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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
Freer and Tea: Raku, Hagi, Karatsu Freer and Tea: Raku, Hagi, Karatsu
July 1, 2006 – January 1, 2007

This exhibition showcases 14 tea ceremony ceramics that Freer collected by 1906.

Freer Gallery
Freer: A Taste of Japanese Art Freer: A Taste of Japanese Art
July 1, 2006 – January 1, 2007

See a selection of 31 paintings, calligraphy, wood sculpture, lacquer, and ceramics from the 8th-19th centuries from Freer's Japanese art collection.

Freer Gallery
The Presidency and the Cold War The Presidency and the Cold War
July 1, 2006 – February 24, 2008

During the second half of the 20th century, the United States and the Soviet Union engaged in a global struggle. Beginning with Yalta and ending with the collapse of the Berlin Wall, this exhibition explores how U.S. presidents reacted to the events of the age.

Portrait Gallery
Eye Contact: Modern American Portrait Drawing Eye Contact: Modern American Portrait Drawing
July 1, 2006 – October 9, 2006

Showcases 20th century portraiture from the Gallery's drawing collections, and emphasizes the bold, contemporary engagement between one person and another that the term “eye contact” implies.

Portrait Gallery
Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2006
July 1, 2006 – February 19, 2007

Portrait Gallery
One Life: Walt Whitman, a kosmos One Life: Walt Whitman, a kosmos
July 1, 2006 – March 11, 2007

Whitman's images, personal memorabilia, and words create a visual portrait.

Portrait Gallery
Portraiture Now
July 1, 2006 – April 29, 2007

Portrait Gallery
Gifts to the Nation
July 1, 2006 – June 3, 2007

Portrait Gallery
Americans Now
July 1, 2006 – January 6, 2008

Portrait Gallery
Anselm Kiefer: Heaven and Earth Anselm Kiefer: Heaven and Earth
June 22, 2006 – September 10, 2006

This is the first American survey of Anselm Kiefer's (German, b. 1945) work in almost 20 years and features 40 large paintings, books, and sculptures created between 1969 and the present.

Hirshhorn Museum
Body of Evidence: Selections from the Contemporary African Art Collection Body of Evidence: Selections from the Contemporary African Art Collection
June 14, 2006 – December 2, 2007

View art using the human body—directly or indirectly—as a primary canvas for self-expression for these 20 African contemporary artists.

African Art Museum
Africa Rifting: Lines of Fire, Namibia/Brazil
June 14, 2006 – October 31, 2008

Watch a video that uses coastal landscapes of southern Africa and Brazil to explore the concepts of rift, synchronicity, and transcendence, concepts that the artist infuses with deep spiritual meaning.

African Art Museum
Carriers of Culture: Living Native Basket Traditions
June 8, 2006 – September 5, 2006

See some 30 contemporary Native baskets that examine the ways in which baskets and their makers are literally and symbolically "carriers of culture."

American Indian Museum
Rarity Revealed: The Benjamin K. Miller Collection, Part I Rarity Revealed: The Benjamin K. Miller Collection, Part I
May 27, 2006 – October 1, 2007

Part I of this exhibition features U.S. stamps from before 1894 from the Benjamin K. Miller Collection. 

Postal Museum
African Gold from the Glassell Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston African Gold from the Glassell Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
May 26, 2006 – November 26, 2006

See approximately 135 works of art that represent the rich diversity of Akan gold work and royal regalia from Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire in West Africa.

African Art Museum
Wall Panels: Who Made the Star-Spangled Banner? Hint: It Wasn't Betsy Ross!
May 26, 2006 – September 4, 2006

American History Museum