Skip navigation
Share this page
Keyword  Search

Search By Categories

Search By Museum

Select: All, None

Exhibitions Home | Current | Upcoming | Past | Virtual

Sort Results By:

Exhibition Title

Museum

2012 US Presidential Scholars
June 16, 2012 – July 4, 2012

See works by eight young artists chosen as 2012 US Presidential Scholars.

Portrait Gallery
1812: A Nation Emerges 1812: A Nation Emerges
June 15, 2012 – January 27, 2013

Learn about key people who influenced the outcome of the War of 1812, which transformed and unified the United States.

Portrait Gallery
Abstract Drawings Abstract Drawings
June 15, 2012 – January 6, 2013

Some 46 works on paper reveal the rich possibilities of abstraction as a mode of artistic expression.

American Art Museum
We Are Here! Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship We Are Here! Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship
June 2, 2012 – September 23, 2012

Paintings, photos, installation art, videos and sculpture reveal the issues, concerns, and methods of leading contemporary Native artists.

American Indian Museum New York
Girl Scouts 1912-2012 Girl Scouts 1912-2012
June 1, 2012 – April 20, 2014

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts by learning about the organization's history.

American History Museum
Graphic Design—Now In Production Graphic Design—Now In Production
May 26, 2012 – September 3, 2012

How graphic design has broadened its reach over the past decade, expanding from a specialized profession to a widely deployed tool, is explored. (on view at Governors Island)

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Ambrotypes from the National Portrait Gallery Ambrotypes from the National Portrait Gallery
May 25, 2012 – June 2, 2013

Ambrotypes from the museum's collection include personalities from the Civil War era.

Portrait Gallery
Best in the World: Native Athletes in the Olympics Best in the World: Native Athletes in the Olympics
May 25, 2012 – September 3, 2012

Follow Native American athletes who provided some of the most dramatic moments in Olympic history, especially at the 1912 Games in Stockholm, Sweden.

American Indian Museum
Smithsonian Exhibit on the National Museum of African American History and Culture Smithsonian Exhibit on the National Museum of African American History and Culture
May 16, 2012 – May 20, 2012

Witness the beginning of construction of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which will be completed in 2015. See porcelain and glass shards from the 18th and 19th centuries found on the site, a model of the building, and artistic renderings of the interior spaces.

Smithsonian Castle
Perspectives: Ai Weiwei Perspectives: Ai Weiwei
May 12, 2012 – April 14, 2013

View the monumental installation Fragments by the prolific and provocative Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.

Sackler Gallery
The Patents and Trademarks of Steve Jobs: Art and Technology that Changed the World The Patents and Trademarks of Steve Jobs: Art and Technology that Changed the World
May 11, 2012 – July 8, 2012

Examine the far-reaching impact of Steve Jobs’ entrepreneurship and innovation in the global marketplace and in our daily lives.

Ripley Center
Lalla Essaydi: Revisions Lalla Essaydi: Revisions
May 9, 2012 – February 24, 2013

View diverse media works from Moroccan-born artist Lalla Essaydi's photographic series, as well as rarely seen paintings and installations.

African Art Museum
Pause and Play: A Pop-Up Gallery Pause and Play: A Pop-Up Gallery
May 1, 2012 – October 25, 2012

See popular culture items from the 1950s and early 1960s.

American History Museum
African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond
April 27, 2012 – September 3, 2012

Explore the African American experience from the Harlem Renaissance through the Civil Rights era and beyond as depicted in 100 artworks by 43 black artists.

American Art Museum
A Will of Their Own: Judith Sargent Murray and Women of Achievement in the Early Republic A Will of Their Own: Judith Sargent Murray and Women of Achievement in the Early Republic
April 20, 2012 – September 2, 2013

Learn about the achievements of women in the late 18th century and see portraits of eight prominent American women of the period.

Portrait Gallery
Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads
April 19, 2012 – March 17, 2013

See Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's monumental outdoor installation showcasing the twelve signs of the Chinese zodiac.

Hirshhorn Museum
Art of Darkness: Japanese Mezzotints from the Hitch Collection Art of Darkness: Japanese Mezzotints from the Hitch Collection
April 7, 2012 – July 8, 2012

Some 20 prints and copperplates by Hamaguchi Yozo (1909–2000) and Hamanishi Katsunori (born 1949) demonstrate the innovative use of the mezzotint technique by Japanese artists.

Sackler Gallery
The Confederate Sketches of Adalbert Volck The Confederate Sketches of Adalbert Volck
March 30, 2012 – January 21, 2013

View some of German immigrant Adalbert J. Volck's pictorial propaganda in support of the Confederacy.

Portrait Gallery
Nature's Best 2011 Photography Awards: Windland Smith Rice International Awards Nature's Best 2011 Photography Awards: Windland Smith Rice International Awards
March 30, 2012 – April 7, 2013

On view are winners in various categories from the 2011 Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards.

Natural History Museum
Titanoboa: Monster Snake Titanoboa: Monster Snake
March 30, 2012 – January 6, 2013

See a model of Titanoboa cerrejonensis, an extinct snake measuring 48 feet long and weighing 2,500 pounds, which was discovered at a Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute-organized dig at the Cerrejon Mine in Colombia.

Natural History Museum