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