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One Life: Kate: A Centennial Celebration One Life: Kate: A Centennial Celebration
November 2, 2007 – September 28, 2008

This exhibition is dedicated to 20th-century icon Katharine Hepburn, who carefully constructed and maintained her own myth from her earliest days in the studio system through more than 50 years on stage, screen, and television.

Portrait Gallery
Nature's Best 2007 Photography Awards: Windland Smith Rice International Awards
October 30, 2007 – April 27, 2008

Natural History Museum
Over the Top: American Posters from World War I
October 26, 2007 – February 3, 2008

On view are 44 war bond posters from World War I, focusing on the four Liberty Loan campaigns, the War Savings Stamp program, the Victory Loan, and support for the American Red Cross.

American Art Museum
Norval Morrisseau: Shaman Artist
October 20, 2007 – January 20, 2008

This retrospective of Canada's renowned Native artist Norval Morrisseau (Anishnaabe) includes both early works painted on unusual surfaces through the artist's later large-scale canvases.

American Indian Museum New York
Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits
October 19, 2007 – March 2, 2008

Photographs illuminate the variety of ways that African Americans resisted and redefined an America that needed but rarely accepted its black citizens.

Portrait Gallery
Currents: Recent Acquisitions Currents: Recent Acquisitions
October 18, 2007 – November 16, 2008

The selection of acquisitions for this exhibition reflects the great diversity of works being acquired by the Hirshhorn, ranging from conceptual photography to sculpture.

Hirshhorn Museum
Art of Being Tuareg: Sahara Nomads in a Modern World Art of Being Tuareg: Sahara Nomads in a Modern World
October 10, 2007 – January 27, 2008

View more than 200 decorative works that depict the culture and arts of the Tuareg people of Mali, Niger, and Algeria from the 219th century to the present.

African Art Museum
Worthy of the Nation: Planning America's Capital
October 10, 2007 – February 14, 2008

See photographs and illustrations that depict the challenges associated with planning Washington, D.C from the end of the bicentennial era to post-9/11, from the 2006 second edition Worthy of the Nation: The Planning of Washington, D.C., from L'Enfant to the National Capital Planning Commission .

Ripley Center
Going West! Quilts and Community
October 5, 2007 – January 21, 2008

Consider the essential role that quilts and quilt making played in the lives of women on the frontier and the extraordinary creativity of the individuals who made them in this display of more than 50 quilts.

Renwick Gallery
Sketchbooks from the Archives of American Art
October 5, 2007 – January 6, 2008

View sketchbooks by selected artists that provide a snapshot of their visual thinking.

Archives of American Art
Legacy: Spain and the United States in the Age of Independence, 1763-1848 Legacy: Spain and the United States in the Age of Independence, 1763-1848
September 27, 2007 – February 10, 2008

Through approximately 70 portraits and compelling authentic documents, this exhibition explores Spain's key role in the Revolutionary War and the founding of the new nation.

Portrait Gallery
Mexican Cycles: Festival Images by George O. Jackson de Llano
September 26, 2007 – April 20, 2008

On view are approximately 150 color photographs of the religious festivals of 30 Indigenous communities from across Mexico taken by the Mexican-American photographer George O. Jackson de Llano.

Natural History Museum
Celebrating the Lucelia Artist Award, 2001-2006
September 21, 2007 – June 22, 2008

This exhibition features works by each of the previous winners of the Lucelia Artist Award.

American Art Museum
Morris Louis Now: An American Master Revisited Morris Louis Now: An American Master Revisited
September 20, 2007 – January 6, 2008

The exhibition of 30 works is the first retrospective since 1986 on Morris Louis (born 1912 in Baltimore, Maryland) and presents major paintings from the early 1950s until his death in late 1962.

Hirshhorn Museum
Black Box: Mircea Cantor Black Box: Mircea Cantor
September 17, 2007 – December 9, 2007

The Black Box Theater showcases rotating exhibitions of contemporary artists who use film or video as their creative medium. Films or videos run continuously.

Hirshhorn Museum
Driven: A National Juried Exhibit for Young Artists with Disabilities, Ages 16-25
September 15, 2007 – December 31, 2007

See works from the 5th year of the VSA arts awards program created by young artists (ages 16-25) with disabilities, illustrating the forces that move them to create.

Ripley Center
East of the River: Continuity and Change East of the River: Continuity and Change
September 15, 2007 – November 9, 2008

Follow the development of the community life of neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River, beginning with the original inhabitation by Native Americans up to the present.

Anacostia Community Museum
Kindred Spirits: Asher B. Durand and the American Landscape
September 14, 2007 – January 6, 2008

This retrospective of Asher B. Durand's work brings together 60 of the most beautiful and famous American landscape paintings of the 19th century.

American Art Museum
Provoking Magic: Lighting of Ingo Maurer Provoking Magic: Lighting of Ingo Maurer
September 14, 2007 – January 27, 2008

Visit a retrospective of the celebrated lighting designer Ingo Maurer that offers a comprehensive overview of his nearly four decades of work.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Piranesi as Designer Piranesi as Designer
September 14, 2007 – January 20, 2008

Examine for the first time the complete works of Piranesi (1720-1778) as a designer of architecture, elaborate interiors, and exquisite furnishings and his far-reaching influence on noted architects and designers of yesterday and today.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum