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2014_DC_Lincoln_Other_140322123Abraham Lincoln 2014 Symposium @ Fords Theatre -- Other
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2014_DC_Lincoln_Speakers_140322158Abraham Lincoln 2014 Symposium @ Fords Theatre -- Speakers
17th Annual Symposium: The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship
The 17th Annual Abraham Lincoln Institute Symposium takes place this year at the National Archives in Washington, DC.
Symposium speakers and topics:
* Welcome: Allen Carl Guelzo, President, Abraham Lincoln Institute
* National Archives Welco...
2018_DC_Lincoln_Other_18031732Abraham Lincoln 2018 Symposium @ Fords Theatre -- Other
Abraham Lincoln Institute
Twenty-First Annual Symposium - March 17, 2018
"The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship"

Sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Institute, Inc..
2018_DC_Lincoln_Speakers_180317128Abraham Lincoln 2018 Symposium @ Fords Theatre -- Speakers
I don't do mornings anymore so I just covered the afternoon sessions.

Abraham Lincoln Institute
Twenty-First Annual Symposium - March 17, 2018
"The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship"

Sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Institute, Inc.

Presentation of the Hay-Nicolay Dissertation Prize
* presentation b...
2019_DC_Lincoln_Other_19031676Abraham Lincoln 2019 Symposium @ Fords Theatre -- Other
Lincoln Symposium.
The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre Society present a free symposium on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. focused on the life, career and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln. Check in will begin at 8:30 a.m. with Opening Remarks at 9:00 a.m. This even...
2019_DC_Lincoln_Speakers_190316179Abraham Lincoln 2019 Symposium @ Fords Theatre -- Speakers
Lincoln symposium.
The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre Society present a free symposium on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. focused on the life, career and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln. Check in will begin at 8:30 a.m. with Opening Remarks at 9:00 a.m. This even...
2009_DC_SISG_KirbySG46Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Event: Michael Kirby's "Falnama" chalk art
Photographs over four days:
(Day 1) He starts with outlines.
(Day 2) He paints a base using paint mixed with sugar.
(Day 3) He's mostly done with it at this point. (I got there after he'd gone back to Baltimore for the day so he's not in these pictures.)
(Day 4) All done! He covers it with a fix...
2011_DC_DT101_11021773Capitol -- Domestic Terrorism 101
Domestic Terrorism 101

WMAL, The Heritage Foundation, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and Westminster Institute invite you to a panel discussion to explore the various aspects of the growing threat of domestic terrorism: counter-terrorism, home-grown plots, staying ahead of the threat, Shari...
2008_DC_CWPT_LincMemI_08092828CWPT Grand Review (2008) in Washington DC -- Tour group: Lincoln Memorial (inside)
Pictures include pictures in the public chamber as well as in the underground portion of the tour.
2008_DC_CWPT_LincMemO_08092873CWPT Grand Review (2008) in Washington DC -- Tour group: Lincoln Memorial (outside)
2021_DC_SIAM_Food4PeopleI266DC -- Anacostia Community Museum -- Exhibit: Food for the People: Eating and Activism in Greater Washington (Interior portion)
Food for the People: Eating and Activism in Greater Washington
April 17, 2021 – September 17, 2022
With every bite of food we eat, we have an opportunity to help remake an unjust and unequal food system.
Do you know where your food comes from? Who produces, processes, and prepares it, and in what co...
2022_DC_SISG_Splendid_Land132DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur
A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur
November 19, 2022 – May 14, 2023
Around 1700, artists in Udaipur (a court in northwest India) began creating immersive paintings that conveyed the mood (bhava) of the city’s palaces, lakes, and mountains. These large paintings and their emphasis on lived...
2020_DC_SISG_Age_Old123DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Age Old Cities: A Virtual Journey from Palmyra to Mosul
Age Old Cities: A Virtual Journey from Palmyra to Mosul
January 25, 2020 – October 25, 2020
Journey to three cities in the Middle East—Palmyra and Aleppo in Syria and Mosul in Iraq—in this virtual exhibition organized by the Arab World Institute, Paris, and created in collaboration with UNESCO. Thes...
2022_DC_SISG_Yemen_Incense41DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Ancient Yemen: Incense, Art, and Trade
Ancient Yemen: Incense, Art, and Trade
September 3, 2022 – Indefinitely
Nestled in the southwestern corner of the Arabian Peninsula, Yemen became a major hub for the trade of incense during the first millennium BCE. This trade reached its climax between the first century BCE and the second century C...
2023_DC_SISG_Anyang119DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Anyang: China's Ancient City of Kings
Anyang: China's Ancient City of Kings
February 25, 2023 – April 28, 2024
Anyang: China’s Ancient City of Kings is the first major exhibition in the United States dedicated to Anyang, the capital of China’s Shang dynasty (occupied ca. 1250 BCE–ca. 1050 BCE). The source of China’s earliest surviving w...
2015_DC_SISG_Art_Gift19DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Art of the Gift: Recent Aquisitions
Art of the Gift: Recent Aquisitions
July 25, 2015 – December 13, 2015
The beauty and diversity of Asian art are evident throughout the collections of the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Since the opening of the Freer in 1923 and the Sackler in 1987, generous gifts and funds desig...
2023_DC_SISG_AyO76DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Ay-Ō's Happy Rainbow Hell
Ay-Ō's Happy Rainbow Hell
March 25, 2023 – September 10, 2023
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Immerse yourself in Ay-Ō’s world of sensory experience, exploration, and fun.
Born in 1931, the Japanese artist Ay-Ō (pronounced “eye-oh”) moved to New York in 1958, where he would soon become a member of the avan...
2016_DC_SISG_Buddah25DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Body of Devotion: The Cosmic Buddha in 3D
Body of Devotion: The Cosmic Buddha in 3D
January 30, 2016 – December 2016
Like all Buddhas (fully enlightened beings), the Cosmic Buddha, a life-size limestone figure of Vairochana, is wrapped in the simple robe of a monk. What makes this sixth-century Chinese object exceptional are the detailed na...
2017_DC_SISG_Chinamania40DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Chinamania
Chinamania
July 9, 2016 – June 4, 2017
Chinamania, the craze for Chinese blue-and-white ceramics, swept London in the nineteenth century and still endures in the West. Contemporary artist Walter McConnell, inspired by his travels in China and the kilns as Jindgzhen, interrogates this phenomenon thro...
2023_DC_SISG_Connecting36DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Connecting Stories at the National Museum of Asian Art
Connecting Stories at the National Museum of Asian Art
April 29, 2023 – Ongoing
The National Museum of Asian Art opened in 1923, becoming the first art museum on the National Mall. At the museum, we continually renew our commitment to the communities represented by the works in our collections and t...
2017_DC_SISG_Felines111DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt
Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt
October 14, 2017 – January 15, 2018
Cats’ personalities have made them internet stars today. In ancient Egypt, cats were associated with divinities, as revealed in Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt. Cat coffins and representations of the cat-headed goddess B...
2019_DC_SISG_Empresses305DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Empresses of China's Forbidden City, 1644-1912
Empresses of China's Forbidden City, 1644-1912
March 30, 2019 – June 23, 2019
The lives of the Qing dynasty empresses offer a compelling tale of opulence and influence as told in this first-ever, in-depth exhibition of the subject. From their royal portraits and costumes they wore to Buddhist art di...
2017_DC_SISG_Encountering116DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice Across Asia
Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice Across Asia
October 14, 2017 – November 29, 2020
Visitors can step into a Tibetan Buddhist shrine, linger at a Sri Lankan stupa, travel with an eighth-century Korean monk and discover remarkable objects in Encountering the Buddha. The exhibition draws upon t...
2021_DC_SISG_Fashioning37DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Fashioning an Empire: Safavid Textiles from the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha
Fashioning an Empire: Safavid Textiles from the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha
December 18, 2021 – May 15, 2022
With their sumptuous surfaces, original designs, and technical sophistication, luxury textiles played a critical role in the social, cultural, religious, and economic life of Safavid Iran (15...
2017_DC_SISG_Feast54DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Feast Your Eyes
Feast Your Eyes: A Taste for Luxury in Ancient Iran
October 14, 2017 – Indefinitely
Originally open in 2012, in celebration of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's 25th anniversary, a selection from the Freer and Sackler's extraordinary collection of luxury metalwork from ancient Iran—an area extending f...
2017_DC_SISG_Elephant26DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Glazed Elephant: Ceramic Traditions in Cambodia
The Glazed Elephant: Ceramic Traditions in Cambodia
April 15, 2017 – TBA
Water-pouring elephants; lime pots shaped like birds, rabbits, and lions; bottles with human faces and hands folded in reverence: these vessels feature in the ceramic traditions of the Angkor kingdom (802–1431). The Glazed Elep...
2016_DC_SISG_Heart53DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Heart of an Empire: Herzfeld's Discovery of Pasargadae
Heart of an Empire: Herzfeld's Discovery of Pasargadae
February 13, 2016 – July 31, 2016
Located in the dasht-i murghab, or “plain of the water bird,” in southwestern Iran, Pasargadae was the first capital of the ancient Achaemenid Persian Empire (circa 540 BCE) and the last resting place of Cyrus t...
2022_DC_SISG_Roof36DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Once Upon a Roof: Vanished Korean Architecture
Once Upon a Roof: Vanished Korean Architecture
May 21, 2022 – October 30, 2022
Roof tiles made of fired clay are key elements of traditional Korean architecture. They not only protected wooden structures from the weather; they also carried aesthetic value and symbolic meaning. One special type of or...
2023_DC_SISG_Unfolds65DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Palace Life Unfolds: Conserving a Chinese Lacquer Screen
Palace Life Unfolds: Conserving a Chinese Lacquer Screen
July 15, 2023 – January 28, 2024
On display for the first time after a major conservation project, this Chinese lacquer screen dated to 1672 is a delight, featuring newly revealed intricate details that had been obscured by centuries of wear a...
2023_DC_SISG_Gathering37DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Park Chan-kyong: Gathering
Park Chan-kyong: Gathering
October 7, 2023 – October 13, 2024
Seoul-based artist Park Chan-kyong has gained international recognition for his use of photography and film to examine the complex history of modern Korea. Park Chan-kyong: Gathering is the first solo presentation of his work in a major U...
2015_DC_SISG_Lucre69DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston's Filthy Lucre
Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston's Filthy Lucre
May 16, 2015 – November 29, 2016
Filthy Lucre, an immersive installation by painter Darren Waterston, reimagines James McNeill Whistler’s famed Peacock Room—an icon of American art—as a decadent ruin collapsing under the weight of its own creative ...
2015_DC_SISG_Shiota6DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Perspectives: Chiharu Shiota
Perspectives: Chiharu Shiota
August 30, 2014 – June 7, 2015
Haunted by the traces that the human body leaves behind, the work amasses personal memories of lost individuals and past moments through an accumulation of discarded shoes and notes collected by the artist. Shiota studied at Kyoto Seike Uni...
2015_DC_SISG_Baladi13DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Perspectives: Lara Baladi
Perspectives: Lara Baladi
August 29, 2015 – June 5, 2016
Egyptian-Lebanese artist Lara Baladi (born 1969) experiments with the photographic medium, investigating its history and its role in shaping perceptions of the Middle East—particularly Egypt, where she is based. This installation centers on Ou...
2017_DC_SISG_Perspectives7DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Perspectives: Michael Joo
Perspectives: Michael Joo
July 2, 2016 – July 9, 2017
Inspired by the migration patterns of Korean red-crowned cranes, Brooklyn-based artist Michael Joo (b. 1966, Ithaca, NY) has created a monumental installation specifically for the Freer|Sackler. The birds’ movements are visualized as lines in spa...
2021_DC_SISG_Spirals22DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Prehistoric Spirals: Earthenware from Thailand
Prehistoric Spirals: Earthenware from Thailand
December 18, 2021 – Ongoing
Red painted spirals swirl in distinct patterns across the surfaces of these vessels, testifying to the sophisticated material and aesthetic cultures of northeastern Thailand more than two thousand years ago. Their makers belo...
2017_DC_SISG_Resound26DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Resound: Bells of Ancient China
Resound: Bells of Ancient China
October 14, 2017 – TBD
Musical innovations in the Bronze Age meld with today’s digital technology in this interactive exploration of ancient Chinese bells. Thousands of years ago, Chinese musicians worked with foundry technicians to cast matched sets of bronze bells o...
2022_DC_SISG_Revealing38DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia's Sacred Mountain
Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia's Sacred Mountain
April 30, 2022 – September 18, 2022
Revealing Krishna transports visitors to a sacred mountain in the floodplains of southern Cambodia. The exhibition showcases a monumental sculpture of the Hindu god Krishna lifting Mount Govardhan to protect...
2024_03_26C2_SISG_Staging103DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Staging the Supernatura
Staging the Supernatural: Ghosts and the Theater in Japanese Prints
March 23, 2024 – October 6, 2024
Throughout Japanese cultural history, the boundary between the real world and the world of supernatural beings has been remarkably porous. Certain sites, states of mind, or periods in the lunar cycle...
2024_03_18C4_SISG_Staging3DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Staging the Supernatura
Staging the Supernatural: Ghosts and the Theater in Japanese Prints
March 23, 2024 – October 6, 2024
Throughout Japanese cultural history, the boundary between the real world and the world of supernatural beings has been remarkably porous. Certain sites, states of mind, or periods in the lunar cycle...
2024_03_18C3_SISG_Striking36DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Striking Objects: Contemporary Japanese Metalwork
Striking Objects: Contemporary Japanese Metalwork
March 2, 2024 – early 2026
Metalworking is at once powerful and delicate. Immense labor and heat are required to extract pure metals from ore to form alloys that are then made into flat metal sheets. The technique of hammering introduces powerful blo...
2017_DC_SISG_Gupta14DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Terminal: Subodh Gupta
Subodh Gupta
October 14, 2017 – June 24, 2018
Internationally acclaimed artist Subodh Gupta transforms familiar household objects, such as stainless steel and brass vessels often found in India, into wondrous structures. The Freer|Sackler features the artist’s monumental installation Terminal. Compo...
2023_DC_SISG_Knowing58DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: The Art of Knowing in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayas
The Art of Knowing in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayas
March 25, 2023 – TBA
The Art of Knowing brings together highlights from our collections to explore religious and practical knowledge across time, space, and cultures. Featuring stone sculptures, gilt bronzes, and painted manuscripts...
2017_DC_SISG_Quran46DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: The Art of the Qur'an
The Art of the Qur'an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts
October 22, 2016 – February 20, 2017
In recognition of one of the world’s extraordinary collections of Qur’ans, the Freer|Sackler is hosting a landmark exhibition, the first of its kind in the United States. Almost seventy ...
2016_DC_SISG_Lost_Symphony39DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: The Lost Symphony: Whistler and the Perfection of Art
The Lost Symphony: Whistler and the Perfection of Art
January 16, 2016 – May 30, 2016
Three Girls would have been a seminal work in the stylistic development of American artist James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903)—if he had completed it. He intended to hang the large painting opposite his Princess fro...
2018_DC_SISG_Prince32DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: The Prince and the Shah: Royal Portraits from Qajar Iran
The Prince and the Shah: Royal Portraits from Qajar Iran
February 24, 2018 – August 5, 2018
In our age of social media and selfies, it may be difficult to grasp the importance of painted portraits and studio photographs in nineteenth-century Iran. During this time, known as the Qajar era, rulers suc...
2023_DC_SISG_Shrine8DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: The Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room
The Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room
March 5, 2022 – Indefinitely
The Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room includes more than two hundred bronzes, paintings, silk hangings, and carpets that were created in Tibet, China, and Mongolia between the thirteenth and early twentieth centuries. Arranged to reflect Tibet...
2022_DC_SISG_Shrine25DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: The Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room
The Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room
March 5, 2022 – Indefinitely
The Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room includes more than two hundred bronzes, paintings, silk hangings, and carpets that were created in Tibet, China, and Mongolia between the thirteenth and early twentieth centuries. Arranged to reflect Tibet...
2018_DC_SISG_Dye_For23DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: To Dye For: Ikats from Central Asia
To Dye For: Ikats from Central Asia
March 24, 2018 – July 29, 2018
With their brilliant designs, ikats are among the most distinct fabrics produced in Central Asia. The name, derived from the Malaysian word for “to tie,” refers to the distinct technique of making these textiles: bundles of threads a...
2015_DC_SISG_Travellers65DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Traveler's Eye: Scenes of Asia
The Traveler's Eye: Scenes of Asia
November 22, 2014–May 31, 2015
Travel shapes how we see the world. Long after a trip has ended, images made to guide, track, and represent travelers and their journeys continue to influence our views of other cultures and our own cultural identities. Featuring more...
2022_DC_SISG_Underdogs91DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Underdogs and Antiheroes: Japanese Prints from the Moskowitz Collection
Underdogs and Antiheroes: Japanese Prints from the Moskowitz Collection
March 19, 2022 – January 29, 2023
Expect the unexpected. The exhibition Underdogs and Antiheroes: Japanese Prints from the Moskowitz Collection focuses on the captivating stories and urban legends of individuals living on the fr...
2022_DC_SISG_Unstill24DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Unstill Waters: Contemporary Photography from India
Unstill Waters: Contemporary Photography from India
December 10, 2022 – June 11, 2023
Unstill Waters: Contemporary Photography from India foregrounds landscapes of India, real and reimagined, as powerful means of examining environmental and social issues concerning us all. Through still and moving i...
2017_DC_SISG_Monkeys48DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Xu Bing: Monkeys Grasp for the Moon
Xu Bing: Monkeys Grasp for the Moon
2004 – Indefinitely
This whimsical sculpture was originally created as a temporary display by expatriate Chinese artist Xu Bing (b. 1955) for the 2001 exhibition Word Play: Contemporary Art by Xu Bing. In order for it to remain on permanent view, it was re-created...
2008_DC_SISG_Monkeys2DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Xu Bing: Monkeys Grasp for the Moon
Xu Bing: Monkeys Grasp for the Moon
2004 – Indefinitely
This whimsical sculpture was originally created as a temporary display by expatriate Chinese artist Xu Bing (b. 1955) for the 2001 exhibition Word Play: Contemporary Art by Xu Bing. In order for it to remain on permanent view, it was re-created...
2023_DC_SISG4DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2022_DC_SISG5DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2021_DC_SISG13DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2019_DC_SISG7DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2017_DC_SISG5DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2015_DC_SISG2DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2008_DC_SISG22DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2006_DC_SISG29DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2005_DC_SISG22DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2004_DC_SISG28DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Not Covered Elsewhere
1997_DC_Basilica36DC -- Basilica of the Natl Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
2008_DC_Basilica_Cellar83DC -- Basilica of the Natl Shrine of the Immaculate Conception -- Cellar level
2005_DC_Basilica_Cellar58DC -- Basilica of the Natl Shrine of the Immaculate Conception -- Cellar level
2008_DC_Basilica_Main114DC -- Basilica of the Natl Shrine of the Immaculate Conception -- Main level
2005_DC_Basilica_Main69DC -- Basilica of the Natl Shrine of the Immaculate Conception -- Main level
2011_DC_Basilica_Out26DC -- Basilica of the Natl Shrine of the Immaculate Conception -- Outside views
Mostly exterior shots but also including a couple who needed their photo by an icon.
2008_DC_Basilica_Out31DC -- Basilica of the Natl Shrine of the Immaculate Conception -- Outside views
2005_DC_Basilica_Out9DC -- Basilica of the Natl Shrine of the Immaculate Conception -- Outside views
2008_DC_Franciscan45DC -- Brookland -- Franciscan Monastery (1400 Quincy St., NE)
2005_DC_Franciscan85DC -- Brookland -- Franciscan Monastery (1400 Quincy St., NE)
1999_DC_Franciscan118DC -- Brookland -- Franciscan Monastery (1400 Quincy St., NE)
2024_DC_Cannon_HOB3DC -- Capitol Hill -- Cannon House Office Bldg
A chunk of the exterior is under renovation.
2022_DC_Cannon_HOB3DC -- Capitol Hill -- Cannon House Office Bldg
2021_DC_Cannon_HOB1DC -- Capitol Hill -- Cannon House Office Bldg
2020_DC_Cannon_HOB1DC -- Capitol Hill -- Cannon House Office Bldg
2019_DC_Cannon_HOB4DC -- Capitol Hill -- Cannon House Office Bldg
2016_DC_Cannon_HOB18DC -- Capitol Hill -- Cannon House Office Bldg
2014_DC_Cannon_HOB14DC -- Capitol Hill -- Cannon House Office Bldg
2013_DC_Cannon_HOB30DC -- Capitol Hill -- Cannon House Office Bldg
2022_DC_Capitol_Power6DC -- Capitol Hill -- Capitol Power Plant (25 E St SE)
2021_DC_Capitol_Power4DC -- Capitol Hill -- Capitol Power Plant (25 E St SE)
2020_DC_Hart_SOB1DC -- Capitol Hill -- Hart Senate Office Building
2017_DC_Hart_SOB17DC -- Capitol Hill -- Hart Senate Office Building
The "Mountains" part of the Calder sculpture is back.
2016_DC_Hart_SOB9DC -- Capitol Hill -- Hart Senate Office Building
I wanted to see if Calder's "Mountains and Clouds" sculpture had been reinstalled. Nope!
2015_DC_Hart_SOB68DC -- Capitol Hill -- Hart Senate Office Building
2011_DC_Hart_SOB2DC -- Capitol Hill -- Hart Senate Office Building
2015_DC_Lincoln_VisitsH_15120310DC -- Capitol Hill -- Hart Senate Office Building -- Event: Lincoln Visits for Illinois Statehood Day
2020_DC_Rayburn_HOB5DC -- Capitol Hill -- Rayburn House Office Bldg
2019_DC_Rayburn_HOB2DC -- Capitol Hill -- Rayburn House Office Bldg
2018_DC_Rayburn_HOB17DC -- Capitol Hill -- Rayburn House Office Bldg
2017_DC_Rayburn_HOB2DC -- Capitol Hill -- Rayburn House Office Bldg
2013_DC_Rayburn_HOB13DC -- Capitol Hill -- Rayburn House Office Bldg
2024_05_23C_Russell_SOB33DC -- Capitol Hill -- Russell Senate Office Bldg (Partially reviewed)
2021_DC_Russell_SOB18DC -- Capitol Hill -- Russell Senate Office Bldg
2020_DC_Russell_SOB6DC -- Capitol Hill -- Russell Senate Office Bldg
2019_DC_Russell_SOB4DC -- Capitol Hill -- Russell Senate Office Bldg
The building is now covered with scaffolding.
2018_DC_Russell_SOB10DC -- Capitol Hill -- Russell Senate Office Bldg
2017_DC_Russell_SOB17DC -- Capitol Hill -- Russell Senate Office Bldg
2011_DC_Russell_SOB2DC -- Capitol Hill -- Russell Senate Office Bldg
2022_DC_Russell_SOBVw4DC -- Capitol Hill -- Russell Senate Office Bldg -- View of Capitol
2020_DC_SOJ_Park15DC -- Capitol Hill -- Spirit of Justice Park
2014_DC_Corcoran_Amer5DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- American Galleries
2013_DC_Corcoran_Amer127DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- American Galleries
2011_DC_Corcoran_Amer53DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- American Galleries
2010_DC_Corcoran_Amer122DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- American Galleries
2006_DC_Corcoran_Amer2DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- American Galleries
2014_DC_Corcoran_Cont4DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- Contemporary Galleries
2013_DC_Corcoran_Cont39DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- Contemporary Galleries
2011_DC_Corcoran_Cont17DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- Contemporary Galleries
2010_DC_Corcoran_Cont2DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- Contemporary Galleries
2014_DC_Corcoran_Eur37DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- European Galleries
2013_DC_Corcoran_Eur33DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- European Galleries
2011_DC_Corcoran_Eur34DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- European Galleries
2010_DC_Corcoran_Eur59DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- European Galleries
2006_DC_Corcoran_Eur23DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- European Galleries
2014_DC_Corcoran_Paley100DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: American Metal: The Art of Albert Paley
American Metal: The Art of Albert Paley
June 28, 2014 to September 28, 2014

