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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
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

See 14 photographic portraits of young women taken by African American photographer Addison Scurlock (1883-1964) during the 1920s. 

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