Current Exhibitions

The National Academy of Sciences Building hosts exhibitions that highlight creative and imaginative intersections between art and science. The exhibitions change approximately every six months. Check back here frequently to see what is happening in our space.

A woman playing a flute in a space station, showcasing her musical talent amidst the vastness of outer space.

Progress was Neither Swift Nor Easy: Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine

December 31, 2025
Women are underrepresented in most STEMM fields despite being half of the population and performing as well as men in math and science. Women with multiple marginalized identities (women of...
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Imo Nse Imeh: Monuments to Our Skies

February 3 - July 1, 2025
This exhibition features two new bodies of work by Imo Nse Imeh. Imeh is a Nigerian-American visual artist and scholar of African diaspora art. He investigates historical and philosophical issues...
Aerial view of 4 way intersection of a street with the number 7 painted in the box.

Xavier Cortada: Climate Science Art

July 10 - December 31, 2024
This exhibition features Miami-based artist Xavier Cortada’s climate change-focused artwork from Miami-Dade County, Florida, and the North and South Pole, spanning 2007 to the present. Cortada initiated The Underwater, a...
100th Anniversary of Art of the NAS Building

100th Anniversary of Art of the NAS Building

April 1 - December 31, 2024
This year holds special significance for the NAS, as our beautiful building at 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, turns 100 years old. Dedicated by President Calvin Coolidge in April 1924 and...

Upcoming Exhibitions

Exhibitions at the National Academy of Sciences change frequently. Check here for new exhibitions.

Aerial view of 4 way intersection of a street with the number 7 painted in the box.

Xavier Cortada: Climate Science Art

July 10 - December 31, 2024
This exhibition features Miami-based artist Xavier Cortada’s climate change-focused artwork from Miami-Dade County, Florida, and the North and South Pole, spanning 2007 to the present. Cortada initiated The Underwater, a...
Circadian time signature

Imo Nse Imeh: Monuments to Our Skies

February 3 - July 1, 2025
This exhibition features two new bodies of work by Imo Nse Imeh. Imeh is a Nigerian-American visual artist and scholar of African diaspora art. He investigates historical and philosophical issues...

Upcoming Events

Through performing arts, community salons, film screenings, and other programming we create a space for the community to explore the terrain between art and science and to connect with one another. Our events are free and open to the public. Registration is requested and a government-issued photo ID is required to enter the NAS Building.

Resources

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Publications

Publications that celebrate the intersection art and science at the National Academy of Sciences

Collections

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News

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In The News

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