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Student Art Exhibition: Tradition Is My Life, Education Is My Future
August 19, 2009 – September 17, 2009

View works by the 2009 Native American Student Artist Competition winners.

American Indian Museum
One Life: Thomas Paine, The Radical Founding Father One Life: Thomas Paine, The Radical Founding Father
August 7, 2009 – November 29, 2009

This exhibition features Thomas Paine (1737-1809), whose pamphlet Common Sense fired up Americans to get on with a declaration of independence.

Portrait Gallery
Staged Stories: Renwick Craft Invitational 2009 Staged Stories: Renwick Craft Invitational 2009
August 7, 2009 – January 3, 2010

This exhibition features works by four contemporary artists.

Renwick Gallery
Addison Scurlock's Portrait Studies of Women
August 3, 2009 – November 29, 2009

American History Museum
Crux: (as seen from those who sleep on the surface of the earth under the night sky)
July 30, 2009 – February 25, 2011

View a mobile by Brian Jungen (b. 1970, Dunne-za First Nations/Swiss-Canadian) that depicts five animals that describe the Australian constellations.

American Indian Museum
Moving Perspectives: Shahzia Sikander/Xun Moving Perspectives: Shahzia Sikander/Xun
July 18, 2009 – November 8, 2009

See works by Shahzia Sikander and Sun Xun, shown continuously as part of the year-long series Moving Perspectives, focusing on contemporary Asia.

Sackler Gallery
Alan Bean: Painting Apollo, First Artist on Another World Alan Bean: Painting Apollo, First Artist on Another World
July 16, 2009 – January 13, 2010

View approximately 40 original paintings and drawings of the moon's landscape, fellow Apollo moonwalkers, and views of Earth from space by Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean.

Air and Space Museum
Earl Shaffer and the Appalachian Trail Earl Shaffer and the Appalachian Trail
July 10, 2009 – November 1, 2009

American History Museum
From Earth to the Universe
July 6, 2009 – July 27, 2009

Visit a bilingual (English and Spanish) exhibition that features some 50 large-scale images of a variety of astronomical objects -- from Earth to the farthest corners of the universe.

Air and Space Museum
Artful Animals Artful Animals
July 1, 2009 – July 25, 2010

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.

African Art Museum
Sunset Song
July 1, 2009 – October 31, 2009

Hirshhorn Museum
World View: Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
July 1, 2009 – April 11, 2010

See 50 finalists from over 17,000 entries submitted from the United States and around the world to the Smithsonian magazine for its 6th Annual Photo Contest.

Smithsonian Castle
Judges Desk and Chairs from American Idol
June 27, 2009 – September 13, 2009

See the judges' desk and chairs from the Fox television show American Idol.

Smithsonian Castle
The Welsh Table
June 22, 2009 – September 21, 2009

See ceramics by ten contemporary makers whose work builds on and reinterprets traditional Welsh styles of pottery and their decoration.

Ripley Center
Graphic Masters II: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum Graphic Masters II: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
June 19, 2009 – January 10, 2010

On view are watercolors, pastels, and drawings from the 1920s to the 1960s to celebrate the extraordinary variety and accomplishment of American artists' works on paper.

American Art Museum
Berlin Airlift—A Legacy of Friendship
June 15, 2009 – July 23, 2009

Revisit the Berlin Airlift, one of the defining events of the Cold War, in this exhibition of photographs.

Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center
Andrea Carlson
June 13, 2009 – January 10, 2010

More than 20 works by Minnesota-based artist Andrea Carlson (Anishinaabe/European, b. 1979) reflect cultural narratives and stories while offering a sharp commentary on museums, collections, and contemporary storytelling.

American Indian Museum New York
Annie Pootoogook
June 13, 2009 – October 10, 2010

Visit 39 works that chronicle the social, economic, and cultural realities of Inuit life in the Canadian North by Annie Pootoogook (Inuit, b. 1969). 

American Indian Museum New York
Ramp It Up: Skateboard Culture in Native America Ramp It Up: Skateboard Culture in Native America
June 12, 2009 – November 1, 2009

View rare and archival photographs and film of Native American skateboarders, as well as skatedecks from Native companies and contemporary artists, that celebrate the vibrancy, creativity, and controversy of American Indian skate culture.

American Indian Museum
Grand Salon Installation: Paintings from the Smithsonian American Art Museum Grand Salon Installation: Paintings from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
June 6, 2009 – November 11, 2013

On view are 70 paintings from the 1840s to the 1930s installed salon style, with paintings hung one-atop-another and side by side.

Renwick Gallery