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 April 20–May 7 | View May 8–Oct 27

Saturday, April 29

Monday, May 1

Tuesday, May 2

Wednesday, May 3

Thursday, May 4

Friday, May 5

Sunday, May 7