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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 – Indefinitely

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 Heye Center
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
Julia Child’s Kitchen Julia Child’s Kitchen
August 15, 2012 – November 19, 2012

See Julia Child's kitchen, which contains hundreds of tools, appliances, and furnishings arranged exactly as they were when she donated the kitchen to the museum in 2001.

American History Museum
One Life: Amelia Earhart One Life: Amelia Earhart
June 29, 2012 – May 27, 2013

Portraits of aviator Amelia Earhart tell the story of her career and pay special attention to her work on behalf of women's rights.

Portrait Gallery
African Cosmos: Stellar Arts African Cosmos: Stellar Arts
June 20, 2012 – December 9, 2012

See some 90 African art objects that were inspired by astronomical observations and phenomena, including rainbows and eclipses.

African Art Museum
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
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
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
American Stories American Stories
April 12, 2012 – Indefinitely

See more than 100 historic and cultural touchstones of American history from the museum’s vast holdings.

American History Museum
Mathew Brady's Photographs of Union Generals Mathew Brady's Photographs of Union Generals
March 30, 2012 – May 8, 2016

Studio portraits of Union military leaders from George McClellan and Ambrose Burnside to William Tecumseh Sherman and Ulysses Grant by photographer Mathew Brady are on view.

Portrait Gallery
Masters of Mercy: Buddha's Amazing Disciples Masters of Mercy: Buddha's Amazing Disciples
March 10, 2012 – July 8, 2012

Selections from Kano Kazunobu's 100-painting series depicting Buddhist disciples at work are featured.

Sackler Gallery
IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas
February 9, 2012 – October 1, 2012

This exhibition explores the cultural integration and diffusion of African American and American Indian people, especially those of blended heritage.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Liberty Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Liberty
January 27, 2012 – October 14, 2012

Learn about slavery in America through the lives of six slave families living at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello plantation.

American History Museum
Systems at Work Systems at Work
December 14, 2011 – Permanent

Learn how mail travels from sender to recipient and how the process has changed over the last 200 years!

Postal Museum

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