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Amidst the Beauty Exploring Lalla Essaydi: Revisions

Thurs., Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m.

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american art museum presents

The Civil War and American Art

Through April 28, 2013

The greatest artists of the age,
the greatest conflict of our nation.

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american art museum presents

Nam June Paik: Global Visionary

Through August 11, 2013

“Let's not be modest about it.
I think he created a revolution
in art.” –Yoko Ono

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Smithsonian presents

American Indian Heritage Month

November 2012

Celebrate our nation's
diverse cultural heritage
with the Smithsonian.

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Smithsonian Snapshot

Thanksgiving Menu, 1905

Illustrator George Elbert Burr created this menu for a Thanksgiving dinner that included mashed potatoes, English plum pudding, Charlotte Russe dessert and of course, the turkey.

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