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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
May 30, 2014 – October 5, 2014

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

Hirshhorn Museum
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Early Sixties: American Science
April 25, 2014 – August 23, 2015

See some cutting-edge technology circa 1964, the year the National Museum of American History (originally the Museum of History and Technology) opened.

American History Museum
The Early Sixties: American Culture
April 25, 2014 – August 23, 2015

Experience the culture of the early 1960s, the era in which the National Museum of History and Technology, now the National Museum of American History, opened.

American History Museum
1965 Ford Mustang
April 25, 2014 – January 4, 2015

An silver-blue 1965 Ford Mustang evokes 1964, the year the museum opened to the public.

American History Museum
Face Value: Portraiture in the Age of Abstraction
April 18, 2014 – January 11, 2015

See how mid-20th century artists reinvented portraiture as a progressive art form for a new generation.

Portrait Gallery
The Rex Room
April 15, 2014 – October 20, 2014

See what it takes to put a T. rex on view while the museum processes and scans this huge skeleton, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Natural History Museum
Robert Davidson: Abstract Impulse
April 12, 2014 – September 14, 2014

Approximately 45 works—paintings, prints, jewelry, and sculpture—explore the theme of abstraction as an extension of Haida art and philosophy.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Visions from the Forests: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone
April 9, 2014 – August 17, 2014

Learn about the little-known arts of Liberia and Sierra Leone through 70 artworks from the collection of William Siegmann.

African Art Museum
In Memoriam: Mickey Rooney
April 9, 2014 – May 28, 2014

See a portrait of award-winning actor Mickey Rooney.

Portrait Gallery
Marian Anderson: Artist and Symbol
April 8, 2014 – November 11, 2014

See Marian Anderson's orange-and-black velvet ensemble, which she wore during her historic Easter Sunday performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on April 9,1939.

American History Museum

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