ANCIENT ROME: EPIC INNOVATORS AND ENGINEERS
SEPTEMBER 23 — JANUARY 28, 2018
Experience the wonders of ancient Rome brought to life in this outstanding interactive exhibition of incredible machines, art and technology by the internationally acclaimed Artisans of Florence. Ancient Rome: Epic Innovators and Engineers features real artifacts and ancient technology reconstructed using designs dating from the height of the Roman Empire; the collection will transport you back two thousand years in the time of Julius Caesar, mighty Centurions and fearsome Gladiators.
About the Artisans:
A strong passion for history and engineering together with the ancient techniques perfected in their workshop have allowed the Artisans of Florence to reconstruct ancient machines and tools designed and documented by ancient architects and engineers like Vitruvius (80BC – 15AD) as never been seen before. The exhibition is the work of three generations of Italian Artisans, and allows visitors the opportunity to interact with the ancient technology that has been so important in shaping our modern world.
AFRICAN AMERICANS IN WORLD WAR II
SEPTEMBER 09 — DECEMBER 31, 2017
This photo exhibition represents the work of more than 1.2 million African Americans who served in all branches of service and in all theaters of operations during World War II.
Both on the home front and in all military theaters of operation, African Americans served with distinction and honor. In many ways, World War II laid the foundations for the civil rights movement to follow. In 1941 fewer than 4,000 African Americans were serving in the military and only twelve African Americans had become officers. By the war’s end in 1945, more than 1.2 million served as draftees or volunteers in all branches of the Armed Forces.
CHOOSING TO PARTICIPATE
THROUGH SPRING 2018
A Smithsonian poster exhibit, created primarily for middle and high schools, designed to encourage positive social change through everyday choices and foster dialogue, engagement, respect and participation in our communities.
MANUFACTURING VICTORY: THE ARSENAL OF DEMOCRACY
OCTOBER 14, 2017 — JANUARY 15, 2018
Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy tells the story of the Home Front effort that produced tanks, planes, ships, and guns with staggering speed and unparalleled energy. It was a surge in productivity that not only brought the country out of depression, but also created mighty military forces, supplied the Allies abroad, and opened new doors of opportunity and social change.
Created by The National WWII Museum.
JANUARY 3 — JUNE 17, 2018
An interactive exhibition that engages family audiences in nanoscale science, engineering and technology. Hands-on exhibits present the basics of nanoscience and engineering, introduce some real-world applications, and explore the societal and ethical implications of this new technology.