Exhibitions

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