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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
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
Black Box: Oliver Laric Black Box: Oliver Laric
May 30, 2014 – October 5, 2014

Video installation showing recent work by contemporary Austrian artist Oliver Laric.

Hirshhorn Museum
In Memoriam: Maya Angelou In Memoriam: Maya Angelou
May 29, 2014 – June 12, 2014

See a portrait of writer, poet, and activist Maya Angelou (1928-1914) by painter Ross Rossin.

Portrait Gallery
Walk Among Dinosaurs! Augmented Reality Experience Walk Among Dinosaurs! Augmented Reality Experience
May 21, 2014 – September 2, 2014

Walk with Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops, and Troodon of the Late Cretaceous, through the use of augmented reality and motion tracking.

Natural History Museum
Style in Chinese Landscape Painting: The Song Legacy Style in Chinese Landscape Painting: The Song Legacy
May 17, 2014 – October 26, 2014

This exhibition showcases a group of the Freer's best Song dynasty landscape paintings along with later works that illustrate the evolution of six different styles.

Freer Gallery
Making a Modern Museum: Celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the National Museum of American History Making a Modern Museum: Celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the National Museum of American History
May 16, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Retrace the history of the museum from its origins in the 1960s as the Museum of History and Technology to today's National Museum of American History.

American History Museum
Artists and their Models Artists and their Models
May 15, 2014 – August 27, 2014

Letters, photographs, and objects illuminate the stories of artists and their models.

Archives of American Art
An American in London: Whistler and the Thames An American in London: Whistler and the Thames
May 3, 2014 – August 17, 2014

Rarely seen drawings, watercolors, and pastels, alongside iconic nocturnes, are featured in this first major James McNeill Whistler exhibition in the Sackler Gallery.

Sackler Gallery
Ralph Fasanella: Lest We Forget Ralph Fasanella: Lest We Forget
May 2, 2014 – August 3, 2014

See how artist Ralph Fasanella (1914-1997) addressed issues of postwar America.

American Art Museum
Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits, Part II Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits, Part II
May 2, 2014 – November 2, 2014

Photographic portraits by Yousuf Karsh (1908–2002) include those of Georgia O'Keeffe, Jonas Salk, Marian Anderson, Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Arden, I.M. Pei, and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Portrait Gallery
The Great Picture The Great Picture
April 26, 2014 – November 17, 2014

See a 3,375-square-foot photograph taken in 2006 by the largest pinhole camera in the world.

Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center