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.

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