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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

Artists Pae White and Virgil Marti combine their individual creative practices to collaborate on a site-specific installation, which addresses how the transformation of a space changes its context.

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
Off the Map: Landscape in the Native Imagination
March 3, 2007 – September 3, 2007

Native artists use landscapes to show longing and emotion, and connection to and detachment from the land that is universal to contemporary Native experience.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
East of Eden: Gardens in Asian Art East of Eden: Gardens in Asian Art
February 24, 2007 – May 13, 2007

Explore garden traditions practiced by Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Persian, Turkish, and other cultures as seen through some of the world's most exquisite works of art.

Sackler Gallery
African Vision: The Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection African Vision: The Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection
February 15, 2007 – March 31, 2009

View 88 pieces representing 20 African countries and 75 peoples that covers 5 centuries of African art, and includes most major styles.

African Art Museum
Refract, Reflect, Project: Light Works from the Collection Refract, Reflect, Project: Light Works from the Collection
February 15, 2007 – April 8, 2007

See 24 objects from the collection in which light -- as substance and subject -- is central.

Hirshhorn Museum
Tea Bowls in Bloom: Botanical Decorations on Tea Ceremony Ceramics Tea Bowls in Bloom: Botanical Decorations on Tea Ceremony Ceramics
February 3, 2007 – July 15, 2007

See how decorated tea bowls and water jars can skillfully show how a limited palette can evoke the full spectrum of nature's hues.

Freer Gallery
Landscapes in Japanese Art Landscapes in Japanese Art
February 3, 2007 – July 15, 2007

Explore the landscapes created by Japanese artists from the 15th through the 19th centuries in this exhibition of 20 paintings and 12 ceramics.

Freer Gallery