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By the People: Designing a Better America
September 30, 2016 – February 26, 2017

The third exhibition of Cooper Hewitt’s humanitarian design series will examine how design is challenging social and economic inequality across America.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
In Memoriam: Arnold Palmer
September 26, 2016 – October 30, 2016

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life and accomplishments of professional golfer Arnold Palmer with an oil painting by Paul Burns installed in the museum’s “In Memoriam” space. 

Portrait Gallery
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
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: Era of Segregation 1876-1968
September 24, 2016 – Indefinitely

This exhibition takes visitors from the end of Reconstruction through the civil rights movement of the 1960s.

African American History and Culture Museum
A Changing America: 1968 and Beyond
September 24, 2016 – Indefinitely

This exhibition illustrates the impact of African Americans on life in the United States—social, economic, political, and cultural—from the death of Martin Luther King Jr. to the second election of President Barack Obama.

African American History and Culture Museum
Power of Place
September 24, 2016 – Indefinitely

Experience the broad diversity of African American life and regional cultures in communities that took root in different areas of the country.

African American History and Culture Museum
Making a Way Out of No Way
September 24, 2016 – Indefinitely

Learn about the ways in which African Americans created possibilities in a world that denied them opportunities.

African American History and Culture Museum
Military History
September 24, 2016 – Indefinitely

Learn about the service and sacrifice of African American soldiers, airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, and sailors.

African American History and Culture Museum
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
September 24, 2016 – Indefinitely

Learn how African Americans have contributed to sports in American and how sports have helped people respond to injustice.

African American History and Culture Museum
Musical Crossroads
September 24, 2016 – Indefinitely

This exhibition tells the story of African American music from the arrival of the first Africans to today’s hip-hop.

African American History and Culture Museum
Cultural Expressions
September 24, 2016 – Indefinitely

This exhibition serves as an introduction to the concept of African American and African diaspora culture. It examines style, food and foodways, artistry, and creativity through craftsmanship, social dance, and gesture, and language.

African American History and Culture Museum
Taking the Stage
September 24, 2016 – Indefinitely

See how African Americans transformed the ways they are represented onstage by challenging racial discrimination and stereotypes and striving to produce more positive, authentic, and diverse images of African American identity and experience.

African American History and Culture Museum
Visual Arts Gallery
September 24, 2016 – Indefinitely

Paintings, sculpture, works on paper, art installations, mixed media, photography, and digital media illustrate the critical role that African American artists played in shaping the history of American art.

African American History and Culture Museum
A Century in the Making: Building the National Museum of African American History and Culture
September 24, 2016 – Ongoing

This exhibit explores the journey toward fulfillment of the long-held dream of building the museum, providing an overview of the century-long struggle that began in 1915 and its culminating achievements.

African American History and Culture Museum
Mending Broken Hearts: Innovation Inside the Body
September 23, 2016 – TBA March 2017

The history of medical advancement in America has been one of trial and risk. Today, heart valve operations are routine, but developing a successful mechanical valve involved years of experimentation with materials and design by a small team of doctors after World War II.

American History Museum
Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse
September 23, 2016 – April 16, 2017

Offering creative, alternative approaches to confronting textile waste, Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse will present the work of three designers who put sustainability at the heart of the design process.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Expanding the Legacy: New Collections on African American Art
September 23, 2016 – March 19, 2017

The Archives of American Art presents selections from recently acquired collections highlighting the cultural contributions and the personal stories of African Americans in the art world.

Archives of American Art
Notes from the Desert: Photographs by Gauri Gill
September 17, 2016 – February 12, 2017

Since the late 1990s, Gauri Gill has been photographing marginalized communities in western Rajasthan, India. Featuring nearly sixty of her prints, this exhibition showcases Gill's work in the remote desert region.

Sackler Gallery
Always Ready: Firefighting in the 19th Century
September 16, 2016 – TBD

Explores how the role of citizens in fighting fire changed dramatically over the 19th century along with the technology. 

American History Museum
Model of the National Museum of African American History and Culture
September 16, 2016 – January 31, 2017

The architectural design model submitted by Freelon Adjaye Bond/Smithsonian Group to the Museum design competition in 2011 is on view.

Smithsonian Castle

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