Girlhood & Creating Icons: How We Remember Woman Suffrage at the National Museum of American History

June 24, 2021

Girlhood (It’s complicated)  Closes Jan. 2, 2023 Second Floor, West While the nursery rhyme tells us that girls are “made of sugar and spice and everything nice,” history demonstrates that […]

Exterior Tour of Dumbarton House

June 6, 2021

Come learn about how Dumbarton House and its surrounding landscape have changed over the past two-hundred years since it’s construction in 1799. Explore the site and imagine what it might […]

At the Movies 2021: Navajo Code Talkers: A Journey of Remembrance

May 29, 2021

  May 29–31; on demand  americanindian.si.edu/online-programs (USA, 2017, 70. min.) Director: George Colburn Follow the return of six Navajo Code Talkers to the five Pacific Island sites where their unbreakable […]

Americans

May 27, 2021

How did American Indians become national and commercial symbols? Pervasive, powerful, at times demeaning, the images, names and stories in “Americans” highlight the ways in which American Indians have been […]

The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire


If you’ve ever crossed a suspension bridge, you’ve used Andean Indigenous technology. Open through June 27, “The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire” explores the foundations of the Inka Road […]

Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations


“Nation to Nation” presents the history of the treaties that lie at the heart of the relationship between Indian Nations and the United States. The exhibition explores the development and […]

Smithsonian American Art Museum Reopening

May 14, 2021

The Smithsonian American Art Museum and its branch museum, the Renwick Gallery, reopen to the public Friday, May 14. This is the second reopening of the museum following closures on […]

Smithsonian American Art Museum Virtual Fellows Lectures

May 12, 2021

Wednesday, May 12, 2:30–5 p.m. ET Thursday, May 13, 2:30–5 p.m. ET Friday, May 14, 2:30–5 p.m. ET Join the 2020–2021 class of Smithsonian American Art Museum research fellows as […]

See Me Online at SAAM 

May 5, 2021

Wednesday, May 5, 2 p.m. ET Join the Smithsonian American Art Museum for a virtual program designed for art lovers with mild to moderate dementia and their care partners. Enjoy […]