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Folk and Self-Taught Art
October 21, 2016 – Ongoing

These galleries serve as a reminder that not all artists are formally trained and that the making of art is as much an act of passion as of intellect.

American Art Museum
21st Annual Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards
October 19, 2016 – September 2017

Named for nature photographer and conservationist, Windland Smith Rice, the 21st annual Nature’s Best Photography Awards exhibition presents a collection of 83 fine art prints accompanied by an HD video. 

Natural History Museum
From the Regenia Perry Collection: The Backyard of Derek Webster's Imagination
October 17, 2016 – April 23, 2017

This exhibition consists of 9 pieces created between 1980–1996 from the Regenia A. Perry Folk Art Collection within the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum’s folk art collection.

Anacostia Community Museum
Healing Arts
October 3, 2016 – Indefinitely

Select pieces from the museum’s permanent collection reveal the skill and range of African artists who create art empowered to counter physical, social, and spiritual problems.

African Art Museum
Everyone Plays: Sports and Disability
October 1, 2016 – March 26, 2017

An explosion of innovation and creativity has led to technological advancements in adaptive sports equipment, allowing disabled athletes to participate in a wide range of sports that they would not otherwise have had access to.

American History Museum
By the People: Designing a Better America
September 30, 2016 – February 26, 2017

The third exhibition of Cooper Hewitt’s humanitarian design series will examine how design is challenging social and economic inequality across America.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Slavery and Freedom
September 24, 2016 – Indefinitely

As the centerpiece of the museum, this exhibition explores the complex story of slavery and freedom, a story standing at the core of our national experience.

African American History and Culture Museum
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: Era of Segregation 1876-1968
September 24, 2016 – Indefinitely

This exhibition takes visitors from the end of Reconstruction through the civil rights movement of the 1960s.

African American History and Culture Museum
A Changing America: 1968 and Beyond
September 24, 2016 – Indefinitely

This exhibition illustrates the impact of African Americans on life in the United States—social, economic, political, and cultural—from the death of Martin Luther King Jr. to the second election of President Barack Obama.

African American History and Culture Museum
Power of Place
September 24, 2016 – Indefinitely

Experience the broad diversity of African American life and regional cultures in communities that took root in different areas of the country.

African American History and Culture Museum
Making a Way Out of No Way
September 24, 2016 – Indefinitely

Learn about the ways in which African Americans created possibilities in a world that denied them opportunities.

African American History and Culture Museum
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
September 24, 2016 – Indefinitely

Learn about the service and sacrifice of African American soldiers, airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, and sailors.

African American History and Culture Museum
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
September 24, 2016 – Indefinitely

Learn how African Americans have contributed to sports in American and how sports have helped people respond to injustice.

African American History and Culture Museum
Musical Crossroads
September 24, 2016 – Indefinitely

This exhibition tells the story of African American music from the arrival of the first Africans to today’s hip-hop.

African American History and Culture Museum
Cultural Expressions
September 24, 2016 – Indefinitely

This exhibition serves as an introduction to the concept of African American and African diaspora culture. It examines style, food and foodways, artistry, and creativity through craftsmanship, social dance, and gesture, and language.

African American History and Culture Museum
Taking the Stage
September 24, 2016 – Indefinitely

See how African Americans transformed the ways they are represented onstage by challenging racial discrimination and stereotypes and striving to produce more positive, authentic, and diverse images of African American identity and experience.

African American History and Culture Museum
Visual Arts Gallery
September 24, 2016 – Indefinitely

Paintings, sculpture, works on paper, art installations, mixed media, photography, and digital media illustrate the critical role that African American artists played in shaping the history of American art.

African American History and Culture Museum
A Century in the Making: Building the National Museum of African American History and Culture
September 24, 2016 – Ongoing

This exhibit explores the journey toward fulfillment of the long-held dream of building the museum, providing an overview of the century-long struggle that began in 1915 and its culminating achievements.

African American History and Culture Museum
Mending Broken Hearts: Innovation Inside the Body
September 23, 2016 – March 26, 2017

The history of medical advancement in America has been one of trial and risk. Today, heart valve operations are routine, but developing a successful mechanical valve involved years of experimentation with materials and design by a small team of doctors after World War II.

American History Museum
Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse
September 23, 2016 – April 16, 2017

Offering creative, alternative approaches to confronting textile waste, Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse will present the work of three designers who put sustainability at the heart of the design process.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

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