American Metal presents a retrospective survey of the art of Albert Paley, one of the world’s most distinguished metalsmiths. It covers all aspects of his nearly 50-year career, starting with his work as a jeweler and progr...
2006_DC_Corcoran_Glass3DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Glasswork
2024_DC_Corcoran_Salon4DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- Salon Dore
2023_DC_Corcoran_Salon46DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- Salon Dore
2013_DC_Corcoran_Salon6DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- Salon Dore
2010_DC_Corcoran_Salon24DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- Salon Dore
2006_DC_Corcoran_Salon12DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- Salon Dore
2014_DC_Corcoran3DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art (Through 2014)
The Corcoran gallery space is scheduled to close on October 1. It's being acquired by the National Gallery of Art, with its collection being split up. I wanted to see it before it closed.
2013_DC_Corcoran5DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art (Through 2014)
2011_DC_Corcoran2DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art (Through 2014)
2010_DC_Corcoran38DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art (Through 2014)
2009_DC_Corcoran9DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art (Through 2014)
2008_DC_Corcoran3DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art (Through 2014)
I never noticed the wires holding the griffins in place before.
2007_DC_Corcoran2DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art (Through 2014)
2006_DC_Corcoran14DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art (Through 2014)
2005_DC_Corcoran1DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art (Through 2014)
2004_DC_Corcoran4DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art (Through 2014)
2003_DC_Corcoran2DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art (Through 2014)
2002_DC_Corcoran1DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art (Through 2014)
1997_DC_Corcoran1DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art (Through 2014)
2022_DC_Corc_School7DC -- Corcoran School of the Arts and Design (2014-forward)
2017_DC_Corc_School14DC -- Corcoran School of the Arts and Design (2014-forward)
2009_DC_Dangerous_091029156DC -- DC Labor Filmfest @ US Capitol -- Daniel Ellsberg ("The Most Dangerous Man in America")
The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
Presented by the DC Environmental Film Festival and The Impact Arts + Film Fund, The Project On Government Oversight
1971: America is embroiled in a dirty war based on lies. A president is abusing the power of his office, ign...
2023_DC_DOI26DC -- Dept of Interior Building
2014_DC_DOI3DC -- Dept of Interior Building
2009_DC_DOI15DC -- Dept of Interior Building
2023_DC_DOIVw27DC -- Dept of Interior Building -- View from terrace
We got to go out on the terrace to take pictures!
2023_DC_Treasury2DC -- Dept of Treasury building
2021_DC_Treasury1DC -- Dept of Treasury building
2020_DC_Treasury8DC -- Dept of Treasury building
2019_DC_Treasury3DC -- Dept of Treasury building
2017_DC_Treasury11DC -- Dept of Treasury building
2016_DC_Treasury2DC -- Dept of Treasury building
2015_DC_Treasury1DC -- Dept of Treasury building
2013_DC_Treasury7DC -- Dept of Treasury building
2009_DC_Treasury11DC -- Dept of Treasury building
Views inside the Cash Room.
2007_DC_Treasury15DC -- Dept of Treasury building
2006_DC_Treasury1DC -- Dept of Treasury building
2005_DC_Treasury1DC -- Dept of Treasury building
2002_DC_Treasury12DC -- Dept of Treasury building
1999_DC_Treasury2DC -- Dept of Treasury building
1997_DC_Treasury23DC -- Dept of Treasury building
2017_DC_Combat_Int_17040597DC -- Dirksen Senate Office Bldg -- Combat Integration Update Briefing
In 2013, the Secretary of Defense and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff announced the repeal of the rule that prohibited women from being assigned to combat jobs and combat units. The Services were directed to develop and complete integration implementation plans by the end of 2015. The Services...
2023_DC_SIPG_Bldg8DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
They were working on maintaining Luis Jimenez' Vaquero piece which is installed outside of the building. Brent Glass came by and asked about the use of 9,000 denim jeans in the courtyard canopy.
2022_DC_SIPG_Bldg8DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
2021_DC_SIPG_Bldg18DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
2020_DC_SIPG_Bldg13DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
The National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum reopened on September 18 after Covid-19 closed them on March 14.
2019_DC_SIPG_Bldg37DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
Including Closed signs during the Trump/Fox Shutdown.
2018_DC_SIPG_Bldg15DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
2017_DC_SIPG_Bldg12DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
2016_DC_SIPG_Bldg79DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
Including the Jonathan Borofky sculpture installed outside the building.
2015_DC_SIPG_Bldg28DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
2014_DC_SIPG_Bldg11DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
2013_DC_SIPG_Bldg29DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
Various things including a new Calder being installed outside the building and redoing the main store.
2012_DC_SIPG_Bldg20DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
2011_DC_SIPG_Bldg17DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
Including cracks after the earthquake.
2010_DC_SIPG_Bldg14DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
2009_DC_SIPG_Bldg44DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
Including the portrait gallery's recent acquisitions section which is being repainted.
2008_DC_SIPG_Bldg31DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
2007_DC_SIPG_Bldg23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
2006_DC_SIPG_Bldg65DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
Pictures taken before July 2006 were of the outside of the building as they got it ready for its opening. They include some nighttime shots during pre-opening receptions. The building opened on July 1, 2006 so the pictures from that day forward include indoor shots.
2005_DC_SIPG_Bldg2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
2000_DC_SIPG_Bldg12DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
1999_DC_SIPG_Bldg3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
1997_DC_SIPG_Bldg9DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
2018_DC_SIPG_Vaquero_Move33DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building -- Vaquero statue reinstall
They reinstalled the statue. I was covering the Washington Ballet event during the actual move but there's during and after here.
2020_DC_SIPG_4Ward15DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Forward Into Light
2024_05_10C1_SIPG_Courtyard3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Kogod Courtyard
2024_DC_SIPG_Courtyard1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Kogod Courtyard
2023_DC_SIPG_Courtyard12DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Kogod Courtyard
2022_DC_SIPG_Courtyard15DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Kogod Courtyard
2020_DC_SIPG_Courtyard2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Kogod Courtyard
2018_DC_SIPG_Courtyard1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Kogod Courtyard
2017_DC_SIPG_Courtyard12DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Kogod Courtyard
Including the holiday courtyard decortations at night (which remind me of the images of Melania's White House decorations) as well as a visit by Gareth Hinds, Alison Morris, and Alexis and Kristen Frederick-Frost.
2016_DC_SIPG_Courtyard43DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Kogod Courtyard
Including the trees in the courtyard being replaced and
2015_DC_SIPG_Courtyard13DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Kogod Courtyard
2014_DC_SIPG_Courtyard10DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Kogod Courtyard
2011_DC_SIPG_Courtyard4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Kogod Courtyard
2010_DC_SIPG_Courtyard11DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Kogod Courtyard
2009_DC_SIPG_Courtyard5DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Kogod Courtyard
2008_DC_SIPG_Courtyard23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Kogod Courtyard
2007_DC_SIPG_Courtyard41DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Kogod Courtyard
The Kogod courtyard opened on 11/18/2007. Pictures here include that day as well as on 11/20/2007, the first public day where the water was running in the Kogod courtyard. This provides a shallow pool of water that people can walk across.
1997_DC_SIPG_Courtyard2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Kogod Courtyard
2021_DC_SIPG_Painting10DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2020_DC_SIPG_Painting23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2019_DC_SIPG_Painting70DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2017_DC_SIPG_Painting4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2016_DC_SIPG_Painting11DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2014_DC_SIPG_Painting89DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2013_DC_SIPG_Painting131DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2012_DC_SIPG_Painting23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2011_DC_SIPG_Painting78DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2010_DC_SIPG_Painting13DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2009_DC_SIPG_Painting108DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2008_DC_SIPG_Painting120DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2007_DC_SIPG_Painting34DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2006_DC_SIPG_Painting159DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2024_DC_SIPG_Portrait25DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2023_DC_SIPG_Portrait101DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2022_DC_SIPG_Portrait139DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2021_DC_SIPG_Portrait57DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2020_DC_SIPG_Portrait19DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
A new John Lewis portrait is on exhibit.
2019_DC_SIPG_Portrait208DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2018_DC_SIPG_Portrait25DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2017_DC_SIPG_Portrait16DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2016_DC_SIPG_Portrait127DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2015_DC_SIPG_Portrait56DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2014_DC_SIPG_Portrait96DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2013_DC_SIPG_Portrait38DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2012_DC_SIPG_Portrait135DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2011_DC_SIPG_Portrait60DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2010_DC_SIPG_Portrait54DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2009_DC_SIPG_Portrait500DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2008_DC_SIPG_Portrait31DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2007_DC_SIPG_Portrait27DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2006_DC_SIPG_Portrait73DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2014_DC_SIPG_Radio_Talent68DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits -- Detail: Miguel Covarrubias’s "Radio Talent"
Radio Talent:
Miguel Covarrubias’s 1938 caricature, Radio Talent, depicted a cloud of popular celebrities who came to fame during the heyday of American radio broadcasting. At the depths of the Depression, radio’s two major networks—NBC and CBS—provided a cultural glue that helped bind the country t...
2019_DC_SIPG_Rentals13DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Rentals (usually in Kogod courtyard)
Including a set-up for promoting the new Cats movie.
2017_DC_SIPG_Rentals10DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Rentals (usually in Kogod courtyard)
Preparing for the Pence inaugural party. I wonder what they did with all the artwork displaying women, clothed and otherwise.
2014_DC_SIPG_Rentals15DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Rentals (usually in Kogod courtyard)
2011_DC_SIPG_Rentals17DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Rentals (usually in Kogod courtyard)
These dancers were preparing for a private event by the Council on Competitiveness.
2010_DC_SIPG_Rentals42DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Rentals (usually in Kogod courtyard)
The courtyard was being set up for a couple of special events including the Telling Stories Gala which I wasn't invited to.
2009_DC_SIPG_Rentals15DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Rentals (usually in Kogod courtyard)
2009_DC_SIPG_Ball_09011821DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Rentals: Pre-inaugural ball
I have no idea who was supposed to be at this one but it looked interesting! I was told later that it was a fund-raiser event. Some of the period people were part of the Victorian Dance Ensemble.
2023_DC_SIPG_Sculpture7DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
2019_DC_SIPG_Sculpture28DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
2015_DC_SIPG_Sculpture6DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
2014_DC_SIPG_Sculpture23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
2013_DC_SIPG_Sculpture84DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
2012_DC_SIPG_Sculpture29DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
Including The Museum sculpture.
2011_DC_SIPG_Sculpture12DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
The license plate piece is back!
2010_DC_SIPG_Sculpture77DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
Mostly sculpture by Paul Manship
2009_DC_SIPG_Sculpture40DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
2008_DC_SIPG_Sculpture84DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
2007_DC_SIPG_Sculpture44DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
2006_DC_SIPG_Sculpture64DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
1998_DC_SIPG_Sculpture4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
1997_DC_SIPG_Sculpture15DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
2016_DC_SIPG_Vw22DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- View from terrace
2009_DC_SIPG_Vw9DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- View from terrace
2007_DC_SIPG_Vw4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- View from terrace
2006_DC_SIPG_Vw2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- View from terrace
2013_DC_SIPG_Day_Museum19DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (Archives of American Art) -- Exhibit: A Day at the Museum
A Day at the Museum:
January 14, 2013 - May 16, 2013 (new opening and closing dates)
Letters, sketchbooks, diaries, photographs, and oral history recordings reveal the many ways artists experience museums. Artists may gain inspiration and a sense of community from museums. Some travel long distances...
2014_DC_SIPG_DayLife50DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (Archives of American Art) -- Exhibit: A Day in the Life: Artists' Diaries
A Day in the Life: Artists' Diaries from the Archives of American Art
September 26, 2014 – February 28, 2015
Reading an artist’s diary is the next best thing to being there. Direct and private, diaries provide firsthand accounts of appointments made and met, places seen, and work in progress—all lac...
2015_DC_SIPG_Yasuo31DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (Archives of American Art) -- Exhibit: Artist Teacher Organizer: Yasuo Kuniyoshi in the Archives of American Art
Artist Teacher Organizer: Yasuo Kuniyoshi in the Archives of American Art
March 30, 2015 – July 10, 2015
In 1906, when Yasuo Kuniyoshi (1889–1952) was just 16, he emigrated by himself from Japan to the United States with two hundred dollars in his pocket. Kuniyoshi eventually made his way to New Yor...
2017_DC_SIPG_B4ICats54DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (Archives of American Art) -- Exhibit: Before Internet Cats: Feline Finds from the Archives of American Art
Before Internet Cats: Feline Finds from the Archives of American Art
April 28 - October 29, 2017
Long before cats clawed their way onto the Internet, they made themselves at home in the Archives of American Art. This exhibition explores the myriad ways in which cats are represented in rare documents...
2019_DC_SIPG_Bloom23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (Archives of American Art) -- Exhibit: Bloom: Flowers from the Archives of American Art
Bloom: Flowers from the Archives of American Art
March 2, 2019 – September 2, 2019
Sketches and drawings of flowers from our collections provide a fascinating opportunity to examine flowers from both an artistic and scientific point of view. The exhibition coincides with Smithsonian Gardens' biannua...
2016_DC_SIPG_Legacy11DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (Archives of American Art) -- Exhibit: Expanding the Legacy: New Collections on African American Art
Expanding the Legacy: New Collections on African American Art
September 23, 2016 – March 19, 2017
In celebration of the 2016 grand opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Archives of American Art presents selections from recently acquired collections...
2016_DC_SIPG_Source18DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (Archives of American Art) -- Exhibit: Finding: Source Material in the Archives of American Art
Finding: Source Material in the Archives of American Art
April 22, 2016 – August 21, 2016
In this exhibition, the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art reveals how artists find inspiration. The Archives’ collections hold a kaleidoscopic array of source materials; many of these materials are somewha...
2013_DC_SIPG_HHC70DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (Archives of American Art) -- Exhibit: Handmade Holiday Cards
Handmade Holiday Cards from the Archives of American Art
November 27, 2013 – January 5, 2014
The cards featured in this exhibition -- selected from the hundreds in the Archives of American Art's collections -- reveal how artists imagined the holidays through whimsical watercolors, quirky collages, a...
2012_DC_SIPG_Pollock23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (Archives of American Art) -- Exhibit: Jackson Pollock, Memories Arrested in Space
Memories Arrested in Space: a centennial tribute to Jackson Pollock from the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art
January 28, 2012 – May 15, 2012
Exhibited in Washington, D.C. at the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery
Jackson Pollock (1912–1956) is an American icon. Creator of rhythmic and energetic “...
2010_DC_SIPG_Lists14DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (Archives of American Art) -- Exhibit: Lists
2015_DC_SIPG_Black_Books44DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (Archives of American Art) -- Exhibit: Little Black Books
Little Black Books: Address Books from the Archives of American Art
August 7, 2015 – November 1, 2015
This exhibition showcases a selection of personal address books of influential American artists, from Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner to Joseph Cornell and Ad Reinhardt. Like diaries, these pocket-s...
2011_DC_SIPG_Big_Lives46DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (Archives of American Art) -- Exhibit: Little Pictures, Big Lives
Little Pictures, Big Lives: Snapshots from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art
July 1, 2011 – October 3, 2011

Some 150 images of celebrated and famous artists offer clues to the intimate side of public personae: to the people and the things they cared about, where they’ve been, what they did...
2014_DC_SIPG_Monuments111DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (Archives of American Art) -- Exhibit: Monuments Men
This exhibition was tied into the release of the Monuments Men movie.
Monuments Men: On the Frontline to Save Europe's Art, 1942–1946
February 7 to April 20, 2014
During World War II, an unlikely team of soldiers was charged with identifying and protecting European cultural sites, monuments, and bui...
2018_DC_SIPG_Beaten51DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (Archives of American Art) -- Exhibit: Off the Beaten Track
Off the Beaten Track: A Road Trip through the Archives of American Art
December 8, 2017 - June 3, 2018
Join us on a road trip through the Archives of American Art. The photographs, sketches, diaries, correspondence, and video recordings on view reveal how artists have shaped and are shaped by their ...
2018_DC_SIPG_Pushing59DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (Archives of American Art) -- Exhibit: Pushing the Envelope: Mail Art
Pushing the Envelope: Mail Art from the Archives of American Art
August 10, 2018 – January 4, 2019
Beginning in the 1960s, artists from around the world looked to the postal system as an alternative means of producing, distributing, and receiving art. Mail art (alternatively called “correspondence a...
2009_DC_SIPG_Xmas57DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (Archives of American Art) -- Exhibit: Season's Greetings
“Season’s Greetings: Holiday Cards from the Archives of American Art” celebrates the personal style and sentiment of artists’ handmade holiday cards. This exhibit will be on display from Nov. 20 to Jan. 10, 2010, in the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery at the Smithsonian’s Donald W. Reynolds Center fo...
2023_DC_SIPG_Staff_Picks69DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (Archives of American Art) -- Exhibit: Staff Picks: Our Favorite Things from the Collection
Staff Picks: Our Favorite Things from the Collection
June 1, 2023 – September 21, 2025
Founded in 1954, the Archives of American Art is the most widely used research center in the world that tells the story of visual art in the United States through primary sources. A letter, a scrapbook, a photogra...
2017_DC_SIPG_Tamayo70DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (Archives of American Art) -- Exhibit: Tamayo: The New York Years
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. Tamayo (1899-1991) was drawn to New York City in the early twent...
2008_DC_SIPG_Kisses6DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (Archives of American Art) -- Exhibit: Thousand Kisses
A Thousand Kisses: Love Letters from the Archives of American Art
On view in Washington, D.C. at the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery, located inside the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture
January 25, 2008 through June 2, 2008
Love letters bring out the voyeur in most of us. Th...
2019_DC_SIPG_Feminist89DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (Archives of American Art) -- Exhibit: What Is Feminist Art?
What Is Feminist Art?
November 26, 2019 – November 29, 2020
In 1976, feminist activists Ruth Iskin, Lucy Lippard, and Arlene Raven organized an exhibition centered on the question: “What is Feminist Art?” They invited artists to answer this question on a letter-sized piece of paper. Hundreds of arti...
2011_DC_SIPG_Words8DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (Archives of American Art) -- Exhibit: Words Cannot Express
Words Cannot Express: Death in the Archives
October 31, 2011 – December 31, 2011

Death is perhaps the only certainty in life. For those experiencing the death of a friend, family member, loved one, or an admired figure, words are often inadequate to give voice to the intense emotions involved. When...
2023_DC_SIPG_1898251DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: 1898: U.S. Imperial Visions and Revisions
1898: U.S. Imperial Visions and Revisions
April 28, 2023 – February 25, 2024
On the 125th anniversary of the Spanish-American-Cuban-Philippine War, 1898: U.S. Imperial Visions and Revisions is the first exhibition to examine this pivotal period through the lens of portraiture and visual culture. The...
2006_DC_SIPG_Boochever23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: 2006 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition
2008_DC_SIPG_Scholars5DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: 2008 Presidential Scholars in the Arts
2008 Presidential Scholars in the Arts: Works in the Literary and Visual Arts
June 22, 2008 – July 13, 2008
The United States Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 to recognize and honor some of the nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors who are selected based on ...
2009_DC_SIPG_Boochever55DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: 2009 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition
These are pictures from the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition.

Every day we are inundated with faces. Images of celebrities, acquaintances, and friends -- in the news, on social networking sites, on the street -- are constantly changing. Portraits, on the other hand, slow us down. They capture ...
2011_DC_SIPG_Scholars4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: 2011 Presidential Scholars in the Arts
2016_DC_SIPG_Boochever80DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: 2016 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition
The Outwin 2016: American Portraiture Today
March 12, 2016 – January 8, 2017
This exhibition features 43 pieces including sculptures, mixed-media pieces, photographs, paintings and drawings. The jurors considered this exhibition a synopsis of historical and cultural events that have unfolded in the ...
2019_DC_SIPG_Boochever177DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: 2019 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition
The Outwin 2019: American Portraiture Today
October 26, 2019 – August 30, 2020
Every three years, artists living and working in the United States are invited to submit one of their recent portraits to a panel of experts chosen by the museum. The works of this year’s 46 finalists were selected from o...
2022_DC_SIPG_Boochever48DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: 2022 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition
The Outwin 2022: American Portraiture Today
April 30, 2022 – February 26, 2023
Every three years, artists living and working in the United States are invited to submit one of their recent portraits to a panel of experts chosen by the museum. The 42 finalists in this year’s edition were selected from...
2015_DC_SIPG_Obama3D11DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: 3-D Portrait of President Obama
3-D Portrait of President Obama
February 13, 2015 – February 16, 2015
In 2014, President Barack Obama became the first President to be scanned using 3-D technology. Data from the scan were used to create his portraits, and a 3-D printed bust will be on view for Presidents Day weekend Friday, Feb. 13...
2012_DC_SIPG_Will_Of16DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: A Will of Their Own: Judith Sargent Murray and Women of Achievement in the Early Republic
A Will of Their Own: Judith Sargent Murray and Women of Achievement in the Early Republic
April 20, 2012 – September 2, 2013
Judith Murray (c. 1769) by John Singleton Copley and seven additional portraits of prominent American women from the late 18th century are on view to showcase both the importa...
2023_DC_SIPG_Lincoln_WFKT14DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Abraham Lincoln by W.F.K. Travers
Abraham Lincoln by W.F.K. Travers
February 10, 2023 - December 31, 2027

