Close photograph of podium with presidential seal

The American Presidency

A Glorious Burden

On View 3 Center

This exhibition explores the personal, public, ceremonial, and executive actions of those individuals who have occupied the United States' highest office. More than 900 objects, including national treasures from the Smithsonian’s vast presidential collections, bring to life the role of the presidency in American culture.

Exhibition Website

The exhibition's companion website (coming soon) gives visitors the opportunity to experience all of the objects and stories featured in The American Presidency—and more, including teacher resources and reference materials.

This exhibition was made possible through the support of many generous donors.