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

Visit an exhibition bringing together approximately 250 objects reflecting the unprecedented cross-cultural dialogue that followed the establishment of Portugal's world trading network.

Sackler Gallery
Portugal in the Contemporary World
June 24, 2007 – September 16, 2007

Visit four contemporary works that address the enduring social and cultural impact of the global exchange that was initiated more than 500 years ago between Portugal and the world.

Sackler Gallery
IDEO Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection
June 22, 2007 – January 13, 2008

Explore the theme of "design thinking" -- an approach used to solve design problems over the past five centuries based on three categories: influence, intuition, and empathy.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Made in Northern Ireland: A Dynamic of Change
June 15, 2007 – September 10, 2007

See past and present crafts made in Northern Ireland, including linen and damask textiles, Belfast glass, jewelry, silver, and ceramics that show the development of design, the artists' skill, and the application of new technologies.

Ripley Center
Voices & Visions of Tha Bloc: An Exhibition by Ellis L. Marsalis III Voices & Visions of Tha Bloc: An Exhibition by Ellis L. Marsalis III
June 10, 2007 – August 12, 2007

Through poetry, essays, and 31 photographs developed over the past decade, photographer/poet Ellis Marsalis III details the lives of neighbors living on one block in Baltimore City.

Anacostia Community Museum
New Arrivals
June 8, 2007 – March 16, 2008

New Arrivals displays paintings, drawings, sculptures, posters, prints, and photographs featuring such subjects as Louis Armstrong, Jefferson Airplane, Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, James Brown, Susan Sontag, and Lenny Bruce.

Portrait Gallery
Fly Now! The Poster Collection of the National Air and Space Museum
June 1, 2007 – August 31, 2007

Enjoy reproductions of almost 24 aviation posters from the museum's extensive collection.

Air and Space Museum
Black Box: Takeshi Murata Black Box: Takeshi Murata
May 28, 2007 – September 9, 2007

See films by Takeshi Murata (born 1974, lives and works in Los Angeles and New York) who produces films involving masterful manipulation of digital animation while also integrating hand-built dimensions. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Portraiture Now: Framing Memory Portraiture Now: Framing Memory
May 25, 2007 – January 6, 2008

This exhibition highlights contemporary art that incorporates portraits of iconic figures as a means to explore history and culture.

Portrait Gallery
The Prints of Sean Scully
May 18, 2007 – October 8, 2007

Sean Scully (b. 1945) is an internationally acclaimed artist who has been instrumental in reinvigorating abstraction over the past two decades. See the master set of his prints, the only complete set in an American museum.

American Art Museum
A Creative Profile: Artists of the East Bank
May 13, 2007 – August 12, 2007

See 41 works in a variety of media by a diverse community of professional artists who live and work east of the river in the District of Columbia.

Anacostia Community Museum
Wolfgang Tillmans Wolfgang Tillmans
May 10, 2007 – August 12, 2007

View approximately 300 photographic and installation-based works of Wolfgang Tillmans, internationally recognized for his photography that captures often overlooked objects and moments in everyday life.

Hirshhorn Museum
Inscribing Meaning: Writing + Graphic Systems in African Art Inscribing Meaning: Writing + Graphic Systems in African Art
May 9, 2007 – August 26, 2007

See the first comprehensive exhibition that addresses the interaction between African art and the communicative power of graphic systems, language, and the written word.

African Art Museum
Royal Portraits of Celebration by Alexander Talbot Rice
May 8, 2007 – September 3, 2007

This exhibition features two portraits -- Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, painted to celebrate the Golden Jubilee in 2005, and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh -- by Alexander Talbot Rice, one of the youngest artists to be commmissioned for a modern royal portrait.

Portrait Gallery