See our collection materials on view at the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Timed-Entry Passes End July 21

Starting Wednesday, July 21, the Lawrence A Fleischman Gallery located within the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum will no longer be accepting timed-entry passes. All passes issued for July 21–August 15 will be canceled and will not be scanned at entry. July 21 and onward, all visitors will enter as walk-up visitors. Please visit www.si.edu/visit for more information and to review safety requirements before your visit.

Current Exhibition

  • November 26, 2019 - December 31, 2021

    What is Feminist Art?

    Organized by Curator of Manuscripts Mary Savig, the exhibition revisits a 1977 exhibition at Los Angeles’ Woman’s Building, a feminist art school, gallery, and community space founded by Judy Chicago, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, and Arlene Raven in 1971. The Archives, which holds the Woman’s Building papers in its collections, will reconsider this exhibition by showing responses from the 1977 show alongside new submissions by both original participating artists as well as a new generation of diverse artists. Approximately 75 works will be on view.

Upcoming Exhibition

Nothing's been scheduled yet, but check back soon.


Revisit almost twenty years of the Archives’ past exhibitions covering various topics, projects, and events in art history.