Twenty Smithsonian Shows to See in 2020 | At the Smithsonian


The new decade brings with it scores of new exhibitions at museums across the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. and in New York City. Many continue to mark the centenary of women’s suffrage; others expand views from other cultures and traditions. The 150th anniversary of professional baseball brings a couple of shows examining its cultural impact. And there’s something of a sequel to a blockbuster—Yayoi Kusama’s record-breaking exhibition at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Here’s a preview look at 20 of the Smithsonian’s new shows opening this year.

Baseball: America’s Homerun, National Postal Museum

Draper & Maynard, manufacturers of base ball mitts advertising cover
Draper & Maynard, manufacturers of base ball mitts advertising cover, c. 1893

(National Postal Museum)

At the National Postal Museum, the first of two big Smithsonian exhibitions this year that will embrace the national pastime will feature hundreds of U.S. and international stamps commemorating the sport’s finest players, augmented by dozens of objects loaned by other Smithsonian museums and the National Baseball Hall of…

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