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: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations
Thru Jan. 1, 2022Return to a Native Place: Algonquian Peoples of the Chesapeake
Thru Dec. 31, 2022Americans
Thru Dec. 31Gallery Tours
Thru Mar. 31The REDress Project
Mar. 26 – 29Spontaneous Performance
Mar. 27 & 29Native Women Rising, a Women's History Month Tour of Nation to Nation
Apr. 12 – 14Cherokee Days Festival
Apr. 27 & 28Living Earth Festival 2019: Farm to Table: Sustaining Our Future through Indigenous Knowledge
Sun. Apr 28Living Earth Festival 2019: Conversation with the Chefs: Freddie Bitsoie and Sean Sherman
May. 18 & 19Hawaiian Cultural Festival


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Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

Fourth Street & Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20560
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