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Portraiture Now: Asian American Portraits of Encounter Portraiture Now: Asian American Portraits of Encounter
August 12, 2011 – October 14, 2012

Seven artists from across the country offer provocative artistic responses to the Asian experience in America and the meaning of being Asian American.

Portrait Gallery
American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music
July 11, 2011 – October 9, 2011

Experience the true flavor, or "sabor," of Latin music in the United States and the influence Latin music genres have had on American popular music.

Ripley Center
IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas
July 4, 2011 – January 2, 2012

Explore the cultural integration and diffusion of African American and American Indian people, especially those of blended heritage, through this collection of twenty banners. 

American Indian Museum
One Life: Ronald Reagan One Life: Ronald Reagan
July 1, 2011 – May 28, 2012

This one-room exhibition chronicles Ronald Reagan’s early years in Illinois through his acting and political career, to his presidency from 1981-1989.

Portrait Gallery
Mementos: Painted and Photographic Miniatures, 1750-1920 Mementos: Painted and Photographic Miniatures, 1750-1920
June 17, 2011 – May 13, 2012

Portrait miniatures from the museum’s collection are on view.

Portrait Gallery
Archiving the History of an Epidemic: HIV and AIDS, 1985-2009 Archiving the History of an Epidemic: HIV and AIDS, 1985-2009
June 3, 2011 – November 1, 2011

Archival materials reveal how individuals and society were affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

American History Museum
150th Commemoration of the Civil War: The Death of Ellsworth 150th Commemoration of the Civil War: The Death of Ellsworth
April 29, 2011 – March 18, 2012

The National Portrait Gallery marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War through a series of four alcove exhibitions -- one each year -- commemorating this period of American history. The first of these exhibitions recounts the death of Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth, a friend of President Lincoln, in Alexandria, Virginia.

Portrait Gallery
"So Much Need of Service" – The Diary of a Civil War Nurse
April 22, 2011 – July 29, 2011

The experiences of Civil War nurse Amanda Akin -- revealed through her diary -- reflect the sacrifices of millions of Americans who contributed to the war effort.

American History Museum
The Peacock Room Comes to America The Peacock Room Comes to America
April 9, 2011 – December 2015 (TBA)

Restored to its appearance in 1908, the Peacock Room's special exhibition highlights "points of contacts" between American and Asian art.

Freer Gallery
Capital Portraits: Treasures from Washington Private Collections, 1730-2010 Capital Portraits: Treasures from Washington Private Collections, 1730-2010
April 8, 2011 – September 5, 2011

This exhibition presents portraits-- many on view for the first time -- that reside in private Washington, D.C., collections.

Portrait Gallery
Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt Preview Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt Preview
April 5, 2011 – November 16, 2011

Preview of the museum's largest exhibition of ancient Egyptian mummies and artifacts. Full exhibition opened Nov. 17, 2011.

Natural History Museum
COBOL COBOL
March 17, 2011 – February 11, 2013

Learn about COBOL, or Common Business Oriented Language, one of the first computer-programming languages to run successfully on different brands of computers, in this case.

American History Museum
Calder's Portraits: A New Language Calder's Portraits: A New Language
March 11, 2011 – August 14, 2011

Featured are Alexander Calder's three-dimensional wire portraits alongside contemporary documents by other artists.

Portrait Gallery
Artists in Dialogue 2: Sandile Zulu and Henrique Oliveira Artists in Dialogue 2: Sandile Zulu and Henrique Oliveira
February 2, 2011 – January 8, 2012

Observe two artists creating site-specific works in response to each other's style and artworks.

African Art Museum
New Animals at the Zoo New Animals at the Zoo
Rotating – Permanent

Visit some of the newest members of the Zoo family.

National Zoo
A Gateway to the 19th Century: The William Steinway Diary, 1861-1896 A Gateway to the 19th Century: The William Steinway Diary, 1861-1896
December 17, 2010 – April 8, 2011

Steinway's diary -- with the first entry beginning just eight days after the first shots of the Civil War were fired -- spans 36 years of one of the most dynamic periods in American history.

American History Museum
African Mosaic: Building a Collection African Mosaic: Building a Collection
November 19, 2010 – Indefinitely

The diversity and outstanding quality of Africa's arts are reflected in some 112 objects collected by the museum during the past 10 years.

African Art Museum
Pioneers of Flight, Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight, Barron Hilton
November 19, 2010 – Permanent

This gallery features famous "firsts" and record-setting aviators during the 1920s and 30s.

Air and Space Museum
Hope Diamond in Its New Temporary Setting Hope Diamond in Its New Temporary Setting
November 18, 2010 – January 11, 2012

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic donation of the Hope Diamond and the museum's centennial, the museum is exhibiting for the first time ever the Hope Diamond in a new temporary setting called "Embracing Hope."

Natural History Museum
Bradley and Hubbard: Masters of Metal Work Bradley and Hubbard: Masters of Metal Work
November 5, 2010 – mid-May 2012

View selected decorative metal objects from the Smithsonian Institution Castle Collection that trace the history of the Bradley and Hubbard Manufacturing Company from its start in 1852 to 1940.

Smithsonian Castle

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