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American Enterprise American Enterprise
July 4, 2015 – Permanent

Learn how business and innovation helped the United States develop from a small dependent agricultural nation to one of the world's largest economies.

American History Museum
Indelible: The Platinum Photographs of Larry McNeil and Will Wilson 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
Making a Modern Museum: Celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the National Museum of American History Making a Modern Museum: Celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the National Museum of American History
May 16, 2014 – September 7, 2014

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
Pacific Exchange: China & U.S. Mail Pacific Exchange: China & U.S. Mail
March 6, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Examine the relationship between China and the United States through stamps and mail.

Postal Museum
American Cool American Cool
February 7, 2014 – September 7, 2014

What do we mean when we say someone is "cool"? Find out in this exhibition.

Portrait Gallery
Camilla's Purse Camilla's Purse
January 24, 2014 – May 4, 2014

See what Holocaust survivor Camilla (Mia) Klaber Gottlieb carried in her purse to preserve her memories before, during, and after World War II.

American History Museum
Dancing the Dream Dancing the Dream
October 17, 2013 – July 13, 2014

Explore the relationship between the art of dance and the evolution of a modern American identity through images of performers, choreographers, and impresarios.

Portrait Gallery
Portraits of Planet Ocean: The Photography of Brian Skerry Portraits of Planet Ocean: The Photography of Brian Skerry
September 17, 2013 – Fall 2015 (TBA)

Captivating images by photojournalist Brian Skerry reveal the mystery and beauty of the undersea world.

Natural History Museum
Souvenir Nation: Relics, Keepsakes, and Curios Souvenir Nation: Relics, Keepsakes, and Curios
August 9, 2013 – Early 2015 (TBA)

What is a souvenir? What becomes a souvenir? Find out in this exhibition!

This exhibition will be closed all day Wednesday, July 23, 2014, and on Thursday, July 24, 2014, until after 3 p.m. 

 

Smithsonian Castle
Little Golden Books Little Golden Books
June 28, 2013 – January 12, 2014

Learn how Little Golden Books made children's literature more widely available and transformed children's reading habits.

American History Museum
One Life: Martin Luther King Jr. One Life: Martin Luther King Jr.
June 28, 2013 – June 1, 2014

Trace the trajectory of Martin Luther King Jr.’s career, from his rise to prominence as the leader of the national civil rights movement to his work as an anti-war activist and advocate for those living in poverty.

Portrait Gallery
Lines, Marks, and Drawings: Through the Lens of Roger Ballen Lines, Marks, and Drawings: Through the Lens of Roger Ballen
June 19, 2013 – June 30, 2014

Experience how artist Roger Ballen organizes visual chaos into visual coherency.

African Art Museum
Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There
April 12, 2013 – Permanent

This exhibition reveals why a good clock is crucial to navigation -- for 18th-century mariners to current-day GPS users -- and how increasingly accurate timekeeping has influenced how we find our way.

Air and Space Museum
Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2013 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2013
March 23, 2013 – February 23, 2014

The National Portrait Gallery presents 48 finalists' works that were selected from the third triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition.

Portrait Gallery
Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963 Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963
December 14, 2012 – September 7, 2014

Learn how two events 100 years apart changed the course of the nation in this exhibition featuring such items as Abraham Lincoln's top hat, Harriet Tubman's shawl, and photographs of the March on Washington.

American History Museum
Food: Transforming the American Table, 1950-2000 Food: Transforming the American Table, 1950-2000
November 20, 2012 – Permanent

This mouth-watering exhibition explores the social changes that have changed how we eat and features Julia Child's kitchen.

American History Museum
Portraiture Now: Drawing on the Edge Portraiture Now: Drawing on the Edge
November 16, 2012 – August 18, 2013

Explore the boundaries that once defined drawing and portraiture through the works of artists Mequitta Ahuja, Mary Borgman, Adam Chapman, Ben Durham, Till Freiwald, and Rob Matthews.

Portrait Gallery
Poetic Likeness: Modern American Poets Poetic Likeness: Modern American Poets
October 12, 2012 – April 28, 2013

Learn about the contribution of poetry in American literature through portraits of and quotations by such poets as Walt Whitman, Ezra Pound, Langston Hughes, and Allen Ginsberg.

Portrait Gallery
Circle of Dance Circle of Dance
October 6, 2012 – October 8, 2017

Learn how music and dance continue to bind American Indian communities to all living things, to the earth, to the spirit world, and—when people have deep ancestral claims to their dances—to the past.

American Indian Museum New York
Not Lost in Translation: The Life of Clotilde Arias Not Lost in Translation: The Life of Clotilde Arias
September 27, 2012 – May 12, 2013

Learn about the life and times of Clotilde Arias, who in 1946 was commissioned by the US State Department to compose an official Spanish-language translation of the national anthem.

American History Museum

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