The National Portrait Gallery is proud to announce the installation of a life-size painting of President Abraham Lincoln by artist W.F.K. Travers. Created from life in 1865, the 9-foot-tall oil on canvas is one of three known, ...
2024_05_06D_SIPG_Pres7DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
2023_DC_SIPG_Pres11DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
2022_DC_SIPG_Pres20DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
The Barack and Michelle Obama portraits are back. They had been on a national tour.
2021_DC_SIPG_Pres18DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
A photo of the former child president is up and the Hope picture of Obama is back.
2020_DC_SIPG_Pres14DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
2019_DC_SIPG_Pres28DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
The Bush presidential portrait had a border around it for a month after his death.
2018_DC_SIPG_Pres57DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
Former President Barack Obama by Artist Kehinde Wiley
On February 13, 2018, the official portraits of the 44th President, Barack Obama, and First Lady Michelle Obama were installed in America’s Presidents and Recent Acquisitions, respectively.
Barack Obama made history in 2009 by becoming the first ...
2017_DC_SIPG_Pres74DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
The presidential galleries reopened after an overhaul in September 2017. Some portraits were swapped in or out, presidents were numbered (with Grover Cleveland requiring two numbers because of his non-consecutive terms), and signs describing eras of presidents were added.
2016_DC_SIPG_Pres50DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
Including the swapped George Washington portrait.
2015_DC_SIPG_Pres26DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
2014_DC_SIPG_Pres26DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
2013_DC_SIPG_Pres20DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
Including the temporary Obama portrait from Chuck Close.
2012_DC_SIPG_Pres11DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
2011_DC_SIPG_Pres23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
2010_DC_SIPG_Pres11DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
Including yet another Bill Clinton portrait, this one by Chuck Close. They definitely have trouble getting a decent one of this guy!
2009_DC_SIPG_Pres221DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
Pictures here include the newly unveiled Shepard Fairey iconic "Hope" image. Made of a composite of materials, it was only up temporarily and then they got to work trying to figure out how to conserve it.
Also here is the new Bill Clinton portrait, this time with a wedding ring!
2008_DC_SIPG_Pres13DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
Including the new W Bush portrait.
2007_DC_SIPG_Pres5DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
2006_DC_SIPG_Pres35DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
Including the long-gone Bill Clinton portrait. This one had attracted flak from the anti-Clinton folks because he didn't have a wedding ring which they claimed was a comment on him being a philandering. It turned out that men never had portraits done wearing jewelry -- the last portrait with a weddi...
1997_DC_SIPG_Pres1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
2018_DC_SIPG_Pres_Obamas55DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents -- Lines for Barack and Michelle Obama
Visitor traffic in the Donald Reynolds Center (Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery) has been huge!
In 2017, DRC was the 7th most popular Smithsonian museum at 1.3 million visitors:
#1 = National Air and Space Museum[7m],
#2 = National Museum of Natural History [6m],
#3 =...
2017_DC_SIPG_Temp_Pres60DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents Temporary Installation (incl Hindsight is Always 20/20)
America's Presidents Temporary Installation
March 24, 2017 – September 4, 2017
While the regular gallery space is being refurbished and updated, America’s Presidents will be temporarily installed in the west gallery on the second floor. The exhibition will move back into the newly refreshed gallery ...
2017_DC_SIPG_Ante_Brady26DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Antebellum Portraits by Mathew Brady
Antebellum Portraits by Mathew Brady
June 16, 2017 – June 3, 2018
Mathew Brady may be best known today for his Civil War–era photographs, but he established his reputation as an internationally acclaimed portrait photographer more than a decade before the war. Brady opened his first daguerreotype po...
2008_DC_SIPG_Bally35DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Ballyhoo!
Ballyhoo! Posters as Portraiture
May 9, 2008 – February 8, 2009
Featuring 61 pieces from the late 19th century to the present, this exhibition demonstrates how posters function as portraiture. Subjects as diverse as General Pershing, "Buffalo Bill" Cody, Joe Louis, Judy Garland, aviator Jimmy Doolit...
2016_DC_SIPG_Viola80DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait
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 Portra...
2018_DC_SIPG_Black_Out108DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now
Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now
May 11, 2018 – March 10, 2019
Silhouettes—cut paper profiles—were a hugely popular and democratic form of portraiture in the 19th century, offering virtually instantaneous likenesses of everyone from presidents to those who were enslaved. The exhibition explores t...
2021_DC_SIPG_Block27DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Block By Block: Naming Washington
Block by Block: Naming Washington
July 30, 2021 - January 16, 2023
The National Portrait Gallery will explore the namesakes of Washington, D.C.’s streets, avenues, neighborhoods and other public spaces in the new exhibition “Block by Block: Naming Washington.” Featuring reproductions of 16 portraits...
2023_DC_SIPG_Bravo45DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Bravo!
2022_DC_SIPG_Bravo6DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Bravo!
2019_DC_SIPG_Bravo16DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Bravo!
Revisiting Paul Moore's Chuck Jones sculpture.
2016_DC_SIPG_Bravo42DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Bravo!
Including the Chuck Jones sculpture that I'd never seen before.
2015_DC_SIPG_Bravo2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Bravo!
They're refurbishing both the Champions and Bravo! exhibit space.
2014_DC_SIPG_Bravo4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Bravo!
2009_DC_SIPG_Bravo48DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Bravo!
2006_DC_SIPG_Bravo15DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Bravo!
2024_04_25A1_SIPG_Exiles101DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Brilliant Exiles: American Women in Paris, 1900–1939
Brilliant Exiles: American Women in Paris, 1900–1939
April 26, 2024 – February 23, 2025
Brilliant Exiles: American Women in Paris, 1900 – 1939 illuminates the accomplishments of sixty unconventional women who pursued their personal and professional aspirations in Paris. As foreigners in a cosmopolit...
2016_DC_SIPG_Dylan2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Celebrate: Bob Dylan
Celebrate: Bob Dylan
October 17, 2016 – October 30, 2016
The Nobel Prize committee broke with precedent—and recognized those who make it new—by awarding the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature to Bob Dylan. The prize will surprise, and perhaps anger, some. It will delight many. Dylan’s career has been a...
2017_DC_SIPG_Gillespie3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Celebrate: Dizzie Gillespie
Dizzie Gillespie
October 26, 2017 – November 26, 2017
The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery honors the life and legacy of jazz trumpeter, composer and band leader Dizzy Gillespie on the centennial of his birth.
Gillespie first rose to fame in the 1940s and maintained an influential presence in...
2017_DC_SIPG_Ella2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Celebrate: Ella Fitzgerald
Celebrate: Ella Fitzgerald
April 13, 2017 – May 14, 2017
April 25 marks the 100th birthday of American jazz and popular song vocalist Ella Fitzgerald. The museum is recognizing the anniversary by displaying her photograph by William Gottlieb for the first time in the museum.
The photograph pictures ...
2016_DC_SIPG_Peck1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Celebrate: Gregory Peck
Celebrate: Gregory Peck
April 1, 2016 – April 10, 2016
1916 was the year that National Park Service was created and the Boy Scouts of America were incorporated. It was also the year that legendary actor Gregory Peck was born. In honor of the 100th anniversary of his birth, the Portrait Gallery honor...
2017_DC_SIPG_CelebrateJFK6DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Celebrate: John F. Kennedy
Celebrate: John F. Kennedy
May 19, 2017 – July 9, 2017
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery joins the nationwide celebration of the life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy on the centennial of his birth, illuminating his contributions, policies and challenges he feared in the wake of the...
2017_DC_SIPG_50Years44DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Celebrating Fifty Years
Celebrating Fifty Years
August 11, 2017 – January 6, 2019
In 1968, following major renovations, the Old Patent Office Building opened as the permanent home for two Smithsonian museums, the National Collection of Fine Arts (since renamed the Smithsonian American Art Museum) and the National Portrait ...
2016_DC_SIPG_Champions19DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Champions
2015_DC_SIPG_Champions4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Champions
They're refurbishing both the Champions and Bravo! exhibit space.
2009_DC_SIPG_Champions52DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Champions
2006_DC_SIPG_Champions4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Champions
2023_DC_SIPG_CW110DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
2022_DC_SIPG_CW39DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
2019_DC_SIPG_CW24DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
2018_DC_SIPG_CW4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
2016_DC_SIPG_CW10DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
2015_DC_SIPG_CW23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
2014_DC_SIPG_CW26DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
2013_DC_SIPG_CW45DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
2012_DC_SIPG_CW12DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
2011_DC_SIPG_CW68DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
2009_DC_SIPG_CW102DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
2008_DC_SIPG_CW4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
2007_DC_SIPG_CW7DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
2006_DC_SIPG_CW21DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
1998_DC_SIPG_CW1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
2017_DC_SIPG_CW_Bateman110DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War -- Detail: Horatio Bateman's "Reconstruction"
Print shows a grand allegory of the reconciliation of North and South through the federal program of Reconstruction. Visionary in its breadth and scale, the work is a remarkable combination of religious and patriotic ideology. In "Bateman's National Picture" (as the print is termed in a published ke...
2009_DC_SIPG_CW_GGen24DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War -- Detail: OIe Peter Hansen Balling's "Grant and His Generals"
2011_DC_SIPG_CW_15th16DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War -- Detail: "Fifteenth Amendment"
2023_DC_SIPG_CW_MoralID57DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War -- Moral Identity
2022_DC_SIPG_CW_MoralID29DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War -- Moral Identity
2023_DC_SIPG_CW_Pre31DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War -- Prelude to the Civil War: A Precarious Balance
2022_DC_SIPG_CW_Pre16DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War -- Prelude to the Civil War: A Precarious Balance
2023_DC_SIPG_CW_Recon58DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War -- Reconstruction
2022_DC_SIPG_CW_Recon35DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War -- Reconstruction
2009_DC_SIPG_Coins17DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Coins
2023_DC_SIPG_Oprah5DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Commissioned Portrait of Oprah Winfrey
Commissioned Portrait of Oprah Winfrey
December 13, 2023 – October 20, 2024
Chicago-based artist Shawn Michael Warren painted Winfrey in a purple taffeta dress amidst a lush garden at her California home. The near life-size portrait was commissioned for the museum’s permanent collection.
As a global...
2018_DC_SIPG_5Decades21DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Daguerreotypes: Five Decades of Collecting
Daguerreotypes: Five Decades of Collecting
June 15, 2018 – June 2, 2019
The 2018 installation of the Daguerreian Gallery celebrates the National Portrait Gallery’s golden anniversary by highlighting fifty years of daguerreotype collecting by the museum. Included are portraits of such iconic figures ...
2016_DC_SIPG_Double_Take19DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Double Take: Daguerreian Portrait Pairs
Double Take: Daguerreian Portrait Pairs
June 17, 2016 – June 4, 2017
Often we associate one image with a person from history especially in a museum setting. This show highlights the depth of the National Portrait Gallery’s early photography collection, featuring fourteen historic daguerreotypes—two ...
2023_DC_SIPG_Honor32DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Duty, Honor, Country: Antebellum Portraits of West Pointers
Duty, Honor, Country: Antebellum Portraits of West Pointers
June 23, 2023 – June 9, 2024
In the years leading up to the Civil War, the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, emerged as a vital training ground for men who built the nation’s infrastructure, played decisive roles in it...
2021_DC_SIPG_1stLadies4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Every Eye Is Upon Me: First Ladies of the United States
Every Eye Is Upon Me: First Ladies of the United States
November 13, 2020 – May 23, 2021
Every Eye Is Upon Me: First Ladies of the United States is the first major exhibition to explore the historical significance of this prominent position through the mode of portraiture. The exhibition, organized ...
2020_DC_SIPG_1stLadies140DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Every Eye Is Upon Me: First Ladies of the United States
Every Eye Is Upon Me: First Ladies of the United States
November 13, 2020 – May 23, 2021
Every Eye Is Upon Me: First Ladies of the United States is the first major exhibition to explore the historical significance of this prominent position through the mode of portraiture. The exhibition, organized ...
2016_DC_SIPG_Eye_Pop64DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze
Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze
May 22, 2015 – July 10, 2016
Brad Pitt, Oprah Winfrey, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Peter Dinklage, Eminem, Michelle Obama, Sonia Sotomayor, Eva Longoria, Serena Williams, Kobe Bryant, are some of the people featured in Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze. This exhibition features...
2018_DC_SIPG_Eye2I88DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today
Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today
November 4, 2018 – August 18, 2019
Drawing from the National Portrait Gallery’s vast collection of self-portraits, this exhibition explores and thinks critically about how American artists have chosen to portray themselves over the past two centuries. Indi...
2018_DC_SIPG_Discord_AJ21DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Faces of Discord -- Andrew Johnson
2013_DC_SIPG_Discord_Bound35DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Faces of Discord -- Bound For Freedom's Light
Bound for Freedoms Light: African Americans and the Civil War
February 1, 2013, through March 2, 2014
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the National Portrait Gallery will present “Bound for Freedom’s Light: African Americans and the Civil War.” This installation ...
2012_DC_SIPG_Discord_Volck35DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Faces of Discord -- Confederate Sketches of Adalbert Volck
The Confederate Sketches of Adalbert Volck
March 30, 2012 through January 21, 2013
The Confederate Sketches of Adalbert Volck is the second in our series of exhibitions marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Having emigrated to the United States in 1848 after Germany’s failed revolution, Vo...
2011_DC_SIPG_Discord_Ells39DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Faces of Discord -- Death of Ellsworth
150th Commemoration of the Civil War: The Death of Ellsworth
April 29, 2011 – March 18, 2012
On the site of a former Civil War hospital, the National Portrait Gallery marks the 150th anniversary of the war through a series of four alcove exhibitions—one each year—commemorating this period of America...
2014_DC_SIPG_Discord_Group24DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Faces of Discord -- Group Portraits
2016_DC_SIPG_Discord_Slaves39DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Faces of Discord -- Slavery
2019_DC_SIPG_Discord_Grant62DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Faces of Discord -- Ulysses Grant
At the end of the Civil War, General Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) was hailed as a national hero and became a popular candidate for the presidency. Socially reticent and politically aloof, Grant never sought high office, but given his conscientious sense of duty, he would obey the will of the people....
2022_DC_SIPG_FamTies17DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Family Ties: Daguerreotype Portraits
Family Ties: Daguerreotype Portraits
July 1, 2022 – June 11, 2023
Within a decade of its introduction in 1839, the daguerreotype—the first commercially viable form of photography—emerged as a highly popular means of documenting family relationships. Affordable pricing fueled the popularity of the da...
2023_DC_SIPG_Forces47DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Forces of Nature: Voices that Shaped Environmentalism
Forces of Nature: Voices that Shaped Environmentalism
October 20, 2023 – September 2, 2024
Forces of Nature: Voices that Shaped Environmentalism presents some of the key people -- scientists, politicians, activists, writers, and artists -- whose work has influenced attitudes toward the environment i...
2013_DC_SIPG_Supremes5DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Four Female Supreme Court Justices
Four Female Supreme Court Justices
October 29, 2013 – October 16, 2016
On view is a life-size portrait by Nelson Shanks of the four female Supreme Court justices: Sandra Day O'Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan.
2015_DC_SIPG_Token23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: From Token to Ornament: Indian Peace Medals and the McKenney-Hall Portraits
From Token to Ornament: Indian Peace Medals and the McKenney-Hall Portraits
June 19, 2015 – June 5, 2016
Beginning with George Washington’s administration, presidential portrait medals were created to promote peace and friendship between Euro-Americans and Native Americans. Made in multiple sizes at...
2018_DC_SIPG_Lacks6DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Henrietta Lacks
Henrietta Lacks
May 15, 2018 – November 4, 2018
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life of Henrietta Lacks with the installation of a 2017 portrait by Kadir Nelson. It was jointly acquired by the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Ameri...
2020_DC_SIPG_Her_Story30DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Her Story: A Century of Women Writers
Her Story: A Century of Women Writers
September 18, 2020 – January 18, 2021
Everyone loves a good story. Her Story: A Century of Women Writers highlights 24 noted women writers from the last one hundred years who are represented in the Portrait Gallery’s collection. The authors featured have collect...
2008_DC_SIPG_Herblock10DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Herblock
Herblock's Presidents: "Puncturing Pomposity"
May 2, 2008 – November 30, 2008
On view are 44 of Herbert Lawrence Block's presidential cartoons that appeared in The Washington Post for 56 years and include depictions of Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon J...
2016_DC_SIPG_CelebrityC31DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Hollywood and Time: Celebrity Covers
Hollywood and Time: Celebrity Covers
April 1, 2016 – September 11, 2016
Hollywood personalities who once graced theater marquees across America are featured in original cover art commissioned by Time magazine. Included are vintage portraits of stars like Dustin Hoffman, Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Bran...
2021_DC_SIPG_Hung_Liu85DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Hung Liu: Portraits of Promised Lands, 1968-2020
Hung Liu: Portraits of Promised Lands, 1968-2020
August 27, 2021 – May 30, 2022
The National Portrait Gallery presents the first major large-scale retrospective of work by Hung Liu (1948–2021), the internationally acclaimed Chinese-born American artist. Hung Liu: Portraits of Promised Lands, 1968–20...
2022_DC_SIPG_I_Dream17DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: I Dream a World: Selections from Brian Lanker’s Portraits of Remarkable Black Women: Part I
I Dream a World: Selections from Brian Lanker’s Portraits of Remarkable Black Women: Part I
July 8, 2022 – January 29, 2023
This exhibition features more than 25 photographs by Brian Lanker, the Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer who, in 1989, published the extraordinarily popular book I Dream a Wo...
2023_DC_SIPG_I_Dream22DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: I Dream a World: Selections from Brian Lanker's Portraits of Remarkable Black Women: Part II
I Dream a World: Selections from Brian Lanker's Portraits of Remarkable Black Women: Part II
February 10, 2023 – September 10, 2023
The Portrait Gallery recently acquired all 75 portraits from the Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer’s series and is celebrating the acquisition with a two-part exhibit...
2016_DC_SIPG_Palmer2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Arnold Palmer, 1929-2016
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.
With his thrilling brand of “go for broke” play and his charismatic appeal, Ar...
2018_DC_SIPG_BBush3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Barbara Bush, 1925-2018
In Memoriam: Barbara Bush
April 18, 2018 – April 29, 2018
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life of Barbara Bush with a photograph by Diana Walker taken in 1989.
Admired for her candor and down-to-earth approach to public life, Bush enjoyed considerable popularity as the nat...
2021_DC_SIPG_Dole2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Bob Dole, 1923-2021
In Memoriam: Robert Dole, 1923–2021
December 5, 2021
Former U.S. Senator Robert Dole served in Congress for more than three decades. His personal experiences as a veteran who was critically injured during World War II influenced his political work on veterans’ issues and the rights of disabled Ameri...
2017_DC_SIPG_Berry6DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Chuck Berry, 1926-2017
In Memoriam: Chuck Berry
March 21, 2017 – April 9, 2017
The National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life and accomplishments of rock ’n’ roll legend Chuck Berry with a collage by Red Grooms (1978), currently installed in the museum’s In Memoriam space on the first floor.
An inaugural inductee of th...
2021_DC_SIPG_Powell4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Colin Powell, 1937-2021
In Memoriam: Colin L. Powell, 1937–2021
October 18, 2021
One of the greatest modern influencers of foreign policy, Colin L. Powell, the son of Jamaican immigrants, decided on a military career while attending the City College of New York. He served in Vietnam, earning a Purple Heart and Bronze Star,...
2020_DC_SIPG_Larsen3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Don Larsen, 1929-2020
In Memoriam: Don Larsen, 1929-2020
January 6, 2020 – February 3, 2020
In the 1956 championship series pitting the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers, Yankee hurler Don Larsen entered the record books by pitching the first and only perfect game in World Series history. With the series even...
2020_DC_SIPG_Dyson3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Freeman Dyson, 1923-2020
In Memoriam: Freeman Dyson
March 3, 2020 - March 13, 2020
For the better part of a century, mathematician and physicist Freeman Dyson contributed impressive proofs and provocative theories to the scientific world. His theory of quantum electrodynamics (QED) was conceived while still a graduate stude...
2015_DC_SIPG_Carlin1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: George Carlin, 1937-2008
George Carlin
March 27, 2015 – July 5, 2015
Our “Recognize” wall seeks to commemorate Americans who have influenced politics, history, and culture. The public voted to honor comedian George Carlin for the Portrait Gallery’s most recent Recognize selection.
2018_DC_SIPG_Bush81DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: George Herbert Walker Bush, 1924-2018
In Memoriam: George Herbert Walker Bush
December 1, 2018 – January 1, 2019
In memory of George Herbert Walker Bush, the National Portrait Gallery has added a drape to his portrait in the America's Presidents gallery. Visitors may pay their respects and record their thoughts in a journal next to the ...
2017_DC_SIPG_Hefner3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Hugh Hefner, 1926-2017
2019_DC_SIPG_Pei3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: I. M. Pei, 1917-2019
In Memoriam: I. M. Pei
May 17, 2019 – June 16, 2019
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life and legacy of acclaimed architect I.M. Pei with a photograph by Armenian Canadian photographer Yousuf Karsh.
Born in Canton (now Guangzhou), China, in 1917, Pei was considered one of t...
2019_DC_SIPG_Norman3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Jessye Norman, 1945-2019
In Memoriam: Jessye Norman, 1945-2019
October 3, 2019 – November 3, 2019
Jessye Norman was one of the twentieth century’s greatest sopranos. She received five Grammy Awards, including one for lifetime achievement in 2006, and a host of other honors. A graduate of Howard University, Norman went on to...
2020_DC_SIPG_Kobe2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Kobe Bryant, 1978-2020
In Memoriam: Kobe Bryant
January 27, 2020 – TBA
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery presents a portrait of the late Kobe Bryant (1978 – 2020), marking the death of the famed American athlete. Bryant spent nearly his entire career as a shooting guard for the Los Angeles Lakers. He won five NB...
2019_DC_SIPG_Chase3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Leah Chase, 1923-2019
In Memoriam: Leah Chase
June 4, 2019 – June 30, 2019
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life and legacy of Leah Chase with a painting by Gustave Blache III.
Chase (1923–2019), dubbed the “Queen of Creole Cuisine,” was a restauranteur and world-renowned chef who championed civ...
2019_DC_SIPG_Iacocca7DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Lee Iacocca, 1924-2019
2022_DC_SIPG_Albright2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Madeleine Albright, 1937-2022
In Memoriam: Madeleine Albright 1937–2022
March 23, 2022
Madeleine Albright, the first woman to serve as secretary of state (1997–2001), may be best remembered as a quick-witted advocate for human rights and American global interests.
2018_DC_SIPG_King3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Martin Luther King Jr., 1929-1968
Martin Luther King Jr.
April 4, 2018 – April 30, 2018
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery celebrates the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by displaying his likeness by Jack Lewis Hiller. Under King’s inspired leadership, nonviolent protest became the defining feature of the modern c...
2018_DC_SIPG_Krim3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Mathilde Krim, 1926-2018
In Memoriam: Mathilde Krim
January 22, 2018 – TBA
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life and accomplishments of AIDS research pioneer Dr. Mathilde Krim with a photograph by Annie Leibovitz. In Leibovitz’s bust-length photo taken in 1998, Krim wears a looped AIDS-awareness pi...
2014_DC_SIPG_Angelou2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Maya Angelou, 1928-2014
In Memoriam: Maya Angelou
May 29, 2014 – June 12, 2014
In memory of writer, poet, and activist Maya Angelou (1928-1914), on view is a portrait of her painted by Ross Rossin and unveiled in a ceremony Angelou attended in April 2014. Angelou wrote a series of seven autobiographical novels that are an ...
2014_DC_SIPG_Rooney1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Mickey Rooney, 1920-2014
In Memoriam: Mickey Rooney
April 9, 2014 – May 28, 2014
On view is a portrait of actor Mickey Rooney (1920-2014) with frequent costar Judy Garland. Born into a vaudeville family, Rooney took the stage as a toddler and began making movies at age five. Over the course of a 10-decade career, he made mo...
2016_DC_SIPG_Ali5DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Muhammad Ali, 1942-2016
In Memoriam: Muhammad Ali
June 6, 2016 – July 6, 2016
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life and accomplishments of “The Greatest”—Muhammad Ali—with a photograph by Yousuf Karsh. The image, taken in 1970, is installed in the museum’s In Memoriam space. The Portrait Gallery h...
2016_DC_SIPG_Reagan1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Nancy Reagan, 1921-2016
In Memoriam: Nancy Reagan
March 7, 2016 – March 28, 2016
A graduate of Smith College, Nancy Davis appeared in eleven movies, including Night into Morning (1951) and Hellcats of the Navy (1957), the only film she made with Ronald Reagan.
Ronald and Nancy met in 1949 and married in 1952. The Reagans h...
2012_DC_SIPG_Armstrong1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Neil Armstrong, 1930-2012
In Memoriam: Neil Armstrong
August 30, 2012 – November 4, 2012
A portrait of astronaut Neil Armstrong (1930-2012) by Louis Glanszman is on view. Armstrong stepped onto the surface of the moon on July 21, 1969, and said "That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind."
2022_DC_SIPG_Mineta8DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Norman Y. Mineta, 1931–2022
In Memoriam: Norman Y. Mineta 1931–2022
May 3, 2022
Born San Jose, California
Norman Mineta broke barriers as the first Japanese American cabinet member and the longest-serving secretary of transportation (2001–6). He responded to the 9/11 attacks by grounding flights and creating the Transportation...
2018_DC_SIPG_Shange2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Ntozake Shange, 1948-2018
2014_DC_SIPG_Seeger1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Pete Seeger, 1919-2014
In Memoriam: Pete Seeger
January 28, 2014 – March 3, 2014
On view is a photograph of American musician and social activist Pete Seeger (1919-2014) taken by Sid Grossman in the late 1940s. Seeger recorded more than 100 albums during his career, which spanned labor rallies in the 1930s and 1940s, anti...
2016_DC_SIPG_Prince14DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Prince, 1958-2016
In Memoriam: Prince
April 22, 2016 – May 31, 2016
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life and accomplishments of Prince Nelson with a photograph by Lynn Goldsmith. The image was taken in 1993.
Prince’s music fused soul and rock ’n’ roll with incandescent showmanship and virtu...
2022_DC_SIPG_QE25DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Queen Elizabeth II, 1926–2022
In Memoriam: Queen Elizabeth II, 1926–2022
September 8, 2022
Born London, England
In announcing Queen Elizabeth II’s passing on September 8, 2022, British Prime Minister Liz Truss noted, “She was the rock on which modern Britain was built.” Indeed, she was a constant figure as the United Kingdom pro...
2018_DC_SIPG_Graham3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Reverend Billy Graham, 1918-2018
In Memoriam: Reverend Billy Graham
February 22, 2018 – March 25, 2018
The National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life and accomplishments of Rev. Billy Graham with a photograph by Yousuf Karsh taken in 1972. Evangelical Protestantism has been a major religious movement, as well as a social and cul...
2014_DC_SIPG_Williams1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Robin Williams, 1951-2014
In Memoriam: Robin Williams
August 12, 2014 – September 9, 2014 (new closing date)
A photograph of Robin Williams (1951-2014), taken for Time magazine by Michael Dressler in 1979, is on view. Williams was a madcap genius in performances of all types of entertainment, from stand-up to feature films. ...
2023_DC_SIPG_Rosalynn6DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Rosalynn Carte
In Memoriam: Rosalynn Carter, 1927–2023
November 21, 2023 – January 3, 2024
Rosalynn Carter was the first lady of the United States from 1977 to 1981. In her words, she “grew up three years and three miles apart” from her future husband Jimmy Carter in Plains, Georgia. Seven years into their 1946 ma...
2018_DC_SIPG_McCain7DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Senator John S. McCain III, 1936-2018
In Memoriam: Senator John S. McCain III
August 27, 2018 – September 9, 2018
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life and legacy of late Senator and former presidential nominee John S. McCain III with a photograph by the British-born photographer Steve Pyke.
McCain, who was bor...
2011_DC_SIPG_Jobs1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Steve Jobs, 1955-2011
Steve Jobs Portrait
October 12, 2011 – March 1, 2012
A portrait of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs (1955-2011) by photographer Diana Walker is on view.
2018_DC_SIPG_Wolfe3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Tom Wolfe, 1930-2018
2019_DC_SIPG_Morrison25DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Toni Morrison, 1931-2019
In Memoriam: Toni Morrison
August 6, 2019 – January 31, 2020
Toni Morrison (1931–2019) wrote about the experiences of African Americans since her first novel, The Bluest Eye, appeared in 1970. With the publication of each new work, both her fan base and critical acclaim have grown, and she won the p...
2019_DC_SIPG_Mercado3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Walter Mercado, 1932-2019
2016_DC_SIPG_Glenn2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memorium: John Glenn, 1921-2016
Portrait of John Glenn now on view
In memory of the life and accomplishments of John Glenn, the National Portrait Gallery has put on view one of our eight pieces depicting the American icon. View Glenn's portrait on the first floor of the museum in the "In Memoriam" space.
The 1988 portrait by Henry...
2019_DC_SIPG_Sentence35DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Mid-Sentence
In Mid-Sentence
May 3, 2019 – March 29, 2020
Photographs are often replete with words that remain unheard. In Mid-Sentence presents a selection of photographs from the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s collection that depict moments of communication: intimate confessions, public speeches, exch...
2016_DC_SIPG_Groove34DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In the Groove: Jazz Portraits by Herman Leonard
In the Groove: Jazz Portraits by Herman Leonard
August 5, 2016 – February 20, 2017
Enthralled by the music and those who made it, Herman Leonard (1923–2010) began haunting the New York’s jazz clubs after opening his first studio in Greenwich Village in 1948. Armed with his Speed Graphic camera, Leon...
2016_DC_SIPG_Jo_Davidson29DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Jo Davidson: Biographer in Bronze
2009_DC_SIPG_Jo_Davidson18DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Jo Davidson: Biographer in Bronze
2020_DC_SIPG_Sargent79DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: John Singer Sargent: Charcoal Drawings
John Singer Sargent: Charcoal Drawings
February 28, 2020 – May 31, 2020
At the height of his success as a portraitist, John Singer Sargent (1856–1925) astonished the transatlantic art world by suddenly abandoning oil painting in 1907. For the rest of his life, he explored likeness and identity throu...
2019_DC_SIPG_Packard4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Julie Packard
Julie Packard
April 23, 2019 – November 30, 2019
On display is a newly commissioned painting of Julie Packard, a leading figure in science and ocean conservation and the executive director of the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The vividly colored portrait, by New York City-based artist Hope Gangloff, is one...
2012_DC_SIPG_Low7DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Juliette Gordon Low and the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts
Juliette Gordon Low and the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts
January 13, 2012 – January 6, 2013
The iconic painting of Juliet Gordon Low, a patent award, a membership pin, and photographs of Low when she commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Girl Scouts are on view. Low founded the American Girl ...
2022_DC_SIPG_Kinship128DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Kinship
Kinship
October 28, 2022 – January 7, 2024
Kinship presents more than forty artworks by eight contemporary artists whose work explores the notion of “kinship” and the closeness that bonds us. The exhibition spotlights artists Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Ruth Leonela Buentello, Jess T. Dugan, LaToya Rub...
2007_DC_SIPG_Motto4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Let Your Motto Be Resistance
Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits
October 19, 2007 – March 2, 2008
The inaugural exhibition of the National Museum of African American History and Culture draws its name from the words of abolitionist and clergyman Henry Highland Garnet who advocated action when speaking to a...
2016_DC_SIPG_Contemporaries23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Lincoln's Contemporaries
Lincoln's Contemporaries
May 13, 2016 – May 12, 2019
Who were Abraham Lincoln’s contemporaries? They included many fascinating people beyond the politicians and military leaders of the Civil War. This exhibition features Mathew Brady’s portraits of twenty celebrities -- from showman P.T. Barnum and ...
2017_DC_SIPG_Dietrich53DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Marlene Dietrich: Dressed for the Image
Marlene Dietrich: Dressed for the Image
June 16, 2017 – April 15, 2018
Marlene Dietrich brought androgyny to the silver screen through her roles in such movies as Morocco (1930) and Seven Sinners (1940). The biggest Hollywood star at a time when “talkies” were still new, Dietrich captured men’s hear...
2012_DC_SIPG_CW_Union21DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Mathew Brady's Photographs of Union Generals
Mathew Brady’s Photographs of Union Generals
March 30, 2012 - May 8, 2016
Mathew Brady’s Photographs of Union Generals is a part of the Portrait Gallery's series of exhibitions marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Although Brady may be best known for his photographic documentation of the ...
2013_DC_SIPG_Meade22DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Meade Brothers
Meade Brothers: Pioneers in American Photography:
June 14, 2013 - June 1, 2014
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will open “The Meade Brothers: Pioneers in American Photography,” an exhibition showcasing the lives and careers of 19th-century studio photographers Charles R. Meade and Henry ...
2013_DC_SIPG_MrLW57DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Mr. Lincoln's Washington: A Civil War Portfolio
Mr. Lincoln's Washington: A Civil War Portfolio
December 13, 2013 – January 25, 2015
Large-format reproductions of original photographs, prints, drawings, and maps document how the Civil War affected patterns of life in the District of Columbia, especially the area around the Patent Office Building,...
2016_DC_SIPG_Babe32DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: One Life: Babe Ruth
One Life: Babe Ruth
June 24, 2016 – May 21, 2017
This American baseball legend was an icon and media sensation. Before the commercialization of sports superstars became commonplace, Ruth’s name and image fueled a marketing frenzy. His memorable persona is highlighted in a selection of historic print...
2016_DC_SIPG_Huerta21DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: One Life: Dolores Huerta
One Life: Dolores Huerta
July 3, 2015 – May 15, 2016
One Life: Dolores Huerta highlights the significant role of this Latina leader in the California farm workers movement of the 1960s and 70s. This eleventh installment in the “One Life” series is the first devoted to a Latina. It illuminates Huerta...
2023_DC_SIPG_Douglass86DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: One Life: Frederick Douglass
One Life: Frederick Douglass
June 16, 2023 – April 21, 2024
One Life: Frederick Douglass illuminates the legacy of one of the 19th century’s most influential writers, speakers and intellectuals through prints, photographs, and ephemera. After escaping slavery in 1838, Douglass published three autobi...
2019_DC_SIPG_Anderson37DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: One Life: Marian Anderson
One Life: Marian Anderson
June 28, 2019 – May 17, 2020
One Life: Marian Anderson shifts the attention from Anderson’s historic 1939 performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to underexplored moments in the contralto’s career. The exhibition examines the ways artists, concert promoters, and ot...
2008_DC_SIPG_Lincoln2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: One Life: Mask of Lincoln
Since no photography is allowed within the exhibit, most of these photos are of the lines outside the exhibit room waiting to get in.
2022_DC_SIPG_Maya_Lin72DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: One Life: Maya Lin
One Life: Maya Lin
September 30, 2022 – April 16, 2023
One Life: Maya Lin is the first biographical exhibition of the architect, sculptor, and environmentalist. Lin, who catapulted to global prominence in 1982 for her design of the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial, has spent more than four decades making ...
2017_DC_SIPG_Plath62DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: One Life: Sylvia Plath
One Life: Sylvia Plath
June 30, 2017 – May 20, 2018

