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Paul Emmanuel: Transitions Paul Emmanuel: Transitions
May 12, 2010 – August 22, 2010

Artist Paul Emmanuel employs various media, including photography and film, to reveal complex concerns relating to his identity as a young white male living in post-apartheid South Africa.

African Art Museum
Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing: How the Apollo Theater Shaped American Entertainment Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing: How the Apollo Theater Shaped American Entertainment
April 23, 2010 – August 29, 2010

The exhibition explores for the first time the rich history and the cultural significance of Harlem's Apollo Theater.

American History Museum
Ted Muehling Selects: Lobmeyr Glass from the Permanent Collection Ted Muehling Selects: Lobmeyr Glass from the Permanent Collection
April 23, 2010 – January 2, 2011

Appreciate 163 rare examples of glass dating from 1835 to the 21st century from J. and L. Lobmeyr of Vienna, Austria, that tell the history of glassmaking in central Europe.

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Black Box: Chris Chong Chan Fui Black Box: Chris Chong Chan Fui
April 19, 2010 – August 1, 2010

Chris Chong Chan Fui (b. 1982, Borneo, Malaysia) lives and works in Kuala Lumpur and is the first Malaysian artist to present work at the Hirshhorn.

Hirshhorn Museum
Yuungnaqpiallerput (The Way We Genuinely Live): Masterworks of Yup'ik Science and Survival Yuungnaqpiallerput (The Way We Genuinely Live): Masterworks of Yup'ik Science and Survival
April 17, 2010 – July 25, 2010

This exhibition reveals Yup'ik elders' scientific and spiritual knowledge for living in a sub-arctic environment.

Natural History Museum
Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Remembering the Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Remembering the "Running Fence"
April 2, 2010 – September 26, 2010

Some 50 preparatory drawings and collages, along with photos and other media, document the creation and installation of this epic project.

American Art Museum
Jazz at the Philharmonic
April 1, 2010 – May 31, 2010

These cases feature business, travel, and performance documents related to "Jazz at the Philharmonic," a series of jazz concerts, tours, and performances produced by Norman Granz in the 1940s to 1960s.

American History Museum
Perspectives: Hai Bo Perspectives: Hai Bo
March 27, 2010 – February 27, 2011

As part of the Perspectives series of contemporary Asian art, view five large-scale photographs from Hai Bo's Northern Series.

Sackler Gallery
In the Realm of the Buddha In the Realm of the Buddha
March 13, 2010 – July 18, 2010

Visit two distinct exhibitions that offer fascinating encounters with the sacred art of Tibetan Buddhism.

Sackler Gallery
ColorForms ColorForms
March 11, 2010 – January 2, 2012

On view are artworks from the Hirshhorn's collection, dating from the postwar era to the present, that explore the ways in which color has been an essential tool for artists, regardless of medium.

Hirshhorn Museum
Hide: Skin as Material and Metaphor: Part I Hide: Skin as Material and Metaphor: Part I
March 6, 2010 – August 1, 2010

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.

American Indian Museum New York
The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps, 1942-1946 The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps, 1942-1946
March 5, 2010 – January 30, 2011

The exhibit features more than 120 arts-and-crafts objects made by Japanese Americans in U.S. internment camps during World War II, along with photographs illustrating life in the camps.

Renwick Gallery
Glimpse of the Past: A Neighborhood Evolves Glimpse of the Past: A Neighborhood Evolves
March 5, 2010 – September 25, 2011

Experience the sights, scenes, and beautiful buildings that make up the ever-changing Penn Quarter neighborhood in downtown Washington, D.C.

Portrait Gallery
Fifty Years of Lasers Fifty Years of Lasers
March 5, 2010 – May 28, 2012

Learn about the invention of early lasers and how they were put to practical use in this case.

American History Museum
A Letter from George Washington, November 30, 1785 A Letter from George Washington, November 30, 1785
February 25, 2010 – May 7, 2010

On view is the letter George Washington wrote on November 30, 1785, to David Stuart, a trusted associate and stepfather to Washington's grandchildren.

American History Museum
The Sant Ocean Hall Focus Gallery: Deeper Than Light
February 20, 2010 – May 23, 2010

This exhibition retraces a team of scientists' journey into this relatively undiscovered world using art, images, models, and multimedia.

Natural History Museum
Quicktake: Tato Nano Quicktake: Tato Nano
February 18, 2010 – April 25, 2010

Enjoy a bright, sunshine yellow Nano, "the people's car" from India, along with diagrams and a short film describing its concept, development and production.

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Josef Albers: Innovation and Inspiration Josef Albers: Innovation and Inspiration
February 13, 2010 – April 11, 2010

This exhibition presents more than 60 of Albers' works from the museum's collection, along with key objects on loan from the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation on view for the first time.

Hirshhorn Museum
From FDR to Obama: Presidents on Time From FDR to Obama: Presidents on Time
February 12, 2010 – September 26, 2010

The show includes approximately 30 works of presidential cover art, representing a variety of mediums, from traditional oil paintings to a pop-art sculpture bust of Richard Nixon made from strips of newspaper headlines.

Portrait Gallery
Framing the West: The Survey Photographs of Timothy H. O'Sullivan
February 12, 2010 – May 9, 2010

These 80 photographs of Timothy H. O'Sullivan (1840-1882), photographer for government-sponsored geological surveys and expeditions, go beyond mere documentation of newly explored landscapes; they show a forthright and rigorous style formed in response to the American West.

American Art Museum