The Wright Brothers & Invention of the Aerial Age Exhibition Rendering

A gallery with an older flyer.

Artist's rendering of The Wright Brothers & Invention of the Aerial Age exhibition.

The exhibition is scheduled to open in fall 2022 and will explore who Wilbur and Orville Wright were, what they achieved and how they did it, and how the world first reacted to their revolutionary invention. At the center of the story and the heart of the gallery is the 1903 Wright Flyer, one of the most iconic artifacts in the Smithsonian’s collection.