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Portrait of Alice Waters Portrait of Alice Waters
January 21, 2012 – November 30, 2012

See Dave Woody's portrait of chef Alice Waters, founder of the restaurant Chez Panisse and the Edible Schoolyard and champion of the Slow Food Movement.

Portrait Gallery
Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage
January 20, 2012 – May 20, 2012

The images in this collection chart a new direction for Annie Leibovitz, one of America's best known living photographers, whose career now spans more than 40 years.

American Art Museum
Fly Marines! The Centennial of Marine Corps Aviation: 1912-2012 Fly Marines! The Centennial of Marine Corps Aviation: 1912-2012
January 14, 2012 – January 13, 2013

 See artwork and artifacts tracing the 100-year history of Marine Corps aviation.

Air and Space Museum
Behind the Scenes: The Real Story of Quileute Wolves Behind the Scenes: The Real Story of Quileute Wolves
January 13, 2012 – May 9, 2012

See rare artworks and objects from the Quileute Nation that create a public forum for clarifying misconceptions and offering authentic interpretations of wolf mythology.

American Indian Museum
Juliette Gordon Low and the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts Juliette Gordon Low and the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts
January 13, 2012 – January 6, 2013

Celebrate the centennial of the Girl Scouts of the United States, founded by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912. The Girl Scouts has grown from 18 members in 1912 to 3.3 million today. 

Portrait Gallery
The Beautiful Time: Photography by Sammy Baloji The Beautiful Time: Photography by Sammy Baloji
January 7, 2012 – January 6, 2013

Sammy Baloji’s images introduces viewers to an important conversation taking place in Africa today about postcolonial history, urbanization, and the aspirations of 21st-century Africans.

Natural History Museum
Black Box: Ali Kazma Black Box: Ali Kazma
December 19, 2011 – May 13, 2012

See clerks stamping documents at breakneck speed in O.K., Ali Kazma's U.S. museum debut.

Hirshhorn Museum
<em>Artuaré</em> and <em>Conversations in the Contemporary</em> Artuaré and Conversations in the Contemporary
December 12, 2011 – April 29, 2012

See installations created by artist Steven Cumming and multimedia production studio CreativeJunkfood that are influenced by cultural expression found in schools, churches, community organizations, and other venues in the public sphere.

Anacostia Community Museum
AirCraft: The Jet as Art AirCraft: The Jet as Art
November 25, 2011 – November 25, 2012

Jeffery Milstein's supersized images of aircraft in flight transform aviation technology into fine art.

Air and Space Museum
Perspectives: Minouk Lim Perspectives: Minouk Lim
November 19, 2011 – April 22, 2012

South Korean performance artist Minouk Lim used a thermal imaging camera to produce the video The Weight of Hands, which was in response to issues raised by one of the largest construction projects in South Korea's history.

Sackler Gallery
Recent Acquisitions Recent Acquisitions
November 18, 2011 – November 4, 2012

 See 40 new objects the museum acquired from 2007 to 2011.

Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Artist: Photographers as Donors
November 18, 2011 – February 29, 2012

Images donated by 15 contemporary documentary photographers reveal the diversity of the Archives Center's photographic collection.

American History Museum
Stamps of Approval Stamps of Approval
November 15, 2011 – April 29, 2012

See eight objects featured in the U.S. Postal Service's Pioneers of American Industrial Design series of Forever stamps.

Smithsonian Castle
Watch This! New Directions in the Art of the Moving Image
November 15, 2011 – March 6, 2012

In this permanent rotating gallery dedicated to the media arts, the museum examines the history and the latest developments in the art of the moving image.

American Art Museum
Multiplicity Multiplicity
November 11, 2011 – March 11, 2012

This exhibition features more than 80 prints by outstanding contemporary artists who have expanded the idea of multiplicity beyond editions of identical impressions.

American Art Museum
Inventing a Better Mousetrap: Patent Models from the Rothschild Collection Inventing a Better Mousetrap: Patent Models from the Rothschild Collection
November 11, 2011 – November 4, 2013

Back on view are 32 models for 19th-century inventions submitted to the Patent Office by inventors from across the United States that illustrate the imaginative fervor and amazing craftsmanship of the era.

American Art Museum
Jefferson's Bible: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth Jefferson's Bible: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth
November 11, 2011 – July 15, 2012

Thomas Jefferson's “The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth" provides insight into his religious and moral beliefs.

American History Museum
Fabric of Survival: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz Fabric of Survival: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz
November 11, 2011 – January 29, 2012

See more than 30 exquisitely detailed embroidered and appliqued fabric panels that tell the story of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz's harrowing escape from the Nazis as a young girl and her voyage to freedom in America.

Ripley Center
Directions: Empire³ Directions: Empire³
November 10, 2011 – March 25, 2012

Three time-based media responses to the Empire State Building in New York City by Andy Warhol, Douglas Gordon, and Wolfgang Staehle are presented.

Hirshhorn Museum
Words Cannot Express: Death in the Archives Words Cannot Express: Death in the Archives
October 31, 2011 – December 31, 2011

See how the art world responds to the death of one of their own—from letters of condolence and drafts of eulogies to firsthand accounts of artists’ funerals and expressions of personal loss. 

Archives of American Art