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Habitat Exhibit

The Great Indoors

May 10, 2019 - November 16, 2022

Inside the Kogod Courtyard at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery

Experience the benefits of bringing the great outdoors inside! Discover how human habitats can be improved when biophilic elements like natural materials, natural light, vegetation, water, and views of nature are incorporated into them.

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Exhibit panels from The Great Indoors: Bringing the Outside In

Humans have an innate need to connect with nature. It is in our DNA.

Photos from The Great Indoors: Bringing the Outside In

Installation inside the Kogod Courtyard at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery