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Discover the transformative power of art and design

The Smithsonian¡¯s museums display objects from our collections that span the breadth of art and design from the ancient to the modern-day, from the whimsical to the practical. Along with our art-focused programs and research, our work illustrates how art and design are integral to humanity, enriching us all.

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