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Perspectives: Lu Chunsheng
March 19, 2011 – July 17, 2011

The video History of Chemistry I by renowned Chinese photographer and video artist Lu Chunsheng is on view.

Sackler Gallery
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, Smithsonian Design Museum
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
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
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
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
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
March 5, 2011 – July 19, 2012

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

American Indian Museum Heye Center
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
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
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, Smithsonian 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, Smithsonian Design Museum
Seasons: Arts of Japan
February 5, 2011 – February 12, 2012

See how seasonal associations permeate Japanese art and culture.

Freer Gallery
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
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
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
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
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 Heye Center
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
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

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