Current Exhibitions

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Online Exhibitions

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

Upcoming Exhibitions

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Past Exhibitions

Exhibitions from 1989-2006 and other non-digital exhibitions that are no longer up.

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