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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
Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art
October 25, 2013 – March 2, 2014

More than 90 works show how Latino artists tackled classic American themes and actively participated in the artistic movements of their day.

American Art Museum
Damage Control: Art and Destruction since 1950 Damage Control: Art and Destruction since 1950
October 24, 2013 – May 26, 2014

This ground-breaking exhibition explores the theme of destruction in international contemporary visual culture.

Hirshhorn Museum
The Birth of Biotech The Birth of Biotech
October 24, 2013 – April 20, 2014

Explore the birth of the biotech industry and the science and industry behind the first major product of the biotech boom: recombinant human insulin.

American History Museum
In/finite Earth: A National Juried Exhibition for Emerging Artists with Disabilities, Ages 16-25 In/finite Earth: A National Juried Exhibition for Emerging Artists with Disabilities, Ages 16-25
October 24, 2013 – January 5, 2014

See how emerging artists with disabilities illustrate their innovative viewpoints at the intersection of environmentalism, creativity, and disability.

Ripley Center
Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison
October 24, 2013 – February 23, 2014

Drawings, paintings, prints, and sculpture by Native American modernist George Morrison bring together concepts of abstraction, landscape, and spiritual reflection.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Yoga: The Art of Transformation Yoga: The Art of Transformation
October 19, 2013 – January 26, 2014

Explore how the meanings of yoga changed over time as it became a global phenomenom through more than 120 masterpieces, including 10 folios from the first illustrated compilation of asanas made for a Mughal emperor in 1602 that have never been shown in the United States.

Sackler Gallery
Strange and Wondrous: Prints of India from the Robert J. Del Bonta Collection Strange and Wondrous: Prints of India from the Robert J. Del Bonta Collection
October 19, 2013 – January 5, 2014

An exceptional group of 50 prints show how perceptions of Indian culture shifted through the centuries, from the Enlightenment to the colonial period and into modernity.

Sackler Gallery
The Incredible Bionic Man The Incredible Bionic Man
October 18, 2013 – December 10, 2013

See the Bionic Man, a 6-foot-tall robot built entirely from bionic body parts and implantable synthetic organs.

Air and Space Museum
A Measure of Earth: The Cole-Ware Collection of American Baskets A Measure of Earth: The Cole-Ware Collection of American Baskets
October 17, 2013 – December 8, 2013

See a collection of modern baskets that reveal the central role basketry has played in the everyday life of Americans.

Renwick Gallery
Infinite Place: The Ceramic Art of Wayne Higby Infinite Place: The Ceramic Art of Wayne Higby
October 17, 2013 – December 8, 2013

See ceramics by Wayne Higby, one of the most innovative second-generation artists coming out of the post-World War II American ceramic studio movement.

Renwick Gallery
Dancing the Dream Dancing the Dream
October 17, 2013 – July 13, 2014

Explore the relationship between the art of dance and the evolution of a modern American identity through images of performers, choreographers, and impresarios.

Portrait Gallery
Off the Beaten Path: Early Works by James McNeill Whistler Off the Beaten Path: Early Works by James McNeill Whistler
September 28, 2013 – September 28, 2014

See how Whistler's trip to the countryside of the Rhineland was instrumental in forming his mature artistic style and choice of subject matter.

Freer Gallery
Leonardo da Vinci's Codex on the Flight of Birds Leonardo da Vinci's Codex on the Flight of Birds
September 13, 2013 – October 22, 2013

See how Leonardo da Vinci used his observations of birds to work out how humans could fly.

Air and Space Museum
Korean Style in Japanese Ceramics Korean Style in Japanese Ceramics
August 24, 2013 – February 9, 2014

See a selection of Japanese tea bowls inspired by Korean ceramic styles.

Freer Gallery