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After 1968: Contemporary Artists and the Civil Rights Legacy
November 8, 2008 – March 9, 2009

Examine the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement while exploring the continuing relevance of progressive social change through the art of the After 1968 artists, a group of young emerging artists born since 1968.

Ripley Center
Nature's Best 2008 Photography Awards: Windland Smith Rice International Awards
November 8, 2008 – May 3, 2009

On view are 45 winners in 19 categories from the 2008 Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards.

Natural History Museum
Golden Seams: The Japanese Art of Mending Ceramics Golden Seams: The Japanese Art of Mending Ceramics
November 8, 2008 – November 29, 2009

See 13 ceramics from China, Vietnam, Korea, and Japan that were mended and enhanced by a unique method of 'gold' lacquer repair created by Japanese craftsmen.

Freer Gallery
Moonlight and Clouds: Silver and Gold in the Arts of Japan
November 8, 2008 – November 29, 2009

Visit 32 examples of lacquer, painting, calligraphy, ceramics, and metalwork that showcase the distinctive repertoire of techniques for applying gold and silver on a variety of materials that Japanese artists developed beginning in the 17th century.

Freer Gallery
One Life: The Mask of Lincoln One Life: The Mask of Lincoln
November 7, 2008 – July 5, 2009

To commemorate the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth, this exhibition provides many faces of Lincoln from the museum's collection, a collection that charts Lincoln's passage from a fresh-faced Illinois congressman to his grizzled isolation as president.

Portrait Gallery
Directions: Terence Gower, Public Spirit: The Hirshhorn Project Directions: Terence Gower, Public Spirit: The Hirshhorn Project
November 5, 2008 – March 22, 2009

The Hirshhorn Project grew out of a planned utopian town that Hirshhorn enlisted architect Philip Johnson to design but was never realized.

Hirshhorn Museum
Black Gold I
November 1, 2008 – April 9, 2009

See a large-scale, mixed media piece by artist Yinka Shonibare (b. 1962, England) that demonstrates the technique of painting on fabrics, commonly referred to as Dutch wax cloth.

African Art Museum
Fritz Scholder: Indian/Not Indian Fritz Scholder: Indian/Not Indian
November 1, 2008 – August 16, 2009

See paintings, bronze sculptures, and lithographs that highlight the more-than-40-year career of contemporary Native artist Fritz Scholder (Luiseno, 1937-2005).

American Indian Museum
Fritz Scholder: Indian/Not Indian
November 1, 2008 – May 17, 2009

Paintings, bronze sculptures, and lithographs highlight the career of contemporary Native artist Fritz Scholder (Luiseno, 1937-2005).

American Indian Museum New York
Tokens of Affection and Regard: Photographic Jewelry and Its Makers Tokens of Affection and Regard: Photographic Jewelry and Its Makers
October 24, 2008 – June 21, 2009

This poignant exhibition, drawn primarily from the collection of Larry J. West, features rare and exquisite jewelry containing portraits in the 19th century's four main photographic processes -- daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, and paper prints.

Portrait Gallery
The Panza Collection and Ways of Seeing: Giuseppe and Giovanna Panza The Panza Collection and Ways of Seeing: Giuseppe and Giovanna Panza
October 23, 2008 – January 11, 2009

Two exhibitions are on view: The Panza Collection and Ways of Seeing

Hirshhorn Museum
Garden and Cosmos: The Royal Paintings of Jodhpur
October 11, 2008 – January 4, 2009

See a groundbreaking exhibition of recently rediscovered Indian paintings from the royal court collection of Marwar-Jodhpur (in the modern state of Rajasthan) that has three sections devoted to garden and cosmos leitmotifs.

Sackler Gallery
Women of Our Time: Twentieth-Century Photographs Women of Our Time: Twentieth-Century Photographs
October 10, 2008 – February 1, 2009

Women of Our Time is a photographic celebration of 91 women who have challenged and changed America. These revealing portraits show women who have reached the summit of achievement in politics, business, arts, sports, performance, music, humanitarianism, and science. 

Portrait Gallery
Desert Jewels: North African Jewelry and Photography from the Xavier Guerrand-Hermes Collection Desert Jewels: North African Jewelry and Photography from the Xavier Guerrand-Hermes Collection
October 8, 2008 – January 11, 2009

See highlights from the renowned Paris-based fashion empire Hermes' collection of both stunning North African jewelry and historic late 19th- and early 20th-century photographs by some of the region's most prominent photographers.

African Art Museum
Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect: A Modern Renaissance in Glass Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect: A Modern Renaissance in Glass
October 3, 2008 – January 11, 2009

This exhibition is the first retrospective to thoroughly examine the art of Italian master glass blower Lino Tagliapietra.

Renwick Gallery
Through the Eyes of the Eagle: Illustrating Healthy Living for Children Through the Eyes of the Eagle: Illustrating Healthy Living for Children
October 3, 2008 – January 4, 2009

See nearly 70 original watercolors used in the Eagle Books -- a diabetes-prevention series developed for Native schoolchildren.

American Indian Museum
Through the Eyes of the Eagle: Illustrating Healthy Living for Children Through the Eyes of the Eagle: Illustrating Healthy Living for Children
October 3, 2008 – January 4, 2009

See nearly 70 original watercolors used in the Eagle Books -- a diabetes-prevention series developed for Native schoolchildren.

American Indian Museum New York
Wall Stories: Children's Wallpaper and Books Wall Stories: Children's Wallpaper and Books
October 3, 2008 – April 5, 2009

Explore the relationship between wallpapers, strongly influenced by literature and popular culture, and books created for children.

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Solos: Tulou/Affordable Housing for China Solos: Tulou/Affordable Housing for China
October 3, 2008 – April 5, 2009

In the fifth installment of the Solos series, visit Tulou, a prototype for affordable housing being built in the city of Guangzhou by the Chinese architectural practice Urbanus.

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The Sant Ocean Hall Focus Gallery: Going to Sea
September 27, 2008 – January 10, 2010

Natural History Museum