Past EventThings Come Apart Exhibit

January 19, 2019 –

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will look inside the evolutions of the smartphone and dozens of other everyday technologies that have spurred revolutions in product design and functionality in the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service’s (SITES) “Things Come Apart” exhibit, on display January 19 through May 5, 2019. This captivating exhibition, featuring the works of creative photographer and tinkerer Todd McLellan, is on a 12-city national tour, asking visitors to contemplate the intricacies of such technologies as the quarter-inch-thick smartphone that can be used as a watch, a camera, a theater, a map and even a mobile bank.

Learn more at, and entry into the exhibit is included with regular museum admission.