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Thom Browne Selects
March 4, 2016 – October 23, 2016

In this installment of the museum’s Selects series, fashion designer Thom Browne explores ideas of reflection and individuality with an installation that includes more than 50 of the museum’s historic and contemporary mirrors and frames.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
No Mountains in the Way
February 26, 2016 – July 31, 2016

In the 1970s, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) conceived a series of photo survey projects, inspired by the epic documentary photography program undertaken by the federal government in the 1930s and 1940s. The installation of 63 vintage prints from this survey of 120 photographs, are all works from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s permanent collection.

American Art Museum
A New Moon Rises: New Views from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera
February 26, 2016 – Closing TBA

A New Moon Rises showcases breathtaking images from Apollo landing sites to majestic mountains that rise out of the darkness of the lunar poles. The 61 large prints presented in this exhibition reveal a celestial neighbor that is surprisingly dynamic, full of grandeur and wonder.

Air and Space Museum
Kevin Spacey as President Francis J. Underwood
February 24, 2016 – mid-October 2016

The Portrait Gallery unveiled a new portrait of Kevin Spacey as his Golden Globe-winning character Frank Underwood from the Netflix original series, House of Cards. The monumental painting, which measures six feet by six feet, was painted by Jonathan Yeo.

Portrait Gallery
Ray Charles: "The Genius"
February 22, 2016 – July 4, 2016

Ray Charles was one of the most innovative and influential musicians of the 20th century. This display explores his ability to overcome blindness, poverty, and segregation, as well as the musical talent and flair for performance that made him an icon of American music.

American History Museum
A Unique Lens: Photographs from the Smithsonian Family
February 18, 2016 – TBA

This exhibition showcases the photographic talent and diverse work and interests of Smithsonian staff.

Ripley Center
The Norie Atlas and the Guano Trade
February 17, 2016 – January 20, 2017

This display will highlight John Norie's unique Marine Atlas, a large bound book of sea charts dating to the early 19th century, within the historical context of the guano and nitrate trades, in which many of the swiftest and strongest American square-rigged sailing ships were employed.

American History Museum
Heart of an Empire: Herzfeld's Discovery of Pasargadae
February 13, 2016 – July 31, 2016

Pasargadae was the first capital of the ancient Achaemenid Persian Empire (circa 540 BCE) and the last resting place of Cyrus the Great. Featuring selections from the Freer|Sackler Archives’ rich holdings of Ernst Herzfeld’s drawings, notes, and photographs, this exhibition illuminates one of the most important sites of the ancient world.

Sackler Gallery
Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial
February 12, 2016 – August 21, 2016

Cooper Hewitt’s renowned Triennial exhibition series showcases some of the most exciting, provocative, and innovative design created around the globe during the previous three years. The 2016 presentation will include a range of works from all areas of design including fashion, product design, interactive design, architecture, scent design, graphics and communications, and more.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Suspended Animation
February 10, 2016 – March 12, 2017

The exhibition brings together six artists who use computer animation in their work: Ed Atkins, Antoine Catala, Ian Cheng, Josh Kline, Helen Marten and Agnieszka Polska.

Hirshhorn Museum
Emeka Ogboh's Market Symphony
February 3, 2016 – September 24, 2016

Nigerian artist Emeka Ogboh brings his internationally recognized sound art to the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in the new work Market Symphony.

African Art Museum
Hooray for Politics!
February 1, 2016 – November 11, 2016

This display juxtaposes historic voting devices with contemporary candidate rally signs to encourage our visitors to reflect on the relationship between the nation’s democratic traditions and the current swirl of election news, and draw visitors into conversations on the importance of civic engagement.

American History Museum
Body of Devotion: The Cosmic Buddha in 3D
January 30, 2016 – December 2016

Like all Buddhas (fully enlightened beings), the Cosmic Buddha, a life-size limestone figure of Vairochana, is wrapped in the simple robe of a monk. Body of Devotion is an interactive installation that explores not only the work itself, but also the evolving means and methods of studying sculpture, from rubbings and photographs to the technological possibilities of today.

Sackler Gallery
Color in a New Light
January 23, 2016 – March 2017

Most of us take color for granted. We simply see it the moment that light beams from or reflects off an object, enters our eyes, and is processed by our brains. But do we stop to think what color actually is? Journeying through the collections of the Smithsonian Libraries-from chemistry to catalogs, from colorblind tests to couture-we might see color in a new light.

Natural History Museum
E Mau Ke Ea: The Sovereign Hawaiian Nation
January 17, 2016 – January 2017

This exhibitions takes visitors through the history of the Hawaiian Nation, from the consolidation of the islands by King Kamehameha I, through annexation, to the rise of the Hawaiian rights movement in the late 1960s and the resurgence of Hawaiian nationalism today.

American Indian Museum
The Lost Symphony: Whistler and the Perfection of Art
January 16, 2016 – May 30, 2016

As part of Peacock Room REMIX, this related installation reconstructs how Whistler’s unrealized quest for “the perfection of art” intersected with less-rarified concerns about patronage, payment, and professional reputation.

Sackler Gallery
Twelve Years that Shook and Shaped Washington: 1963-1975
December 14, 2015 – October 23, 2016

Change was in the air, some of it unsettling and threatening. Against a national background of Lyndon Johnson’s “great society,” anti-war protests, black power, feminism, and emerging gay rights, this exhibition focuses on events, people and challenges that transformed the city between 1963 and 1975.

Anacostia Community Museum
New York City: A Portrait Through Stamp Art
December 10, 2015 – March 13, 2017

This exhibition of original artwork explores the diversity of topics highlighting the cultural heritage of New York City. Thirty pieces of original artwork divided into six categories—Baseball, Broadway, City Life, Icons, Politics and Government, and Music—depict a variety of art styles and mediums used to create some of America’s most beautiful stamps.

Postal Museum
Wegmans Wonderplace
December 9, 2015 – Indefinitely

Wegmans Wonderplace welcomes curious kids ages 0–6 and their grownups. Wonderplace is open every day, except Tuesdays and December 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We welcome visitors to explore our hands-on, self-directed activities on a first-come, first-served basis. Please also note that children may not visit Wegmans Wonderplace without an adult.

On weekends and federal holidays, we use FREE, timed tickets to minimize wait time. Tickets are available for 30-minute visits on a first-come, first-served basis.

American History Museum
Tucker automobile #39, 1948
December 9, 2015 – August 22, 2016

Fifty-one nearly identical Tucker automobiles, designed by Tucker, Alex Tremulis, and J. Gordon Lippincott and Company, were built in 1948 before the Tucker Corp. became embroiled in fraud allegations. The car shown here passed through numerous owners and had been repainted and reupholstered.

American History Museum

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