Exhibitions

Exhibitions

National Museum of African American History and Culture: Inaugural Exhibitions

A Century in the Making: Building the National Museum of African American History and Culture (Concourse level)

Photo collage of African American soldier, civil rights marchers

“Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America’s Past Revealed”

The National Museum of the American Indian’s George Gustav Heye Center in New York’s exhibition “Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America’s Past Revealed” opens April 18 and continues through October 2018 in the museum’s West Gallery; admission is free. The exhibition is a collaboration of the museum and the Smithsonian Latino Center.

“Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume” Costume List

Introduction: Dressing a Galaxy

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jedi Robes, Star Wars: A New Hope
  • Queen Amidala, Throne Room Gown, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

Jedi versus Sith: Form, Function and Design

Concept Art Queen Amidala Senate Gown Star Wars™: The Phantom Menace

“Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume”

Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume explores the challenges in dressing the Star Wars universe from the Galactic Senate and royalty to the Jedi, Sith and Droids™.

“Nation to Nation” Exhibition

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian’s exhibition “Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations” begins in September 2014 (the 10th anniversary of the museum) and continues through fall 2018.

“The Last American Dinosaurs: Discovering a Lost World” Exhibition

Title: “The Last American Dinosaurs: Discovering a Lost World”
Opening Date: Nov. 25
Where: Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History

Torosauris

Tyrannosaurus rex

General T. rex Facts

What does the name “Tyrannosaurus rex” mean?

“Tyrannosaurus” is Greek for “tyrant lizard,” and “rex” means “king” in Latin. So, Tyrannosaurus rex was “King of the Tyrant Lizards.”

Nation's T. rex

National Museum of African American History and Culture: Southern Railway Car

In 2009, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture acquired a Southern Railway car, No. 1200, with segregated seating. The railway car was donated by Pete Claussen and Gulf & Ohio Railways. The segregated passenger car will be a focal object in the museum’s inaugural exhibition on segregation.

National Museum of African American History and Culture: Angola Prison Tower

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture received a donation of a prison guard tower from the Louisiana State Penitentiary in 2012. The prison, also known as Angola after a 19th-century plantation on the same site of land, is one of the largest maximum-security prisons in the country.

“Franklin and the Nurturing of Science in Early America”

Exhibition

"Franklin and the Nurturing of Science in Early America”—ongoing permanent collection installation installed Sept. 11

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