Centennial Events

In 1923, we became the Smithsonian’s first art museum on Washington, DC’s, National Mall. Since then, we’ve grown our collections, expanded our buildings, and earned a reputation for excellence through a century of exhibitions, research, conservation, and cultural exchange. Our centennial year is both a milestone and a springboard for a transformative vision for our next 100 years: to become a global resource for learning, research, and cultural connection.

To mark this historic moment, we’re inviting visitors from around the globe to embark on journeys across centuries and continents through a vibrant program of exhibitions, performances, conversations, learning opportunities, and more. Check back often for more events and offerings to be added throughout the year.

Join us and be part of #TheNext100.


Viewing May 8–Oct 27 | View April 20–May 7

Wednesday, May 10

Thursday, May 11

Friday, May 12

Saturday, May 13

Monday, May 22

Friday, October 27