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Chigusa and the Art of Tea Chigusa and the Art of Tea
February 22, 2014 – July 27, 2014

Learn how one Chinese storage jar was transformed into a vessel worthy of display, adornment, and contemplation.

Sackler Gallery
American Heroes American Heroes
February 19, 2014 – June 2, 2014

Despite the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, more than 33,000 nisei (second generation) volunteered to serve in the U.S. Army. Many served in the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and the Military Intelligence Service. On view is the Congressional Gold Medal awarded to those units in 2010.

American History Museum
Black Box: Santiago Sierra and Jorge Galindo Black Box: Santiago Sierra and Jorge Galindo
February 14, 2014 – May 18, 2014

View video installation by 2 contemporary Spanish artists who combine “found” audio and fabricated visual elements to resonate beyond specific national associations, questioning the nature of political power.

Hirshhorn Museum
Unintended Journeys Unintended Journeys
February 7, 2014 – August 13, 2014

Photographs and video reveal the effects of climate change and natural disasters on refugees from Bangladesh; East Africa; Haiti; Japan; and Louisiana, USA.

Natural History Museum
American Cool American Cool
February 7, 2014 – September 7, 2014

What do we mean when we say someone is "cool"? Find out in this exhibition.

Portrait Gallery
Monuments Men: On the Frontline to Save Europe's Art, 1942-1946 Monuments Men: On the Frontline to Save Europe's Art, 1942-1946
February 7, 2014 – April 21, 2014

Learn about the Monument Men, the U.S. Army unit charged with protecting European cultural sites from Allied bombing during World War II, and with recovering art looted by the Nazis after the war.

Archives of American Art
Gravity's Edge Gravity's Edge
February 7, 2014 – June 15, 2014

Exhibition of works by Morris Louis, Helen Frankenthaler, Anne Truitt, and others trace the exploration of the force of gravity and new perceptions of the edge in the process and understanding of postwar art.

Hirshhorn Museum
Directions: Jeremy Deller - English Magic Directions: Jeremy Deller - English Magic
February 7, 2014 – August 24, 2014

Video installation by Turner Prize-winning British artist Jeremy Deller is an idiosyncratic collective portrait of Britishness asking how consumerism, technology, and the new monotony of work have altered the experience of nature, culture, and history.

Hirshhorn Museum
In Memoriam: Pete Seeger In Memoriam: Pete Seeger
January 28, 2014 – March 3, 2014

View a photograph of American musician and social activist Pete Seeger (1919-2014) taken by Sid Grossman in the late 1940s.

Portrait Gallery
Camilla's Purse Camilla's Purse
January 24, 2014 – May 4, 2014

See what Holocaust survivor Camilla (Mia) Klaber Gottlieb carried in her purse to preserve her memories before, during, and after World War II.

American History Museum
Making Marks: Prints from Crow's Shadow Press Making Marks: Prints from Crow's Shadow Press
January 17, 2014 – May 26, 2014

See prints by contemporary Native American artists working at Crow's Shadow Press.

American Indian Museum
Commemorating Controversy: The Dakota—U.S. War of 1862 Commemorating Controversy: The Dakota—U.S. War of 1862
January 11, 2014 – June 1, 2014

Explore the causes, voices, events, and long-lasting consequences of the conflict between Dakota akicitas (warriors) and the U.S. military and immigrant settlers.

American Indian Museum New York
Spirit & Opportunity: 10 Years Roving across Mars Spirit & Opportunity: 10 Years Roving across Mars
January 3, 2014 – September 14, 2014

See amazing images from Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity on the 10th anniversary of their landings on the Red Planet.

Air and Space Museum
In Focus: Ara Guler's Anatolia In Focus: Ara Guler's Anatolia
December 14, 2013 – July 20, 2014

Never-before-shown works, highlighting Turkey's cultural history, by the legendary photographer Ara Güler are on view.

Sackler Gallery
Puppetry in America Puppetry in America
December 13, 2013 – April 13, 2014

Meet the original Howdy Doody, Charlie McCarthy, and some of their puppet cousins and learn about their role in American culture.

American History Museum
Handmade Holiday Cards from the Archives of American Art Handmade Holiday Cards from the Archives of American Art
November 27, 2013 – January 5, 2014

See how artists imagined the holidays—through whimsical watercolors, quirky collages, and cheerful prints and drawings.

Archives of American Art
The Smithsonian AIDS Memorial Quilt Block The Smithsonian AIDS Memorial Quilt Block
November 26, 2013 – February 28, 2014

See a 12-by-12-foot block created by Smithsonian staff, docents, interns, volunteers, and friends to honor Smithsonian colleagues and friends who lost their battles with AIDS.

Ripley Center
Exhibiting Freer's Bibles Exhibiting Freer's Bibles
November 16, 2013 – February 16, 2014

Two antique works—a parchment codex of Deuteronomy and Joshua, and the so-called Washington codex (the third oldest parchment manuscript of the Gospels)—are shown against the backdrop of Whistler's brilliant blue-and-gold decorations.

Freer Gallery
Women in Chinese Painting Women in Chinese Painting
November 9, 2013 – April 27, 2014

Paintings in this exhibition illustrate the active and critical roles women played in traditional Chinese society.

Freer Gallery
Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits, Part I Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits, Part I
November 8, 2013 – April 27, 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, Isamu Noguchi, and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Portrait Gallery