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One Life: Martin Luther King Jr.
June 28, 2013 – June 1, 2014

Trace the trajectory of Martin Luther King Jr.’s career, from his rise to prominence as the leader of the national civil rights movement to his work as an anti-war activist and advocate for those living in poverty.

Portrait Gallery
Lines, Marks, and Drawings: Through the Lens of Roger Ballen
June 19, 2013 – June 30, 2014

Experience how artist Roger Ballen organizes visual chaos into visual coherency.

African Art Museum
Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There
April 12, 2013 – Permanent

This exhibition reveals why a good clock is crucial to navigation -- for 18th-century mariners to current-day GPS users -- and how increasingly accurate timekeeping has influenced how we find our way.

Air and Space Museum
Ceramica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed
March 29, 2013 – February 15, 2015

Treasures from the museum's collection of Central American ceramics shed new light on the exchange of dynamic ideas about art, culture, politics, and technology within the region’s largely unknown civilizations.

American Indian Museum
Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2013
March 23, 2013 – February 23, 2014

The National Portrait Gallery presents 48 finalists' works that were selected from the third triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition.

Portrait Gallery
Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963
December 14, 2012 – September 7, 2014

Learn how two events 100 years apart changed the course of the nation in this exhibition featuring such items as Abraham Lincoln's top hat, Harriet Tubman's shawl, and photographs of the March on Washington.

American History Museum
Food: Transforming the American Table, 1950-2000
November 20, 2012 – Indefinitely

This mouth-watering exhibition explores the social changes that have changed how we eat and features Julia Child's kitchen.

American History Museum
Portraiture Now: Drawing on the Edge
November 16, 2012 – August 18, 2013

Explore the boundaries that once defined drawing and portraiture through the works of artists Mequitta Ahuja, Mary Borgman, Adam Chapman, Ben Durham, Till Freiwald, and Rob Matthews.

Portrait Gallery
Poetic Likeness: Modern American Poets
October 12, 2012 – April 28, 2013

Learn about the contribution of poetry in American literature through portraits of and quotations by such poets as Walt Whitman, Ezra Pound, Langston Hughes, and Allen Ginsberg.

Portrait Gallery
Circle of Dance
October 6, 2012 – October 8, 2017

Learn how music and dance continue to bind American Indian communities to all living things, to the earth, to the spirit world, and—when people have deep ancestral claims to their dances—to the past.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Not Lost in Translation: The Life of Clotilde Arias
September 27, 2012 – May 12, 2013

Learn about the life and times of Clotilde Arias, who in 1946 was commissioned by the US State Department to compose an official Spanish-language translation of the national anthem.

American History Museum
Whistler's Neighborhood: Impressions of a Changing London
September 3, 2012 – September 3, 2013

See how the Chelsea neighborhood of London rapidly changed in the 1880s through the eyes of artist James McNeill Whistler.

Freer Gallery
Julia Child’s Kitchen
August 15, 2012 – November 19, 2012

See Julia Child's kitchen, which contains hundreds of tools, appliances, and furnishings arranged exactly as they were when she donated the kitchen to the museum in 2001.

American History Museum
One Life: Amelia Earhart
June 29, 2012 – May 27, 2013

Portraits of aviator Amelia Earhart tell the story of her career and pay special attention to her work on behalf of women's rights.

Portrait Gallery
African Cosmos: Stellar Arts
June 20, 2012 – December 9, 2012

See some 90 African art objects that were inspired by astronomical observations and phenomena, including rainbows and eclipses.

African Art Museum
1812: A Nation Emerges
June 15, 2012 – January 27, 2013

Learn about key people who influenced the outcome of the War of 1812, which transformed and unified the United States.

Portrait Gallery
A Will of Their Own: Judith Sargent Murray and Women of Achievement in the Early Republic
April 20, 2012 – September 2, 2013

Learn about the achievements of women in the late 18th century and see portraits of eight prominent American women of the period.

Portrait Gallery
American Stories
April 12, 2012 – Indefinitely

See more than 100 historic and cultural touchstones of American history from the museum’s vast holdings.

American History Museum
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
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

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