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Space Exploration: Destination Moon
2020 TBA – Permanent

A new, state-of-the-art exhibition called Destination Moon will replace the Apollo to the Moon gallery. Destination Moon will feature many of the key artifacts in the old exhibition, as well as some now in other locations or in storage.

Air and Space Museum
Bill Traylor: Retrospective
September 28, 2018 – March 17, 2019

Bill Traylor (1853/54-1949) is one of the most celebrated American self-taught artists. His life—which spanned slavery, Reconstruction, Jim Crow and the Great Migration and foreshadowed the era of Civil Rights—offers a rare perspective to the larger story of America.

American Art Museum
George Catlin's American Buffalo
March 16, 2018 – August 5, 2018

The exhibition and related book explore Catlin’s representation of buffalo and their integration into the lives of Native Americans through forty original paintings by the artist.

American Art Museum
Tamayo: The New York Years
November 3, 2017 – March 18, 2018

Rufino Tamayo’s lushly colored paintings portraying modern Mexican subjects earned him widespread acclaim as an artist who balanced universal themes with a local sensibility. While living in New York, intermittently from the late 1920s to 1949, Tamayo engaged with the new ideas expressed in the modern art that he saw in museums and galleries. Tamayo: The New York Years is the first exhibition to explore the influences between this major Mexican modernist and the American art world.

American Art Museum
American Democracy: The Great Leap of Faith
Summer 2017 – Ongoing

Explores how a nation committed to the principles of popular sovereignty debated how to make this idealistic vision work and what living in a democracy really means.

American History Museum
Many Voices, One Nation
Opens Summer 2017 – Permanent

Presents the five-hundred-year journey of how many distinct peoples and cultures met, mingled, and created the culture of the United States.

American History Museum
Down These Mean Streets
May 12, 2017 – August 6, 2017

The exhibition will examine how Latino photographers depicted America’s urban streets when notions of the inner city began to emerge. The title of the exhibition is taken from Piri Thomas’ bestselling memoir Down These Mean Streets (1967), where the author narrates his tough upbringing in New York City’s El Barrio.

American Art Museum
Modern Medicine and the Great War
April 19, 2017 – November 17, 2018

World War I provided a testing ground for the application of new medical technologies and procedures, and in some cases accelerated their general acceptance or development. At the same time, wartime medical practice reflected the larger concerns and prejudices of early twentieth century America, as the country coped with ever more complex problems of modern industrial society.

American History Museum
Cultivating America's Gardens
April 2017 – July 2018

Using books and objects from Libraries and Gardens collections of the Smithsonian, Cultivating America’s Gardens highlights early horticulture publications.

American History Museum
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years
April 7, 2017 – August 20, 2017

This is the first exhibition to focus on the early career of Peter Voulkos, who completely re-invented his medium of proper ceramics technique and form. Aproximately thirty-five examples from this crucial body of early work will be featured.

Renwick Gallery
My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I
April 6, 2017 – November 29, 2018

Through personal correspondence written on the frontlines and home front, this centennial exhibition uncovers the history of America’s involvement in World War I.

Postal Museum
Advertising War
April 2017 –

Poster imagery presented gives glimpses of the war front, illustrates participation on the home front, reveals the new roles of women, demonstrates new technologies, shows the breadth of military service, and depicts America’s allies and enemies at that time.

American History Museum
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation
March 10, 2017 – August 20, 2017

The exhibition will be the first retrospective spanning of the artist's entire career including works never seen before in public from her personal collection. June Schwarcz was the foremost enamelist in the country and known for her innovatatively designed vessels.

Renwick Gallery
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors
February 23, 2017 – May 14, 2017

Spanning over five decades, the exhibition focuses on the evolution of the Japanese artist’s immersive, multi-relfective infinity Mirror Rooms. At least five immersive rooms will be included along with a selection of the artist’s infinity net paintings, recent paintings, and archival material.

Hirshhorn Museum
Executive Order 9066
February 2017 – January 28, 2018

In 1942, Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 and, with a stroke of a pen, reshaped the history of Americans of Japanese descent and upset the delicate balance between the rights of the citizen and the power of the State. In the post-9/11 world, the United States continues to wrestle with the tension between personal freedom and national security.

American History Museum
Giving in America
November 29, 2016 – TBD

Giving in America looks at the history of philanthropy in United States, commemorating the movements and people who made and continue to make a difference.

American History Museum
Solar on the Line
November 21, 2016 – TBD

Solar on the Line explores the innovation and technology behind solar power as a renewable energy resource.

American History Museum
Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait
November 18, 2016 – May 7, 2017

Video-art pioneer Bill Viola believes that cameras are the keepers of souls. From the moment he first picked up a video camera as an art student in 1970, he was captured by the technology. The exhibition Bill Viola and the Moving Portrait is the National Portrait Gallery’s first exhibition devoted to media art.

Portrait Gallery
Mark Bradford
November 17, 2016 – September 17, 2017

Renowned American artist Mark Bradford (b. Los Angeles, California, 1961) creates large-scale, site-specific paintings that will occupy the entire circumference—almost 400 feet—of the Hirshhorn’s Inner Ring Galleries, forming a monumental circular “cyclorama” that will offer an evocative, immersive experience for our visitors.

Hirshhorn Museum
Gene Davis: Hot Beat
November 17, 2016 – April 2, 2017

Brightly colored stripes multiply in rhythmic repetitions across the surface of a painting by Gene Davis (1920-1985). Remarkably original when they first appeared in the 1960s, these paintings became the signature expression for one of the leading Color Field painters.

American Art Museum

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