One Life: Sylvia Plath is the first exploration of the poet and writer’s life in an art and history museum. The exhibition reveals how Plath shaped her identity visually as she came of age as a writer in the 1950s. Visitors will get a look into Pl...
2018_DC_SIPG_Yr196834DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey
One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey
June 29, 2018 – May 19, 2019
As part of a series of installations celebrating its golden anniversary, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery presents One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey, a one-room exhibition that looks back at an extraordinarily important an...
2022_DC_SIPG_PNation24DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portrait of a Nation: 2022 Honorees
Portrait of a Nation: 2022 Honorees
November 10, 2022 – October 22, 2023
This intimate exhibition features the portraits of the seven individuals who have been selected to receive one of the museum’s 2022 Portrait of a Nation Awards. In recognition for their abilities to create transformative change...
2012_DC_SIPG_Waters2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portrait of Alice Waters
Portrait of Alice Waters
January 21, 2012 – November 30, 2012
A photographic portrait of chef Alice Waters, founder of the restaurant Chez Panisse and the Edible Schoolyard and champion of the Slow Food Movement, is on view. The portrait was commissioned by the museum from Dave Woody, winner of the ...
2014_DC_SIPG_Katy2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portrait of Cupcake Katy
Cupcake Katy
June 18, 2014 – July 6, 2014
“Cupcake Katy” features Perry wearing a dress designed by New York academic portrait painter Will Cotton and constructed by designer Cynthia Rowley. In her portrait, Perry reigns over the teenage consumer culture she has so successfully navigated. Perry was ...
2017_DC_SIPG_Trump3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portrait of Donald J. Trump
Portrait of Donald J. Trump
January 13, 2017 – February 26, 2017
A photo portrait of President-elect Donald J. Trump will go on display at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Jan. 13, 2017, and remain on view throughout the inauguration festivities.The photograph, taken in 1989 by photograph...
2016_DC_SIPG_Spacey9DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portrait of Kevin Spacey as President Francis J. Underwood
Kevin Spacey as President Francis J. Underwood
February 24, 2016 – October 10, 2016
The Portrait Gallery unveiled a new portrait of Kevin Spacey as his Golden Globe-winning character Frank Underwood from the Netflix original series, House of Cards. The monumental painting, which measures six feet by...
2014_DC_SIPG_Colbert6DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portrait of Stephen Colbert
Portrait of Stephen Colbert
December 20, 2014 – April 20, 2015
In recognition of the end of Stephen Colbert’s decade-long persona for Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, the museum has borrowed Colbert’s portrait, which was created for the final season of the show.
In 2008, Colbert contacted the Na...
2008_DC_SIPG_Colbert12DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portrait of Stephen Colbert
Colbert Portrait Hangs at Smithsonian
Jan. 17, 2008, 12:44 AM EST
Stephen Colbert was denied when he tried to run for president this year in South Carolina. Now the fake TV pundit is getting some love from the city of his birth.
His portrait was hung Wednesday at the Smithsonian Institution's Nation...
2007_DC_SIPG_SDay1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portraits of Sandra Day O'Connor
Portraits of Sandra Day O'Connor
March 30, 2007 – October 8, 2007
In October 2006, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor -- the first female associate justice on the Supreme Court of the United States (1981-2006) -- sat for two 3-hour sessions with artists from The Painting Group, a New York-based group of 25...
2019_DC_SIPG_Denmark29DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portraits of the World: Denmark
Portraits of the World: Denmark
December 13, 2019 – October 12, 2020
Portraits of the World: Denmark, the third iinstallation in our international portrait series, highlights Danish artist Michael Ancher's "Kunstdommere." This monumental group portrait of four of Denmark's most significant cultural ...
2018_DC_SIPG_Korea26DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portraits of the World: Korea
Portraits of the World: Korea
December 14, 2018 – November 17, 2019
Pioneering feminist artist Yun Suk Nam (born 1939) uses portraiture to gain insights into the lives of women, past and present. A wood assemblage portrait of her mother is the centerpiece of this exhibition, which includes portraits...
2017_DC_SIPG_Switzerland18DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portraits of the World: Switzerland
Portraits of the World: Switzerland
December 15, 2017 – November 12, 2018
Portraits of the World: Switzerland is the inaugural exhibition of a series that will highlight the global context of American portraiture. Each year, the National Portrait Gallery will showcase a portrait created by an intern...
2022_DC_SIPG_Couples11DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Powerful Partnerships: Civil War-Era Couples
Powerful Partnerships: Civil War-Era Couples
July 1, 2022 – May 18, 2025
Long before the term “power couple” found its way into English lexicon, dynamic duos had been making their mark on U.S. history. Powerful Partnerships: Civil War-Era Couples sheds light on the stories and faces of five couples ...
2006_DC_SIPG_ColdWar11DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Presidency and the Cold War
The Presidency and the Cold War
July 1, 2006 – February 24, 2008
This gallery is devoted to exhibitions on presidential themes with the first theme focusing on The Presidency and the Cold War. This exhibition explores how U.S. presidents shaped or reacted to the events of the Cold War, beginning at ...
2009_DC_SIPG_Recent12DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2009)
New Arrivals
January 30, 2009 – November 14, 2010
The recently acquired works displayed in this installation span more than two centuries of American history and culture. The breadth of works includes paintings of 19th-century statesman Daniel Webster by George Linen; a self-portrait by William Beck...
2010_DC_SIPG_Recent29DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2010)
Recent Acquisitions
November 19, 2010 – November 13, 2011
This exhibition of some 35 objects that have recently been added to the museum's collection spans centuries of American history and culture. The installation highlights a diverse group of journalists, artists, and leaders who have shaped the ...
2011_DC_SIPG_Recent42DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2011)
Recent Acquisitions
November 18, 2011 – November 4, 2012
On view are approximately 40 new works of art acquired by the museum from 2007 to 2011, including caricatures of Beverly Sills and Earl “Fatha” Hines by Al Hirschfeld, photographs of former first ladies Nancy Reagan and Barbara Bush by Diana W...
2012_DC_SIPG_Recent15DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2012)
Recent Acquisitions
November 9, 2012 – October 27, 2013
On view are works recently aquired by the museum, including paintings of Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Adolph Ochs; a bronze of Ethel Waters; photographs of Marjorie Merriweather Post, Mary Pickford, and Muhammad Ali; and prints of George Washingto...
2014_DC_SIPG_Recent24DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2014)
Recent Acquisitions
November 7, 2014 – November 1, 2015
New additions to the Portrait Gallery’s collection are installed in the hall leading from the G Street museum entrance to the permanent collection exhibition American Origins. The pieces include paintings of Ted Turner, Maya Angelou, Marvin Ham...
2015_DC_SIPG_Recent34DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2015)
Recent Acquisitions
November 6, 2015 – October 30, 2016
From Frederick Douglass, Bob Hope, Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Aretha Franklin to Rita Moreno, Matilde Krim, Hank Aaron, Willie Nelson, and Rubén Blades, this annual exhibition features 29 objects that tell the story and identity of America thro...
2016_DC_SIPG_Recent34DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2016)
2017_DC_SIPG_Recent37DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2017)
Recent Acquisitions
November 17, 2017 - November 4, 2018
The annual exhibition “Recent Acquisitions” displays the latest portraits to enter into the museum’s renowned collection. Figures who have made lasting contributions in such areas as medicine, music, literature, art and social justice are repr...
2018_DC_SIPG_Recent30DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2018)
Recent Acquisitions
November 16, 2018 – November 3, 2019
The Obama portraits by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald were just two of several prized artworks acquired by the National Portrait Gallery during its 50th anniversary. As the Portrait Gallery turns the corner on a new decade of its legacy, the mu...
2019_DC_SIPG_Recent33DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2019)
Recent Acquisitions
November 15, 2019 – August 30, 2020
The annual exhibition Recent Acquisitions showcases 25 portraits to recently enter the Portrait Gallery’s renowned collection. Images of individuals who have made an impact in art, business, fashion, media, medicine, music and social justice jo...
2020_DC_SIPG_Recent37DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2020)
Recent Acquisitions: Gifts from the Corcoran Gallery of Art
October 9, 2020 – October 24, 2021
This exhibition presents more than 25 gifted works, including portraits of cultural figures Louis Armstrong, Katharine Graham, and Frida Kahlo; presidents James Madison and Zachary Taylor; and the first Se...
2023_DC_SIPG_Recent37DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2023)
Recent Acquisitions
Recent Acquisitions showcases 21 additions to the National Portrait Gallery’s collection. The latest iteration of this annual display focuses exclusively on portraits representing women or made by women. Subjects include singer Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, artists Ruth Asawa, Shigeko ...
2008_DC_SIPG_Recognize5DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recognize!
RECOGNIZE! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture
February 8, 2008 – October 26, 2008

This exhibition features images of hip hop stars by 7 artists who have explored the hip hop phenomenon. Since its inception in the 1970s, hip hop has been arguably the most influential and popular musical form in Am...
2018_DC_SIPG_Anthony3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recognize: Marc Anthony
Recognize
May 3, 2018 – June 3, 2018
In April, the Portrait Gallery invited its followers to cast their votes across the museum’s social media platforms for one of three portraits of celebrities who are turning 50 in 2018 and whose portraits are included in the museum’s permanent collection. The maj...
2009_DC_SIPG_Reflections75DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Reflections/Refractions: Self-Portraiture in the Twentieth Century
Reflections/ Refractions: Self-Portraiture in the Twentieth Century: April 10, 2009 through August 16, 2009:
Louis Lozowick This exhibition of approximately 75 works will probe the complex issues of understanding identity in the past century. Included in the exhibition are self portraits by Edward H...
2018_DC_SIPG_RFK2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Remembering Robert F. Kennedy
Remembering Robert F. Kennedy
June 6, 2018 – July 8, 2018
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery celebrates the life and legacy of Robert (“Bobby”) Kennedy with a portrait created by Roy Lichtenstein in 1968, commissioned for the cover of Time magazine.
After winning the California presidential...
2024_DC_SIPG_Renovating60DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Renovating a Landmark: From Patent Office to Reynolds Center
2016_DC_SIPG_Renovating86DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Renovating a Landmark: From Patent Office to Reynolds Center
2013_DC_SIPG_Renovating22DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Renovating a Landmark: From Patent Office to Reynolds Center
2007_DC_SIPG_Renovating3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Renovating a Landmark: From Patent Office to Reynolds Center
2024_03_06E_SIPG_Star_Power29DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Star Power
Star Power: Photographs from Hollywood’s Golden Age by George Hurrell
March 1, 2024 – January 5, 2025
Widely regarded as the preeminent Hollywood portrait photographer of the 1930s and 1940s, George Hurrell (1904–1992) created definitive, timeless images of many of the most glamorous figures of film...
2021_DC_SIPG_Storied15DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Storied Women of the Civil War Era
Storied Women of the Civil War Era
May 24, 2019 - May 8, 2022
During the Civil War era, numerous women rose to national prominence -- from First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln to the actress and Union spy Pauline Cushman. This intimate exhibition includes portraits of these and other intriguing women who ca...
2019_DC_SIPG_Storied18DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Storied Women of the Civil War Era
Storied Women of the Civil War Era
May 24, 2019 - May 8, 2022
During the Civil War era, numerous women rose to national prominence -- from First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln to the actress and Union spy Pauline Cushman. This intimate exhibition includes portraits of these and other intriguing women who ca...
2012_DC_SIPG_Black_List11DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: The Black List
While photography was allowed in this special exhibit, I couldn't photograph most of the pieces because the reflective glass kept picking up everything around me instead of the piece itself.
2017_DC_SIPG_Sweat84DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers
The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers
November 3, 2017 – September 3, 2018
The Sweat of Their Face combines art and social history with representations of American laborers across genres and centuries of art. Artists such as Winslow Homer, Dorothea Lange, Elizabeth Catlett, and Lewis ...
2018_DC_SIPG_UnSeen73DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: UnSeen: Our Past in a New Light, Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar
UnSeen: Our Past in a New Light, Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar
March 23, 2018 – January 6, 2019
The exhibition highlights the work of two leading contemporary artists who grapple with the under- and misrepresentation of certain minorities in portraiture and American history. Gonzales-Day and Kap...
2018_DC_SIPG_UnSeen_Book35DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: UnSeen: Our Past in a New Light, Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar -- Comment Book
I was impressed that after just 4-1/2 days, both of the comment books were already 80-90% full.
2020_DC_SIPG_Visionary13DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Visionary: The Cumming Family Collection
Visionary: The Cumming Family Collection
September 18, 2020 – January 24, 2021
This exhibition reveals the results of over twenty-five years of inspired collecting by Ian and Annette Cumming. Beginning in 1995, the Cummings worked with their friend D. Dodge Thompson to commission or acquire over two...
2021_DC_SIPG_Visionary217DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Visionary: The Cumming Family Collection (Part 2)
Visionary: The Cumming Family Collection (Part 2)
December 4, 2020 - January 24, 2021
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery presents “Visionary: The Cumming Family Collection,” revealing the results of more than 25 years of inspired collecting by Ian and Annette Cumming and installed in two pa...
2020_DC_SIPG_Visionary24DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Visionary: The Cumming Family Collection (Part 2) -- Preparing to open
Visionary: The Cumming Family Collection (Part 2)
December 4, 2020 - January 24, 2021
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery presents “Visionary: The Cumming Family Collection,” revealing the results of more than 25 years of inspired collecting by Ian and Annette Cumming and installed in two pa...
2019_DC_SIPG_Votes213DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence
Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence
March 29, 2019 – January 5, 2020
To usher in the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment,Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence reveals the women and organizations often overlooked in the complex narrative of women’s suffr...
2021_DC_SIPG_Gurney30DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Warranted to Give Satisfaction: Daguerreotypes by Jeremiah Gurney
Warranted to Give Satisfaction: Daguerreotypes by Jeremiah Gurney
June 25, 2021 – February 6, 2022
Jeremiah Gurney (1812–1895), a jeweler by profession, gave up that trade in favor of daguerreotypy in 1840 and established one of New York City’s first daguerreotype studios. In the years that followed...
2022_DC_SIPG_Watergate46DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Watergate: Portraiture and Intrigue
Watergate: Portraiture and Intrigue
March 25, 2022 – September 5, 2022
The June 17, 1972, break-in at the Democratic National Committee offices at the Watergate Complex quickly escalated to a political and legal crisis that reached the highest levels of the United States government -- including Pres...
2019_DC_SIPG_Progress31DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Women of Progress: Early Camera Portraits
Women of Progress: Early Camera Portraits
June 14, 2019 – May 31, 2020
In mid-nineteenth-century America, the growing presence of women in public life coincided with the rise of portrait photography. This exhibition of daguerreotypes and ambrotypes from the 1840s and 1850s features portraits of earl...
2018_DC_SIPG_Daguerre_Mon10DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Monument to Louis Daguerre (outside)
2016_DC_SIPG_Daguerre_Mon2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Monument to Louis Daguerre (outside)
2012_DC_SIPG_Daguerre_Mon8DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Monument to Louis Daguerre (outside)
2008_DC_SIPG_Daguerre_Mon5DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Monument to Louis Daguerre (outside)
2006_DC_SIPG_Daguerre_Mon2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Monument to Louis Daguerre (outside)
1999_DC_SIPG_Daguerre_Mon5DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Monument to Louis Daguerre (outside)
2009_DC_SIPG_1934154DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: 1934: A New Deal for Artists
1934: A New Deal for Artists
Now through January 3, 2010

