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October 14, 2016 – January 8, 2017
This exhibition is the first comprehensive mid-career survey of Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson and charts his wide-ranging practice across film, performance, painting, and drawing.
Slavery and Freedom
September 24, 2016 – Indefinitely
As the centerpiece of the museum, this exhibition explores the complex story of slavery and freedom, a story standing at the core of our national experience.
|African American History and Culture Museum|
Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall
July 1, 2016 – Ongoing
This exhibition celebrates some of the most significant airplanes, rockets, and spacecraft in history. They tell tales of ingenuity and courage, war and peace, politics and power, as well as society and culture.
|Air and Space Museum|
Connections: Contemporary Craft at the Renwick Gallery
July 1, 2016 – Ongoing
The permanent collection returns to the Renwick Gallery with a dynamic new presentation of 80+ objects celebrating craft as a discipline and an approach to living differently in the modern world.
Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan
March 5, 2016 – January 29, 2017
The exhibition by the Freer and Sackler Galleries transforms the International Gallery into an Afghan caravanserai, complete with artisan stalls and demonstrations of woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, and jewelry.
New York City: A Portrait Through Stamp Art
December 10, 2015 – March 13, 2017
This exhibition explores the diversity of topics highlighting the cultural heritage of New York City with thirty pieces of original artwork divided into six categories—Baseball, Broadway, City Life, Icons, Politics and Government, and Music.
The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire
June 26, 2015 – June 1, 2020
Explores the foundations of the Inka Road in earlier Andean cultures, technologies that made building the road possible, the cosmology and political organization of the Inka world and the legacy of the Inka Empire during the colonial period and in the present day.
|American Indian Museum|
August 14, 2014 – Permanent
The 1930s was a heady time for artists in America. Many of the paintings in Experience America were created in 1934 for a pilot program designed to put artists to work, others under the auspices of the WPA that followed.
|American Art Museum|
The First Ladies
November 19, 2011 – Indefinitely
Learn how first ladies have shaped the role of first lady as the role of women in society evolved. On view are more than two dozen gowns, including those worn by Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, Barbara Bush, Nancy Reagan, and Jacqueline Kennedy.
|American History Museum|