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Ceramica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed Ceramica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed
April 18, 2015 – February 29, 2016

This bilingual (English/Spanish) exhibition illuminates Central America’s diverse and dynamic ancestral heritage with a selection of more than 150 objects. For thousands of years, Central America has been home to vibrant civilizations, each with unique, sophisticated ways of life, value systems, and arts.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory, and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists
April 8, 2015 – August 2, 2015

This dramatic multi-media exhibition reveals the ongoing global relevance of Dante Alighieri’s 14th century epic as part of a shared intellectual heritage. Including original commissions and renowned works of art by some of the most dynamic contemporary artists from African nations and the diaspora.

African Art Museum
The Artistic Journey of Yasuo Kuniyoshi The Artistic Journey of Yasuo Kuniyoshi
April 3, 2015 – August 30, 2015

Some 70 of Yasuo Kuniyoshi's best paintings and drawings are on view in this first survey of the artist's work in 25 years.

American Art Museum
1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta
April 2015 – Spring 2018

The world's rarest postage stamp, the 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta, will be prominently displayed in the museum’s William H. Gross Stamp Gallery for a three-year period.

Postal Museum
Lincoln's Carriage
March 23, 2015 – May 25, 2015

A special display of the carriage that transported the President, Mary Todd Lincoln, Major Henry Rathbone and his fiancée Clara Harris to Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865.

American History Museum
Elaine de Kooning: Portraits Elaine de Kooning: Portraits
March 13, 2015 – January 10, 2016

Elaine de Kooning’s gestural portraits of friends and family were much admired during her lifetime, and included many well-known Americans

Portrait Gallery
Alexander Gardner Alexander Gardner
March 6, 2015 – September 13, 2015

This exhibition explores the work of Alexander Gardner, who took the iconic cracked-plate portrait of President Abraham Lincoln on February 5, 1865.

Portrait Gallery
Mingering Mike's Supersonic Greatest Hits Mingering Mike's Supersonic Greatest Hits
February 27, 2015 – August 2, 2015

See how self-taught Washington, D.C., artist "Mingering Mike" exercised his youthful fantasy of being a famous soul singer/songwriter in the late 1960s and the 1970s—and reflected the aspirations of countless other kids who dreamed of being discovered.

American Art Museum
Freedom Just Around the Corner: Black America from Civil War to Civil Rights Freedom Just Around the Corner: Black America from Civil War to Civil Rights
February 6, 2015 – February 12, 2016

A chronicle of the African American experience told from the perspective of stamps and mail.

Postal Museum
How the Civil War Changed Washington
February 2, 2015 – October 18, 2015

See how the Civil War changed the layout and population of Washington, D.C.

Anacostia Community Museum
Hear My Voice: Experimental Sounds from Alexander Graham Bell's Volta Laboratory Hear My Voice: Experimental Sounds from Alexander Graham Bell's Volta Laboratory
January 26, 2015 – October 25, 2015

See and hear some of the earliest sound recordings ever made, by Alexander Graham Bell’s Volta Laboratory in Washington, D.C., in the 1880s.

American History Museum
Orchids: Interlocking Science and Beauty Orchids: Interlocking Science and Beauty
January 24, 2015 – April 26, 2015

Thousands of live orchids and the opportunity to explore how new ideas, technologies, and inventions change the way we study, protect, and enjoy these beautiful plants.

Natural History Museum
Commemorating Controversy: The Dakota—U.S. War of 1862 Commemorating Controversy: The Dakota—U.S. War of 1862
January 12, 2015 – December 29, 2015

Explore the causes, voices, events, and long-lasting consequences of the conflict between Dakota akicitas (warriors) and the U.S. military and immigrant settlers.

American Indian Museum
Outside the Spacecraft: 50 Years of Extra-Vehicular Activity Outside the Spacecraft: 50 Years of Extra-Vehicular Activity
January 8, 2015 – June 8, 2015

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of those first two ventures outside the spacecraft, this exhibition presents art, photography, artifacts, and personal accounts that relate the continuing story of EVA.

Air and Space Museum

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