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Revealing Culture
June 8, 2010 – August 29, 2010

Witness a groundbreaking exhibition of contemporary art by 55 artists with disabilities that features over 130 works in a range of media, including installations, video, performance, painting, sculpture, and printmaking.

Ripley Center
Archives Center Cases: Solomon "Sol" Adler: Restless Inventor, 1901-1990
June 1, 2010 – September 22, 2010

In several cases are drawings and documents related to inventor Solomon "Sol" Adler, who developed the first sewing machine that offered decorative stitches.

American History Museum
Celluloid: The First Plastic
June 1, 2010 – June 13, 2013

A range of objects made from celluloid, the world's first commercially successful plastic, are highlighted in this case.

American History Museum
Toys from the Attic
June 1, 2010 – January 31, 2012

This case examines toys produced in 19th-century America that reflect changes in both technology and society.

American History Museum
Celebrating 100 Years at the National Museum of Natural History
May 29, 2010 – March 20, 2011

This photographic exhibition highlights the behind-the-scenes research that advances scientific knowledge and inspires the museum's public educational programs.

Natural History Museum
Cosmos in Miniature: The Remarkable Star Map of Simeon De Witt
May 28, 2010 – December 5, 2010

This exhibition features the oldest surviving Anglo-American star map, hand-drawn by Simeon De Witt, surveyor for George Washington.

American History Museum
Doodle 4 Google: If I Could Do Anything, I Would...
May 27, 2010 – August 15, 2010

Delight in 40 designs selected among tens of thousands of entries submitted by students K-12 from all 50 states in Google's annual "Doodle 4 Google" design competition.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Beyond: Visions of Our Solar System
May 26, 2010 – May 2, 2011

View some 148 images of the Sun, the planets, and their moons taken over the last 50 years by unmanned robotic space probes.

Air and Space Museum
Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers
May 20, 2010 – September 12, 2010

The first American retrospective in nearly 30 years of this highly influential French artist's career examines his life and work.

Hirshhorn Museum
Gods of Angkor: Bronzes from the National Museum of Cambodia
May 15, 2010 – January 30, 2011

Learn about the fascinating story of bronze sculpture and casting in Cambodia through 36 exceptional works.

Sackler Gallery
National Design Triennial: Why Design Now?
May 14, 2010 – January 9, 2011

Enjoy the most innovative designs at the center of contemporary culture in this series, that addresses and explores human and environmental problems across many design fields.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Paul Emmanuel: Transitions
May 12, 2010 – August 22, 2010

Artist Paul Emmanuel employs various media, including photography and film, to reveal complex concerns relating to his identity as a young white male living in post-apartheid South Africa.

African Art Museum
Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing: How the Apollo Theater Shaped American Entertainment
April 23, 2010 – August 29, 2010

The exhibition explores for the first time the rich history and the cultural significance of Harlem's Apollo Theater.

American History Museum
Ted Muehling Selects: Lobmeyr Glass from the Permanent Collection
April 23, 2010 – January 2, 2011

Appreciate 163 rare examples of glass dating from 1835 to the 21st century from J. and L. Lobmeyr of Vienna, Austria, that tell the history of glassmaking in central Europe.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Black Box: Chris Chong Chan Fui
April 19, 2010 – August 1, 2010

Chris Chong Chan Fui (b. 1982, Borneo, Malaysia) lives and works in Kuala Lumpur and is the first Malaysian artist to present work at the Hirshhorn.

Hirshhorn Museum
Yuungnaqpiallerput (The Way We Genuinely Live): Masterworks of Yup'ik Science and Survival
April 17, 2010 – July 25, 2010

This exhibition reveals Yup'ik elders' scientific and spiritual knowledge for living in a sub-arctic environment.

Natural History Museum
Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Remembering the "Running Fence"
April 2, 2010 – September 26, 2010

Some 50 preparatory drawings and collages, along with photos and other media, document the creation and installation of this epic project.

American Art Museum
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
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
March 13, 2010 – July 18, 2010

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

Sackler Gallery

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