FUTURES garnered a potential press reach of 10.5 billion (yes, billion!) and had over 5,000 broadcast and news mentions.New York Times: "At the Smithsonian, an Architectural Treasure Looks Ahead" Read More The Washington Post: "The Smithsonian’s Arts and Industries Building is finally reopening. Here’s what to know before you visit." Read More Forbes: "Inside The New FUTURES Exhibit At The Smithsonian Arts And Industries Building" Read more Financial Times: "Washington’s Arts and Industries Building gets a new lease of life" Read more CNN: "Flying cars and floating cities — these 8 radical designs predict our imminent future" Read more
FUTURES Press ReleasesNew Smithsonian Research From “FUTURES” Uncovers a Path to Hope Smithsonian’s New Digital Guide Brings the Future to Your Fingertips June 22 Smithsonian’s Blockbuster “FUTURES” Exhibition To Close July 6 With Free “FUTURES Forward” Daylong Bash read more New in June at Smithsonian “FUTURES,” How To Flourish in the Year 2050 read more Smithsonian’s Free “FUTURES Field Day” Will Turn the National Mall Into A Giant Future of Sports Playing Field May 28 read more Smithsonian and Meta Invite You to Go for a “Moonwalk” in Exclusive New Virtual Reality Experience for “FUTURES” Exhibition read more New in May at Smithsonian, Come Outside and Play as “FUTURES Field Day” Takes Over the National Mall Memorial Day Weekend read more New Smithsonian Solar-Powered Clean Energy “Recharge Stations” To Debut as Part of “FUTURES” Exhibition read more New in April at Smithsonian, “Earth Days @ FUTURES” Will Spotlight Bold New Solutions for a Sustainable World read more New in March at Smithsonian’s “FUTURES,” Cyborgs and Gaming Take Visitors Beyond Human Limits read more Smithsonian Launches New ‘Women’s Futures Month’ With National Mall Debut of 120 Statues Celebrating Women in STEM read more New in February at Smithsonian “FUTURES,” the New Frontiers of Love and Dating read more New in January at Smithsonian “FUTURES,” An AI to Write Hilarious New Year’s Resolutions read more Smithsonian “FUTURES” To Host DC-to-Doha Holographic Portal To Leave Messages for Citizens of the Future read more Marvel Studios’ Eternals Costumes To Debut at Smithsonian’s “FUTURES” Nov. 20 read more Smithsonian Announces Full Lineup for “FUTURES Remixed” Opening Festival Nov. 19–21 and Free December Programs read more Smithsonian To Time Travel 50 Years Into the Future To Debut Exhibitions of 2071 read more Smithsonian Will Debut New Digital “FUTURES Beacons” To Invite Visitors to ‘Time Travel’ to Their Own Future read more Smithsonian’s New “FUTURES” Will Blast Through the Space-Time Continuum To Open Saturday, Nov. 20 read more Smithsonian To Reveal Bell’s Nexus ‘Air Taxi’ at “FUTURES” read more New Smithsonian Film Project “Futures We Dream” To Showcase Uplifting Visions of Eight Communities Across the U.S. read more Smithsonian FUTURES to unveil five new commissions by leading contemporary artists read more Smithsonian Announces New Interactive Installation by Acclaimed Artist Suchi Reddy as Centerpiece of “FUTURES” read more Smithsonian’s FUTURES To Host Public Debut of Virgin Hyperloop’s Milestone ‘Pegasus’ Pod read more Smithsonian FUTURES Teams With Autodesk to Debut Future of Human-A.I. Design read more Smithsonian To Debut Groundbreaking New 'FUTURES' for 175th Anniversary Smithsonian To Debut Groundbreaking New 'FUTURES' for 175th Anniversary The Washington Post: The Smithsonian is turning 175. It’s celebrating with robots, flying cars and hope. read more about futures
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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.