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"Destination Anywhere": VSA Arts 5th Ann Natl Juried Exhibition for Young Artists with Disabilities
September 28, 2006 – November 30, 2006

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Ripley Center
Beauty Surrounds Us Beauty Surrounds Us
September 23, 2006 – January 30, 2011

The exhibition features 77 extraordinary objects showcasing the integration of art and daily life in Native cultures throughout the hemisphere.

American Indian Museum New York
R.C. Gorman: Early Prints and Drawings, 1966-1974
September 16, 2006 – January 28, 2007

On view are 28 drawings and lithographs by Navajo artist R. C. Gorman (1931-2005), featuring both his well-known works of monumental women and Indian "madonnas" and his lesser-known prints.

American Indian Museum New York
Myth, Mortals and Immortality: Works from Museo Soumaya de Mexico
September 13, 2006 – November 2, 2006

See over 100 works spanning the 17th to the 20th century by some of Mexico's most renowned artists, including Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, Jorge Gonzalez Camarena, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. 

Ripley Center
Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity
September 10, 2006 – May 14, 2007

View a highly visual exhibition that presents the history, community impact, and support of instrumental music education in Washington, D.C. public schools from the 1880s to 2006.

Anacostia Community Museum
Colombia at the Smithsonian: Colombian Presence in the Collections of the Smithsonian Institution
September 6, 2006 – January 17, 2007

Enjoy approximately 80 rarely-seen objects and artworks selected from the Smithsonian's varied collections that reflect Colombia's rich artistic, historic, cultural, and natural heritage.

Smithsonian Castle
Perspectives: Simryn Gill
September 2, 2006 – April 29, 2007

Visit a mini retrospective of contemporary artist Simryn Gill (b. 1959) featuring three works created between 1992 and 2006.

Sackler Gallery
Our Priceless Heritage: Snapshots in Time from America's Public Lands
September 1, 2006 – November 30, 2006

See some 20 photographs with accompanying text that highlight the significance of our land and its resources and share how we can protect our heritage.

Ripley Center
Ruth Duckworth, Modernist Sculptor
September 1, 2006 – January 15, 2007

View approximately 80 of Duckworth's ceramic works, including wall reliefs, freestanding sculpture, and sculptural vessels.

Renwick Gallery
Black Box: Jesper Just
August 23, 2006 – December 10, 2006

Films by Jesper Just (approx. 4-5 min. each).

Hirshhorn Museum
Ways of Seeing: John Baldessari Explores the Collection Ways of Seeing: John Baldessari Explores the Collection
July 26, 2006 – September 20, 2007

Recent gifts of 4 early works by American-born artist John Baldessari (b. 1931, California) provide an overview of the artist's important early period, in which he questioned the role of art and became a primary force in establishing what would later be termed "conceptual" art.

Hirshhorn Museum
Indigenous Motivations: Recent Acquisitions from the National Museum of the American Indian
July 22, 2006 – June 10, 2007

See more than 250 works, including traditional clothing, masks, modern textile designs, sculptures, paintings and works of art on paper from the Department of Interior's Indian Arts and Crafts Board headquarters collection.

American Indian Museum New York
Hip Hop Won't Stop: The Beat, the Rhymes, The Life
July 10, 2006 – September 4, 2006

American History Museum
Temple of Invention: History of a National Landmark Temple of Invention: History of a National Landmark
July 1, 2006 – January 21, 2008

To celebrate the historic Patent Office Building's 170th anniversary, this exhibition tells its story from its construction begun in 1836 to the current 2000-2006 restoration.

Portrait Gallery
Facing East: Portraits from Asia Facing East: Portraits from Asia
July 1, 2006 – September 4, 2006

Through some 70 masterpieces, explore how portraits expressed cultural identities in Asia and the ancient Near East throughout millennia.

Sackler Gallery
William Wegman -- Funney/Strange
July 1, 2006 – September 24, 2006

This exhibition features approximately 200 works in a variety of media -- from photographs and paintings to conceptual works and videos -- by artist William Wegman.

American Art Museum
American ABC: Childhood in 19th-Century America
July 1, 2006 – September 17, 2006

This exhibition explores images of children and their relationship to the American quest for national identity during the 19th century.

American Art Museum
William H. Johnson's World on Paper William H. Johnson's World on Paper
July 1, 2006 – January 7, 2007

Never-before-exhibited prints reveal African American modernist painter William H. Johnson (1901-1970) to be a powerful graphic artist.

American Art Museum
Passing Time: The Art of William Christenberry
July 1, 2006 – July 8, 2007

On view are more than 60 paintings, photographs, assemblages, and sculpted building constructions by William Christenberry.

American Art Museum
Stanley: Robot Car
July 1, 2006 – September 4, 2006

American History Museum