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One Life: Babe Ruth
June 24, 2016 – May 21, 2017
Babe Ruth's memorable persona is highlighted in a selection of historic prints, photographs and personal paraphernalia representing “the Babe” both as a Yankee slugger and a national celebrity.
Double Take: Daguerreian Portrait Pairs
June 17, 2016 – June 4, 2017
This show highlights the depth of the National Portrait Gallery’s early photography collection, featuring fourteen historic daguerreotypes—two portraits each of famous mid-19th century figures, including Frederick Douglass, Jenny Lind, Zachary Taylor, and Jefferson Davis.
June 17, 2016 – October 2, 2016
This exhibition brings together 50 paintings and drawings from the museum’s permanent collection. Toward the end of her life, Romaine Brooks made several generous donations of her paintings and drawings to the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
|American Art Museum|
June 11, 2016 – January 16, 2017
Fragile Beasts features nearly 75 ornament prints and drawings from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The exhibition highlights rarely seen works on paper from Cooper Hewitt’s permanent collection, as well as several books from Cooper Hewitt’s rare book collection.
|Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum|
Trailblazing: 100 Years of Our National Parks
June 9, 2016 – March 25, 2018
Featuring original postage stamp art from the United States Postal Service and artifacts loaned by the National Park Service, the exhibition explores the myriad—and sometimes surprising—ways that mail moves to, through and from our national parks.
Bettina Pousttchi: World Time Clock
June 9, 2016 – October 2, 2016
Over the last seven years, artist Bettina Pousttchi traveled around the globe creating World Time Clock, a serial work that consists of twenty-four photographs taken in twenty-four different time zones, in cities as far-flung as Bangkok, Auckland, Mexico City, and Tashkent. Displayed together, these images suggest both a sense of suspended time and, in the artist’s words, “imaginary synchronism.”
June 8, 2016 – Closing TBD
An art installation composed entirely of recycled plastic trash and marine debris, Turtle Ocean depicts an entangled Hawksbill turtle swimming in an environment of water bottle sea jellies and beached flip flop anemones along with marine debris seaweed and coral made of old buoys, crates, and buckets.
|Natural History Museum|
Reopens late May 2016 – Permanent
This hall follows the development of the increasingly efficient power machinery that helped the United States become a world leader during the Industrial Revolution.
|American History Museum|