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