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.

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