All Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are closed due to the federal government shutdown.
Explore some of the Smithsonian’s most treasured objects
A search for "quilts" reveals the National Quilt Collection at the National Museum of American History, stunning quilts from the National Museum of the American Indian, hints for caring for textiles, and more. What will you find?
The Wallcoverings department contains the largest and most varied collection of wallpaper in the United States
You don’t have to bundle up to enjoy these wintry works of art in our collections.
Explore Smithsonian collections reflecting the rich diversity of Latino art and expression.
Journey to Amy's studio to hear exactly how she captured the spirit of Michelle Obama in paint on canvas.
Find all artists in the American Art Museum collection born on your birthday or in any year.
Seeing sound through art in our collections.
Beautiful and useful, American art pottery from across the Smithsonian.
Discover women artists and their works in the collections.
Shopping bags as art medium and message.
Who wore it best?
From pyramids to cathedrals to sykscrapers, architecture is a mirror of society. Explore collections from across the Smithsonian.
From amulets to valentines, the heart motif in art and design.
A common item with uncommon potential for redesign and reinvention.