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Charles Freer and the Arts of Japan Charles Freer and the Arts of Japan
August 24, 2013 – February 9, 2014

See works Charles Lang Freer collected during his visits to Japan between 1895-1911.

Freer Gallery
Views of Africa Views of Africa
August 15, 2013 – February 16, 2014

Explore diverse perspectives of the Earth, focusing on the dynamic landscapes of Africa.

Air and Space Museum
Black Box: Gerco de Ruijter Black Box: Gerco de Ruijter
August 12, 2013 – November 12, 2013

View Crop, Gerco de Ruijter's stop-motion animation of the cultivated landscape that is identifiable yet abstract and is set to a stuttering, hypnotic score by Michel Banabila.

Hirshhorn Museum
Before and After the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes Before and After the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes
August 10, 2013 – June 15, 2014

See how Native Anishinaabe artists past and present have been inspired by their deep indigenous roots in the Great Lakes region.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
LEGO Model of the Smithsonian Castle
August 5, 2013 – July 23, 2014

This Smithsonian Castle model, constructed of more than 45,000 LEGO bricks, was built to celebrate the origins of the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park. It is displayed in the Children's Room in the spirit of the room's early use as a museum designed to inspire wonder in children.

Smithsonian Castle
Sense of Place: Landscape Photographs from Asia Sense of Place: Landscape Photographs from Asia
August 3, 2013 – November 11, 2013

See prints by Abbas Kiarostami, Lois Conner, Moriyama Daido, Seifollah Samadian, Hai Bo, and An-My Le that employ views of the landscape to convey personal and cultural contexts of meaning.

Sackler Gallery
Landscapes in Passing: Photographs by Steve Fitch, Robbert Flick, and Elaine Mayes Landscapes in Passing: Photographs by Steve Fitch, Robbert Flick, and Elaine Mayes
July 26, 2013 – February 23, 2014

See how three late-20th-century photographers view the American landscape—as drive-through scenery rather than the entrancing wilderness of the 19th century.

American Art Museum
Suited for Space Suited for Space
July 26, 2013 – December 1, 2013

Witness the modern technological marvel that is the spacesuit.

Air and Space Museum
High Art: A Decade of Collecting High Art: A Decade of Collecting
July 26, 2013 – January 1, 2014

See how contemporary artists have depicted flight and space.

Air and Space Museum
Searching for Goldilocks Searching for Goldilocks
July 26, 2013 – December 1, 2013

Angela Palmer's glass sculpture captures the excitement of the Kepler Space Observatory's quest for planets that might fit the criteria for life: not too hot, not too cold, but just right.

Air and Space Museum
Perspectives: Rina Banerjee Perspectives: Rina Banerjee
July 13, 2013 – June 8, 2014

Artist Rina Banerjee's latest site-specific sculptural assemblage, A world lost, touches on themes of migration and transformation.

Sackler Gallery
Ceramics from Thailand Ceramics from Thailand
July 13, 2013 – March 13, 2014

Discover the variety of ceramics produced in Thailand across four millennia.

Sackler Gallery
The Art of Handwriting The Art of Handwriting
July 2, 2013 – November 17, 2013

See how the handwriting of influential artists can offer new insights into his or her artistic style and personality.

Archives of American Art
Peter Coffin: Here & There Peter Coffin: Here & There
June 29, 2013 – October 6, 2013

Emphasizing his chameleon-like virtuosity working with different media, look for Peter Coffin's artworks throughout the museum.

Hirshhorn Museum
One Life: Martin Luther King Jr. One Life: Martin Luther King Jr.
June 28, 2013 – June 1, 2014

Trace the trajectory of Martin Luther King Jr.’s career, from his rise to prominence as the leader of the national civil rights movement to his work as an anti-war activist and advocate for those living in poverty.

Portrait Gallery
A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
June 28, 2013 – January 5, 2014

See how photography in America evolved from a documentary medium to an artistic genre.

American Art Museum
Little Golden Books Little Golden Books
June 28, 2013 – January 12, 2014

Learn how Little Golden Books made children's literature more widely available and transformed children's reading habits.

American History Museum
Invention and the Patent Model Invention and the Patent Model
June 20, 2013 – April 20, 2014

Some 20 patent models from the museum's collections, submitted between 1790 and 1880, reveal technological innovations and changing social roles during the period.

American History Museum
Lines, Marks, and Drawings: Through the Lens of Roger Ballen Lines, Marks, and Drawings: Through the Lens of Roger Ballen
June 19, 2013 – June 30, 2014

Experience how artist Roger Ballen organizes visual chaos into visual coherency.

African Art Museum
Genome: Unlocking Life's Code Genome: Unlocking Life's Code
June 14, 2013 – September 1, 2014

Explore the future of genomics and learn what makes you ... you: DNA.

Natural History Museum