Exhibitions

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Imo Nse Imeh: Monuments to Our Skies

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…

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

Xavier Cortada: Climate Science Art

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…

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NAS Building Timeline and Promethean Sparks

NAS Building Timeline and Promethean Sparks

“We call it the building for the National Academy of Sciences and the National Research Council, but in reality, it should be the nation’s home of science in America and…

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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

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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Julia Pollack: Collaborative Ecologies

Julia Pollack: Collaborative Ecologies

Julia Pollack is curator and creator at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign where she creates artwork based upon her conversations…

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100th Anniversary of Art of the NAS Building

100th Anniversary of Art of the NAS Building

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…

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