Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions

View the exhibitions that are currently on display in our museums or galleries.

Online Exhibitions

View past online-only exhibitions or the online component of past exhibitions from our museums and galleries.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Get a peek at future exhibitions that are coming to the Smithsonian Libraries.

Traveling Exhibitions

View those exhibitions that are currently on tour around the country.

Library and Archival Exhibitions on the Web

Curated by Libraries staff, this guide to online exhibitions from libraries, archives, and manuscript collections around the world is one of a kind.
Upcoming Exhibitions
Traveling Exhibitions
Online Exhibitions
Current Exhibitions
From Horses to Horsepower: Studebaker Helped Move a Nation
Frontier Photographer: Edward S. Curtis
Once There Were Billions: Vanished Birds of North America
The Art of African Exploration
A Jules Verne Centennial: 1905 - 2005
Picturing Words: The Power of Book Illustration
Nile Notes of a Howadji: American Travelers in Egypt, 1837 - 1903
Smithsonian Libraries Artists' Books
Parcel Post: Delivery of Dreams
The Making of a Homemaker
Your Smithsonian Libraries
Archive of African Artists
From Smithson to Smithsonian: The Birth of an Institution
Drawing from Life: Caricatures and Cartoons from the American Art / Portrait Gallery Collection
Science and the Artist's Book
Vibrant Visions: Pochoir Prints in the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Library
Samuel P. Langley: Aviation Pioneer (Part 1)
Voyages: A Smithsonian Libraries Exhibition
Zoos: A Historical Perspective
Ramelli's Machines: Original drawings of 16th century machines
Artists' Books and Africa
Fold, Pull, Pop and Turn
Cultivating America’s Gardens
Underwater Web: Cabling the Seas
Wonder Bound
Czech Book Covers of the 1920's and 1930's in the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Library
An Odyssey in Print: Adventures in the Smithsonian Libraries
Celebrity Caricature: Selections from the Smithsonian Institution Libraries
Make the Dirt Fly! Building the Panama Canal
Chasing Venus: Observing the Transits of Venus 1631-2004
Whales: From Bone to Book
The Illustrations of the Nests and Eggs of Birds of Ohio
Taking to the Skies: The Wright Brothers & the Birth of Aviation
Fantastic Worlds
Doodles, Drafts & Designs: Industrial Drawings from the Smithsonian
Library and Archival Exhibitions on the Web