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Mark Bradford’s new work at the Hirshhorn spans roughly 400 linear feet inside the cutting-edge Smithsonian museum.

A Glimpse of Ancient Yemen highlights a selection of objects excavated from the region by the pioneer archaeologist Wendell Phillips and his team in 1950 and 1951. See this exhibit on display at the Freer|Sackler until August 2019.

In addition to its permanent exhibition on the nation’s airmail service, the Postal Museum has a temporary exhibition, Postmen of the Skies.

This exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts explores Butt’s art through her range of techniques, including drawing, stitching, staining, etching, and gluing.

RISE UP! is a teen exhibition program that will showcase the talent, creativity, and perspective of today’s teens.

Be transported into the imperial complex known as the Forbidden City through fascinating curator talks, performances, food, and art activities on this special day. All ages.

See big trucks, take a turn in the driver’s seat, put your imagination in gear, and GO

Start your training as a researcher, learn about rare books, and discover what lies between the pages. Includes a mini tour of the Reading Room! Ages 4-11.

Learn what makes an orchid different from other flowers, make your own paper orchid to take home, and enjoy music and tasty treats from the Courtyard Café. All ages.

Explore gender and power through the lens of the exhibition Empresses of China’s Forbidden City. After the tour, reflect on a future blueprint for gender equity while making light sculptures. Ages 13-18.

Children learn about the museum, practice museum manners, and discover art concepts through developmentally appropriate discussions, a themed story, and hands-on activities. Ages 3-6.

Enjoy an N-Gauge model train display presented by BANTRAK members, explore vintage rail cars, and participate in train-related activities.