National Museum of American History
1300 Constitution Ave., NW
Third Floor, West, Ray and Dagmar Dolby Hall of American Culture Floor Plan
Entertainment has the power to captivate, inspire and transform us. It brings us together. We share it when we spontaneously recite lines from a favorite movie, dance to the same groove or recreate a national sports moment on a neighborhood street. It can also spur critical conversations, expose divides, and foster important historical change.
Through the National Museum of American History’s extraordinary collection of theater, music, sports, movie and television objects, the exhibition Entertainment Nation features a powerful, ever-changing selection of objects and interactive experiences. Through the objects and their stories, the exhibition explores how, for more than 150 years, entertainment has provided a forum for important national conversations about who we are, and who we want to be.