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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
American Experience American Experience
July 1, 2006 – July 13, 2014

These introductory galleries feature landscapes from across the U.S. that convey a sense of place, paintings by Edward Hopper, and photographs of outdoor sculptures by Lee Friedlander.

American Art 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 -- Funny/Strange
July 1, 2006 – September 24, 2006

Enjoy William Wegman's smart, gently subversive humor that parodies all things familiar in this exhibition featuring 200 works in a variety of media -- from photographs and paintings to conceptual works and videos.

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

Explore images of children and their relationship to the American quest for national identity during the 19th century through these 60 works by American painters.

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

Visit 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

Showcasing masterpieces of 20th century portraiture from the Gallery's drawing collections, this exhibition 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

This exhibition features the work of the 51 artists selected as finalists in the country's first national portrait competition. 

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

This is the first in a series of changing exhibitions focusing on the works of contemporary artists who have made portraiture the subject of their recent art. 

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

This display highlights gifts to the National Portrait Gallery's collection since 2000. 

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

Based on works drawn from the National Portrait Gallery's permanent collection -- this rotating exhibition features individuals prominent in sports, entertainment, and other fields of endeavor in the last 25 years. 

Portrait Gallery