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If you’re planning on heading down to the DC area this fall, you should probably visit a museum or two, and while you’re at it, make sure what you see something new and interesting. Here are our top five choices for new exhibits that you can see in Washington this fall.

Religion in Early America – American History Museum

If you’re interested in learning about societal conditions in the early days of the United States, don’t miss out on this exhibit at the American History Museum, which includes artifacts linked to religion in the colonies. You’ll get to see pieces like bibles from the eighteenth century and objects linked to Judaism, Islam, and the other religions that formed the social fabric of America.

June 28, 2017 to June 3, 2018

14th St and Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
+1 202-633-1000

Resound: Bells of Ancient China – Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Fans of ancient history will love getting to see the Sackler Gallery’s upcoming exhibit showcasing bells from Ancient china. The artifacts, which were used in a variety of settings in ancient China, will be on display at the Sackler along with videos showing them being played.

October 14, 2017 – TBD
1050 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560, USA
+1 202-633-1000

Subodh GuptaArthur M. Sackler Gallery

Sure to impress both children and adults alike, this upcoming exhibit by artist Subodh Gupta is definitely one to see. Gupta takes ordinary objects from day-to-day life and transforms them into stunning sculptures.

October 14, 2017 – June 24, 2018

1050 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560, USA
+1 202-633-1000

Tamayo: The New York Years Smithsonian American Art Museum

Artist Rufino Tamayo, known for his bright, abstract paintings, was a pioneering modern artist in his era. Make sure to visit his show at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, which will display pieces from his period in New York.

November 3, 2017 – March 18, 2018

F St NW & 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
+1 202-633-1000

Celebrating Fifty Years – National Portrait Gallery

Don’t miss out on this exhibition celebrating the National Portrait Gallery’s fiftieth anniversary. You’ll get to learn about the museum’s opening days and how the museum expanded and gained in popularity over the years.

August 11, 2017 – January 6, 2019
8th St NW & F St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA