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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
Listening to Our Ancestors: The Art of Native Life Along the North Pacific Coast
September 12, 2007 – July 20, 2008

See more than 400 ceremonial and everyday objects featuring the art and culture of the people of the Northwest Coast.

American Indian Museum New York
Lola Alvarez Bravo
September 5, 2007 – November 12, 2007

See more than 56 vintage photographic prints by Lola Alvarez Bravo (1907-1993), widely recognized as Mexico's first woman photographer and a pioneer of modern photography.

Ripley Center
Mexican Treasures of the Smithsonian Mexican Treasures of the Smithsonian
September 5, 2007 – January 27, 2008

Witness the full range of the Mexican presence in the Smithsonian's collections through art and artifacts that span several centuries.

Ripley Center
Mexican Folk Art from the Collection of Fomento Cultural Banamex Mexican Folk Art from the Collection of Fomento Cultural Banamex
September 5, 2007 – January 27, 2008

View five cases featuring folk art made by a group of master artisans representing urban, rural, and indigenous communities across Mexico.

Ripley Center
Research Case: The Great Auk
August 24, 2007 – January 14, 2008

Now extinct, the great auk (Pinguinus impennis), a flightless bird, once inhabited the shores of the North Atlantic by the millions.

Natural History Museum
The Potter's Mark: Identity and Tea Ceramics The Potter's Mark: Identity and Tea Ceramics
August 18, 2007 – February 24, 2008

View Japanese ceramics that were among the first in Asia to display impressed or incised marks relating to their makers.

Freer Gallery
Japanese Arts of the Edo Period, 1615-1868
August 18, 2007 – February 24, 2008

Visit the first of two exhibitions featuring paintings, lacquer, and ceramics of the Edo period from the Freer Gallery's extensive permanent collection.

Freer Gallery
Looking Forward/Looking Back: Recent Acquisitions in 20th and 21st Century Design Looking Forward/Looking Back: Recent Acquisitions in 20th and 21st Century Design
August 17, 2007 – October 14, 2007

Follow the shifts in the museum's collecting across a range of mediums, revealing how the museum has augmented and expanded its contemporary holdings during the last century,

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Native Words, Native Warriors
August 10, 2007 – September 4, 2007

See 15 large-scale banners that reveal the little-known but crucial role Native Americans played during World Wars I and II. Native Americans from more than a dozen tribes used their Native languages while in service to the U.S. military.

American Indian Museum
Earl Cunningham's America
August 8, 2007 – November 4, 2007

This retrospective of the work of Earl Cunningham (1893-1977) features 50 of the more than 400 canvases painted during his lifetime.

American Art Museum
Tales of the Brush: Literary Masterpieces in Chinese Painting Tales of the Brush: Literary Masterpieces in Chinese Painting
July 28, 2007 – January 13, 2008

See an exhibition featuring Chinese artists -- as early as the first century to the present day -- who have turned to literature for inspiration for their paintings, works on silk and paper, and other objects.

Freer Gallery
Through Our Reader's Eyes: Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Winners
July 1, 2007 – December 9, 2007

See 27 finalists from over 8,000 photographs from around the world submitted to Smithsonian magazine's 4th Annual Photo Contest.

Smithsonian Castle
Wish You Were Here: Artists on Vacation
June 28, 2007 – September 21, 2007

View snapshots, sketchbooks, and postcards -- to name a few -- that illustrate artists on vacation.

Archives of American Art
Disaster: Response and Recovery
June 27, 2007 – January 25, 2008

This exhibition reveals how the Postal Service responds to disasters -- natural or manmade -- that dramatically affect everyday life in an instant.

Postal Museum
Emissaries of Peace: The 1762 Cherokee & British Delegations
June 27, 2007 – November 25, 2007

This exhibition presents 18th-century Cherokee and British life from two perspectives: Cherokee society in 1762 -- as seen by British lieutenant and diarist Henry Timberlake -- and British society of the same period.

Natural History Museum
Encompassing the Globe: Portugal and the World in the 16th and 17th Centuries
June 24, 2007 – September 16, 2007

View a selection of objects that reflect the influence of Portugal on African art forms and African artists' response to Portuguese presence in Africa, beginning in the 16th century. 

African Art Museum