In 1934, Americans grappled with an economic situation that feels all too familiar today. Against the backdrop of the Great Depression, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's administration created the Public Works of Art Program—the first fed...
2012_DC_SIPG_Abstract18DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Abstract Drawings
Abstract DrawingsJune 15, 2012 – January 6, 2013
Abstract Drawings presents a selection of forty-six works on paper from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s permanent collection that are rarely on public display. From simple sketches to highly finished compositions, these works represent the rich ...
2020_DC_SIPG_Humboldt_Folks14DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Alexander von Humboldt -- Folks At...
Folks here include the curator, Eleanor Harvey, artist/writer/director/producer Paul Glenshaw, Mike Rhode, and Cathy Hunter.
2021_DC_SIPG_Humboldt4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture
Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture
September 18, 2020 – January 3, 2021
Alexander von Humboldt was arguably the most important naturalist of the 19th century. Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture places American art squarely in th...
2020_DC_SIPG_Humboldt165DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture
Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture
September 18, 2020 – January 3, 2021
Alexander von Humboldt was arguably the most important naturalist of the 19th century. Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture places American art squarely in th...
2019_DC_SIPG_Myth133DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: American Myth and Memory: David Levinthal Photographs
American Myth and Memory: David Levinthal Photographs
June 7, 2019 – October 14, 2019
Populated with toy cowboys and cavalry, Barbie dolls and baseball players, David Levinthal’s photographs reference iconic images and events that shaped postwar American society. Despite their playful veneer, Levint...
2017_DC_SIPG_JFK_Visionary61DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: American Visionary: John F. Kennedy's Life and Times
American Visionary: John F. Kennedy's Life and Times
May 3, 2017 – September 17, 2017
President John F. Kennedy’s administration coincided with a golden age of photojournalism in America. American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times brings together images culled from the John F. Kennedy Pres...
2012_DC_SIPG_Video_Games141DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Art of Video Games
The Art of Video Games
March 16, 2012 – September 30, 2012
Video games use images, actions, and player participation to tell stories and engage their audiences. In the same way as film, animation, and performance, they can be considered a compelling and influential form of narrative art. In this exh...
2024_DC_SIPG_A2A32DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Artist to Artist
Artist to Artist
October 1, 2021 – May 18, 2025
Assembled from the museum’s extensive twentieth-century holdings, Artist to Artist features eight pairings: Yayoi Kusama and Joseph Cornell, George Tooker and Paul Cadmus, Loďs Mailou Jones and Elizabeth Catlett, Frank O'Hara and Grace Hartigan, Yasuo ...
2021_DC_SIPG_A2A24DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Artist to Artist
Artist to Artist
October 1, 2021 — September 3, 2023
The work of the artist is often thought of as solitary. We picture the painter confronting a blank canvas alone, studio door figuratively shut. Yet few artists thrive in a social vacuum. Even those who prefer to work in private will seek out other...
2019_DC_SIPG_Respond147DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975
Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975
March 15, 2019 – August 18, 2019
Artists Respond: Art and America’s War, 1965 to 1975 explores artistic reactions to the Vietnam War created during the height of the U.S. intervention in Southeast Asia. An unpopular and internally divisive...
2018_DC_SIPG_Traylor99DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor
Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor
September 28, 2018 – March 17, 2019
Bill Traylor (ca. 1853–1949) is regarded today as one of the most important American artists of the twentieth century. A black man born into slavery in Alabama, he was an eyewitness to history: the Civil War, Emancipation, R...
2023_DC_SIPG_Weems21DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Carrie Mae Weems: Looking Forward, Looking Back
Carrie Mae Weems: Looking Forward, Looking Back
September 22, 2023 – July 7, 2024
Legendary artist Carrie Mae Weems has been described as an icon, national treasure, and genius. She is a moral compass in the field, entwining art and activism to address racism, sexism, classism, colonialism, and xeno...
2019_DC_SIPG_Obata156DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Chiura Obata: American Modern
Chiura Obata: American Modern
November 27, 2019 – May 25, 2020
Chiura Obata (1885–1975) ranks among the most significant California-based artists and Japanese American cultural leaders of the last century. Obata’s seemingly effortless synthesis of different art traditions defies the usual division b...
2023_DC_SIPG_Thomas31DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Composing Color: Paintings by Alma Thomas
Composing Color: Paintings by Alma Thomas
September 15, 2023 – June 2, 2024
Alma Thomas is a singular figure in the story of twentieth-century American art. She developed her exuberant form of abstract painting late in life, after retiring from a long career as a schoolteacher. Blossoming in the mid...
2020_DC_SIPG_Holzer12DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Conserving Jenny Holzer's For SAAM
Lunder Conservation Center
Conserving Jenny Holzer's For SAAM
2020_DC_SIPG_Bey_Johnson5DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Dawoud Bey & William H. Johnson
New On View
Dawoud Bey & William H. Johnson
2015_DC_SIPG_Carving22DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Direct Carving
Direct Carving
February 5, 2015 – Indefinitely
The exhibition includes approximately 24 sculptures from across the twentieth century, nearly all from the museum’s permanent collection. Direct carving is an unusual method of sculpting in which an artist works directly with a piece of stone or wood, u...
2018_DC_SIPG_Almost_Home57DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Do Ho Suh: Almost Home
Do Ho Suh: Almost Home
March 16, 2018 – August 5, 2018
Do Ho Suh’s immersive, dreamlike work explores the nature and meaning of home, fastening ties between personal space and shared experience. Encountering his large-scale fabric sculptures is both deeply familiar and profoundly alien as the ordina...
2017_DC_SIPG_Sultan17DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Donald Sultan: The Disaster Paintings
Donald Sultan: The Disaster Paintings
May 26, 2017 – September 4, 2017
In the 1980s Donald Sultan (born 1951) began his industrial landscape series the Disaster Paintings. He worked with the subject for nearly a decade, using images of actual events drawn from the daily newspaper. Sultan’s Disaster ...
2017_DC_SIPG_Mean_Streets14DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Down These Mean Streets
Down These Mean Streets
May 12, 2017 – August 6, 2017
The exhibition examines 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), in which t...
2014_DC_SIPG_Experience58DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Experience America
Experience America
August 14, 2014 – Permanent
The 1930s was a heady time for artists in America. Through President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal programs, the federal government paid them to paint and sculpt and urged them to look to the nation’s land and people for their subjects. For the next dec...
2024_03_21B_SIPG_Fighters81DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Fighters for Freedom: William H. Johnson Picturing Justice
Fighters for Freedom: William H. Johnson Picturing Justice
March 8, 2024 – September 8, 2024
William H. Johnson painted his Fighters for Freedom series in the mid-1940s as a tribute to African American activists, scientists, teachers, and performers as well as international heads of state working to...
2020_DC_SIPG_Folk21DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Folk Art
2019_DC_SIPG_Folk17DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Folk Art
2016_DC_SIPG_Folk48DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Folk Art
Folk and Self-Taught Art
October 21, 2016 – Ongoing
The works in SAAM’s galleries for folk and self-taught art represent the powerful vision of America’s untrained and vernacular artists, embodying diverse American narratives and reminding us that creativity flourishes independent of formal art trai...
2014_DC_SIPG_Folk5DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Folk Art
2012_DC_SIPG_Folk35DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Folk Art
2011_DC_SIPG_Folk32DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Folk Art
2010_DC_SIPG_Folk58DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Folk Art
2008_DC_SIPG_Folk28DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Folk Art
2006_DC_SIPG_Folk44DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Folk Art
2012_DC_SIPG_Folk_Throne31DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Folk Art -- Restoring the Throne of the Third Heaven exhibit
2016_DC_SIPG_Gene_Davis19DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Gene Davis: Hot Beat
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 leadi...
2009_DC_SIPG_GM111DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Graphic Masters I
Graphic Masters I: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
November 27, 2008 – May 25, 2009
On view are watercolors, pastels, and drawings from the early 19th century through the 1930s to celebrate the extraordinary variety and accomplishment of American artists' works on paper. The work...
2008_DC_SIPG_GM128DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Graphic Masters I
Graphic Masters I: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
November 27, 2008 – May 25, 2009
On view are watercolors, pastels, and drawings from the early 19th century through the 1930s to celebrate the extraordinary variety and accomplishment of American artists' works on paper. The work...
2009_DC_SIPG_GM222DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Graphic Masters II
Graphic Masters II: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum:
Graphic Masters II: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the second in a series of special installations, celebrates the extraordinary variety and accomplishment of American artists' works on paper. These excep...
2010_DC_SIPG_GM337DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Graphic Masters III
Graphic Masters III: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the third in a series of special installations, celebrates the extraordinary variety and accomplishment of American artists' works on paper. These twenty-eight exceptional watercolors, charcoals, and drawings from the 1960s to...
2020_DC_SIPG_Hand_Wheel4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Hand and Wheel
Hand and Wheel
Stieglitz, O'Keeffe, and a Ford V-8
Alfred Stieglitz was a prominent photographer and, as director of the gallery 291 in New York City, a tireless champion of modernist art. He first encountered the work of Georgia O'Keeffe on New Year's Day in 1916, when a mutual friend showed him a ...
2016_DC_SIPG_Harlem30DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Harlem Heroes: Photographs by Carl Van Vechten
Harlem Heroes: Photographs by Carl Van Vechten
August 26, 2016 – March 19, 2017
This installation, presented in celebration of the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, features thirty-nine images, all works from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s p...
2016_DC_SIPG_Noguchi102DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern
Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern
November 11, 2016 – March 19, 2017
Location: 1st Floor, West
Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) was among the most innovative American sculptors of the twentieth century, creating works that were far ahead of his time. His design for Sculpture to Be Seen from Mars (1947) anticip...
2019_DC_SIPG_Cornell15DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Joseph Cornell
2017_DC_SIPG_Walker37DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)
Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)
October 13, 2017 – March 11, 2018
The Smithsonian American Art Museum presents the complete set of Kara Walker's print series, Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) for the first time since it was acquired in 2008...
2018_DC_SIPG_Love4Ward10DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Kelsey Montague's "Love It Forward"
2013_DC_SIPG_LIP12DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Landscapes in Passing
Landscapes In Passing: Photographs by Steve Fitch, Robbert Flick, and Elaine Mayes
July 26, 2013 – January 20, 2014
The American landscape has inspired generations of artists, but the 48 photographs in this presentation— by Steve Fitch, Robbert Flick and Elaine Mayes— are a far cry from traditional ...
2008_DC_SIPG_Local_Color13DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Local Color
Local Color: Washington Painting at Mid-Century
July 4, 2008 – October 13, 2008
On view are 27 large-scale, luminous, abstract paintings from the museum's permanent collection dating from the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s by such Washington D.C.-based artists as Gene Davis, Thomas Downing, Sam Gilliam,...
2017_DC_SIPG_Lumia37DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light
Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light
October 6, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light reveals this groundbreaking artist and his spellbinding light compositions for the first time in nearly fifty years. As early as 1919—well before the advent of consumer television ...
2011_DC_SIPG_Chicago26DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Made in Chicago: The Koffler Collection
Made in Chicago: The Koffler Collection
August 12, 2011 - January 2, 2012
On view are 26 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper created by Chicago artists, including works by Roger Brown, Leon Golub, Theodore Halkin, Vera Klement, Ellen Lanyon, Jim Nutt, Ed Paschke, Barry Tinsley, and Ray Yoshida...
2023_DC_SIPG_Wests146DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Many Wests: Artists Shape an American Idea
Many Wests: Artists Shape an American Idea
July 28, 2023 – January 14, 2024
Ideas about the American West, both in popular culture and in commonly accepted historical narratives, are often based on a past that never was, and fail to take into account important events that actually occurred. The exhi...
2015_DC_SIPG_Masterworks25DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Masterworks
Special Installation of 19 American Masterworks
April 17 through August 16, 2015
Nineteen major paintings lent from the private collection of Thelma and Melvin Lenkin of Chevy Chase, MD, will be on view on the second floor galleries of the museum as part of a special installation from April 17 throu...
2015_DC_SIPG_Measured37DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Measured Perfection: Hiram Powers' Greek Slave
Measured Perfection: Hiram Powers' Greek Slave
July 3, 2015 – February 19, 2017
This one-gallery exhibition reveals the inner workings of the studio of Hiram Powers (1805-1873), who was among the most innovative sculptors of the nineteenth century, eagerly adapting long-standing sculpture traditions...
2013_DC_SIPG_Shaker10DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Mount Lebanon Shaker Society
2011_DC_SIPG_Multi40DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Multiplicity
Multiplicity:
November 11, 2011 – March 11, 2012

Multiplicity features 83 works from the museum’s permanent collection by such outstanding contemporary artists as John Baldessari, John Cage, Vija Celmins, Chuck Close, R. Luke DuBois, Sol LeWitt, Brice Marden, Julie Mehretu, Martin Puryear, Susan Ro...
2023_DC_SIPG_Musical37DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Musical Thinking: New Video Art and Sonic Strategies
Musical Thinking: New Video Art and Sonic Strategies
June 23, 2023 – January 29, 2024
Musical Thinking: New Video Art and Sonic Strategies explores the powerful resonances between recent video art and popular music. The exhibition focuses on video art that employs the strategies of musical creation ...
2022_DC_SIPG_Mvsevm4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: MVSEVM (by David Beck)
The piece is back after the gallery was refurbished a little.
2012_DC_SIPG_Mvsevm32DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: MVSEVM (by David Beck)
2009_DC_SIPG_Mvsevm13DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: MVSEVM (by David Beck)
2007_DC_SIPG_Mvsevm2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: MVSEVM (by David Beck)
2008_DC_SIPG_Obata10DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Obata's Yosemite
Obata's Yosemite
February 22, 2008 – June 1, 2008
On view are 27 prints and watercolors and a series of approximately 21 progressive proofs of Yosemite National Park by Chiura Obata (1885-1975). During a visit to Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada in 1927, Obata made approximately 100 drawings in pencil...
2014_DC_SIPG_Our_America24DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art
Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art
October 25, 2013 – March 2, 2014
This exhibition reveals the rich and varied contributions of Latino artists in the United States since the mid-twentieth century, when the concept of a collective Latino identity began to emerge. Drawn from the museum'...
2013_DC_SIPG_Our_America48DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art
Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art
October 25, 2013 – March 2, 2014
More than 90 works of art across all media by significant Latino artists active from the 1950s to today give voice to their broader American experience. Drawn from the museum’s pioneering permanent collection of Latino...
2007_DC_SIPG_Top7DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Over the Top
Over the Top: American Posters from World War I (10/26/2007 - 02/03/2008):
The powerful imagery of war bond posters during World War I successfully called on Americans to support the war effort. Over the Top: American Posters from World War I presents 45 of these posters, from the collection of Thom...
2024_04_04E_SIPG_Quilts94DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Pattern and Paradox: The Quilts of Amish Women
Pattern and Paradox: The Quilts of Amish Women
March 28, 2024 – August 26, 2024
Explore the creative practice of Amish quilters in the United States. Pattern and Paradox: The Quilts of Amish Women looks beyond quilting as a utilitarian practice. It reveals historical quilting among the Amish as an a...
2019_DC_SIPG_Buffalo61DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Picturing the American Buffalo: George Catlin and Modern Native American Artists
Picturing the American Buffalo: George Catlin and Modern Native American Artists
October 11, 2019 – April 12, 2020
In the nineteenth century, American bison (commonly called the buffalo) thundered across the Great Plains of the American West in the millions. They symbolized the abundance of the land...
2011_DC_SIPG_Preamble3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Preamble (by Mike Wilkins)
2010_DC_SIPG_Preamble1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Preamble (by Mike Wilkins)
2009_DC_SIPG_Preamble2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Preamble (by Mike Wilkins)
2008_DC_SIPG_Preamble3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Preamble (by Mike Wilkins)
2006_DC_SIPG_Preamble2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Preamble (by Mike Wilkins)
2020_DC_SIPG_PrintRev202DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now
Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now
November 20, 2020 – August 8, 2021
In the 1960s, activist Chicano artists forged a remarkable history of printmaking that remains vital today. Many artists came of age during the civil rights, labor, anti-war, feminist, an...
2016_DC_SIPG_Brooks41DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Romaine Brooks
Romaine Brooks
June 17, 2016 – October 2, 2016
Romaine Brooks (1874–1970) lived most of her life in Paris where she was a leading figure of an artistic counterculture of upper-class Europeans and American expatriates, many of whom were creative, bohemian, and homosexual. Brooks crafted an androgynou...
2014_DC_SIPG_Roby82DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Sara Roby Foundation Collection
Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection
February 28, 2014 – August 17, 2014
70 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper dating from the 1910s to the 1980s by such artists as Will Barnet, Isabel Bishop, Paul Cadmus, Arthur Dove, Nancy Grossman, Edward Hopper, Wolf Kahn, Yasuo Ku...
2021_DC_SIPG_Sargent230DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano
Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano
October 8, 2021 – May 8, 2022
Experience the spectacle of Venice and its rich history as a glassmaking capital through Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano. The exhibition is th...
2019_DC_SIPG_Scale32DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Sculpture Down to Scale: Models for Public Art at Federal Buildings, 1974–1985
Sculpture Down to Scale: Models for Public Art at Federal Buildings, 1974–1985
May 31, 2019 - June 6, 2020
"The idea itself . . . is as much a work of art as any finished product. All intervening steps—scribbles, sketches, drawings, failed work, models, studies, thoughts, conversations—are of inter...
2014_DC_SIPG_Singing162DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art
The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art
October 31, 2014 – February 22, 2015
Some 50 works by more than a dozen contemporary artists who employ avian imagery as a conduit for understanding contemporary culture are on view. The exhibition explores the following themes:
* How we identi...
2010_DC_SIPG_Rockwell9DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg
Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg
July 2, 2010 – January 2, 2011
NOTE: No photography was allowed in the exhibit so this is just pictures of the line to get in.
Two of America's best-known modern filmmakers -- George Lucas and Steven Spielberg...
2020_DC_SIPG_Auto19DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: The Automobile and American Art
The Automobile and American Art
September 18, 2020 – Indefinitely
What could be more American than the car? From drive-ins to road trips on the open highway—cars are an essential part of American culture.
Since the birth of the automobile, cars have also been a central theme in American art, from th...
2024_05_10C2_SIPG_TempleAR6DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: The Temple of Invention AR Experience
The Temple of Invention AR Experience
FREE
Before it was an art museum, the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s historical building showcased ingenuity through the display of thousands of patent models. Known as a “temple of invention,” it was a place for ideas and exploration, creativity and change....
2019_DC_SIPG_Tiffany_Chung32DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Tiffany Chung: Vietnam, Past is Prologue
Tiffany Chung: Vietnam, Past is Prologue
March 15, 2019 – September 2, 2019
Internationally acclaimed artist Tiffany Chung (b. 1969, Da Nang, Vietnam) is known for her multimedia work that explores migration, conflict, and shifting geographies in the wake of political and natural upheavals. The Smit...
2018_DC_SIPG_Paglen159DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen
Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen
June 21, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Artist Trevor Paglen’s work explores surveillance, state secrecy, data collection, and the ways in which technology is altering humans’ relationship with the land around us. His subtly unnerving photographs are rooted in classical landscape...
2016_DC_SIPG_Watch_This4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Watch This! New Directions in the Art of the Moving Image
Watch This! New Directions in the Art of the Moving Image
September 9, 2016 – March 6, 2017
Watch This! New Directions in the Art of the Moving Image is a series of rotating exhibitions drawn from SAAM’s media arts collection.
This presentation of Watch This! is the fifth in the series and presents ...
2015_DC_SIPG_Watch_This8DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Watch This! Revelations in Media Art
Watch This! Revelations in Media Art
April 24, 2015 – September 7, 2015
Creative and commercial innovations in hi-fidelity stereo, broadcast television, videotape and satellite technologies ignited a frenetic pace of social change through the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, simultaneously shattering and sha...
2022_DC_SIPG_Made115DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: We Are Made of Stories: Self-Taught Artists in the Robson Family Collection
We Are Made of Stories: Self-Taught Artists in the Robson Family Collection
July 1, 2022 – March 26, 2023
Artists without formal training, who learned from family, community, and personal journeys, have long been a presence in American art. But it was not until the 1980s, with the help of trailblazi...
2021_DC_SIPG_Welcome_Home70DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Welcome Home: A Portrait of East Baltimore, 1975-1980
Welcome Home: A Portrait of East Baltimore, 1975-1980
July 16, 2021 – January 17, 2022
To celebrate the bicentennial of the country’s founding, in 1976 the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) launched a multi-year program of photography surveys in communities across the United States. These survey...
2023_DC_SIPG_Contemp236DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Galleries for Modern and Contemporary Art
Galleries for Modern and Contemporary Art
September 22, 2023 – Ongoing
The Smithsonian American Art Museum reopens its modern and contemporary galleries with a new installation of its permanent collection that freshly examines the explosion of possibility in American art between the 1940s and today....
2020_DC_SIPG_Contemp45DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Galleries for Modern and Contemporary Art
2019_DC_SIPG_Contemp14DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Galleries for Modern and Contemporary Art
2016_DC_SIPG_Contemp6DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Galleries for Modern and Contemporary Art
2014_DC_SIPG_Contemp57DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Galleries for Modern and Contemporary Art
2013_DC_SIPG_Contemp17DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Galleries for Modern and Contemporary Art
2012_DC_SIPG_Contemp11DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Galleries for Modern and Contemporary Art
2011_DC_SIPG_Contemp23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Galleries for Modern and Contemporary Art
2009_DC_SIPG_Contemp45DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Galleries for Modern and Contemporary Art
2008_DC_SIPG_Contemp16DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Galleries for Modern and Contemporary Art
2007_DC_SIPG_Contemp52DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Galleries for Modern and Contemporary Art
2006_DC_SIPG_Contemp1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Galleries for Modern and Contemporary Art
2024_05_10C3_SIPG_Luce188DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Luce Foundation Center for American Art (Partially reviewed)
2023_DC_SIPG_Luce2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Luce Foundation Center for American Art
2019_DC_SIPG_Luce3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Luce Foundation Center for American Art
2016_DC_SIPG_Luce18DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Luce Foundation Center for American Art
2014_DC_SIPG_Luce8DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Luce Foundation Center for American Art
2012_DC_SIPG_Luce23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Luce Foundation Center for American Art
2010_DC_SIPG_Luce2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Luce Foundation Center for American Art
2009_DC_SIPG_Luce41DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Luce Foundation Center for American Art
2008_DC_SIPG_Luce38DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Luce Foundation Center for American Art
Including a curator-led tour.
2007_DC_SIPG_Luce58DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Luce Foundation Center for American Art
2006_DC_SIPG_Luce40DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Luce Foundation Center for American Art
2023_DC_SIPG_Julien4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM/NPG) -- Exhibit: Isaac Julien: Lessons of the Hour -- Frederick Douglass
Isaac Julien: Lessons of the Hour -- Frederick Douglass
December 8, 2023 – December 6, 2026
Sir Isaac Julien’s moving image installation Lessons of the Hour (2019) interweaves period reenactments across five screens to create a vivid picture of nineteenth-century activist, writer, orator, and philos...
2024_03_25E7_St_Matthews7DC -- Dupont Circle -- Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle (1725 Rhode Island Ave., NW)
2023_DC_St_Matthews69DC -- Dupont Circle -- Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle (1725 Rhode Island Ave., NW)
2022_DC_St_Matthews6DC -- Dupont Circle -- Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle (1725 Rhode Island Ave., NW)
2021_DC_St_Matthews8DC -- Dupont Circle -- Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle (1725 Rhode Island Ave., NW)
2016_DC_St_Matthews64DC -- Dupont Circle -- Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle (1725 Rhode Island Ave., NW)
2007_DC_St_Matthews46DC -- Dupont Circle -- Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle (1725 Rhode Island Ave., NW)
2005_DC_St_Matthews36DC -- Dupont Circle -- Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle (1725 Rhode Island Ave., NW)
2023_DC_Ellipse6DC -- Ellipse (President's Park South)
2022_DC_Ellipse3DC -- Ellipse (President's Park South)
2021_DC_Ellipse7DC -- Ellipse (President's Park South)
2020_DC_Ellipse4DC -- Ellipse (President's Park South)
2019_DC_Ellipse22DC -- Ellipse (President's Park South)
2017_DC_Ellipse7DC -- Ellipse (President's Park South)
2015_DC_Ellipse8DC -- Ellipse (President's Park South)
2014_DC_Ellipse2DC -- Ellipse (President's Park South)
2013_DC_Ellipse3DC -- Ellipse (President's Park South)
2012_DC_Ellipse2DC -- Ellipse (President's Park South)
2009_DC_Ellipse2DC -- Ellipse (President's Park South)
2008_DC_Ellipse1DC -- Ellipse (President's Park South)
2007_DC_Ellipse1DC -- Ellipse (President's Park South)
2005_DC_Ellipse1DC -- Ellipse (President's Park South)
2003_DC_Ellipse3DC -- Ellipse (President's Park South)
2002_DC_Ellipse8DC -- Ellipse (President's Park South)
2019_DC_Iran1988_19091224DC -- Exhibit: Iran 1988 Massacre @ U.S. Capitol
Iran: 1988 Massacre
Ongoing Human Rights Violations
US Capitol Ground [sic]
September 12, 2019
#1988IranMassacre
#NoImpunity4Mullahs
#FreeIran
2016_DC_Democracy_Spring_16041119DC -- Exhibit: #DemocracySpring @ U.S. Capitol
News reports varied their estimates of the crowd -- "hundreds", "300+", "400+" and even "thousands". From the democracyspring.org website:
Now is the time to take mass nonviolent action on a historic scale to save our democracy. Following a ten-day, 140-mile march from the Liberty Bell in Philadelph...
2019_DC_OAS_Int11DC -- Foggy Bottom -- Organization of American States -- Main Bldg Interior
2011_DC_OAS_Int9DC -- Foggy Bottom -- Organization of American States -- Main Bldg Interior
2010_DC_OAS_Int98DC -- Foggy Bottom -- Organization of American States -- Main Bldg Interior
2008_DC_OAS_Int77DC -- Foggy Bottom -- Organization of American States -- Main Bldg Interior
2007_DC_OAS_Int25DC -- Foggy Bottom -- Organization of American States -- Main Bldg Interior
2005_DC_OAS_Int31DC -- Foggy Bottom -- Organization of American States -- Main Bldg Interior
2023_DC_OAS1DC -- Foggy Bottom -- Organization of American States -- Main Bldg + Museum Exterior
2020_DC_OAS7DC -- Foggy Bottom -- Organization of American States -- Main Bldg + Museum Exterior
2019_DC_OAS5DC -- Foggy Bottom -- Organization of American States -- Main Bldg + Museum Exterior
2018_DC_OAS29DC -- Foggy Bottom -- Organization of American States -- Main Bldg + Museum Exterior
2017_DC_OAS19DC -- Foggy Bottom -- Organization of American States -- Main Bldg + Museum Exterior
2016_DC_OAS25DC -- Foggy Bottom -- Organization of American States -- Main Bldg + Museum Exterior
2013_DC_OAS11DC -- Foggy Bottom -- Organization of American States -- Main Bldg + Museum Exterior
2011_DC_OAS13DC -- Foggy Bottom -- Organization of American States -- Main Bldg + Museum Exterior
2010_DC_OAS1DC -- Foggy Bottom -- Organization of American States -- Main Bldg + Museum Exterior
2009_DC_OAS25DC -- Foggy Bottom -- Organization of American States -- Main Bldg + Museum Exterior
Outside art after a snow.
2008_DC_OAS27DC -- Foggy Bottom -- Organization of American States -- Main Bldg + Museum Exterior
2007_DC_OAS3DC -- Foggy Bottom -- Organization of American States -- Main Bldg + Museum Exterior
2006_DC_OAS31DC -- Foggy Bottom -- Organization of American States -- Main Bldg + Museum Exterior
2005_DC_OAS35DC -- Foggy Bottom -- Organization of American States -- Main Bldg + Museum Exterior
Part of an IMF, WB, OAS tour.
1997_DC_OAS13DC -- Foggy Bottom -- Organization of American States -- Main Bldg + Museum Exterior
2024_05_13F1_Fords_CEL5DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Center for Education and Leadership)
2024_03_23B2_Fords_CEL7DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Center for Education and Leadership)
2020_DC_Fords_CEL3DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Center for Education and Leadership)
2013_DC_Fords_CEL13DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Center for Education and Leadership)
2012_DC_Fords_CEL142DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Center for Education and Leadership)
2011_DC_Fords_CEL8DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Center for Education and Leadership)
2010_DC_Fords_CEL8DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Center for Education and Leadership)
Scaffolding is up for the Center for Education and Leadership. I miss the Lincoln mural that was there!
From http://www.fordstheatre.org/home/about-fords/facilities-and-centers/center-education-and-leadership :
The Ford’s Theatre Center for Education and Leadership will be housed at 514 Tenth Stree...
2009_DC_Fords_CEL1DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Center for Education and Leadership)
2008_DC_Fords_CEL2DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Center for Education and Leadership)
2007_DC_Fords_CEL3DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Center for Education and Leadership)
2005_DC_Fords_CEL2DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Center for Education and Leadership)
2013_DC_Fords_Not_Alone43DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Center for Education and Leadership) -- Exhibit: Not Alone: The Power of Response
Not Alone: The Power of Response

