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Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II
February 17, 2017 – February 19, 2018

In 1942, Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 and reshaped the history of Americans of Japanese descent. In the post-9/11 world, the U.S. continues to wrestle with the tension between personal freedom and national security.

American History Museum
Native Fashion Now
February 17, 2017 – September 4, 2017

From vibrant street clothing to exquisite haute couture, this exhibition celebrates the visual range, creative expression and political nuance of Native American fashion with nearly 100 works spanning the last 50 years.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
The World of Radio
February 3, 2017 – September 24, 2017

A Depression-era, monumental batik mural entitled The World of Radio is the focus of this exhibition of iconic radios, radio design drawings, and photographs from the early twentieth century through the present day

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Explore! With the National Portrait Gallery
January 28, 2017 – Ongoing

In Explore! kids can experiment with portraiture hands-on. Explore! is intended for children ages 18 months to 8 years old accompanied by an adult.

Portrait Gallery
Clouds in a Bag: The Evelyn Way Kendall Ballooning and Early Aviation Collection
January 28, 2017 – Through 2018

The treasures in this collection provide a sense of the wonder and excitement experienced by those who witnessed the birth of flight over two centuries ago.

Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in our Nation's Armed Forces
January 21, 2017 – January 2018

Using art, photography and essays, the 16-panel show examines more than 300 years of Native people's contributions to the U.S. military.

American Indian Museum
orchids: A MOMENT
January 14, 2017 – May 14, 2017

The Smithsonian Gardens and United States Botanic Garden 2017 Orchid Exhibition, showcases over 100 orchids in a limited-time display amidst the Hirshhorn’s unique architecture.

Hirshhorn Museum
Inauguration 2017: Donald J. Trump
January 13, 2017 – February 26, 2017

The photograph, taken in 1989 by photographer Michael O’Brien, shows Trump tossing an apple with his right hand. It was added to the collection in 2011.

Portrait Gallery
American Ballet
– Ongoing

This display showcases costumes worn by ballerinas Violette Verdy, Marianna Tcherkassky, and Misty Copeland.

American History Museum
Everyday Beauty: Selections from the Photography and Film Collection
– Ongoing

This exhibition examines African American history and culture by presenting 100 images spanning 100 years. These selected works highlight the beauty of everyday occasions and feature photography and films by known and lesser-known artists.

African American History and Culture Museum
Pumpkin
December 10, 2016 – Through spring 2017

This marks the U.S. museum debut for the whimsical sculpture, whose surreal scale and bold yellow-and-black pattern embody two of Kusama’s most recognized motifs: pumpkins and polka-dots.

Hirshhorn Museum
Gateways/Portales
December 5, 2016 – August 6, 2017

This exhibition explores the experiences of Latino migrants and immigrants in four U.S. metro areas: Washington DC, Baltimore, MD; Charlotte, NC; and Raleigh-Durham, NC.

Anacostia Community Museum
Elaine Ostroff and the Universal Design Movement
December 1, 2016 – March 23, 2017

A pioneer of this movement was Massachusetts educator Elaine Ostroff who has advocated on behalf of people with disabilities throughout her career. Her work has improved the lives of people with disabilities and the general population as well.

American History Museum
Solar on the Line
November 29, 2016 – TBD

Solar on the Line explores the innovation and technology behind solar power as a renewable energy resource.

American History Museum
Giving in America
November 29, 2016 – Permanent

Giving in America looks at the history of philanthropy in United States, commemorating the movements and people who made and continue to make a difference.

American History Museum
Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait
November 18, 2016 – May 7, 2017

Video-art pioneer Bill Viola believes that cameras are the keepers of souls. From the moment he first picked up a video camera as an art student in 1970, he was captured by the technology. The exhibition Bill Viola and the Moving Portrait is the National Portrait Gallery’s first exhibition devoted to media art.

Portrait Gallery
Gene Davis: Hot Beat
November 17, 2016 – April 2, 2017

Brightly colored stripes multiply in rhythmic repetitions across the surface of a painting by Gene Davis (1920-1985). Remarkably original when they first appeared in the 1960s, these paintings became the signature expression for one of the leading Color Field painters.

American Art Museum
Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern
November 11, 2016 – March 19, 2017

Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) was among the most innovative American sculptors of the twentieth century, creating works that were far ahead of his time. The exhibition is the first full-scale exhibition to explore how the ancient world shaped this artist’s innovative vision for the future.

American Art Museum
For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw
November 11, 2016 – June 4, 2017

Through the themes of portraiture, community, family, military, and performance, the exhibition gives a glimpse of Native life in 20th-century Oklahoma.

American Indian Museum
The Art of the Qur'an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts
October 22, 2016 – February 20, 2017

Almost seventy sumptuous manuscripts are featured in The Art of the Qur’an, the first major presentation of Qur’ans in the United States.

Sackler Gallery

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