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Women and Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America
January 15, 2010 – April 25, 2010

See rare artifacts and photographs from more than 400 communities that explore the role of Catholic sisters in American life.

Ripley Center
One Life: Echoes of Elvis One Life: Echoes of Elvis
January 8, 2010 – August 29, 2010

This exhibition features Elvis Presley and celebrates the 75th anniversary of his birth.

Portrait Gallery
Cornucopia: Ceramics from Southern Japan Cornucopia: Ceramics from Southern Japan
December 19, 2009 – January 9, 2011

Discover the engaging variety of local styles of glazing and decoration invented by Kyushu potters over three centuries.

Freer Gallery
Ramp It Up: Skateboard Culture in Native America Ramp It Up: Skateboard Culture in Native America
December 11, 2009 – August 8, 2010

This exhibition features rare and archival photographs and film of Native skaters, as well as skatedecks from Native companies and contemporary artists, to celebrate the vibrancy, creativity, and controversy of American Indian and Native Hawaiian skate culture.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Bobcat Machines
November 30, 2009 – January 17, 2010

On view are photographs, product literature, advertisements, and other documents related to the Bobcat Co.

American History Museum
Black Box: Phoebe Greenberg Black Box: Phoebe Greenberg
November 30, 2009 – April 11, 2010

Curator and arts advocate Phoebe Greenberg worked with Caroline Binet, Denis Villeneuve, Jacques Davidts, and a feature film-style team to bring this part dream, part morality tale scenario to life.

Hirshhorn Museum
Moving Perspectives: Yeondoo Jung Moving Perspectives: Yeondoo Jung
November 21, 2009 – March 14, 2010

Step into the dreams and memories of others through photography and video by Yeondoo Jung (b. 1969, Jinju, Korea).

Sackler Gallery
Season's Greetings: Holiday Cards from the Archives of American Art
November 20, 2009 – January 10, 2010

Kindle your holiday spirit with this exhibition of artist's hand-made holiday cards from the collections of the Archives of American Art.

Archives of American Art
Children at Play in Chinese Painting Children at Play in Chinese Painting
November 18, 2009 – May 23, 2010

Enjoy the recurring theme of children at play in fragrant gardens or at work in lush fields in Chinese art over the past two millennia.

Freer Gallery
A Song for the Horse Nation A Song for the Horse Nation
November 14, 2009 – July 7, 2011

The story of the horse's influence on American Indian tribes from the 1600s to the present is depicted.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Holidays on Display Holidays on Display
November 13, 2009 – September 30, 2010

This exhibition examines the art, industry, and history of holiday displays across the United States, primarily between the 1920s and the 1960s, at the height of their popularity.

American History Museum
Keeping History: Plains Indian Ledger Drawings  Keeping History: Plains Indian Ledger Drawings
November 13, 2009 – January 31, 2010

American History Museum
Yinka Shonibare MBE Yinka Shonibare MBE
November 10, 2009 – March 7, 2010

See the most comprehensive exhibition of works by this internationally renowned Nigerian, London-based artist to date.

African Art Museum
IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas
November 10, 2009 – May 31, 2010

Read compelling text and see powerful graphics on 20 banners discusses the cultural integration and diffusion of African American and American Indian people, especially those of blended heritage.

American Indian Museum
The African Presence in Mexico: From Yanga to the Present The African Presence in Mexico: From Yanga to the Present
November 8, 2009 – July 4, 2010

Look at the history, culture, and art of Afro-Mexicans, beginning in the colonial era and continuing to present day in this traveling exhibition.

Anacostia Community Museum
Portraiture Now: Communities Portraiture Now: Communities
November 6, 2009 – July 5, 2010

Three artists -- Rose Frantzen, Jim Torok, and Rebecca Westcott -- explore the idea of community in portraits of friends, neighbors, or family.

Portrait Gallery
Invention Case: Hot Spot of Invention Invention Case: Hot Spot of Invention
November 6, 2009 – October 21, 2012

This case highlights how MIT became a "hot spot of invention" as World War II neared.

American History Museum
Directions: John Gerrard Directions: John Gerrard
November 5, 2009 – May 31, 2010

This exhibition features works by Irish artist John Gerrard (b. 1974, Dublin) who photographed actual sites of farms and oil fields from 360 degrees and then simulated cinematic movement around the sites using the computer, complete with shifting, natural lighting effects.

Hirshhorn Museum
Falnama: The Book of Omens Falnama: The Book of Omens
October 24, 2009 – January 24, 2010

Witness the most splendid tool devised to foretell the future, a type of illustrated text known as Falnama (Book of Omens).

Sackler Gallery
Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2009 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2009
October 23, 2009 – September 6, 2010

The National Portrait Gallery presents finalists' works that were selected from the second triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition.

Portrait Gallery