Letters of Support to the Parents of Matthew Shepard Following his Murder
September 10–November 3, 2013

After midnight on October 7, 1998, Matthew Shepard, a gay college student living in Laramie, Wyoming, was abducted, tied to a fence, beaten and left to die on th...
2014_DC_Fords_Technology81DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Center for Education and Leadership) -- Exhibit: Technology of War
2012_DC_Fords_Tuskegee38DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Center for Education and Leadership) -- Exhibit: The Test: Tuskegee Airmen
The Test: The Tuskegee Airmen Project
August 29–October 21, 2012
Special Exhibition in the Center for Education and Leadership

The Test details the training of the first African-American aviators in U.S. Military history and follows their ground-breaking training, deployment and service in World Wa...
2013_DC_Fords_Torn117DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Center for Education and Leadership) -- Exhibit: Torn in Two
Torn in Two: 150th Anniversary of the Civil War

December 11, 2012-February 24, 2013
Special Exhibition in the Center for Education and Leadership

The American Civil War is one of the defining events in American history. To commemorate its 150th anniversary, Ford’s Theatre will present Torn in Two:...
2015_DC_Fords_Museum15DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Museum)
2013_DC_Fords_Museum25DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Museum)
2012_DC_Fords_Museum239DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Museum)
I'd photographed the exhibit in 2009 when it reopened but, back then, my approach was to type up the text of the signs and then delete the pictures of the signs. Since then, I've changed my way of processing this.
2011_DC_Fords_Museum1DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Museum)
2010_DC_Fords_Museum32DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Museum)
2009_DC_Fords_Museum78DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Museum)
Pre-opening tour of the new museum. (A lot of these photos are of signage. There's *lots* of signage! Which is good.)
2005_DC_Fords_Museum4DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Museum)
2004_DC_Fords_Museum5DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Museum)
1997_DC_Fords_Museum2DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Museum)
2016_DC_Fords_Museum12DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Museum) -- Painting: Lincoln Borne by Loving Hands
"LINCOLN BORNE BY LOVING HANDS" 151 YEAR OLD ASSASSINATION EYEWITNESS PAINTING NOW ON DISPLAY
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE AND FORD’S THEATRE SOCIETY ANNOUNCE DISPLAY OF CARL BERSCH’S OIL PAINTING "LINCOLN BORNE BY LOVING HANDS"
PAINTING DEPICTS THE STREETSCAPE AS PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S BODY WAS CARRI...
2021_DC_Fords_Bricks70DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Sidewalk Bricks)
2015_DC_Fords_Bricks9DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Sidewalk Bricks)
Donor bricks outside of Ford's Theatre.
2013_DC_Fords_Bricks58DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Sidewalk Bricks)
I had a request to photograph some of these for someone.
2012_DC_Fords_Bricks17DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Sidewalk Bricks)
Donor bricks outside of Ford's Theatre.
2024_03_23B1_Fords12DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Theatre, Lobby)
2023_DC_Fords26DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Theatre, Lobby)
2021_DC_Fords4DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Theatre, Lobby)
2020_DC_Fords19DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Theatre, Lobby)
Signs up for the theatre which announced that same day that they would reopening October 14. They reclosed again shortly afterward.
2019_DC_Fords3DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Theatre, Lobby)
2017_DC_Fords8DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Theatre, Lobby)
2015_DC_Fords45DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Theatre, Lobby)
That new collage portrait is gorgeous!
2013_DC_Fords47DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Theatre, Lobby)
I hadn't seen the Presidential Box for some time. It's closed off during the summer due to crowds. Pictures also include a backstage tour during member's night.
2012_DC_Fords42DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Theatre, Lobby)
The wreath outside was for the 147th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln being shot here.
2011_DC_Fords5DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Theatre, Lobby)
The set of "Parade" was up when I visited.
2010_DC_Fords15DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Theatre, Lobby)
2009_DC_Fords64DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Theatre, Lobby)
2008_DC_Fords17DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Theatre, Lobby)
Ford's Theatre itself is currently closed for renovation. Pictures here are of the back alley and were encouraged by a walking tour sign which mentioned that this was the way that John Wilkes Booth came after the fanatic had murdered Abraham Lincoln.
2007_DC_Fords4DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Theatre, Lobby)
2006_DC_Fords12DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Theatre, Lobby)
2005_DC_Fords9DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Theatre, Lobby)
2004_DC_Fords4DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Theatre, Lobby)
2003_DC_Fords5DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Theatre, Lobby)
The day I was here, the theatre had to close early so the cast of "1776" could rehearse. The Lincoln Museum in the basement was closed for renovation as was the Petersen House across the street. Plus the street was being ripped apart for something or another. I presume most of this is either being d...
2002_DC_Fords1DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Theatre, Lobby)
2000_DC_Fords9DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Theatre, Lobby)
1997_DC_Fords12DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Theatre, Lobby)
1865_DC_Fords_Hist1DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Theatre, Lobby) -- Historic Images
2024_03_18B4_FDR77DC -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
2023_DC_FDR31DC -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
2014_DC_FDR28DC -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
A focus on the signs this time.
2013_DC_FDR37DC -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
2012_DC_FDR2DC -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
During cherry blossoms.
2010_DC_FDR19DC -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
For some reason, they allowed the water areas to freeze before draining them. The icicles were very cool!
2007_DC_FDR9DC -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
2006_DC_FDR7DC -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
2005_DC_FDR53DC -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
Several visits here, mostly during cherry blossom time: ...
2004_DC_FDR15DC -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
2002_DC_FDR87DC -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
2001_DC_FDR13DC -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
2000_DC_FDR75DC -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
1999_DC_FDR122DC -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
Including a visit with Mom and Al.
1998_DC_FDR72DC -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
1997_DC_FDR158DC -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
The first pictures were taken of the entrance of the memorial before it opened. They were just doing the engraving of the name at the time of the cherry blossoms.
The latter shots are on after it opened.5/2/1997.
1997_DC_FDR_Ceremony_97050273DC -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial -- Event: Opening Ceremony (1997)
On May 2, 1997, President Clinton joined Mike Wallace, Master of Ceremonies, FDR Commission Co-chairs Senators Daniel K. Inouye and Mark O. Hatfield, David B. Roosevelt, Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and opera singer Denyce Graves to dedicate the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. The FDR me...
2023_DC_FDR_VC32DC -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial -- Visitor Center
2013_DC_FDR_VC29DC -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial -- VIsitor Center
Finally photographed the visitor center.
2023_DC_SIFG_Egypt78DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: A Collector's Eye: Freer in Egypt
A Collector's Eye: Freer in Egypt
January 28, 2023 – Ongoing
A short distance from the steps of the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C, rises the Washington Monument, one of the city’s most distinct icons and an embodiment of America’s attraction to Egypt’s ancient past. Like many cultured nine...
2022_DC_SIFG_Egypt20DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: A Collector’s Eye: Freer in Egypt (Preview gallery)
A Collector’s Eye: Freer in Egypt
Opening January 28, 2023
A short distance from the steps of the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, rises the Washington Monument, one of the city’s most distinct icons and an embodiment of America’s attraction to Egypt’s ancient past. Like many cultured ninete...
2023_DC_SIFG_Mounting19DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: A Journey of Taste: Freer and Japanese Scroll Mounting
A Journey of Taste: Freer and Japanese Scroll Mounting 
April 15, 2023 – March 3, 2024
At times overlooked, the fabric mountings that surround East Asian paintings are often carefully calibrated additions that not only provide structural support but also enhance our appreciation of a work’s subject ...
2014_DC_SIFG_BW26DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Bountiful Waters
Bountiful Waters: Aquatic Life in Japanese Art
March 8–September 14, 2014
The waters that surround the islands of Japan and flow from its mountain ranges to form rivers and lakes host plants and animals that have sustained human life since prehistoric times. This exhibition features a selection of p...
2019_DC_SIFG_Dewings37DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Dewing's Poetic World
Dewing's Poetic World
November 27, 2019 – November 2020
Best known for his tonal compositions featuring a solitary female figure lost in thought, Thomas Wilmer Dewing was in reality part of an active social network of collectors, painters, and art dealers. Why do the women in his paintings appear to...
2024_04_28B5_SIFG_PFigures21DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Do Ho Suh: Public Figures
Do Ho Suh: Public Figures
April 27, 2024 – April 29, 2029
To usher in the next century of the National Museum of Asian Art, artist Do Ho Suh (b. 1962, South Korea) was commissioned to create a special edition of his work Public Figures to be installed in front of the museum and facing the National M...
2022_DC_SIFG_Falcons34DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Falcons: The Art of the Hunt
Falcons: The Art of the Hunt
January 15, 2022 – July 17, 2022
Swift, fierce, and loyal, falcons have been celebrated for their exceptional qualities for millennia. In ancient Egypt, they were closely associated with Horus, the god of the heavens. By the early eighth-century in Syria, falcons were gr...
2022_DC_SIFG_Feathered91DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Feathered Ink
Feathered Ink
August 27, 2022 – January 29, 2023
Across three galleries, Feathered Ink explores how Japanese artists have experimented over several centuries with different brush techniques in their depictions of avian subjects. Drawing from the Freer Gallery of Art's extensive collection of bird-an...
2014_DC_SIFG_Fine35DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Fine Impressions: Whistler, Freer, and Venice
Fine Impressions: Whistler, Freer, and Venice
October 18, 2014 – Indefinitely
In 1887, museum founder Charles Lang Freer purchased the entire Second Venice Set, twenty-six atmospheric etchings by James McNeill Whistler. This precipitous act marked the beginning of a long and fruitful partnership. Th...
2018_DC_SIFG_Screens23DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: For Love of Place: Japanese Screens
For Love of Place: Japanese Screens
May 5, 2018 – November 4, 2018
Japanese landscape paintings on folding screens had religious and political purpose as early as the eleventh century. Surrogates for the land, these works were employed in rituals to secure the realm’s prosperity.
Throughout ensuing ...
2021_DC_SIFG_Hokusai172DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Hokusai: Mad about Painting
Hokusai: Mad about Painting
November 23, 2019 Through 2021
The Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) is widely recognized for a single image—Great Wave Off the Coast of Kanagawa, an icon of global art—yet he produced thousands of works throughout his long life. Charles Lang Freer recognized...
2019_DC_SIFG_Hokusai178DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Hokusai: Mad about Painting
Hokusai: Mad about Painting
November 23, 2019 – November 2020
The Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) is widely recognized for a single image—Great Wave Off the Coast of Kanagawa, an icon of global art—yet he produced thousands of works throughout his long life. Charles Lang Freer recogni...
2024_03_18C2_SIFG_Imagined78DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Imagined Neighbors: Japanese Visions of China, 1680–1980
Imagined Neighbors: Japanese Visions of China, 1680–1980
March 16, 2024 – September 3, 2024
During the Edo period (1603–1868), feudal Japan was largely closed off from the outside world. For three hundred years, a loose movement of Japanese artists, often referred to as literati, turned to neighbori...
2022_DC_SIFG_Courtyard5DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Inner Courtyard
2017_DC_SIFG_Courtyard17DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Inner Courtyard
2013_DC_SIFG_Courtyard12DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Inner Courtyard
2004_DC_SIFG_Courtyard8DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Inner Courtyard
2002_DC_SIFG_Courtyard2DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Inner Courtyard
2024_03_18C1_SIFG_Raku22DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Knotted Clay: Raku Ceramics and Tea
Knotted Clay: Raku Ceramics and Tea
December 9, 2023 – 2026
Japan’s rich history of ceramic artistry developed in large part alongside the culture of drinking tea. Chanoyu (literally, “hot water for tea”), or the practice of preparing and serving matcha, powdered green tea, gained popularity in the ...
2022_DC_SIFG_Tessai24DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Meeting Tessai: Modern Japanese Art from the Cowles Collection
Meeting Tessai: Modern Japanese Art from the Cowles Collection
August 13, 2022 – February 18, 2024
Tomioka Tessai (1836–1924) exemplifies the modern Japanese painter. Contemporaries praised his avant-garde works, yet Tessai created his nonconformist paintings in a traditional way, basing them on anc...
2022_DC_SIFG_Zen74DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Mind Over Matter: Zen in Medieval Japan
Mind Over Matter: Zen in Medieval Japan
March 5, 2022 – July 24, 2022
This exhibition showcases the breadth of the museum’s medieval Zen collections, highlighting rare and striking works from Japan and China to illustrate the visual, spiritual, and philosophical power of Zen. Rooted in the culture o...
2004_DC_SIFG_Avant6DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Mr. Whistler's Galleries: Avant-Garde in Victorian London
Mr. Whistler's Galleries: Avant-Garde in Victorian London
November 20, 2003 – April 4, 2004
This exhibition, marking the centenary of Whistler's death on July 17, 1903, highlights his importance to the history of exhibition design by creating new versions of 2 of his most influential installations: ...
2023_DC_SIFG_Peacock8DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Peacock Room
2022_DC_SIFG_Peacock38DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Peacock Room
The Peacock Room Comes to America
September 3, 2022 – Indefinitely
In 1876, shipping magnate Frederick Leyland hired his friend, artist James McNeill Whistler, to redecorate the dining room of his London townhouse. Leyland also used the space to display his prized collection of Chinese blue-and-whit...
2021_DC_SIFG_Peacock19DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Peacock Room
The Peacock Room in Blue and White
May 18, 2019—June 5, 2022
Blue-and-white Chinese porcelains once again fill the shelves of the Peacock Room, just as they did in the 1870s, when Frederick Leyland, a shipping magnate in London, dined there.
Blue-and-white porcelain dating to the Kangxi period enli...
2017_DC_SIFG_Peacock35DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Peacock Room
Including a day when the shutters were open.
2013_DC_SIFG_Peacock7DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Peacock Room
2011_DC_SIFG_Peacock20DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Peacock Room
2008_DC_SIFG_Peacock8DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Peacock Room
2004_DC_SIFG_Peacock8DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Peacock Room
2022_DC_SIFG_Rinpa19DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Rinpa: Creativity Across Time and Space
Rinpa: Creativity Across Time and Space
September 17, 2022 – February 5, 2023
The Japanese painting movement now known as Rinpa was a loose association of artists that began around the dawn of the seventeenth century and continued into the nineteenth century. Their aesthetic came to define an almost...
2018_DC_SIFG_Spreading28DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Spreading the Word: Buddhist Art in Japan
Spreading the Word: Buddhist Art in Japan
May 18, 2018 – November 12, 2018
For centuries after the Historical Buddha’s death, his followers continued to share his teachings, the dharma. Crossing land and sea, disciples, monks, and pilgrims carried the dharma from its origins in India across Asia. Ev...
2013_DC_SIFG_Sylvan15DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Sylvan Sounds: Freer, Dewing, and Japan
Sylvan Sounds: Freer, Dewing, and Japan
May 18, 2013 – January 4, 2015
Museum founder Charles Lang Freer’s taste for Japanese art grew out of his affection for American tonalist paintings. Illuminating this connection, landscapes by American artist Thomas Dewing (1851–1938) are juxtaposed with Japan...
2019_DC_SIFG_Peacock48DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: The Peacock Room (Two versions)
The Peacock Room Revealed
January 29, 2019 – mid-April 2019
For a limited time, enjoy the Peacock Room as Whistler saw it—as a work of art in itself. The shelves of the Peacock Room are empty prior to an installation of Chinese blue-and-white porcelain of the type that filled the room in the late ni...
2021_DC_SIFG_Power2C29DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: The Power to See Beauty: Charles Lang Freer
2017_DC_SIFG_Power2C33DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: The Power to See Beauty: Charles Lang Freer
2020_DC_SIFG_Power2CV75DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: The Power to See Beauty: Let Us Now Open Wide Our Eyes Video
2017_DC_SIFG_Power2CV5DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: The Power to See Beauty: Let Us Now Open Wide Our Eyes Video
2013_DC_SIFG_Neighborhood17DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Whistler's Neighborhood: Impressions of a Changing London
Whistler's Neighborhood: Impressions of a Changing London
September 3, 2012 – September 3, 2013
James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903) lived in London’s Chelsea neighborhood from 1863 until his death. Bordering the Thames, Chelsea was home to artists, aristocrats, tradesmen, and paupers. In the 1880s, a...
2019_DC_SIFG_Whistler_WC94DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Whistler in Watercolor
Whistler in Watercolor
May 18, 2019 – October 6, 2019
For renowned artist James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903), watercolor was the medium through which he reinvented himself in the 1880s and painted his way into posterity. No one was more smitten with Whistler and his works than museum founder Charles...
2023_DC_SIFG_Whistler110DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Whistler: Streetscapes, Urban Change
Whistler: Streetscapes, Urban Change
November 18, 2023 – May 4, 2024
Experience the National Museum of Asian Art’s unparalleled collection of works by American expatriate artist James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903) in a groundbreaking exhibition that explores European cities in an era of rapid change....
2023_DC_SIFG_Words33DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Words of Wisdom: Buddhist Calligraphy from Japan
Words of Wisdom: Buddhist Calligraphy from Japan
April 1, 2023 – February 25, 2024
Historical records suggest that writing began in Japan around the year 552 when political and religious emissaries from the Korean kingdom of Baekje arrived, equipped with handheld Buddhist sculptures and sutras in li...
2023_DC_SIFG28DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2022_DC_SIFG11DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2021_DC_SIFG2DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2020_DC_SIFG2DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2019_DC_SIFG25DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
The previous day, I had gotten a Facebook notice that one of my groups -- "Smithsonian's Freer..." (Facebook truncated the title) -- had changed its name. I went to visit the museum to ask questions.
Someone at the desk said the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery used to be know...
2018_DC_SIFG12DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
The high winds blew down one of the outside banners.
2017_DC_SIFG121DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2016_DC_SIFG6DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2013_DC_SIFG21DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2011_DC_SIFG56DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2008_DC_SIFG64DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2006_DC_SIFG37DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2004_DC_SIFG76DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2002_DC_SIFG30DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2022_DC_Georgetown_WFPk3DC -- Georgetown Waterfront Park (and Views from...)
2022_DC_SIHIR_Window92DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: A Window Suddenly Opens: Contemporary Photography in China
A Window Suddenly Opens: Contemporary Photography in China
November 4, 2022 – January 7, 2024
A Window Suddenly Opens: Contemporary Photography in China is the Hirshhorn’s first survey of photography by leading multigenerational Chinese artists made between the 1990s and 2000s. The exhibition showca...
2017_DC_SIHIR_Trace72DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Ai Weiwei: Trace at Hirshhorn
Ai Weiwei: Trace at Hirshhorn
June 28, 2017 – January 1, 2018
Ai Weiwei’s monumental installation Trace portrays individuals from around the world whom the artist and various human rights groups consider to be activists, prisoners of conscience, and advocates of free speech. Each of these 176 portra...
2013_DC_SIHIR_Weiwei9DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Al Weiwei: According to What
2012_DC_SIHIR_Weiwei75DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Al Weiwei: According to What
Ai Weiwei: According to What?
October 7, 2012 to February 24, 2013
Ai Weiwei (Chinese, b. Beijing, 1957) is one of China’s most prolific and provocative contemporary artists. He is best known for projects such as his collaboration with architects Herzog & de Meuron on the design of the 2008 Beijing ...
2015_DC_SIHIR_Hub42DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection
In celebration of the Museum’s 40th anniversary, the Hirshhorn recently completed the first comprehensive renovation of the Third Level galleries, returning the sweeping, majestic spaces to architect Gordon Bunshaft’s original design.
The first exhibition in the new galleries is At the Hub of Thing...
2022_DC_SIHIR_Belief60DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Barbara Kruger: Belief + Doubt
2017_DC_SIHIR_Belief28DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Barbara Kruger: Belief + Doubt
2013_DC_SIHIR_Belief7DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Barbara Kruger: Belief + Doubt
2012_DC_SIHIR_Belief9DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Barbara Kruger: Belief + Doubt
2018_DC_SIHIR_Brand_New128DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s
Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s
February 14, 2018 – May 13, 2018
It’s the 80s as you’ve never seen it before. Explore the iconic decade when artwork became a commodity and the artist, a brand. Razor-sharp, witty, satirical and deeply subversive, these nearly 150 works examine the origins a...
2018_DC_SIHIR_Von_Heyl48DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Charline von Heyl: Snake Eyes
Charline von Heyl: Snake Eyes
November 8, 2018 – January 27, 2019
The largest U.S. museum survey to date of work by painter Charline Von Heyl (b. Mainz, Germany, 1960; active in New York and Marfa, TX). The exhibition explores Von Heyl’s groundbreaking practice since 2005, presenting deeply visceral...
2012_DC_SIHIR_Dark_Matters20DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Dark Matters: Selections from the Collection
Dark Matters: Selections from the Collection
February 3, 2012 – January 6, 2013
Dark Matters, a rotating exhibiton, brings together works from the Hirshhorn’s collection that draw upon the associations and implications of darkness. Darkness is the absence of light. It evokes notions of mortality, si...
2019_DC_SIHIR_David68DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Enrico David: Gradations of Slow Release
Enrico David: Gradations of Slow Release
April 16, 2019 – September 2, 2019
Enrico David has distinguished himself as one of the most original artists working today, fashioning a universe of imagery that revolves around the human figure and its many states of being. Co-organized by the Museum of Con...
2019_DC_SIHIR_Feel24DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Feel the Sun in Your Mouth: Recent Acquisitions
Feel the Sun in Your Mouth: Recent Acquisitions
Aug 24, 2019–February 2020
Feel the Sun in Your Mouth: Recent Acquisitions brings together artworks acquired by the Hirshhorn over the past five years. Highlighting works that encapsulate the current moment, the exhibition is an opportunity to acknowle...
2018_DC_SIHIR_Baselitz85DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Georg Baselitz: Six Decades
Georg Baselitz: Six Decades
June 21, 2018 – September 16, 2018
Georg Baselitz is the first major US retrospective in more than twenty years of one of Germany’s greatest living artists, marking the artist’s 80th birthday. With more than 100 works highlighting every phase of Baselitz’s six-decade care...
2017_DC_SIHIR_Utopian117DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Utopian Projects
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Utopian Projects
September 7, 2017 – March 4, 2018
The exhibition, spanning 1985 through present day, features more than 20 of the Kabakovs’ maquettes, whimsical models, for projects realized and unrealized, including monuments, allegorical narratives, architectural structur...
2023_DC_SIHIR_Holzer39DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Jenny Holzer, THE PEOPLE
Jenny Holzer, THE PEOPLE
Sept. 17-21, 7:15-11pm
Jenny Holzer is a celebrated American artist who uses language as her primary medium. In the late 1970s, she created her Truisms, a series of one-line aphorisms such as “Abuse of power comes as no surprise” and “Bad intentions can yield good results.” ...
2023_DC_SIHIR_Diamond25DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Jessica Diamond: Wheel Of Life
Jessica Diamond: Wheel Of Life
July 14, 2023 – June 2, 2024
The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden will present the largest museum installation to date by American conceptual artist Jessica Diamond. Wheel Of Life will fill the Hirshhorn’s second-floor inner-circle galleries with 15 ...
2022_DC_SIHIR_Purple15DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: John Akomfrah: Purple
John Akomfrah: Purple
Nov 23, 2022–January 2024
"John Akomfrah: Purple" introduces the artist’s largest ever video installation, an immersive six-channel work, to Washington D.C. for the first time.
An enveloping, hour-long symphony of image and sound, “Purple” (2017) weaves together original film ...
2022_DC_SIHIR_Anderson445DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Laurie Anderson: Four Talks
2021_DC_SIHIR_Anderson90DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Laurie Anderson: The Weather
Laurie Anderson: The Weather
September 24, 2021 – July 31, 2022
Laurie Anderson: The Weather is the largest-ever U.S. exhibition of artwork by celebrated multimedia artist Laurie Anderson. Spanning her groundbreaking video and performance works from the 1970s to recent years, the exhibition guides v...
2015_DC_SIHIR_LeOnde18DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Le Onde: Waves of Italian Influence
Le Onde: Waves of Italian Influence (1914-1971)
August 22, 2015 – January 3, 2016
This exhibition of nearly 20 works from the museum’s collection follows Italian contributions to the transnational evolution of abstraction, through movements and tendencies such as futurism, spatialism, op art, and ki...
2016_DC_SIHIR_Meyers37DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Linn Meyers: Our View from Here (In Progress)
Linn Meyers: Our View from Here
May 12, 2016 – May 14, 2017
Linn Meyers (American, b. Washington, DC, 1968) creates her largest work to date, Our View from Here, at the Hirshhorn this spring. The site-specific wall drawing, which occupies the entire circumference of the inner ring galleries covers n...
2019_DC_SIHIR_Manifesto150DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Manifesto: Art x Agency
Manifesto: Art x Agency
June 15, 2019 – January 5, 2020
German artist Julian Rosefeldt’s epic, multi-channel video work Manifesto serves as the centerpiece to a display of works from the Hirshhorn collection highlighting works of art created in response to, or as a part of, artistic manifestos of th...
2019_DC_SIHIR_Duchamp136DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Marcel Duchamp: The Barbara and Aaron Levine Collection
Marcel Duchamp: The Barbara and Aaron Levine Collection
November 9, 2019 – October 12, 2020
The first of a two-part exhibition, this part features the recent gift of over 50 major historical artworks, including more than 35 seminal works by Duchamp, promised to the museum by Washington, D.C., collec...
2021_DC_SIHIR_Bradford5DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Mark Bradford: Pickett’s Charge
Mark Bradford: Pickett's Charge
November 8, 2017 – Reopens August 20, 2021
Internationally renowned artist Mark Bradford (b. 1961) debuts Pickett’s Charge, a monumental new commission inspired by artist Paul Philippoteaux’s nineteenth-century cyclorama in Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylva...
2017_DC_SIHIR_Bradford34DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Mark Bradford: Pickett’s Charge
Mark Bradford: Pickett’s Charge
November 8, 2017 – November 12, 2018
Internationally renowned artist Mark Bradford (b. 1961) debuts Pickett’s Charge, a monumental new commission inspired by artist Paul Philippoteaux’s nineteenth-century cyclorama in Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania. P...
2017_DC_SIHIR_Lupertz35DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Markus Lüpertz: Threads of History
Markus Lüpertz: Threads of History
May 24, 2017 – September 10, 2017
The Hirshhorn celebrates the pioneering early works of Markus Lüpertz (b. Liberec, Czech Republic, 1941), one of the most influential contemporary German artists, with an in-depth exploration of his groundbreaking paintings from th...
2016_DC_SIHIR_Masterworks93DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Masterworks from the Hirshhorn Collection
Masterworks from the Hirshhorn Collection
June 9, 2016 – August 6, 2016
This new rehanging of the third-level permanent collection galleries, features highlights of Joseph Hirshhorn’s original gift alongside some of the newest additions to the collection. Featuring more than 75 works in virtually al...
2017_DC_SIHIR_Party27DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Nicolas Party: sunrise, sunset
Nicolas Party: sunrise, sunset
June 7, 2017 – October 1, 2017
Sunrises and sunsets are among the only moments in the day when we are reminded, as the sun appears and disappears at the edge of the sky, that the universe is vast and its measure of time infinite. Set into this perspective, everything t...
2022_DC_SIHIR_Eternity120DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: One with Eternity: Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection
