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Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay
March 18, 2011 – June 19, 2011

Explore fashion and textile designs from Sonia Delaunay's Atelier Simultané in Paris in the 1920s through 1940s.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Sweet & Sour Sweet & Sour
March 17, 2011 – February 11, 2013

Learn about the evolution of Chinese food in the U.S. and the long history of Chinese immigration in this case.

American History Museum
COBOL COBOL
March 17, 2011 – February 11, 2013

Learn about COBOL, or Common Business Oriented Language, one of the first computer-programming languages to run successfully on different brands of computers, in this case.

American History Museum
To Make a World: George Ault and 1940s America To Make a World: George Ault and 1940s America
March 11, 2011 – September 5, 2011

The exhibition features approximately 50 paintings, drawings, and photographs by Ault and his contemporaries, including the well-known artists Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth, as well as recently rediscovered painters Edward Biberman and Dede Plummer.

American Art Museum
Calder's Portraits: A New Language Calder's Portraits: A New Language
March 11, 2011 – August 14, 2011

Featured are Alexander Calder's three-dimensional wire portraits alongside contemporary documents by other artists.

Portrait Gallery
SPANS: Photographs from the Esther McCoy Papers at the Archives of American Art SPANS: Photographs from the Esther McCoy Papers at the Archives of American Art
March 9, 2011 – June 5, 2011

Artist Terence Gower uses archival photographs in the Esther McCoy Papers and his own drawings in this innovative, site-specific installation in dialogue with the glass canopy of the Kogod Courtyard.

Archives of American Art
Small Spirits: Dolls from the National Museum of the American Indian Small Spirits: Dolls from the National Museum of the American Indian
March 5, 2011 – July 19, 2012

Dolls from Native cultures throughout the Western Hemisphere are on view.

American Indian Museum New York
Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan
February 26, 2011 – July 31, 2011

Majestic 6th-century Chinese Buddhist sculpture is combined with 21st-century 3D-imaging technology in this exploration of one of the most important groups of Buddhist devotional sites in early medieval China.

Sackler Gallery
Blinky Palermo: Retrospective 1964-1977 Blinky Palermo: Retrospective 1964-1977
February 24, 2011 – May 15, 2011

This exhibition is the first survey of artworks in the United States by postwar German painter Blinky Palermo.

Hirshhorn Museum
Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels
February 18, 2011 – July 4, 2011

Explore the historical significance of Van Cleef & Arpels's contributions to jewelry design in the 20th century with more than 350 works, including jewels, timepieces, fashion accessories, and objects d'art.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Quicktake: Tangible Earth
February 18, 2011 – March 18, 2011

Tangible Earth, the world's first interactive digital globe, shows dynamic changes in the world using interactive technology.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Seasons: Arts of Japan Seasons: Arts of Japan
February 5, 2011 – February 12, 2012

See how seasonal associations permeate Japanese art and culture.

Freer Gallery
Seasons: Tea Seasons: Tea
February 5, 2011 – June 24, 2012

View examples of tea utensils that embody seasonal changes.

Freer Gallery
Close to Home: Photographers and Their Families Close to Home: Photographers and Their Families
February 4, 2011 – July 24, 2011

This exhibition presents 32 color and black-and-white photographs from the museum's permanent collection made during the past three decades by nine established and emerging artists: Tina Barney, Virginia Beahan, Christopher Dawson, Muriel Hasbun, Martina Lopez, Elaine O'Neil, Larry Sultan, Margaret Strickland, and Carrie Will.

American Art Museum
Artists in Dialogue 2: Sandile Zulu and Henrique Oliveira Artists in Dialogue 2: Sandile Zulu and Henrique Oliveira
February 2, 2011 – January 8, 2012

Observe two artists creating site-specific works in response to each other's style and artworks.

African Art Museum
Orchids: A View from the East Orchids: A View from the East
January 29, 2011 – April 24, 2011

This year's orchid exhibition showcases a variety of exotic live orchids that testify to the Chinese love for this enchanting plant.

Natural History Museum
GRAB GRAB
January 29, 2011 – July 31, 2011

Photographs document the Laguna Pueblo tradition of Grab Day, a community-wide prayer of abundance, thanks, and renewal.

American Indian Museum New York
The Orchid in Chinese Painting The Orchid in Chinese Painting
January 15, 2011 – July 17, 2011

The orchid -- a symbol of friendship, loyalty, and patriotism -- is the focus of 20 Chinese paintings on view.

Sackler Gallery
R.C. Gorman: Early Prints and Drawings, 1966-1974 R.C. Gorman: Early Prints and Drawings, 1966-1974
January 13, 2011 – May 1, 2011

See 28 early drawings and lithographs by Navajo artist  R.C. Gorman (1931-2005) that foreshadow the monumental women and Indian madonnas that brought the artist international acclaim.

American Indian Museum
Portraits of John F. Kennedy
early January 2011 – January 8, 2012

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's presidential inauguration, the museum displays five portraits of Kennedy.

Portrait Gallery