As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, all Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are temporarily closed to the public as of Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. We are not announcing a reopening date at this time.
The political cartoons of Herbert Block (1909--2001) appeared in American newspapers for more than seven decades under the pen name Herblock. This exhibition contained Block's original drawings of presidential cartoons from Franklin Roosevelt through Bill Clinton.
Since its inception in the late 1970s, hip hop has become hugely influential in America. The six artists and one poet included in the exhibition, have approached hip hop culture through the lens of portraiture, and, in combination, their contributions highlight its vitality and beauty.
This was the inaugural exhibition of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The images were selected from the collection of the National Portrait Gallery. The theme; African American resistance across 150 years of American history.
During the second half of the 20th century, the United States and the Soviet Union engaged in a global struggle. Beginning with Yalta and ending with the collapse of the Berlin Wall, this exhibition explores how U.S. presidents reacted to the events of the age.