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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 Heye Center
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 Heye Center
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

This first rotating exhibit in The Sant Ocean Hall Focus Gallery highlights the many reasons people have gone to sea throughout history. 

Natural History Museum
Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams: Natural Affinities
September 26, 2008 – January 4, 2009

This exhibition features 42 paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) and 54 photographs by Ansel Adams (1902-1984) that reveal their deep commitment to the American landscape.

American Art Museum
Identity by Design: Tradition, Change, and Celebration in Native Women's Dresses
September 26, 2008 – February 7, 2010

This exhibition highlights Native women's identity through traditional dress and its contemporary evolution.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Green Light: A Juried Exhibition of Emerging Artists with Disabilities
September 17, 2008 – January 21, 2009

View works by 15 award-winning emerging artists with disabilities, ages 16 to 25.

Ripley Center
Posters from the Division of Community Education (DIVEDCO) of Puerto Rico, 1949-1989 Posters from the Division of Community Education (DIVEDCO) of Puerto Rico, 1949-1989
September 17, 2008 – January 25, 2009

Examples of Puerto Rican poster art from the late 1940s to the late 1980s are on view.

Ripley Center
Four Indian Kings Four Indian Kings
September 12, 2008 – January 25, 2009

The year 2008 marked the 225th anniversary of the Treaty of Paris which ended the American Revolution. To commemorate this event, the National Portrait Gallery exhibited the earliest surviving full-length oil portraits of North American aboriginal people painted from life.

Portrait Gallery
Curators Select: Recent Acquisitions, 2003-2008 Curators Select: Recent Acquisitions, 2003-2008
September 12, 2008 – March 1, 2009

Visit an exhibition featuring recent acquisitions to all four of the museum's collecting departments: Product Design and Decorative Arts; Drawings, Prints and Graphic Design; Textiles; and Wallcoverings.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum