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