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Vochol: Huichol Art on Wheels
March 20, 2012 – May 10, 2012

Marvel at a one-of-a-kind VW Beetle decorated by Huichol artisans using 2 million glass beads and handmade textiles.

American Indian Museum
The Art of Video Games
March 16, 2012 – September 30, 2012

In this exhibition, the museum is the first to comprehensively examine the evolution of video games as an artistic medium.

American Art Museum
March 10, 2012 – June 3, 2012

Learn math concepts in a fun, interactive, hands-on setting.

Ripley Center
Masters of Mercy: Buddha's Amazing Disciples
March 10, 2012 – July 8, 2012

Selections from Kano Kazunobu's 100-painting series depicting Buddhist disciples at work are featured.

Sackler Gallery
In Vibrant Color: Vintage Celebrity Portraits from the Harry Warnecke Studio
March 2, 2012 – September 9, 2012

Some of the first celebrity photographs to appear in color were created by Harry Warnecke in the 1930s for the New York Daily News. See 24 of Warnecke's celebrity portraits from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s.

Portrait Gallery
New Acquisition: The BMI Archives Confederate Music Collection
March 1, 2012 – July 13, 2012

Sheet music lyrics and imagery published in the Confederacy provide insight into the mindset, values, and beliefs of their creators and consumers.

American History Museum
Goryeo Buddhist Paintings: A Closer Look
February 25, 2012 – May 28, 2012

Three rare icons from the late Goryeo dynasty that have never been shown together epitomize a golden age in Korean Buddhist art.

Sackler Gallery
Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color, and Space
February 23, 2012 – August 12, 2012

The international light-and-space art movement of the mid- and late 20th century is explored through large-scale installations by five South American artists.

Hirshhorn Museum
February 20, 2012 – October 21, 2013

Learn about the history of snowboarding and see the Snurfer, one of the earliest snowboard prototypes.

American History Museum
Hokusai: Paintings and Drawings
February 18, 2012 – June 24, 2012

View a selection of important Hokusai paintings and drawings, including three masterworks: Thunder God, Fisherman, and Woodcutter.

Freer Gallery
Winged Spirits: Birds in Chinese Painting
February 11, 2012 – August 12, 2012

Often endowed with strong symbolic associations, examine birds in Chinese paintings that are rendered in such fine detail that more than 35 species can be scientifically identified.

Freer Gallery
IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas
February 9, 2012 – October 1, 2012

This exhibition explores the cultural integration and diffusion of African American and American Indian people, especially those of blended heritage.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
X-Ray Vision: Fish Inside Out
February 4, 2012 – August 5, 2012

X-rays of some of the fish in the museum's collection reveal delicate and exquisite details and help scientists understand the evolutionary development of fish.

Natural History Museum
Dark Matters: Selections from the Collection
February 3, 2012 – January 6, 2013

Dark Matters brings together works from the Hirshhorn’s collection that draw upon the associations and implications of darkness. The meanings of darkness are many, and throughout this exhibition, seeing in the dark involves questioning what you see.

Hirshhorn Museum
You Must Remember This
February 1, 2012 – November 16, 2015

See costumes worn by movie stars and other memorablia from Warner Bros. Studio.

American History Museum
Memories Arrested in Space
January 28, 2012 – June 4, 2012

See family photographs, letters, writings, and scrapbooks related to artist Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) to celebrate the centennial of his birth.

Archives of American Art
Hokusai: Japanese Screens
January 28, 2012 – July 29, 2012

View a selection of important Hokusai painted folding screens.

Freer Gallery
Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Liberty
January 27, 2012 – October 14, 2012

Learn about slavery in America through the lives of six slave families living at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello plantation.

American History Museum
Portrait of Alice Waters
January 21, 2012 – November 30, 2012

See Dave Woody's portrait of chef Alice Waters, founder of the restaurant Chez Panisse and the Edible Schoolyard and champion of the Slow Food Movement.

Portrait Gallery
Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage
January 20, 2012 – May 20, 2012

The images in this collection chart a new direction for Annie Leibovitz, one of America's best known living photographers, whose career now spans more than 40 years.

American Art Museum

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