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Upcoming Exhibitions

 

 

The BEACH

July 4, 2015 - September 7, 2015

Spanning across the majestic Great Hall, the Museum commissioned Snarkitecture to design The BEACH, which will cover 10,000 square feet and include an “ocean” of nearly one million translucent plastic balls. The BEACH will be open July 4, 2015 through Labor Day, September 7, 2015.
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The New American Garden

October 17, 2015 - April 3, 2016

Oehme, van Sweden & Associates revolutionized landscape architecture with the New American Garden. The firm’s designs were lushly planted with ornamental grasses and perennials—relatively low-maintenance, tapestry-like landscapes created to be viewed in all four seasons.
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Small Stories

May 21, 2016 - January 16, 2017

The small stories of 12 dolls' houses from the past 300 years will be brought to life by imagining the characters that live or work there. Come and meet the residents, and discover tales of marriages and parties, politics and crime.
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St. Elizabeths

The story of St. Elizabeths' change over time, reflecting evolving theories of how to care for the mentally ill, as well as the later reconfiguration of the campus as a federal workplace and mixed-use urban development.
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