Current Exhibitions

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Online Exhibitions

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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

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Past Exhibitions

Exhibitions from 1989-2006 and other non-digital exhibitions that are no longer up.

Traveling Exhibitions

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