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Four Indian Kings Four Indian Kings

The year 2008 marked the 225th anniversary of the Treaty of Paris which ended the American Revolution. To commemorate this event, the National Portrait Gallery exhibited the earliest surviving full-length oil portraits of North American aboriginal people painted from life.

Franklin and His Friends: Portraying the Man of Science in Eighteenth-Century America

Portraits of men who shared a passion for science.

George and Martha Washington: Portraits from the Presidential Years

A look at the Washingtons from the perspective of their contemporaries.

George C. Marshall: Soldier of Peace George C. Marshall: Soldier of Peace

Remembering Marshall and the leaders with whom he helped shape history for much of the twentieth century.

George Washington: A National Treasure George Washington: A National Treasure
Gifts & Blessings: The Textile Arts of Madagascar Gifts & Blessings: The Textile Arts of Madagascar

View an exhibit explaining the historical context and dynamism of Madagascar's contemporary cloth production.

Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art

Trace the story of the beautiful coiled basket on two continents, demonstrating the enduring contribution of African peoples and cultures to American life in southeastern United States.

Great Britons: Treasures from the National Portrait Gallery, London Great Britons: Treasures from the National Portrait Gallery, London

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the National Portrait Gallery, London. This exhibition included 60 works representing five centuries of British history.

Hans Namuth: Portraits

On view are over 75 b&w and color portraits of major American figures by this German-born photographer (1915-1990).

Harry Benson: Being There Harry Benson: Being There

This exhibition features approximately 100 photographs -- beginning with the era of the Beatles to 9/11 -- by New York-based, Scotland-born photographer Harry Benson.

Healing Mandala in Washington, D.C. Healing Mandala in Washington, D.C.

Over two weeks, approximately 20 Tibetan monks will create a 7' x 7' sand mandala as a healing response to the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

Herblock's Presidents: Herblock's Presidents: "Puncturing Pomposity"

This exhibition reveals how one of America's greatest political cartoonists—Herbert Lawrence Block—viewed the American presidency for most of the 20th century.

Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture

More than 100 major works are featured in the first museum exhibition to focus on sexual difference in the making of modern American portraiture.

Hide: Skin as Material and Metaphor: Part I Hide: Skin as Material and Metaphor: Part I

The featured artists draw upon this rich subject in multifaceted ways, using both the material and concept of skin as a metaphor for widespread issues.

Hide: Skin as Material and Metaphor: Part II Hide: Skin as Material and Metaphor: Part II

The featured artists draw upon this rich subject in multifaceted ways, using both the material and concept of skin as a metaphor for widespread issues.

Himalayas: An Aesthetic Adventure Himalayas: An Aesthetic Adventure

View 163 masterpieces from India, Nepal, and Tibet created from the 8th to 19th centuries, most of which have never been publicly exhibited in the West.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: History of History Hiroshi Sugimoto: History of History

Explore connections between past and present modes of seeing by juxtaposing contemporary photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto's photographs with approximately 60 ancient and medieval Japanese artworks.

Hope Diamond in Its New Temporary Setting Hope Diamond in Its New Temporary Setting

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic donation of the Hope Diamond and the museum's centennial, the museum is exhibiting for the first time ever the Hope Diamond in a new temporary setting called "Embracing Hope."

Identity by Design: Tradition, Change, and Celebration in Native Women's Dresses Identity by Design: Tradition, Change, and Celebration in Native Women's Dresses

See 55 dresses and more than 200 related items from the Plains, Plateau, and Great Basin regions in this exhibition of Native women's identity through traditional dress and its contemporary evolution.

Identity of the Sacred: Two Nigerian Shrine Figures

View two wooden sculptures -- one Igbo, the other Urhobo -- representing tutelary deities and ancestors found in two societies of southeastern Nigeria


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