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Welcome to the Smithsonian's Arts + Industries Building

A home for the future-curious

We welcome all dreamers, makers, and changers of tomorrow to imagine a more exciting, equitable, and sustainable future.

calendar icon Through July 6, 2022
Open Thursday through Sunday 10 AM—5:30 PM
Extended hours Fridays and Saturdays until 7PM

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Get ready to visit the arts and industries building

New + Next

Now open!

Prepare to be transported to FUTURES–an immersive museum experience like no other. On view for a limited time, explore the ideas, trends, art, and tech shaping our collective tomorrows in the largest future-focused exhibition ever staged on the National Mall.

Leap into the FUTURES

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WIYRSP: Art & Tech Powering Community

How can creatives use technology to spark real dialogue between diverse communities? Celebrated artists Suchi Reddy, Stephanie Dinkins, and Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya, along with curator Isolde Brielmaier, each bring their multinational backgrounds and careers spent blending art, science, design, and tech to forge a more inclusive world.

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AI illustration from Janelle Shane

AI New Year’s Resolutions

What if instead of relying on our own resolutions we asked an AI what it thinks we should do? Read more from The Washington Post about our new resolutions generator from acclaimed AI humorist and researcher Janelle Shane.

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January Programming

Start 2022 off with a dash of dreaming! We’ve got an exciting array of new free public programs and pop-ups planned for you this January that help set hopeful intentions for the year ahead.

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