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Design Models: National Museum of African American History and Culture's Architectural Design Competition
March 27, 2009 – April 19, 2009

View six architectural design models submitted to the Smithsonian in a design competition for the new National Museum of African American History and Culture to be built on the Mall and completed in 2015.

Smithsonian Castle
The Tale of Shuten Doji The Tale of Shuten Doji
March 21, 2009 – September 20, 2009

Explore modes of visual narration through the museum's exceptional collection of works illustrating the Tale of Shuten Doji.

Sackler Gallery
Moving Perspectives: Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba and Fiona Tan
March 14, 2009 – July 5, 2009

See video works by Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba and Fiona Tan that provide rich sensory experiences of the many changes taking place in contemporary Asia.

Sackler Gallery
The Art and Craft of Greene & Greene The Art and Craft of Greene & Greene
March 13, 2009 – June 7, 2009

On view are approximately 130 objects designed by brothers Charles and Henry Greene, including beautifully inlaid furniture crafted from exotic hardwoods, artfully executed stained glass and metalwork, as well as rare architectural drawings and photographs.

Renwick Gallery
Lincoln, Slavery, and the Civil War Lincoln, Slavery, and the Civil War
March 6, 2009 – March 8, 2009

Eliot Landau's award-winning philatelic exhibition combines philately, ephemera, and artifacts in an engaging exploration of Lincoln's presidency, the Civil War, and Black History.

Postal Museum
Comic Art Indigene Comic Art Indigene
March 6, 2009 – May 31, 2009

Explore how the new narrative art forms of comics and comic-inspired art incorporate storytelling to express the contemporary Native American experience.

American Indian Museum
Shahzia Sikander Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection Shahzia Sikander Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection
March 6, 2009 – September 7, 2009

Explore the relationship between the present and the past and the richness of multicultural identities with internationally acclaimed artist Shahzia Sikander, who serves as the ninth guest curator of the Selects exhibition.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Fashioning Felt Fashioning Felt
March 6, 2009 – September 7, 2009

Explore the varied new uses of felt -- an ancient material, believed to be one of the earliest techniques for making textiles.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Staff Photo Contest Winners: 2008
March 4, 2009 – May 31, 2009

View 36 winning entries that showcase the talent and diverse work and interests of the Smithsonian community.

Ripley Center
1934: A New Deal for Artists 1934: A New Deal for Artists
February 27, 2009 – January 3, 2010

On view are 56 paintings created by artists from across the United States working under the Public Works of Art Program, a federal New Deal program that lasted only six months from mid-December 1933 to June 1934.

American Art Museum
Louise Bourgeois Louise Bourgeois
February 26, 2009 – May 17, 2009

This is the first major survey since 1995 of works by the French-born artist Louise Bourgeois (born 1911).

Hirshhorn Museum
Smithsonian Science in the News: Investigating the "Miracle on the Hudson"
February 23, 2009 – May 3, 2009

This small exhibition case explains how museum scientists worked with transportation safety experts in this modern aviation mystery.

Natural History Museum
Art of the Stamp: Lincoln's Bicentennial
February 12, 2009 – October 26, 2009

The National Postal Museum presents the original artwork for a set of four stamps commemorating the bicentennial of the birth of President Abraham Lincoln.

Postal Museum
Written in Bone: Forensic Files of the 17th-Century Chesapeake Written in Bone: Forensic Files of the 17th-Century Chesapeake
February 7, 2009 – January 5, 2014

This exhibition features archaeological discoveries that reveal the historic importance of Jamestown and its contribution to the American way of life.

Natural History Museum
Artists in Dialogue: Antonio Ole and Aime Mpane Artists in Dialogue: Antonio Ole and Aime Mpane
February 4, 2009 – July 21, 2009

Watch as Antonio Ole of Angola and Aime Mpane of the Democratic Republic of Congo bring their subtle and sophisticated manipulation of found and organic materials to create visually rich, multimedia installations that speak to the political and economic challenges of their home countries.

African Art Museum
Spectacular Saturn: Images from the Cassini-Huygens Mission
February 2, 2009 – May 15, 2009

Marvel at 60 images of the amazing Saturn system, taken by the Cassini-Huygens mission.

Air and Space Museum
The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington: Picturing the Promise The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington: Picturing the Promise
January 30, 2009 – February 28, 2010

The exhibition features more than 100 images created by one of the premiere African American studios in the country and one of the longest-running black businesses in Washington.

American History Museum
New Arrivals
January 30, 2009 – November 14, 2010

The recently acquired works displayed in this installation span more than two centuries of American history and culture.

Portrait Gallery
Orchids through Darwin's Eyes: 15th Annual Orchid Show
January 24, 2009 – April 26, 2009

To mark Darwin's 200th birthday, the exhibit explores the incredibly diverse world of orchids through his eyes and examines the ways in which he influenced today's naturalists, horticulturists, and scientists who study these intriguing plants.

Natural History Museum
Presidents in Waiting Presidents in Waiting
January 20, 2009 – January 3, 2010

If some still remain unconvinced about the significance of the vice president and those who occupied it, this exhibition shows that most of the vice presidents who succeeded to the presidency were highly capable political figures with the experience and aptitude to be president.

Portrait Gallery