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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
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
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
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
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
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?
March 17, 2010 – Indefinitely

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
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 Heye Center
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
The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps, 1942-1946
March 5, 2010 – January 30, 2011

The exhibit features more than 120 arts-and-crafts objects made by Japanese Americans in U.S. internment camps during World War II, along with photographs illustrating life in the camps.

Renwick Gallery
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
One Life: Echoes of Elvis
January 8, 2010 – August 29, 2010

This exhibition features Elvis Presley and celebrates the 75th anniversary of his birth.

Portrait Gallery
A Song for the Horse Nation
November 14, 2009 – July 7, 2011

The story of the horse's influence on American Indian tribes from the 1600s to the present is depicted.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Keeping History: Plains Indian Ledger Drawings
November 13, 2009 – January 31, 2010

This exhibition features ledger drawings, a style of visual history, developed by Native warriors from the Northern and Southern Plains in the late 19th century. 

American History Museum
Yinka Shonibare MBE
November 10, 2009 – March 7, 2010

See the most comprehensive exhibition of works by this internationally renowned Nigerian, London-based artist to date.

African Art Museum
IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas
November 10, 2009 – May 31, 2010

Read compelling text and see powerful graphics on 20 banners discusses the cultural integration and diffusion of African American and American Indian people, especially those of blended heritage.

American Indian Museum
Portraiture Now: Communities
November 6, 2009 – July 5, 2010

Three artists -- Rose Frantzen, Jim Torok, and Rebecca Westcott -- explore the idea of community in portraits of friends, neighbors, or family.

Portrait Gallery
Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2009
October 23, 2009 – September 6, 2010

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

Portrait Gallery
Brian Jungen: Strange Comfort
October 16, 2009 – August 8, 2010

Examine iconic works and major pieces never before seen in the United States by Brian Jungen (Dunne-za First Nations/Swiss/Canadian), widely regarded as the foremost Native artist of his generation.

American Indian Museum
Faces of the Frontier: Photographic Portraits from the American West, 1845-1925
September 25, 2009 – January 24, 2010

Through more than 100 portrait photographs, this exhibition tells the story of the changes that occurred in the American West during the 80 years between the Mexican War and passage of the Indian Citizenship Act in 1924.

Portrait Gallery

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