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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
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
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 Heye Center
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 Heye Center
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

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