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.

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

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