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Solos: New Design from Israel Solos: New Design from Israel
January 27, 2006 – April 16, 2006

See the first exhibition of contemporary Israeli design in the United States featuring approximately 25 works, including prototypes, experimental objects, and production pieces by 19 designers who live and work in Israel.

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
BIG/small
January 17, 2006 – July 23, 2006

See an exhibition of 106 contemporary and tradition-based works from private collections and the museum's collection that illustrates how artists use size and scale, both literally and metaphorically, to communicate a range of ideas.

African Art Museum
New Tribe: New York: Lorenzo Clayton
January 14, 2006 – April 9, 2006

Lorenzo Clayton (Navajo) believes that the Manhattan area radiates a powerful, urban spirituality stemming from its immense cultural diversity.  He expresses this influence in both large installations and intricate works on paper dating from the early 1980s to the present.

American Indian Museum New York
Benjamin Franklin: A Revolutionary Role
January 13, 2006 – April 17, 2006

In commemoration of Benjamin Franklin's 300th birthday, the items in the exhibit case are used to examine his role as a statesman.

American History Museum
Ancient and Medieval Metalwork from Dumbarton Oaks
December 16, 2005 – April 23, 2007

View 36 objects on loan from the Byzantine Collection at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C.

Sackler Gallery
Lance Armstrong's Tour de France Bicycle
December 14, 2005 – September 4, 2006

On view are the Trek 5500 bicycle he rode in the 2000 Tour de France and a "LIVESTRONG" wristband worn to raise awareness of cancer.

American History Museum
The 1927 Mississippi River Flood
December 14, 2005 – September 4, 2006

This case explores this natural disaster through objects and images, including a Red Cross pamphlet and a lantern used during the disaster.

American History Museum
Fashion in Colors Fashion in Colors
December 9, 2005 – March 26, 2006

Explore color as a design element in the context of over 300 years of Western fashion.

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Cleaning Up America's Hazardous Waste: The Superfund Program
December 9, 2005 – January 29, 2006

Natural History Museum
Legendary Coins & Currency Legendary Coins & Currency
December 8, 2005 – February 11, 2008

See some of the National Museum of American History's National Numismatics Collection's (NNC) rarest holdings, including a 1913 Liberty Head nickel and the unique 1849 Double Eagle.

Smithsonian Castle
Nature's Best Photography Awards
November 23, 2005 – March 27, 2006

Natural History Museum
Freer and Tea: 100 Years of Freer and Tea: 100 Years of "The Book of Tea"
November 19, 2005 – May 29, 2006

Explore the connections between Freer and the Japanese art historian and curator Okakura Kakuzo in this collection of tea ceremony ceramics.

Freer Gallery
Artists of Edo (1800-1850) Artists of Edo (1800-1850)
November 19, 2005 – May 29, 2006

Visit approximately 30 paintings and prints representing the distinctive styles of early 19th-century artists active in the large metropolis of Edo.

Freer Gallery
African Art Now: Masterpieces from the Jean Pigozzi Collection African Art Now: Masterpieces from the Jean Pigozzi Collection
November 16, 2005 – February 26, 2006

This exhibition features 100 objects by 28 contemporary African artists representing 15 African countries from the Contemporary African Art Collection of Swiss entrepreneur and photographer Jean Pigozzi.

African Art Museum
Reflections: Life Pieces to Masterpieces
November 13, 2005 – April 2, 2006

See 27 art pieces created by 75 at-risk, east-of-the Anacostia River youths aged 3-21 enrolled in the award-winning human development program known as Life Pieces to Masterpieces.

Anacostia Community Museum
Mother and Child: Expressions of Love
November 13, 2005 – April 2, 2006

See 10 pieces that show how 8 contemporary, Washington-based artists take different approaches to explore the universal and ancient tie that binds mother and child.

Anacostia Community Museum
Conversation Among Blues Women Conversation Among Blues Women
November 13, 2005 – April 2, 2006

Visit an installation that mixes masks, textiles, found objects, lighting, and sound to give voice to and document the experiences of a wide-ranging group of African American women.

Anacostia Community Museum
Reclaiming Midwives: Pillars of Community Support Reclaiming Midwives: Pillars of Community Support
November 13, 2005 – August 6, 2006

Journey through photographs, drawings, diary entries, and birthing equipment in this exhibition documenting the life and work of Mary Francis Hill Coley in rural Georgia, where she provided midwifery care to thousands for 30 years.

Anacostia Community Museum
War Letters: Lost and Found War Letters: Lost and Found
November 11, 2005 – November 13, 2006

Original letters from the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam highlight the importance of letter writing and reveal that extraordinary history is contained in these letters.

Postal Museum
George Catlin's Indian Gallery
November 11, 2005 – April 26, 2009

View 287 portraits, landscapes, and scenes of American Indian life by George Catlin, along with 3 paintings by Thomas Moran.

Renwick Gallery