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John Gossage: The Pond
August 27, 2010 – January 17, 2011

Gossage's photographs of a small pond in Maryland reveal moments of grace and elegance in a seemingly mundane place and recall Henry David Thoreau's Walden.

American Art Museum
Americans Now
August 20, 2010 – July 10, 2011

Drawn from the Portrait Gallery's permanent collection, this exhibition features individuals prominent in sports, entertainment, and other fields of endeavor during the last 10 years.

Portrait Gallery
Losing Paradise: Endangered Plants Here and Around the World
August 14, 2010 – December 12, 2010

Compelling botanical illustrations convey the vital importance of plant conservation.

Natural History Museum
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
Black Box: Superflex
August 9, 2010 – November 28, 2010

The Black Box theater showcases rotating exhibitions of contemporary artists who use film or video as their creative medium. Currently on view is Superflex's Flooded McDonald's.

Hirshhorn Museum
Word, Shout, Song: Lorenzo Dow Turner Connecting Communities through Language
August 9, 2010 – July 24, 2011

Learn how the Gullah people of Georgia and South Carolina have retained traces of their West African culture and language that their enslaved ancestors brought to the Americas.

Anacostia Community Museum
Collecting History: 125 Years of the National Philatelic Collection
August 8, 2010 – January 9, 2012

The National Postal Museum celebrates the 125th anniversary of its National Philatelic Collection, which predates the museum by more than 100 years, with this exhibition that traces the history of this national treasure.

Postal Museum
Chinamania: Whistler and the Victorian Craze for Blue-and-White
August 7, 2010 – August 7, 2011

Follow the craze for blue-and-white porcelain in Whistler's England during the 1870s through 23 works of art.

Freer Gallery
Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg
July 2, 2010 – January 2, 2011

This exhibition showcases 57 major Rockwell paintings and drawings from the private collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg.

American Art Museum
Up Where We Belong: Native Musicians in Popular Culture
July 1, 2010 – January 2, 2011

Learn about Native people who have been active participants in contemporary music during the past century.

American Indian Museum
Editors' Picks: The Best of Smithsonian Magazine's 7th Annual Photo Contest
July 1, 2010 – February 28, 2011

See the finalists from Smithsonian magazine's 7th annual photo contest. View 30 photographs from the 45,000 entries received from around the world .

Smithsonian Castle
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
Read My Pins: The Madeline Albright Collection
June 18, 2010 – October 17, 2010

See pins from former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's collection, highlighting her use of jewelry as a tool of diplomacy and capturing her wit.

Smithsonian Castle
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
Masterpieces of Chinese Painting
June 12, 2010 – November 28, 2010

Trace the development of Chinese painting across the generations from 960-1911.

Freer Gallery
Lists: To-dos, Illustrated Inventories, Collected Thoughts and Other Artists' Enumerations from the Archives of American Art, Part 2
June 9, 2010 – September 27, 2010

This exhibition celebrates a common document -- the "list" -- as a key to the habits and thinking of some of the most celebrated artists of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Archives of American Art
Revealing Culture
June 8, 2010 – August 29, 2010

Witness a groundbreaking exhibition of contemporary art by 55 artists with disabilities that features over 130 works in a range of media, including installations, video, performance, painting, sculpture, and printmaking.

Ripley Center
Archives Center Cases: Solomon "Sol" Adler: Restless Inventor, 1901-1990
June 1, 2010 – September 22, 2010

In several cases are drawings and documents related to inventor Solomon "Sol" Adler, who developed the first sewing machine that offered decorative stitches.

American History Museum
Celluloid: The First Plastic
June 1, 2010 – June 13, 2013

A range of objects made from celluloid, the world's first commercially successful plastic, are highlighted in this case.

American History Museum

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