Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

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The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is committed to advancing knowledge and understanding of the Native cultures of the Western Hemisphere—past, present, and future—through partnership with Native people and others. The museum works to support the continuance of culture, traditional values, and transitions in contemporary Native life. The museum cares for one of the world's most expansive collections of Native artifacts, including objects, photographs, archives and media covering the entire Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego. The museum on the National Mall offers exhibition galleries and spaces for performances, lectures and symposia, research and education. 

Open 10am –5:30pm; closed December 25.
Thru Jun. 1, 2020The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire
Thru Sep. 30, 2020Our Universes: Traditional Knowledge Shapes Our World
Thru Dec. 31, 2021Nation to Nation
Thru Jan. 1, 2022Return to a Native Place: Algonquian Peoples of the Chesapeake
Thru Dec. 31, 2022Americans
Thru Dec. 31Gallery Tours
Thru Jan. 1, 2020Section 14: The Other Palm Springs, California
Sat. Jun 22Solstice Saturday Festival at the National Museum of the American Indian
Thu. Jul 18Native American Brass Bands and Beyond
Sat. Aug 3Indian Summer Showcase with Indian City
Fri. Aug 9International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples: Concert with Miguel Ángel Pellao (Pehuenche)


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Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

Fourth Street & Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20560
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