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Wall Stories: Children's Wallpaper and Books
October 3, 2008 – April 5, 2009

Explore the relationship between wallpapers, strongly influenced by literature and popular culture, and books created for children.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Solos: Tulou/Affordable Housing for China
October 3, 2008 – April 5, 2009

In the fifth installment of the Solos series, visit Tulou, a prototype for affordable housing being built in the city of Guangzhou by the Chinese architectural practice Urbanus.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The Sant Ocean Hall Focus Gallery: Going to Sea
September 27, 2008 – January 10, 2010

This first rotating exhibit in The Sant Ocean Hall Focus Gallery highlights the many reasons people have gone to sea throughout history. 

Natural History Museum
Alphabetilately: An Alphabet of Philately
September 26, 2008 – October 12, 2015

This exhibition presents an alphabet of philately through 26 topics, in which each letter stands for some aspect of stamp collecting or the sending of mail.

Postal Museum
Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams: Natural Affinities
September 26, 2008 – January 4, 2009

This exhibition features 42 paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) and 54 photographs by Ansel Adams (1902-1984) that reveal their deep commitment to the American landscape.

American Art Museum
Identity by Design: Tradition, Change, and Celebration in Native Women's Dresses
September 26, 2008 – February 7, 2010

This exhibition highlights Native women's identity through traditional dress and its contemporary evolution.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Green Light: A Juried Exhibition of Emerging Artists with Disabilities
September 17, 2008 – January 21, 2009

View works by 15 award-winning emerging artists with disabilities, ages 16 to 25.

Ripley Center
Posters from the Division of Community Education (DIVEDCO) of Puerto Rico, 1949-1989
September 17, 2008 – January 25, 2009

Examples of Puerto Rican poster art from the late 1940s to the late 1980s are on view.

Ripley Center
Four Indian Kings
September 12, 2008 – January 25, 2009

The year 2008 marked the 225th anniversary of the Treaty of Paris which ended the American Revolution. To commemorate this event, the National Portrait Gallery exhibited the earliest surviving full-length oil portraits of North American aboriginal people painted from life.

Portrait Gallery
Curators Select: Recent Acquisitions, 2003-2008
September 12, 2008 – March 1, 2009

Visit an exhibition featuring recent acquisitions to all four of the museum's collecting departments: Product Design and Decorative Arts; Drawings, Prints and Graphic Design; Textiles; and Wallcoverings.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Outdoor Sculpture: Obelisk
September 11, 2008 – August 16, 2009

Obelisk (1987, ed. 2/6) is a 15 1/2 foot-tall, 1,500-pound, cast-bronze sculpture by renowned Native American artist Fritz Scholder (1937-2005; Luiseno) that was inspired by his long fascination with all things Egyptian.

American Indian Museum
Moving Perspectives -- Yang Fudong/Cao Fei and Ou Ning
September 6, 2008 – November 30, 2008

View the first installation in a year-long series of video art from Asia with these two contrasting works -- one dreamlike and lyrical, the other fast and pulsating.

Sackler Gallery
Black Box: Semiconductor
August 25, 2008 – December 14, 2008

The film short featured is Magnetic Movie (2007, 4.47 min.), an eye-dazzling "documentary" created during the artists' residency at the NASA Space Sciences Laboratories, UC Berkeley.

Hirshhorn Museum
Guests of the Hills: Travelers and Recluses in Chinese Landscape Painting
August 23, 2008 – March 15, 2009

Enjoy Chinese landscape paintings created over a 700-year period that depict recluses and recreational travelers as well as free-roaming mountain sages or gentlemen living in retirement.

Freer Gallery
Circle of Empowerment: Education, Language, Culture, Tradition
August 22, 2008 – September 22, 2008

View the winning artwork and writing pieces from the 4th Native American Student Artist Competition.

American Indian Museum
House Proud: Nineteenth-Century Watercolor Interiors from the Thaw Collection
August 12, 2008 – January 25, 2009

View and appreciate the Thaw's collection of 19th-century watercolor drawings that meticulously detail the era's interior furnishings and document the social, cultural, and aesthetic development of European domestic life.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Dig It! The Secrets of Soil
July 19, 2008 – January 10, 2010

This exhibition introduces the study of soil science and demonstrates the vital role soil plays in sustaining human welfare, assuring future agricultural productivity, and environmental sustainability.

Natural History Museum
Jim Henson's Fantastic World
July 12, 2008 – October 5, 2008

Explore the creativity and "visual thinking" of artist, puppeteer, film director, and producer Jim Henson (1936-90).

Ripley Center
Seascapes: Tryon & Sugimoto
July 12, 2008 – January 25, 2009

For the first time since the opening of the Freer Gallery of Art in 1923, works from its American collection are shown with works from outside the museum.

Sackler Gallery
Science in the News: The Truth about Crystal Skulls
July 10, 2008 – September 1, 2008

On view for the first time is the Smithsonian's own crystal skull.

Natural History Museum

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