Our visitors bring the museums to life. Whether it’s conversations in the galleries, applause during a performance, or a child’s joyful laugh during a family program, these sounds enliven our spaces, filling galleries with the audible sign of people connecting with art. We are looking forward to a year of art, exhibitions, and programs full of those happy sounds once more.
Kicking off those plans is the ambitious American Women’s History Initiative, a five-year Smithsonian campaign to illuminate women’s pivotal roles in this history of our Nation, with three goals in mind:
- amplify women’s voices
- reach new audiences
- empower future generations