The Smithsonian Gardens and United States Botanic Garden 2017 Orchid Exhibition, showcases over 100 orchids in a limited-time display amidst the Hirshhorn’s unique architecture.
Location: Throughout the museum
The photograph, taken in 1989 by photographer Michael O’Brien, shows Trump tossing an apple with his right hand. It was added to the collection in 2011.
Location: 1st Floor
This marks the U.S. museum debut for the whimsical sculpture, whose surreal scale and bold yellow-and-black pattern embody two of Kusama’s most recognized motifs: pumpkins and polka-dots.
Location: Outdoor Plaza
This exhibition explores the experiences of Latino migrants and immigrants in four U.S. metro areas: Washington DC, Baltimore, MD; Charlotte, NC; and Raleigh-Durham, NC.
Solar on the Line explores the innovation and technology behind solar power as a renewable energy resource.
Location: 3rd Floor, Artifact Walls
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.
Location: 3rd Floor, West
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.
Location: 2nd Floor, North
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.
Location: 3rd Floor, North
Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) was among the most innovative American sculptors of the twentieth century, creating works that were far ahead of his time. The exhibition is the first full-scale exhibition to explore how the ancient world shaped this artist’s innovative vision for the future.
Location: 1st Floor, West
Through the themes of portraiture, community, family, military, and performance, the exhibition gives a glimpse of Native life in 20th-century Oklahoma.
Location: Third Floor
Almost seventy sumptuous manuscripts are featured in The Art of the Qur’an, the first major presentation of Qur’ans in the United States.
Location: Sackler Main galleries
These galleries serve as a reminder that not all artists are formally trained and that the making of art is as much an act of passion as of intellect.
Location: 1st Floor, West
Named for nature photographer and conservationist, Windland Smith Rice, the 21st annual Nature’s Best Photography Awards exhibition presents a collection of 83 fine art prints accompanied by an HD video.
Location: 2nd Floor
This exhibition consists of 9 pieces created between 1980–1996 from the Regenia A. Perry Folk Art Collection within the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum’s folk art collection.
Location: Community Gallery
Select pieces from the museum’s permanent collection reveal the skill and range of African artists who create art empowered to counter physical, social, and spiritual problems.
Location: Entry pavilion
An explosion of innovation and creativity has led to technological advancements in adaptive sports equipment, allowing disabled athletes to participate in a wide range of sports that they would not otherwise have had access to.
Location: 1st Floor, Center
The third exhibition of Cooper Hewitt’s humanitarian design series will examine how design is challenging social and economic inequality across America.
Location: 3rd Floor
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.
Location: Concourse 3
This exhibition takes visitors from the end of Reconstruction through the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
Location: Concourse 2
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.
Location: Concourse 1