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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
Brian Jungen: Strange Comfort Brian Jungen: Strange Comfort
October 16, 2009 – August 8, 2010

Examine iconic works and major pieces never before seen in the United States by Brian Jungen (Dunne-za First Nations/Swiss/Canadian), widely regarded as the foremost Native artist of his generation.

American Indian Museum
Design USA: Contemporary Innovation
October 16, 2009 – April 4, 2010

Celebrate the accomplishments of the winners honored during the first 10 years of the prestigious National Design Awards.

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Panamanian Passages
October 14, 2009 – May 31, 2010

Trace Panama's human and natural history since the rise of the isthmus over 3 million years ago to its 20th-century struggle for sovereignty.

Ripley Center
Anne Truitt: Perception and Reflection Anne Truitt: Perception and Reflection
October 8, 2009 – January 3, 2010

This is the first major survey spanning Anne Truitt's 40-year career since her death in 2004.

Hirshhorn Museum
Outdoor Installation: UP7TH
October 2, 2009 – September 17, 2010

The Hirshhorn Museum debuts new works by animator David Polonsky.

Hirshhorn Museum
What's It All Mean: William T. Wiley in Retrospect What's It All Mean: William T. Wiley in Retrospect
October 2, 2009 – January 24, 2010

Enter the world of artist William T. Wiley (b. 1937), who has created a distinctive body of work during a 50-year career that addresses critical issues of our time.

American Art Museum
Meier 75
October 1, 2009 – October 12, 2009

Celebrate the architect Richard Meier's 75th birthday, with architectural drawings and models of three of his major projects, and three collage works.

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Treasures from the William H. Gross Collection
October 1, 2009 – October 31, 2009

In honor of National Stamp Collecting Month, the museum features three great stamp rarities on loan from William H. Gross.

Postal Museum
Faces of the Frontier: Photographic Portraits from the American West, 1845-1925 Faces of the Frontier: Photographic Portraits from the American West, 1845-1925
September 25, 2009 – January 24, 2010

Through more than 100 portrait photographs, this exhibition tells the story of the changes that occurred in the American West during the 80 years between the Mexican War and passage of the Indian Citizenship Act in 1924.

Portrait Gallery
Since Darwin: The Evolution of Evolution Since Darwin: The Evolution of Evolution
September 12, 2009 – July 18, 2010

This exhibition reveals the significant role Darwin's theories have played in explaining and unifying all the biological sciences.

Natural History Museum
Darwin's Legacy
September 10, 2009 – October 11, 2010

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species, on view in two cases are objects and books related to the scientific voyage in the early 1830s that inspired his theory of evolution.

Natural History Museum
Accelerate: A National Juried Exhibition for Emerging Artists with Disabilities, Ages 16-25
September 10, 2009 – January 6, 2010

View works by 15 award-winning emerging artists with disabilities, ages 16 to 25.

Ripley Center
Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964 Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964
September 9, 2009 – January 3, 2010

Through freestanding, illustrated banners with text, this bilingual (English and Spanish) exhibition examines the experiences of bracero workers and their families while providing insight into Mexican American history and historical context to today's debates on guest worker programs.

American History Museum
Delivering Hope: FDR & Stamps of the Great Depression Delivering Hope: FDR & Stamps of the Great Depression
September 9, 2009 – June 6, 2010

Franklin D. Roosevelt, president during the Great Depression, used stamps to communicate with the American people.

Postal Museum
Creating Hawai'i
August 21, 2009 – March 14, 2011

This case features objects from the museum's collection that highlight the unique culture and history of Hawai'i.

American History Museum
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