Here's a guide to some of the newest exhibits at Washington DC museums.
- National Geographic Museum - 1001 Inventions: Discover the Golden Age of Muslim Civilization - an award-winning traveling exhibition that highlights the enormous contribution to science and technology made by men and women of many different faiths during the era of Muslim civilization. This highly interactive exhibition showcases the historic advancements in navigation, medicine, hydraulics, optics, mathematics and more. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a model of celebrated Ottoman engineer Al-Jazari's sophisticated Elephant Clock, created more than 800 years ago. (through Feb. 3, 2013)
- Newseum - The Eyes of History 2012 - From the White House to war zones, the photographers of the White House News Photographers Association capture newsmaking moments across the nation and around the world. The exhibit includes more than 70 photographs of the people and events that shaped the world in 2011. (Sept. 28, 2012 through March 29, 2013)
- National Gallery of Art - The Serial Portrait: Photography and Identity in the Last One Hundred Years - Explore how the practice of making multiple portraits of the same subjects produced some of the most revealing and provocative photographs of our time. Arranged both chronologically and thematically, the exhibition features 153 works by 20 artists who photographed the same subjects--friends, family, and themselves--numerous times over days, months, or years to create compelling portrait studies that investigate the many facets of personal and social identity. ( September 30 through December 31, 2012)
- National Museum of Natural History - Census of Marine Life: A Decade of Discovery - The exhibit, located in the Sant Ocean Hall on the first floor of the museum, highlights a decade-long investigation of the biodiversity in Earth's oceans. Along with the COSMOS prize, the exhibit features a number of images showcasing marine life discovered by the Census and a rare deep-sea squid specimen. (through September 2013)