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Mending Broken Hearts: Innovation Inside the Body
September 23, 2016 – TBA March 2017

The history of medical advancement in America has been one of trial and risk. Today, heart valve operations are routine, but developing a successful mechanical valve involved years of experimentation with materials and design by a small team of doctors after World War II.

American History Museum
Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse
September 23, 2016 – April 16, 2017

Offering creative, alternative approaches to confronting textile waste, Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse will present the work of three designers who put sustainability at the heart of the design process.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Always Ready: Firefighting in the 19th Century
September 16, 2016 – TBD

Prior to the Civil War, American firefighting was the story of citizen volunteers drawn from their communities to protect their neighbors from the ever-present threat of fire. Firefighters were feted as heroic models of republican (and manly) virtue.

American History Museum
Visions and Revisions: Renwick Invitational 2016
September 9, 2016 – January 8, 2017

The seventh installment of the Renwick Gallery's biennial series celebrates artists deserving of wider national recognition presents the work of Steven Young Lee, Kristen Morgin, Jennifer Trask, and Norwood Viviano.

Renwick Gallery
Celebration: Snapshots of African American Communities
September 9, 2016 – December 27, 2016

To celebrate the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the National Museum of American History presents a special display of 25 photographs that reflect the diversity of the African American experience.

American History Museum
Watch This! New Directions in the Art of the Moving Image
September 9, 2016 – March 6, 2017

Watch This! New Directions in the Art of the Moving Image is a series of rotating exhibitions drawn from SAAM’s media arts collection.

American Art Museum
Red: Ming Dynasty/Mark Rothko
September 3, 2016 – February 20, 2017

Created more than five centuries apart, an imperial Chinese porcelain dish and a painting by Mark Rothko—unexpectedly brought together in visual dialogue—reveal the immensity of the color red.

Sackler Gallery
Model of the National Museum of African American History and Culture
August 31, 2016 – January 31, 2017

The architectural design model submitted by Freelon Adjaye Bond/Smithsonian Group to the Museum design competition in 2011 is on view.

Smithsonian Castle
Harlem Heroes: Photographs by Carl Van Vechten
August 26, 2016 – March 19, 2017

This installation, presented in celebration of the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, features thirty-nine images, all works from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s permanent collection.

American Art Museum

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