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40 Under 40

Meet 40 artists repurposing and reinventing the world of contemporary craft in the Renwick Gallery’s “40 under 40: Craft Futures” exhibition.

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Celebrate the 2013 Inauguration at the Smithsonian

Explore the fascinating history of the American presidency through our special programs, exhibitions, and tour app.

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Preparing the gowns for “The First Ladies” exhibition

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the making of "The First Ladies" exhibition, featuring Michelle Obama's 2009 inaugural gown.

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Ernst Herzfeld's Archaeological Journeys: From the Ancient Near East to Washington

Wed., Jan. 23, 6:45 p.m.

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“Santa Claus Express” Goodyear Airship, 1925

Built by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., this airship delivered toys.

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