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

See portraits of Benjamin Franklin and his friend, men who shared a passion for science.

George and Martha Washington: Portraits from the Presidential Years

Take a look at George and Martha Washington from the perspective of their contemporaries.

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

Remember Marshall and the leaders with whom he helped shape history for much of the twentieth century in this exhibition.

George Washington: A National Treasure George Washington: A National Treasure

In celebration of its acquisition by and for the American people, the famous and iconic portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart will leave the nation's capital for a cross-country tour.

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 includes 60 works representing five centuries of British history.

Hans Namuth: Portraits

View 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.

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

In and Out of Focus: Images from Central Africa, 1885-1960 In and Out of Focus: Images from Central Africa, 1885-1960

View an exhibition that examines how images by Euro-American photographers created and perpetuated ideas and sentiments about the peoples of central Africa.

In the Beginning: Bibles Before the Year 1000 In the Beginning: Bibles Before the Year 1000

See many of the most important codices in the world from the 2nd to 10th centuries.


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