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Seascapes: Tryon & Sugimoto
July 12, 2008 – January 25, 2009

For the first time since the opening of the Freer Gallery of Art in 1923, works from its American collection are shown with works from outside the museum.

Sackler Gallery
Science in the News: The Truth about Crystal Skulls Science in the News: The Truth about Crystal Skulls
July 10, 2008 – September 1, 2008

On view for the first time is the Smithsonian's own crystal skull.

Natural History Museum
Local Color: Washington Painting at Mid-Century
July 4, 2008 – October 13, 2008

American Art Museum
Eyes on the World: Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
July 1, 2008 – February 17, 2009

View 36 finalists from the thousands of photographs submitted to Smithsonian magazine's 5th Annual Photo Contest from the United States and around the world.

Smithsonian Castle
2008 Presidential Scholars in the Arts: Works in the Literary and Visual Arts
June 22, 2008 – July 13, 2008

Portrait Gallery
American Heroes of the Olympic Spirit
June 20, 2008 – October 12, 2008

See 49 medals and 4 torches, along with photos and stories, that highlight Olympic and Paralympic athletes and their achievements over several decades in a variety of sports.

Smithsonian Castle
Earth and Sky: Photographs by Barbara Bosworth
June 20, 2008 – November 11, 2008

American Art Museum
Summer School: Selections from the Archives of American Art
June 20, 2008 – September 28, 2008

View letters, photographs, and sketchbooks that reveal the importance of summer art schools to artists' lives and careers.

Archives of American Art
The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality,and the Moving Image: Part II - Realisms The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality,and the Moving Image: Part II - Realisms
June 19, 2008 – September 7, 2008

Explores the phenomenon that in an age when capturing real life in real time becomes ever easier, the line between fact and fiction is increasingly complicated.

Hirshhorn Museum
Space: A Journey to Our Future
June 14, 2008 – January 12, 2009

See artifacts, along with mechanical and computer interactives, that highlight current projects in space exploration.

Air and Space Museum
TxtStyles: Fashioning Identity TxtStyles: Fashioning Identity
June 11, 2008 – December 28, 2008

View never before or rarely seen African costumes and textiles drawn from the National Museum of African Art's collection.

African Art Museum
Nature's Best Photography: Ocean Views
June 11, 2008 – October 26, 2008

Natural History Museum
Remix: New Modernities in a Post-Indian World
June 7, 2008 – September 21, 2008

Artists of mixed Native/non-Native background explore issues about the meaning of race and ethnicity in an increasingly global society, and the tension between individual self-expression and cultural identity.

American Indian Museum New York
Yellow Mountain: China's Ever-Changing Landscape
May 31, 2008 – August 24, 2008

See prints and paintings depicting the scenic Yellow Mountain (Mount Huangshan or Huangshan) in Anhui province, arguably the most beautiful mountain in China.

Sackler Gallery
Separate and Unequaled: Black Baseball in the District of Columbia
May 18, 2008 – October 5, 2008

Follow the history of social relations from Reconstruction to the second half of the 20th century through the prism of baseball in this exhibit of photographs and memorabilia.

Anacostia Community Museum
Ballyhoo! Posters as Portraiture Ballyhoo! Posters as Portraiture
May 9, 2008 – February 8, 2009

Featuring 61 pieces from the late 19th century to the present, this exhibition demonstrates how posters function as portraiture.

Portrait Gallery
Aaron Douglas: African American Modernist
May 9, 2008 – August 3, 2008

American Art Museum
MURAQQA': Imperial Mughal Albums from the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin
May 3, 2008 – August 3, 2008

See 82 masterpieces from lavish imperial albums (called muraqqa' in Persian) depicting images of the imperial family in private settings, Sufi saints and mystics, allies and courtiers, and natural history objects.

Sackler Gallery
Herblock's Presidents: Herblock's Presidents: "Puncturing Pomposity"
May 2, 2008 – November 30, 2008

This exhibition reveals how one of America's greatest political cartoonists—Herbert Lawrence Block—viewed the American presidency for most of the 20th century.

Portrait Gallery
Black Box: Kimsooja
April 28, 2008 – August 17, 2008

 Film by Kimsooja A Laundry Woman, Yamuna River, Delhi (2000).

Hirshhorn Museum