The Smithsonian is known for world-class exhibitions that showcase iconic historical objects, boundary-breaking art, and innovative Americans who have shaped our national story. But did you know you can also view many of the year’s most celebrated exhibits from the comfort of home?
Sit back, relax, and take a tour through some of 2022’s top virtual museum experiences. These galleries, videos, and interactive features offer a look at history and culture that can only be found at the Smithsonian, but can be enjoyed anywhere!
Marcel Duchamp’s work with found objects, appropriation, and subverting artistic assumptions made him one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. In It’s Art If I Say So, the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden explores the multifaceted impact of Duchamp’s legacy — from the pop art prints of Andy Warhol to the immersive optical illusions created by Yayoi Kusama. More Info here: ART AND FOUND
Celebrate our national pastime with Baseball: America’s Homerun at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum! This unique blockbuster exhibition features hundreds of U.S. and international stamps commemorating great players and historic moments, as well as iconic pieces of baseball memorabilia that will inspire young and old fans alike. More Info Here: PLAY BALL »
Contemplate the role thoughtful design can play in addressing an unjust world in Designing Peace from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. The wide range of design responses and personal stories featured in the exhibition encourage viewers to consider the ways our interactions, reflections, and actions can have a transformative impact. More here: DESIGN YOUR WORLD »
Meet the unsung women whose music shaped movements in Music HerStory: Women and Music of Social Change from the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives and the Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. This journey through pictures, profiles and playlists will introduce you to the voices and stories of boundary-pushing heroines in American music. OPEN YOUR EARS »
What role does craft play in conversations about identity, activism, and resilience? This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery brings together over 170 works in a variety of mediums — from fiber and ceramics to glass and mixed media. Take a closer look at highlighted pieces and hear directly from the artists about the inspiration behind their work and the value of creative practice. CRAFT YOUR VIEW »
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