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Currents: Water in African Art at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

August 02, 2018 10:00 am to December 24, 2018 05:30 pm

Water is in all of us—we need water to exist. Water is a source of food, either directly from fishing and hunting or indirectly from irrigated crops. Its currents flow through myths, metaphors, and rituals. Water’s fluidity means there are as many meanings associated with it as there are forms. Diverse and wide-ranging in material, […]

Over Here & Over There: Aviation & Prince George’s County During World War I at the College Park Aviation Museum

August 02, 2018 10:00 am to December 24, 2018 05:00 pm

When the United States declared war on Germany in April 1917, powered flight was barely a decade old. Explore how we developed from fragile aircraft able to fly only a few hundred feet to the fighting machines of World War I. Discover the many ways the first military pilots, trained at College Park, influenced aviation […]

Elf: The Musical

November 09, 2018 12:00 am to January 06, 2019 12:00 am

Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par […]

Canadian Brass

December 15, 2018 08:00 pm to 2018 10:00 pm

The internationally famous Canadian Brass returns this holiday season for an evening of impeccable music and witty repartee, perfect for your whole family. Renowned for joyous performances and their iconic white running shoes, this quintet will warm your heart with sparkling brass standards and toe-tapping holiday favorites. For more information and to purchase tickets click […]

The American Revolution: A World War

August 01, 2018 10:00 am to July 09, 2019 05:00 pm

View the American Revolution through a global lens in The American Revolution: A World War, which examines the 1781 victory at Yorktown and the Franco-American partnership that made it possible. This one-year exhibition will captivate visitors with compelling objects, including two paintings created by Louis-Nicolas van Blarenberghe as copies of those presented to King Louis XVI. […]

Secret Cities: The Architecture and Planning of the Manhattan Project

August 01, 2018 10:00 am to March 03, 2019 05:00 pm

The National Building Museum invites you to discover how the famous Manhattan Project yielded three new cities featuring remarkable architecture. The project began with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers covertly acquiring land on which to build the facilities to conduct the unprecedented effort of building the atomic bomb. By the end of the war, […]

Your Community, Your Story at the Anacostia Community Museum

August 01, 2018 10:00 am to January 06, 2019 05:00 pm

The Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum is unlike any other in the District, utilizing the community around it to help shape exhibits, programs and collections. This display highlights some of the museum’s greatest achievements and stories and how it has addressed contemporary urban themes and helped amplify a diverse group of voices to build a better community. For […]

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man at the Renwick Gallery

August 01, 2018 10:00 am to January 21, 2019 05:30 pm

Each year in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, a city of more than 75,000 people rises out of the dust for a single week. During that time, enormous experimental art installations are erected and many are ritually burned to the ground. The thriving temporary metropolis known as Burning Man is a hotbed of artistic ingenuity, driving […]

Artist Soldiers – Artistic Expression in the First World War at the National Air and Space Museum

August 01, 2018 10:00 am to November 11, 2018 05:30 pm

This exhibition examines this form of artistic expression from two complementary perspectives. One is professional artists who were recruited by the U.S. Army, serving in the AEF. They were the first true combat artists. The other is soldiers who created artwork. Their self-expression in the form of stone carvings in underground shelters, hidden away for […]

Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

August 01, 2018 11:30 am to January 06, 2019 07:00 pm

Trevor Paglen captures landscapes unlike any other artist would, incorporating the infrastructure of surveillance into his ground-breaking and sometimes unsettling photographs. This new exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum serves as a mid-career retrospective on Paglen in which his early photographs, recent sculptures and work with artificial intelligence will be featured. Contemplating Paglen’s visuals will also […]