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A Personal Journey: Central African Art from the Collection of Lawrence Gussman A Personal Journey: Central African Art from the Collection of Lawrence Gussman

View an exhibition from the Lawrence Gussman collection including 75 objects representing 30 African cultures.

A Revolution in Wood: The Bresler Collection A Revolution in Wood: The Bresler Collection

This exhibition features 66 objects produced in the 1980s and 1990s from the Charles and Fleur Bresler Collection to highlight contemporary wood turning's growing sophistication.

A Song for the Horse Nation A Song for the Horse Nation

The story of the horse's influence on American Indian tribes from the 1600s to the present is depicted.

A Will of Their Own: Judith Sargent Murray and Women of Achievement in the Early Republic A Will of Their Own: Judith Sargent Murray and Women of Achievement in the Early Republic

Learn about the achievements of women in the late 18th century and see portraits of eight prominent American women of the period.

Abbott Thayer: The Nature of Art Abbott Thayer: The Nature of Art

Take a look at the life and work of this "soul painter."

African Cosmos: Stellar Arts African Cosmos: Stellar Arts

See some 90 African art objects that were inspired by astronomical observations and phenomena, including rainbows and eclipses.

African Forms in the Furniture of Pierre Legrain African Forms in the Furniture of Pierre Legrain

See an exhibition that explores the influence African chairs and stools had on the work of French artist Pierre Legrain (1889-1929), who is credited as one of the founders of the Art Deco style.

African Gold from the Glassell Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston African Gold from the Glassell Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

See approximately 135 works of art that represent the rich diversity of Akan gold work and royal regalia from Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire in West Africa.

African Mosaic: Building a Collection African Mosaic: Building a Collection

The diversity and outstanding quality of Africa's arts are reflected in some 112 objects collected by the museum during the past 10 years.

African Vision: The Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection African Vision: The Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection

View 88 pieces representing 20 African countries and 75 peoples that covers 5 centuries of African art, and includes most major styles.

Airmail in America

This exhibition examines the critical role the postal system played in the creation of America's commercial aviation industry.

Alphabetilately: An Alphabet of Philately Alphabetilately: An Alphabet of Philately

This exhibition presents an alphabet of philately through 26 topics, in which each letter stands for some aspect of stamp collecting or the sending of mail.

American Kaleidoscope: Themes and Perspectives in Recent Art American Kaleidoscope: Themes and Perspectives in Recent Art

Works by 14 contemporary American artists address the unity, variety, and continuity of American culture.

American Origins, 1600-1900 American Origins, 1600-1900

This exhibition starts from the days of contact between Native Americans and European explorers through the struggles of independence to the Gilded Age.

Americans Now Americans Now

Drawn from the Portrait Gallery's permanent collection, this exhibition features individuals prominent in sports, entertainment, and other fields of endeavor during the last 10 years.

America's Presidents America's Presidents

This exhibition displays multiple images of the presidents of the United States, including Gilbert Stuart's "Lansdowne" portrait of George Washington.

Art of Being Tuareg: Sahara Nomads in a Modern World Art of Being Tuareg: Sahara Nomads in a Modern World

View more than 200 decorative works that depict the culture and arts of the Tuareg people of Mali, Niger, and Algeria from the 219th century to the present.

Art of the Stamp Art of the Stamp

See 100 original drawings and artworks that were used to create postage stamps, including entries for the famous Elvis stamp design competition.

Artful Animals Artful Animals

Explore how African artists create striking works of art, using images from an array of domestic and untamed animals, in this exhibition dedicated to young audiences.

Artistic License: The Duck Stamp Story Artistic License: The Duck Stamp Story

A rotating selection of objects from the collection of Jeanette Cantrell Rudy sheds light on the Federal Duck Stamp program.


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