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Smithsonian To Debut Groundbreaking New 'FUTURES' for 175th Anniversary

Historic Arts + Industries Building To Reopen for First Time in Nearly Two Decades With Smithsonian’s First Large-Scale Exploration of the Future

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FUTURES in The Washington Post

“’Futures’ is a groundbreaking, multidisciplinary exhibition that will blend art, science, design, history and technology in a celebration of the world’s largest museum complex. Part festival, part exposition, part exhibition, “Futures” was created during a worldwide pandemic — but it nonetheless offers a hopeful glimpse of what lies ahead.”

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About AIB

The Smithsonian’s Arts + Industries Building (AIB) is the first National Museum of the United States. Opened in 1881 on the National Mall, its soaring halls have showcased national treasures and world-changing ideas. Much more than a museum, AIB was a catalyst that drove a young nation forward and a space that celebrated the skill, genius, progress, and civilization of America.

Now, AIB is being reborn as a national space to explore ideas about the future, with a mission to inspire millions of young people to think more hopefully and flexibly about the world they want to live in. A new century demands a new way of thinking and together we can tackle ambitious challenges while embracing a future that is hopeful, optimistic, and innovative.

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