Current Exhibitions

Documenting Diversity

How Anthropologists Record Human Life

Drawing on the collections of the National Anthropological Archives and Smithsonian Libraries, this exhibtion examines the ways anthropologists have recorded and shared their observations in the field, both past and present.

Magnificent Obsessions

Why We Collect

This exhibition highlights the personal motivations and enduring impact of the passionate book collectors who were compelled to collect, preserve, and share their “magnificent obsessions” with the nation. Through January 2021.