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DC museum exhibits '50 Years of Bond Villains'

Familiar to any Bond film watchers - Bond

Familiar to any Bond film watchers - Bond girls - on display at the International Spy Museum's exhibit "Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains." The exhibit runs through 2014. (Tish Wells/MCT) (Credit: MCT)

The "Skyfall" premiere may be in the rearview mirror, but the adrenaline rush of James Bond's golden anniversary need not end there.

The International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., recently opened "Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains," which takes a look at Bond baddies from 1962's "Dr. Julius No" on through 2012 cyberterrorist Raoul Silva.

Of course there are set pieces from the films, including Xenia Onatopp’s uniform ("Goldeneye"), Baron Samedi's flute ("Live and Let Die") and Zao's gorgeous Jaguar XKR ("Die Another Day"). But the artifacts are put in context, with links drawn to real-world threats such as the Cuban Missile Crises and the Cold War, and video interviews with intelligence experts discussing their own Bond-like missions.

On display through November 2014, a visit might just get us through until the next Bond film.

The exhibit is included in the general admission price the the museum, which is $19.95 for adults. For more, spymuseum.org.

Pictured: Posters at the exhibit.

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