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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

Wolfgang Tillmans (b. 1968, Germany) is 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
Design for the Other 90% Design for the Other 90%
May 4, 2007 – September 23, 2007

Focus on the growing need to create affordable, sustainable means for survival for the 90% of the world's population who lack the means to purchase even the most basic goods.

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Japanese American Pioneers of the Jet Age Japanese American Pioneers of the Jet Age
May 2007 – May 2009

Photographs and memorabilia provide a peak at the role Japanese American stewardesses played in Pan American World Airways' efforts in the mid-1950s to become the pre-eminent carrier over the Pacific.

Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center
Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest Winners: 2007
April 27, 2007 – May 4, 2007

See the winners in the 2007 Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest state competitions; the entries represent each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories.

National Zoo
Great Britons: Treasures from the National Portrait Gallery, London Great Britons: Treasures from the National Portrait Gallery, London
April 27, 2007 – September 3, 2007

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the National Portrait Gallery, London, this exhibition includes 60 works representing five centuries of British history.

Portrait Gallery
Harry Benson: Being There Harry Benson: Being There
April 27, 2007 – September 3, 2007

This exhibition features approximately 100 photographs -- beginning with the era of the Beatles to 9/11 -- by New York-based, Scotland-born photographer Harry Benson.

Portrait Gallery
Within the Emperor's Garden, The Ten Thousand Springs Pavilion
April 18, 2007 – June 3, 2007

See a model of the Ten Thousand Springs Pavilion (Wan Chun Ting), a celebrated example of classic Chinese architecture in the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, made by Chinese artisans demonstrating traditional Chinese carving and fine furniture techniques.

Ripley Center
The Lost World of James Smithson
April 16, 2007 – February 6, 2008

View parts of James Smithson's book collection and some of his mineralogical notes that survived a fire that destroyed the top floor of the Smithsonian Castle building in 1865.

Smithsonian Castle
Variations on America: Masterworks from American Art Forum Collections
April 13, 2007 – July 29, 2007

Visit an exhibition featuring approximately 75 major oil paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by leading artists from the past 150 years.

American Art Museum
The Tiffany Diamond
April 11, 2007 – September 23, 2007

One of the largest fancy yellow diamonds ever found, the Tiffany diamond was discovered in 1877 in the South African Kimberley Diamond Mine.

Natural History Museum
Saul Steinberg: Illuminations
April 6, 2007 – June 24, 2007

Enjoy 120 works on paper and board, paintings, sculpture, and other objects by Saul Steinberg.

American Art Museum
Taking Shape: Ceramics in Southeast Asia Taking Shape: Ceramics in Southeast Asia
April 1, 2007 – November 27, 2011

Explore the migration of pots from their makers to their users in this exhibition of approximately 200 diverse and visually striking ceramic vessels from Southeast Asia.

Sackler Gallery
Portraits of Sandra Day O'Connor Portraits of Sandra Day O'Connor
March 30, 2007 – October 8, 2007

The exhibition examines how a group of artists, The Painting Group, interprets the same subject—Justice Sandra Day O’Connor—at the same time.

Portrait Gallery
Identity by Design: Tradition, Change, and Celebration in Native Women's Dresses Identity by Design: Tradition, Change, and Celebration in Native Women's Dresses
March 24, 2007 – August 3, 2008

See 55 dresses and more than 200 related items from the Plains, Plateau, and Great Basin regions in this exhibition of Native women's identity through traditional dress and its contemporary evolution.

American Indian Museum
From the Ground Up: Renwick Craft Invitational 2007
March 9, 2007 – July 22, 2007

See works by contemporary craft artists in this biennial exhibition.

Renwick Gallery
Directions: Virgil Marti and Pae White Directions: Virgil Marti and Pae White
March 9, 2007 – July 29, 2007

As part of the Directions series, artists Pae White and Virgil Marti combine their individual creative practices to collaborate on a site-specific installation.

Hirshhorn Museum
Anatomy of a Painting: Honore Sharrer's Tribute to the American Working People
March 8, 2007 – June 20, 2007

View Honore Sharrer's 5-panel painting Tribute to the American Working People, along with materials that document her artistic process in creating this work. 

Archives of American Art