One with Eternity: Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection
April 1, 2022 – November 27, 2022
The Hirshhorn has been collecting the prolific work of Yayoi Kusama since 1996. Our 2017 survey of her work traveled to five North American art museums, introducing Kusama’s spellbinding visions to record a...
2016_DC_SIHIR_With_Words42DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Painting with Words: Gentleman Artists of the Ming Dynasty
Painting with Words: Gentleman Artists of the Ming Dynasty
April 16, 2016 – July 24, 2016
Poetry, painting, and calligraphy: Known as the “Three Perfections,” these genres were regarded as the ultimate expressions of Chinese literati culture during the Ming dynasty (1369–1644). Members of the Wu Sch...
2019_DC_SIHIR_Steir16DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Pat Steir: Color Wheel
Pat Steir: Color Wheel
October 24, 2019 – May 10, 2020
The Hirshhorn hosts the largest site-specific exhibition to date by the acclaimed abstract painter Pat Steir. The exhibition is an expansive new suite of the artist’s signature Waterfall paintings, spanning the entire perimeter of the museum’s s...
2022_DC_SIHIR_Revisions139DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Put It This Way: (Re)Visions of the Hirshhorn Collection
Put It This Way: (Re)Visions of the Hirshhorn Collection
August 2, 2022 – Fall 2023
Put It This Way is devoted to the work of nearly 50 women and nonbinary artists in the Hirshhorn’s collection. The exhibition brings together almost a century of work in a range of media drawn exclusively from the mu...
2018_DC_SIHIR_Pulse23DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse
November 1, 2018 – April 28, 2019
Three major installations from Lozano-Hemmer’s “Pulse” series and six public-art documentaries come together for the first time in Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse, filling the museum’s entire second-floor galleries with evocative, immersive e...
2017_DC_SIHIR_Ragnar14DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Ragnar Kjartansson
Ragnar Kjartansson
October 14, 2016 – January 8, 2017
This exhibition is the first comprehensive mid-career survey of Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson (b. Reykjavik, 1976) and charts his wide-ranging practice across film, performance, painting, and drawing. Kjartansson’s work draws from a varied ...
2016_DC_SIHIR_Ragnar57DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Ragnar Kjartansson
Ragnar Kjartansson
October 14, 2016 – January 8, 2017
This exhibition is the first comprehensive mid-career survey of Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson (b. Reykjavik, 1976) and charts his wide-ranging practice across film, performance, painting, and drawing. Kjartansson’s work draws from a varied ...
2024_03_30C1_SIHIR_Revolutions251DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Revolutions: Art from the Hirshhorn Collection, 1860–1960
Revolutions: Art from the Hirshhorn Collection, 1860–1960
March 22, 2024 – April 20, 2025
To inaugurate its 50th-anniversary season, the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden presents Revolutions: Art from the Hirshhorn Collection, 1860–1960, a major survey of artwork made during a tra...
2019_DC_SIHIR_Tiravanija289DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Rirkrit Tiravanija: Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Green (Multiple visits)
Rirkrit Tiravanija: Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Green
May 17, 2019 – July 24, 2019
On view is the newly acquired full-gallery Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Green (2010), an installation work of relational aesthetics by Rirkrit Tiravanija that unites the artist’s signature culinary work with ...
2016_DC_SIHIR_Irwin29DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Robert Irwin: All the Rules Will Change
Robert Irwin: All the Rules Will Change
April 7, 2016 – September 5, 2016
The first museum exhibition to focus exclusively on Irwin’s (American, b. Long Beach, California, 1928) extraordinary trajectory between 1958 and 1970 charts the artist’s remarkable course from the early small abstractions and...
2022_DC_SIHIR_Gilliam32DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Sam Gilliam: Full Circle
Sam Gilliam: Full Circle
May 25, 2022 – September 11, 2022
Sam Gilliam: Full Circle pairs a series of circular paintings (or tondos) created in 2021 with “Rail” (1977), a landmark painting in the Hirshhorn’s permanent collection. Gilliam’s first solo exhibition at the Hirshhorn reflects the breadth ...
2015_DC_SIHIR_Shirin96DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Shirin Neshat: Facing History
Shirin Neshat: Facing History
May 18, 2015 – September 20, 2015
In her mesmerizing films and photographs, Shirin Neshat (Iranian-American, b. Qazvin, 1957) examines the nuances of power and identity in the Islamic world—particularly in her native country of Iran, where she lived until 1975. Shirin N...
2023_DC_SIHIR_Leigh64DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Simone Leigh
Simone Leigh
November 3, 2023 – March 3, 2024
This exhibition is the first comprehensive survey of the richly layered work of Simone Leigh (b. 1967, Chicago) who is among the most respected artists of her generation.
The exhibition surveys approximately twenty years of highly disciplined production ...
2015_DC_SIHIR_Speculative17DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Speculative Forms
Speculative Forms
Drawn from the Hirshhorn’s expansive collection, Speculative Forms reconsiders the historical development of sculpture since the early twentieth century and its critique of the autonomy of the object. Including more than fifty works, this two-floor exhibition collapses conventional...
2017_DC_SIHIR_Summer_Ono21DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Summer of Yoko Ono
Summer of Yoko Ono
June 17, 2017 – September 17, 2017
In celebration of the tenth anniversary of Yoko Ono’s Wish Tree for Washington, DC, the Hirshhorn presents a selection of the artist’s most iconic and emotionally charged installations and performances.
A gift from the artist in 2007, Wish Tree i...
2012_DC_SIHIR_Suprasensorial23DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color, and Space
Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color, and Space
February 23, 2012 – August 12, 2012
The focus of this exhibition is to explain the international light-and-space art movement of the mid- and late 20th century. The exhibition consists of large-scale installations by five artists from South Amer...
2019_DC_SIHIR_Evidence36DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: The Evidence Room
The Evidence Room
June 12, 2019 – September 8, 2019
Designed and built for the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2016, The Evidence Room draws upon extensive archival research to recreate incriminating architectural features of Auschwitz that were dismantled and destroyed by the Nazis at the end ...
2018_DC_SIHIR_Anthology24DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Tony Lewis: Anthology 2014–2016
Tony Lewis: Anthology 2014–2016
Mar 06–May 28, 2018
Anthology 2014–2016 is an installation of thirty-four original collage-poems by the Chicago-based artist Tony Lewis. Exhibited at the Hirshhorn for the first time in its entirety, this series of evocative black-and-white works draws on an unlikely ...
2021_DC_SIHIR_Toyin57DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Toyin Ojih Odutola: A Countervailing Theory
Toyin Ojih Odutola: A Countervailing Theory
November 19, 2021 – April 3, 2022
A Countervailing Theory is a major exhibition of work by Toyin Ojih Odutola (born Ile-Ife, Nigeria, 1985). The exhibition features a recent body of work in the form of a monumental cycle of 40 large-scale, monochromatic dr...
2017_DC_SIHIR_Absence66DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: What Absence Is Made Of
What Absence Is Made Of
October 19, 2017 – Summer 2019
More than 70 recent acquisitions and rarely shown works reimagine the extensive permanent collection. Prompted by today’s increasing focus on the material and digital worlds, the exhibition explores the compelling and enigmatic ways in which art...
2017_DC_SIHIR_Infinity211DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors (pictures from 5 visits)
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors
February 23, 2017 – May 14, 2017
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors is a celebration of the legendary Japanese artist’s sixty-five-year career and promises to be one of 2017’s essential art experiences. Visitors have the unprecedented opportunity to discover six of Kusama’...
2023_DC_SIHIR_Vw8DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- View from Terrace
2022_DC_SIHIR3DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Inside)
2019_DC_SIHIR4DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Inside)
They've implemented a phone-based museum guide system for additional information about the exhibits.
2018_DC_SIHIR10DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Inside)
The new Dolcezza Coffee and Hiroshi Sugimoto lobby. Plus the $20 suggested donation box, which I'd never seen in a Smithsonian museum before.
2015_DC_SIHIR3DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Inside)
2009_DC_SIHIR122DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Inside)
2006_DC_SIHIR2DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Inside)
2005_DC_SIHIR47DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Inside)
2004_DC_SIHIR11DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Inside)
2003_DC_SIHIR1DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Inside)
2002_DC_SIHIR23DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Inside)
The collection of five people standing in various stages of distress is a story about a town in Europe that was threatened with destruction unless they came up with five human sacrifices.
2023_DC_SIHIRO42DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside)
2022_DC_SIHIRO5DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside)
The scaffolding is coming down and the wonderful "Nicholas Party: Draw the Curtain" wrapping is all gone now.
2021_DC_SIHIRO51DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside)
2020_DC_SIHIRO13DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside)
August 17 was the first day that the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden reopened to the public. There were also a couple of new pieces that had been installed.
2019_DC_SIHIRO9DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside)
The Roy Lichtenstein piece has been sent off to the Kennedy Center
2017_DC_SIHIRO24DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside)
2015_DC_SIHIRO11DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside)
Including annual maintenance on Juan Munoz, Last Conversation Piece, 1994-95
2013_DC_SIHIRO44DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside)
2009_DC_SIHIRO25DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside)
2007_DC_SIHIRO1DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside)
2005_DC_SIHIRO16DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside)
I was taking a lunch break and saw this banner on the Hirshhorn Museum. Lots of different languages, none of which were all that familiar. But if you look toward the lower left, you'll see "Don't be afraid!" in small script. I have no idea what the exhibit is like but I was certainly curious after s...
2003_DC_SIHIRO1DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside)
This was a new outdoor sculpture they were installing outside of the Hirshhorn.
2002_DC_SIHIRO18DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside)
2000_DC_SIHIRO2DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside)
1998_DC_SIHIRO7DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside)
2021_DC_SIHIRO_DeVille13DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside) -- Exhibit: Abigail DeVille: Light of Freedom
Abigail DeVille: Light of Freedom
October 15, 2021 – April 17, 2022
Abigail DeVille’s critically acclaimed sculpture Light of Freedom is a mixed-media installation through which the artist responds to the Black Lives Matter movement within the larger context of America’s long relationship to the ide...
2012_DC_SIHIRO_Circle50DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside) -- Exhibit: Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads sculpture by Al Weiwei
Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads
April 19, 2012 – March 17, 2013
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s monumental outdoor installation showcases twelve 10-foot-tall bronze animal heads representing the signs of the Chinese zodiac. Placed around the perimeter of the fountain in the museum’s central pla...
2005_DC_SIHIRO_Afraid2DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside) -- Exhibit: Directions -- Jim Hodges: Don't be Afraid
2012_DC_SIHIRO_Aitken45DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside) -- Exhibit: Doug Aitken: Song 1
Doug Aitken: SONG 1
March 22, 2012 to May 13, 2012
Sunset to Midnight
For nearly eight weeks this spring, internationally renowned artist Doug Aitken (American, b. Redondo Beach, California, 1968; lives and works in Los Angeles and New York) will illuminate the entire facade of the Hirshhorn’s iconi...
2020_DC_SIHIRO_4Ward4DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside) -- Exhibit: Forward Into Light
2019_DC_SIHIRO_Truth5DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside) -- Exhibit: In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth)
In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth)
June 8, 2019 – June 23, 2019
What is the truth? We all have our own definitions of and beliefs in “the truth.” Now is your chance to tell it.
The Hirshhorn is hosting the D.C. debut of In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth), a long-term global project by CA...
2019_DC_SIHIRO_Ufan_Open35DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside) -- Exhibit: Lee Ufan: Open Dimension
Lee Ufan: Open Dimension
September 27, 2019 – September 13, 2020
Lee Ufan: Open Dimension is an ambitious site-specific commission by the celebrated Korean artist Lee Ufan. The expansive installation, featuring 10 new sculptures from the artist’s signature and continuing Relatum series, marks Lee Uf...
2009_DC_SIHIRO_CSpider4DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside) -- Exhibit: Louise Bourgeois' Crouching Spider
Louise Bourgeois
February 26, 2009 – May 17, 2009
This is the first major survey since 1995 of works by the French-born artist Louise Bourgeois (born 1911). Bourgeois has worked through most of the avant-garde artistic movements of the 20th century, from Surrealism to Conceptual art, but has always ...
2022_DC_SIHIRO_Curtain6DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside) -- Exhibit: Nicolas Party: Draw the Curtain
Nicolas Party: Draw the Curtain
September 18, 2021 Through Spring 2022
The exterior of the Hirshhorn’s iconic cylindrical building will be the site of internationally renowned Swiss artist Nicolas Party’s newest artwork. Draw the Curtain (2021) will wrap 360 degrees around the temporary scaffolding ...
2021_DC_SIHIRO_Curtain46DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside) -- Exhibit: Nicolas Party: Draw the Curtain
Nicolas Party: Draw the Curtain
September 18, 2021 Through Spring 2022
The exterior of the Hirshhorn’s iconic cylindrical building will be the site of internationally renowned Swiss artist Nicolas Party’s newest artwork. Draw the Curtain (2021) will wrap 360 degrees around the temporary scaffolding ...
2019_DC_SIHIRO_Pumpkin10DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside) -- Exhibit: Pumpkin
Kusama's Pumpkin was reinstalled on the lawn a few years after its official installation. In later years, it would appear as part of the indoor Kusama exhibits.
2016_DC_SIHIRO_Pumpkin5DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside) -- Exhibit: Pumpkin
Pumpkin
December 10, 2016 – Through spring 2017
Legendary painter, sculptor and performance artist Kusama (b. 1929, Tokyo, Japan) uses the pumpkin as a signature form, embracing the gourd as both an allegory and a form of self-portraiture in paintings, drawings, sculptures, and some of her most impo...
2020_DC_SIHIRO_Still_Life3DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside) -- Exhibit: Still Life with Spirit and Xitle
Still Life with Spirit and Xitle
August 6, 2016 – Indefinitely
Still Life with Spirit and Xitle features a car being crushed by a volcanic boulder with a comical smiley face painted on it. This slapstick disaster scene is one of the most well-known works of art by artist Jimmie Durham, a sculptor wh...
2019_DC_SIHIRO_Still_Life6DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside) -- Exhibit: Still Life with Spirit and Xitle
Still Life with Spirit and Xitle
August 6, 2016 – Indefinitely
Still Life with Spirit and Xitle features a car being crushed by a volcanic boulder with a comical smiley face painted on it. This slapstick disaster scene is one of the most well-known works of art by artist Jimmie Durham, a sculptor wh...
2017_DC_SIHIRO_Still_Life1DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside) -- Exhibit: Still Life with Spirit and Xitle
Still Life with Spirit and Xitle
August 6, 2016 – Indefinitely
Still Life with Spirit and Xitle features a car being crushed by a volcanic boulder with a comical smiley face painted on it. This slapstick disaster scene is one of the most well-known works of art by artist Jimmie Durham, a sculptor wh...
2016_DC_SIHIRO_Still_Life24DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside) -- Exhibit: Still Life with Spirit and Xitle
Still Life with Spirit and Xitle
August 6, 2016 – Summer 2017
Still Life with Spirit and Xitle features a car being crushed by a volcanic boulder with a comical smiley face painted on it. This slapstick disaster scene is one of the most well-known works of art by artist Jimmie Durham, a sculptor who...
2019_DC_SIHIRO_Wish_Tree3DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside) -- Exhibit: Wish Tree for Washington, D.C.
The tree after the wish tree project ended.
2018_DC_SIHIRO_Wish_Tree13DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside) -- Exhibit: Wish Tree for Washington, D.C.
Wish Tree for Washington, D.C.
June 23, 2018 – September 3, 2018
A summer favorite, Ono’s interactive artwork “Wish Tree for Washington, D.C.” invites visitors to tie handwritten wishes to branches of a living Japanese dogwood tree in the museum’s sculpture garden. Starting June 23 through Labor Day...
2009_DC_SIHIRO_Wish_Tree14DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside) -- Exhibit: Wish Tree for Washington, D.C.
2024_05_11A2_SIHIRO_SG1DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside) -- Sculpture Garden
2024_03_30C2_SIHIRO_SG14DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside) -- Sculpture Garden
2024_DC_SIHIRO_SG16DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside) -- Sculpture Garden
The bulldozers are tearing down the old one.
2023_DC_SIHIRO_SG17DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside) -- Sculpture Garden
2021_DC_SIHIRO_SG18DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside) -- Sculpture Garden
2020_DC_SIHIRO_SG118DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside) -- Sculpture Garden
2019_DC_SIHIRO_SG5DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside) -- Sculpture Garden
2015_DC_SIHIRO_SG28DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside) -- Sculpture Garden
2013_DC_SIHIRO_SG93DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside) -- Sculpture Garden
2009_DC_SIHIRO_SG96DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside) -- Sculpture Garden
2004_DC_SIHIRO_SG21DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside) -- Sculpture Garden
2002_DC_SIHIRO_SG23DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside) -- Sculpture Garden
2000_DC_SIHIRO_SG5DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside) -- Sculpture Garden
1998_DC_SIHIRO_SG3DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside) -- Sculpture Garden
1997_DC_SIHIRO_SG40DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside) -- Sculpture Garden
2020_DC_SIHIR_CityOno5DC -- Hirshhorn Museum @ Union Market-- Hirshhorn in the CIty: Yoko Ono’s RELAX. YOUR HEART
Yoko Ono’s RELAX. YOUR HEART
IS STRONGER THAN WHAT
YOU THINK ! x Union Market
Hirshhorn in the City
On view Sept. 14, 2017
Yoko Ono is a renowned artist whose work influenced Feminism and directions in new and contemporary media. She has also worked tirelessly for human rights and peace. RELAX. YOUR...
2021_DC_Spy4DC -- International Spy Museum
2020_DC_Spy5DC -- International Spy Museum
2014_DC_Spy_1Intro8DC -- International Spy Museum -- 1. Introduction to Espionage
2014_DC_Spy_2Covers6DC -- International Spy Museum -- 2. Covers & Legends
2014_DC_Spy_3School189DC -- International Spy Museum -- 3. School for Spies
2014_DC_Spy_4History139DC -- International Spy Museum -- 4. Secret History of History
2014_DC_Spy_5Among150DC -- International Spy Museum -- 5. Spies Among Us
2014_DC_Spy_6Bond228DC -- International Spy Museum -- 6. Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years Of Bond Villains
2014_DC_Spy_721st25DC -- International Spy Museum -- 7. 21st Century
2019_DC_Spy77DC -- International Spy Museum (New Location)
2018_DC_Spy12DC -- International Spy Museum (New Location)
2017_DC_Spy40DC -- International Spy Museum (New Location)
The new location goes up in L'Enfant Plaza.
2019_DC_Spy_1Stealing389DC -- International Spy Museum (New Location) -- 1. Stealing Secrets
2019_DC_Spy_2Codes80DC -- International Spy Museum (New Location) -- 2. Codes
2019_DC_Spy_3Sense81DC -- International Spy Museum (New Location) -- 3. Making Sense of Secrets
2019_DC_Spy_4Covert226DC -- International Spy Museum (New Location) -- 4. Covert Action
2019_DC_Spy_5History315DC -- International Spy Museum (New Location) -- 5. Spying that Shaped History
2019_DC_Spy_6Uncertain228DC -- International Spy Museum (New Location) -- 6. An Uncertain World
2019_DC_SpyPP_19050718DC -- International Spy Museum (New Location) -- Press Preview
2023_DC_Kennedy_Center22DC -- John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2022_DC_Kennedy_Center53DC -- John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2020_DC_Kennedy_Center25DC -- John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2019_DC_Kennedy_Center1DC -- John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2017_DC_Kennedy_Center8DC -- John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2016_DC_Kennedy_Center3DC -- John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2015_DC_Kennedy_Center145DC -- John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2012_DC_Kennedy_Center7DC -- John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Including preparing for the new "War Horse" opera.
2009_DC_Kennedy_Center1DC -- John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Taken from across the water by the House of Sweden building.
2007_DC_Kennedy_Center10DC -- John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2004_DC_Kennedy_Center16DC -- John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2002_DC_Kennedy_Center2DC -- John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
1997_DC_Kennedy_Center8DC -- John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
1989_DC_Kennedy_Center2DC -- John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Dixie and Bruce.
2020_DC_Kennedy_Cen_4Ward19DC -- John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts -- Forward Into Light
2023_DC_Kennedy_CenterVw60DC -- John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts -- Views from...
2022_DC_Kennedy_CenterVw102DC -- John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts -- Views from...
2020_DC_Kennedy_CenterVw9DC -- John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts -- Views from...
Due to Covid-19, the buildings are still closed so you can't access the balcony so these are views from the main level patio.
2019_DC_Kennedy_CenterVw25DC -- John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts -- Views from...
2017_DC_Kennedy_CenterVw27DC -- John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts -- Views from...
2015_DC_Kennedy_CenterVw35DC -- John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts -- Views from...
2007_DC_Kennedy_CenterVw13DC -- John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts -- Views from...
2005_DC_Kennedy_CenterVw5DC -- John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts -- Views from...
2004_DC_Kennedy_CenterVw22DC -- John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts -- Views from...
2024_03_20D1_NewseumV31DC -- Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center -- Views from terrace
2024_DC_NewseumV16DC -- Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center -- Views from terrace
2024_03_20D2_Newseum9DC -- Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center (2020 onward, formerly the Newseum)
2024_DC_Newseum79DC -- Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center (2020 onward, formerly the Newseum)
My first visit inside after Johns Hopkins University took it over and remodeled it.
2023_DC_Newseum10DC -- Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center (2020 onward, formerly the Newseum)
Johns Hopkins students are taking classes now.
2022_DC_Newseum66DC -- Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center (2020 onward, formerly the Newseum)
2021_DC_Newseum286DC -- Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center (2020 onward, formerly the Newseum)
The building is gradually gutted and remodeled as the First Amendment piece gets removed for installation at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.
2020_DC_Newseum34DC -- Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center (2020 onward, formerly the Newseum)
2022_DC_Kennedy_Imagining_22063061DC -- Kennedy Center -- Event: Imagining the Indian: The Fight Against Native American Mascoting Film Screening
Imagining the Indian: The Fight Against Native American Mascoting Film Screening
REACH Lawn GA
Outdoor screening of Imagining the Indian: The Fight Against Native American Mascoting. This documentary that examines the movement that is ending the use of Native American names, logos, and mascots in th...
2017_DC_Kennedy_JFK100Ev16DC -- Kennedy Center -- Event: JFK 100 Celebration Setup
2023_DC_Kennedy_Wire_23040933DC -- Kennedy Center -- Event: RiverRun Festival Film Screening: Man on Wire and Q&A with Philippe Petit
RiverRun Festival Film Screening: Man on Wire and Q&A with Philippe Petit
Following a screening of Man on Wire, legendary French high-wire artist Philippe Petit, whose incredible feats include tight-rope walks across Niagara Falls and between the towers of Notre Dame Cathedral, will relate his exper...
2022_DC_Kennedy_50th19DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: 50th Anniversary Signs
2023_DC_Kennedy_AAI93DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: Art and Ideals: President John F. Kennedy
2022_DC_Kennedy_AAI204DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: Art and Ideals: President John F. Kennedy
2022_DC_Kennedy_Beethoven16DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: Beethoven Symphonies Abstracted (by Mo Willems)
Beethoven Symphonies Abstracted: Mo Willems
Hall of Nations
Inspired by the genius of Ludwig van Beethoven, inaugural Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence Mo Willems exhibits a series of large-scale abstractions influenced by each of the composer’s nine symphonies. This is your chance to “se...
2019_DC_Kennedy_Future5DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: Building the Future (Expansion Project Model)
2017_DC_Kennedy_Future10DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: Building the Future (Expansion Project Model)
2016_DC_Kennedy_Future8DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: Building the Future (Expansion Project Model)
2022_DC_Kennedy_Coal139DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: Coal + Ice
COAL + ICE Exhibition
March 15–April 23, 2022 at the REACH at the Kennedy Center
Featuring an immersive 30,000 square foot documentary photography exhibition visualizing the climate crisis with performances, workshops, panel discussions, and educational programs.
Asia Society and the John F. Kennedy...
2016_DC_Kennedy_Mexico16DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: Con Los Brazos Abiertos--Embracing Mexico
In the Hall of States, the installation Con Los Brazos Abiertos--Embracing Mexico by Mexican graffiti artist "SANER" will be on display. The installation will feature portraits of 25 Mexican artists and icons, celebrating the significant contributions they've made to arts and culture. The installati...
2023_DC_Kennedy_CrossingB33DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: Crossing Borders (by Helen Zughaib)
Crossing Borders
2nd year Social Practice Resident, Helen Zughaib, opens her new exhibit Crossing Borders in the Hall of Nations on World Refugee Day, June 20, 2023. Helen's new installation exhibits wooden tiles with patterns and colors inspired by many different countries and memorializes the peop...
2019_DC_Kennedy_Detour22DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: Detour
2019 – 2020 VSA Emerging Young Artists Program
This call for art asks artists to plug in, to span new distances, and to see unexpected relationships. When is connection, or disconnection, most needed? What roads lead there? Overlapping stories and interconnected ideas can overwhelm or can create imp...
2017_DC_Kennedy_JapanB10DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: Fantasy in Japan Blue (by Reiko Sudo)
Exhibit: Fantasy in Japan Blue
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - Sunday, November 12, 2017
In honor of Japan’s historic ties to the Kennedy Center and its support of the newly renovated Terrace Theater, world leader in textile design and production Reiko Sudo brings her internationally acclaimed textiles t...
2017_DC_Kennedy_JFK10011DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: JFK 100
2016_DC_Kennedy_JFK1001DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: JFK 100
2017_DC_Kennedy_Bernstein94DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: Leonard Bernstein at 100
Exhibition: Leonard Bernstein at 100
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - Sunday, November 5, 2017
As part of the worldwide celebration of the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein—one of America’s greatest composers and conductors—the GRAMMY Museum® brings a free special traveling exhibition to the Kennedy...
2022_DC_Kennedy_Merge20DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: MERGE
MERGE Exhibition
Hall of Nations
MERGE, an exhibition of artwork that considers the intersections, juxtaposition and combinations of creative process and disability identity. This exhibit displays artwork by 15 emerging artists. MERGE is on display to the public free of charge. The result of a longt...
2019_DC_Kennedy_MOKC9DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: Mo Willems Kennedy Center
2017_DC_Kennedy_C_Yellin17DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: Psychogeographies (by Dustin Yellin)
2015_DC_Kennedy_C_Yellin22DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: Psychogeographies (by Dustin Yellin)
Dustin Yellin: Psychogeographies
Commissioned and originally exhibited by New York City Ballet
Wednesday, April 1 - Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Born in California and raised in Colorado, Dustin Yellin (1975– ) now lives in Brooklyn, NY. In 2010, he founded Pioneer Works, a social sculpture and non-prof...
2017_DC_Kennedy_Risko28DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: The Art of Robert Risko
Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Exhibit: The Art of Robert Risko
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - Sunday, October 29, 2017
Explore a showcase of work by today’s most celebrated caricaturist, Robert Risko, who has created the caricatures for the Kennedy Center Mark Twain prize since 2002. Risko began...
2022_DC_Kennedy_TribalF27DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: Tribal Nations Flag Exhibit
Tribal Nations Flag Exhibit
June 30–July 20, Hall of States
More than 100 Tribal Nation flags will be on display in the Hall of States, on loan from both the National Museum of the American Indian and First Peoples Fund collections. As nations within a nation, this is the first-time native flags wil...
2024_DC_Kennedy_Acupunk14DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: (Reach To Forest) Acupunk
Acupunk
As part of Evenings at the REACH, Quebec-based Théâtre de la Dame de Coeur presents the U.S. premiere of Acupunk, told through giant puppets. Éria and Terrenis, towering at 18 feet tall, will activate the REACH Plaza in a poetic fable about healing the Earth. Théâtre de la Dame de Coeur is a...
2024_03_03B5_Kennedy_AmazonB7DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: (Reach To Forest) Amazon Without Borders (by Raiz Campos)
Amazon Without Borders
Feb. 20 - Mar. 3, 2024
Raiz Campos
2024, digital illustration, 207" x 144"
REACH to FOREST commission

