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Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture
October 30, 2010 – February 13, 2011

More than 100 major works are featured in the first museum exhibition to focus on sexual difference in the making of modern American portraiture.

Portrait Gallery
Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer
October 23, 2010 – January 23, 2011

Wertheimer's 1956 photographs captured Elvis's transit to superstardom and the cultural transformation this singer helped launched.

Portrait Gallery
Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian
October 23, 2010 – Permanent

This exhibition of some 700 works of Native art from throughout North, Central, and South America demonstrates the breadth of the museum's renowned collection and highlight the historic importance of many of these iconic objects.

American Indian Museum New York
Southern Identity: Contemporary Argentine Art (Identidad del Sur: Arte Argentino Contemporaneo) Southern Identity: Contemporary Argentine Art (Identidad del Sur: Arte Argentino Contemporaneo)
October 11, 2010 – January 23, 2011

Gain a contextual overview of Latin American artistic movements and trends reflected in works by 32 of Argentina's best living contemporary artists.

Ripley Center
Cyprus: Crossroads of Civilizations Cyprus: Crossroads of Civilizations
September 29, 2010 – May 1, 2011

The history of Cyprus is revealed through a rich collection of antiquities, many of which are traveling outside the country for the first time.

Natural History Museum
Vantage Point: The Contemporary Native Art Collection Vantage Point: The Contemporary Native Art Collection
September 25, 2010 – August 7, 2011

View significant works by 25 Native American artists in a range of media that highlight the museum's collection of contemporary art.

American Indian Museum
A Revolution in Wood: The Bresler Collection A Revolution in Wood: The Bresler Collection
September 24, 2010 – January 30, 2011

This exhibition features 66 objects produced in the 1980s and 1990s from the Charles and Fleur Bresler Collection to highlight contemporary wood turning's growing sophistication.

Renwick Gallery
Hide: Skin as Material and Metaphor: Part II Hide: Skin as Material and Metaphor: Part II
September 4, 2010 – January 16, 2011

The featured artists draw upon this rich subject in multifaceted ways, using both the material and concept of skin as a metaphor for widespread issues.

American Indian Museum New York
Elephant Trails Elephant Trails
September 3, 2010 – Permanent

As part of the Zoo's campaign to save Asian elephants, this expanded and transformed home for the Zoo's Asian elephants provides new indoor and outdoor space and  features a variety of habitats that support the natural behavior of the multi-generational herd.

National Zoo
Americans Now Americans Now
August 20, 2010 – July 10, 2011

Drawn from the Portrait Gallery's permanent collection, this exhibition features individuals prominent in sports, entertainment, and other fields of endeavor during the last 10 years.

Portrait Gallery
Brave New World Brave New World
August 9, 2010 – November 27, 2011

View artist Theo Eshetu's Brave New World II, a compelling video installation that examines the theme of travel.

African Art Museum
Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art
June 23, 2010 – November 28, 2010

Trace the story of the beautiful coiled basket on two continents, demonstrating the enduring contribution of African peoples and cultures to American life in southeastern United States.

African Art Museum
The Healing Power of Art: Works of art by Haitian children after the earthquake The Healing Power of Art: Works of art by Haitian children after the earthquake
June 17, 2010 – February 27, 2011

View nearly 100 paintings and drawings created by Haiti's young people at Plas Timoun (The Children's Place), arts centers housed in converted buses at two locations in Port-au-Prince after the 2010 earthquake.

African Art Museum
Paper Engineering: Fold, Pull, Pop & Turn Paper Engineering: Fold, Pull, Pop & Turn
June 14, 2010 – September 5, 2011

This exhibition on innovative book design highlights movable, pop-up, folding, and multiple-construction books from the year 1570 to the present day.

American History Museum
Celebrating 100 Years at the National Museum of Natural History Celebrating 100 Years at the National Museum of Natural History
May 29, 2010 – March 20, 2011

This photographic exhibition highlights the behind-the-scenes research that advances scientific knowledge and inspires the museum's public educational programs.

Natural History Museum
Cosmos in Miniature: The Remarkable Star Map of Simeon De Witt Cosmos in Miniature: The Remarkable Star Map of Simeon De Witt
May 28, 2010 – December 5, 2010

This exhibition features the oldest surviving Anglo-American star map, hand-drawn by Simeon De Witt, surveyor for George Washington.

American History Museum
The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does It Mean To Be Human? The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does It Mean To Be Human?
March 17, 2010 – Permanent

This major exhibition hall focuses on the story of human origins and probes the ecological and genetic connections that human beings have had with the natural world over time.

Natural History Museum
Hide: Skin as Material and Metaphor: Part I Hide: Skin as Material and Metaphor: Part I
March 6, 2010 – August 1, 2010

The featured artists draw upon this rich subject in multifaceted ways, using both the material and concept of skin as a metaphor for widespread issues.

American Indian Museum New York
Glimpse of the Past: A Neighborhood Evolves Glimpse of the Past: A Neighborhood Evolves
March 5, 2010 – September 25, 2011

Experience the sights, scenes, and beautiful buildings that make up the ever-changing Penn Quarter neighborhood in downtown Washington, D.C.

Portrait Gallery
A Letter from George Washington, November 30, 1785 A Letter from George Washington, November 30, 1785
February 25, 2010 – May 7, 2010

On view is the letter George Washington wrote on November 30, 1785, to David Stuart, a trusted associate and stepfather to Washington's grandchildren.

American History Museum

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