and professional photographers in the world.

Natural History Museum
Days of Endless Time Days of Endless Time
October 16, 2014 – April 6, 2015

The galleries will be transformed into a compelling refuge where visitors enter a poetic, drifting, reflective realm that Jorge Luis Borges once characterized in a phrase, days of endless time…

Hirshhorn Museum
Unearthing Arabia: The Archaeological Adventures of Wendell Phillips Unearthing Arabia: The Archaeological Adventures of Wendell Phillips
October 11, 2014 – June 7, 2015

The exhibition highlights Phillips’s key expedition finds, recreates his adventures (and misadventures), and conveys the thrill of discovery on the last great archaeological frontier.

Sackler Gallery
Richard Estes' Realism Richard Estes' Realism
October 10, 2014 – February 8, 2015

Explore the work of Richard Estes, the foremost practitioner of photorealism and premier painter of American cityscapes.

American Art Museum
Out of Many, One Out of Many, One
October 1, 2014 – October 31, 2014

Rodríguez-Gerada will use several images of people photographed in Washington, D.C., to create a composite portrait that will not only be an interactive walk-through experience for visitors but will also be viewable from the newly reopened Washington Monument and from space.

Portrait Gallery
Untitled: The Art of James Castle Untitled: The Art of James Castle
September 26, 2014 – February 1, 2015

View a sampling of the immense oeuvre of work by artist James Castle (1899-1977).

American Art Museum
A Day in the Life: Artists' Diaries from the Archives of American Art A Day in the Life: Artists' Diaries from the Archives of American Art
September 26, 2014 – February 28, 2015

Direct and private, diaries provide firsthand accounts of appointments made and met, places seen, and work in progress—all laced with personal ruminations, name-dropping, and the occasional sketch or doodle.

Archives of American Art
The Journey: A National Juried Exhibition for Emerging Artists with Disabilities, Ages 16-25 The Journey: A National Juried Exhibition for Emerging Artists with Disabilities, Ages 16-25
September 17, 2014 – January 5, 2015

Emerging artists showcase work that illuminates innovative viewpoints at the intersection of sustainability, creativity, and disability.

Ripley Center
Nasta'liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy Nasta'liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy
September 13, 2014 – May 3, 2015

More than 20 works focus on nasta'liq, a calligraphic script that developed in the 14th century in Iran and remains one of the most expressive forms of aesthetic refinement in Persian culture to this day.

Sackler Gallery
For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw
September 9, 2014 – February 15, 2015

Horace Poolaw's photographs celebrate his subjects’ place in American life and preserve an insider’s perspective on a world few outsiders are familiar with: the Native America of the Southern Plains during the mid-20th century.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Perspectives: Chiharu Shiota Perspectives: Chiharu Shiota
August 30, 2014 – June 7, 2015

Haunted by the traces that the human body leaves behind, the work amasses personal memories of lost individuals and past moments through an accumulation of discarded shoes and notes collected by the artist.

Sackler Gallery
Portraiture Now: Staging the Self Portraiture Now: Staging the Self
August 22, 2014 – April 12, 2015

Discover how Latino artists approach portraiture and how they contribute to telling the full American story.

Portrait Gallery
In Memoriam: Robin Williams In Memoriam: Robin Williams
August 12, 2014 – September 9, 2014

A photograph of Robin Williams (1951-2014), taken for Time magazine by Michael Dressler in 1979, is on view.

Portrait Gallery
Salvatore Scarpitta: Traveler Salvatore Scarpitta: Traveler
July 17, 2014 – January 11, 2015

Featuring key additions to the Hirshhorn's collection, this is the first solo presentation of Salvatore Scarpitta's work at an American museum in over a decade, and the first ever on the East Coast.

Hirshhorn Museum
One Life: Grant and Lee: One Life: Grant and Lee: "It is well that war is so terrible..."
July 4, 2014 – May 25, 2015

Paintings, photographs, documents, and objects reveal the personal lives and professional rivalries of Union General Ulysses S. Grant and Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

Portrait Gallery
Cupcake Katy Cupcake Katy
June 18, 2014 – July 6, 2014

On view is a portrait of pop singer Katy Perry by distinguished New York academic portrait painter Will Cotton.

Portrait Gallery
Sitebound: Photography from the Collection Sitebound: Photography from the Collection
June 16, 2014 – September 1, 2014

Works from the collection extend the concept of documentary photography in ways that allow for imagination and conjecture.

Hirshhorn Museum
"Star-Spangled Banner" Manuscript
June 14, 2014 – July 6, 2014

See Francis Scott Key’s original manuscript of the Star-Spangled Banner to celebrate the song's 200th anniversary.

American History Museum
Renee Fleming's Super Bowl Gown Renee Fleming's Super Bowl Gown
June 14, 2014 – July 6, 2014

See the gown Grammy award-winning opera singer Renée Fleming wore when she sang the national anthem during the 2014 Super Bowl.

American History Museum
Indelible: The Platinum Photographs of Larry McNeil and Will Wilson Indelible: The Platinum Photographs of Larry McNeil and Will Wilson
June 7, 2014 – January 5, 2015

Photographers Larry McNeil (Tlingit/Nisgaá) and Will Wilson (Diné/Bilagaana) challenge the romanticizing softness of 19th-century images of the “Vanishing Race.”

American Indian Museum