One of the greatest expressions of graffiti in the North region of Brazil, Raiz Campos’s work transforms the Amazon’s flora, fauna, and native peoples’ lives into impactful m...
2024_DC_Kennedy_AmazonB15DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: (Reach To Forest) Amazon Without Borders (by Raiz Campos)
Amazon Without Borders
Feb. 20 - Mar. 3, 2024
Raiz Campos
2024, digital illustration, 207" x 144"
REACH to FOREST commission

One of the greatest expressions of graffiti in the North region of Brazil, Raiz Campos’s work transforms the Amazon’s flora, fauna, and native peoples’ lives into impactful m...
2024_DC_Kennedy_Goodall31DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: (Reach To Forest) Celebrating Jane Goodall
Celebrating Jane Goodall
Feb. 20 - Mar. 3, 2024
As the globally acclaimed ethologist, conservationist, and UN Messenger of Peace approaches her 90th birthday, the Kennedy Center pays tribute to the remarkable life of Dr. Jane Goodall with an exhibit featuring world class photography, video experienc...
2024_03_03B6_Kennedy_ForestW36DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: (Reach To Forest) Forest Wisdom
WORLD WILDLIFE FUND
Forest Wisdom
February 20–March 3, 2024
Discover fascinating facts about the world’s forests provided by World Wildlife Fund, as well as inspiring thoughts from philosophers, poets, and authors, in this installation of leaves fluttering down the glass railing across from the Sky...
2024_DC_Kennedy_ForestW37DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: (Reach To Forest) Forest Wisdom
WORLD WILDLIFE FUND
Forest Wisdom
February 20–March 3, 2024
Discover fascinating facts about the world’s forests provided by World Wildlife Fund, as well as inspiring thoughts from philosophers, poets, and authors, in this installation of leaves fluttering down the glass railing across from the Sky...
2024_03_03B2_Kennedy_Dreaming14DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: (Reach To Forest) I have been dreaming to be a tree (by Byeongdoo Moon)
I have been dreaming to be a tree
Feb. 20 - Mar. 3, 2024
Byeongdoo Moon
2019, stainless steel wire, 98" x 197" x 98"

Byeongdoo Moon is a Korean sculptor who bends and welds stainless steel wire to express the symbiosis between humans and nature. His sculpture I have been dreaming to be a tree creat...
2024_DC_Kennedy_Dreaming6DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: (Reach To Forest) I have been dreaming to be a tree (by Byeongdoo Moon)
I have been dreaming to be a tree
Feb. 20 - Mar. 3, 2024
Byeongdoo Moon
2019, stainless steel wire, 98" x 197" x 98"

Byeongdoo Moon is a Korean sculptor who bends and welds stainless steel wire to express the symbiosis between humans and nature. His sculpture I have been dreaming to be a tree creat...
2024_DC_Kennedy_IndigenousB77DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: (Reach To Forest) Indigenous Benches of Brazil (by Karaputa Mehinako)
Indigenous Benches of Brazil
Feb. 20 - Mar. 3, 2024
U.S. Premiere
Carving wooden benches is a longstanding artistic practice among Indigenous peoples in Brazil. In its U.S. premiere, this exhibition features over 70 animal-inspired benches crafted by peoples from 41 ethnic groups across the Brazili...
2024_03_03B7_Kennedy_Vale45DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: (Reach To Forest) Live Chainsaw Wood Carving by Colin Vale
Live Chainsaw Wood Carving by Colin Vale
Visitors can appreciate live wood carving demonstrations by Colin Vale (“Carving Colin”), an artist from Maryland who transforms wood into large-scale sculptures using a variety of tools, from chainsaws and flamethrowers, to angle grinders and chisels. Vale l...
2024_DC_Kennedy_Vale12DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: (Reach To Forest) Live Chainsaw Wood Carving by Colin Vale
Live Chainsaw Wood Carving by Colin Vale
Visitors can appreciate live wood carving demonstrations by Colin Vale (“Carving Colin”), an artist from Maryland who transforms wood into large-scale sculptures using a variety of tools, from chainsaws and flamethrowers, to angle grinders and chisels. Vale l...
2024_03_03B3_Kennedy_Forestation8DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: (Reach To Forest) The-Forestation (by Celia Ledón)
THE-FORESTATION
Feb. 20 - Mar. 3, 2024
Celia Ledón
2024, recycled cardboard, plastic, 15' x 18'
REACH to FOREST commission

In Cuban visual artist Celia Ledón’s hands, discarded videotapes, pop-top rings, plastic bags, and rubber tires are given new life as dramatic wearable art. Celia’s show-stoppi...
2024_DC_Kennedy_Forestation8DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: (Reach To Forest) The-Forestation (by Celia Ledón)
THE-FORESTATION
Feb. 20 - Mar. 3, 2024
Celia Ledón
2024, recycled cardboard, plastic, 15' x 18'
REACH to FOREST commission

In Cuban visual artist Celia Ledón’s hands, discarded videotapes, pop-top rings, plastic bags, and rubber tires are given new life as dramatic wearable art. Celia’s show-stoppi...
2024_DC_Kennedy_Forest_Kali1DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: (Reach To Forest) The Forest of Kali (by FABELOHUNG)
The Forest of Kali
Feb. 20 - Mar. 3, 2024
FABELOHUNG (Roberto C. Fabelo Hung)
2024, digital print, 92" x 92"
REACH to FOREST commission

For REACH to FOREST, FABELOHUNG has created The Forest of Kali, the latest piece in his “Kali Yuga” series, which includes videos, sculptures, robotics, and works ...
2024_03_03B4_Kennedy_IllumineF15DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: (Reach To Forest) The Illuminated Forest (by Edwin Fontánez)
The Illuminated Forest
Feb. 20 - Mar. 3, 2024
Edwin Fontánez
2023, cut paper, poster board, pencil, mixed media, 6’ x 10’
REACH to FOREST commission
“Somewhere, within the sweeping expanse and solitude of an imaginary tundra, its wild inhabitants come out to catch the oblique reflection of a distan...
2024_DC_Kennedy_IllumineF19DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: (Reach To Forest) The Illuminated Forest (by Edwin Fontánez)
The Illuminated Forest
Feb. 20 - Mar. 3, 2024
Edwin Fontánez
2023, cut paper, poster board, pencil, mixed media, 6’ x 10’
REACH to FOREST commission
“Somewhere, within the sweeping expanse and solitude of an imaginary tundra, its wild inhabitants come out to catch the oblique reflection of a distan...
2024_DC_Kennedy_Secret_Life8DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: (Reach To Forest) The Secret Life of Plants (by Roberto Fabelo)
The Secret Life of Plants
Feb. 20 - Mar. 3, 2024
Roberto Fabelo
2023, series of 3 digital prints of ink on silk drawings, 79" x 111"
REACH to FOREST commission

Cuban artist Roberto Fabelo’s paintings, sculpture, illustrations, and drawings have been exhibited worldwide. Fabelo’s work urges viewers ...
2024_DC_Kennedy_Tiny_Dances9DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: (Reach To Forest) Tiny Pop-Up Dances: Birds & Sounds from the Amazon
Tiny Pop-Up Dances: Birds & Sounds from the Amazon
Feb. 24-25 & Mar. 2-3, 2024
REACH Campus
Representing birds from tropical Brazil, dancers will move through the crowd in colorful costumes created by acclaimed Brazilian designer Rosa Magalhăes.

Rosa Magalhăes
Magalhăes is best known as the most s...
2024_03_03B1_Kennedy_Reach2F7DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: (Reach To Forest) (etc)
2024_DC_Kennedy_Reach2F3DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: (Reach To Forest) (etc)
2023_DC_Kennedy_Kehayoglou21DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: (RiverRun) Alexandra Kehayoglou: Paraná de las Palmas River
Alexandra Kehayoglou: Paraná de las Palmas River
Alexandra Kehayoglou (Argentina/Greece) brings a large immersive textile work of hand-tufted wool carpet that is an outcry against deforestation and devastation.
Mar. 22 - Apr. 22, 2023
Alexandra Kehayoglou’s enchanting works are poems in wool, seduct...
2023_DC_Kennedy_Weaving22DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: (RiverRun) Ari Bayuaji: Weaving the Ocean
Ari Bayuaji: Weaving the Ocean
Ari Bayuaji (Canada/Indonesia) addresses marine pollution and the destruction of aquatic life through his art installation Weaving the Ocean, using a conciliatory approach that endeavors to transform the “negative” into a “positive.”
Apr. 4 - 16, 2023
Much of the 12 mi...
2023_DC_Kennedy_Shape26DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: (RiverRun) Celia Ledón: The Shape of Water
Celia Ledón: The Shape of Water
Celia Ledón (Cuba), in an installation created from plastic waste, draws inspiration from the female figure as a personification of mythological deities associated with water.
Mar. 22 - Apr. 22, 2023
“The Shape of Water” is both a lyrical ode to the Potomac River and ...
2023_DC_Kennedy_Spiral9DC -- Kennedy Center -- Exhibit: (RiverRun) FABELOHUNG: Spiral
FABELOHUNG: Spiral
Apr. 4 - 16, 2023
FABELOHUNG (Roberto C. Fabelo Hung) (USA/Cuba) symbolizes the waves of the headwaters of rivers, flowing with vivid colors, in his large metal sculpture covered with UV impressions and resin.
Roberto Fabelo Hung’s artistic expressions are very different from thos...

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