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RECOGNIZE! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture RECOGNIZE! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture
February 8, 2008 – October 26, 2008

Images of hip hop stars are as pervasive as the music itself, and the National Portrait Gallery is featuring the work of artists who have explored this phenomenon.

Portrait Gallery
A Thousand Kisses: Love Letters from the Archives of American Art
January 25, 2008 – June 2, 2008

View love letters from the Archives' collection sent to and received from American artists that provide insights into their lives.

Archives of American Art
Portrait of Stephen Colbert Portrait of Stephen Colbert
January 17, 2008 – April 1, 2008

Stephen Colbert (b. 1964, Washington, D.C.), the mock pundit from the Comedy Central show The Colbert Report recently contacted the National Portrait Gallery hoping to donate his portrait (digital image on canvas, 2005) from his show. While the portrait is not one that would typically be accessioned into the gallery's permanent collection, the Portrait Gallery agreed to go along with the joke and hang his portrait for a limited time. J

Portrait Gallery
Research Case: Extinction of the Hawaiian Honeycreeper
January 15, 2008 – April 17, 2008

Habitat changes have led to the decline of Hawaiian native birds; at least 55 species have gone extinct since the arrival of humans. The Hawaiian honeycreepers exemplify this decline.

Natural History Museum
John Alexander: A Retrospective
December 21, 2007 – March 16, 2008

This retrospective of the works of neo-expressionist artist John Alexander is the first full-scale examination of the artist's three-decade career.

American Art Museum
Black Box: Rivane Neuenschwander
December 17, 2007 – April 20, 2008

Filmmaker Rivane Neuenschwander includes themes of chance and improvisation in her films and is perhaps best known for her photographic series.

Hirshhorn Museum
Wine, Worship and Sacrifice: The Golden Graves of Ancient Vani Wine, Worship and Sacrifice: The Golden Graves of Ancient Vani
December 1, 2007 – February 24, 2008

See more than 100 objects that provide a rich archaeological view of the ancient Asian country Colchis—land of the Golden Fleece.

Sackler Gallery
A Tribute to Carl Linnaeus, 1707-1778
November 13, 2007 – November 14, 2007

Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist Carl Linnaeus (May 23, 1707-Jan. 10, 1778) is known as the father of modern taxonomy.

Natural History Museum
Amelia Earhart's Personal Collection Amelia Earhart's Personal Collection
November 12, 2007 – September 21, 2013

Portraits of aviator Amelia Earhart tell the story of her career and pay special attention to her work on behalf of women’s rights.

Postal Museum
Patterned Feathers, Piercing Eyes: Edo Masters from the Price Collection
November 10, 2007 – April 13, 2008

See a selection of 109 Japanese Edo Period (1615-1868) paintings that reflect a remarkably creative span in Japan's history of visual culture.

Sackler Gallery
Multiple Choice: From Sample to Product Multiple Choice: From Sample to Product
November 9, 2007 – September 1, 2008

Examine sample books and other sampling formats as tools for marketing or recording designs and techniques in a wide variety of media.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Rarity Revealed: The Benjamin K. Miller Collection, Part II Rarity Revealed: The Benjamin K. Miller Collection, Part II
November 5, 2007 – March 1, 2009

On view in Part II of this exhibition are U.S. stamps printed from 1894 to the 1920s from the Benjamin K. Miller Collection.

Postal Museum
Discovering Rastafari! Discovering Rastafari!
November 2, 2007 – November 16, 2011

This exhibition moves beyond the popular Jamaican music known as reggae to explore the origins and practice of the Rastafari religion.

Natural History Museum
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
2007 Nature's Best Photography: Windland Smith Rice International Awards
October 30, 2007 – April 27, 2008

See winners in 15 categories from the 2007 Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice Awards and winners in 9 categories from the National Wildlife Photography Awards.  

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 Heye Center
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

Visit a selection of acquisitions that 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