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Retratos: 2,000 Years of Latin American Portraits Retratos: 2,000 Years of Latin American Portraits
October 21, 2005 – January 8, 2006

Examine an overview of Latin American portraiture, comprising more than 100 portraits from over 15 countries beginning in the Precolumbian era, continuing through the Viceregal and Independence periods, and into the modern era.

Ripley Center
Faces of Inspiration
October 21, 2005 – January 8, 2006

See the work of 6 Bell Multicultural High School students in the National Portrait Gallery's Teen Ambassadors program who curated Faces of Inspiration, an 8-panel interpretive exhibition showcasing 24 of their photographs and personal essays on community members who they view as heroes.

Ripley Center
Frost: Life and Culture of the Sami Reindeer People of Norway
October 19, 2005 – July 3, 2006

On view are 39 photographs that document the lives of the Sami -- indigenous people living today in northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, and the Kola Peninsula in Russia.

Natural History Museum
Yinka Shonibare Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection Yinka Shonibare Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection
October 7, 2005 – September 24, 2006

Visit an exhibition, curated by Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare, that explores modes of transportation, from the 16th to the 20th centuries, as both a means of economic advancement and as a leisure time activity.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
John Lennon: The Lost Album
October 6, 2005 – April 10, 2006

To mark the 65th anniversary of John Lennon's birth and National Stamp Collecting Month, the museum presents Lennon's childhood stamp album.

Postal Museum
Virtue and Entertainment: Chinese Music in the Visual Arts Virtue and Entertainment: Chinese Music in the Visual Arts
October 1, 2005 – March 26, 2006

Learn how music played an important role in ancient Chinese culture and was also richly presented in the visual arts.

Freer Gallery
Shifting Gears: A National Juried Exhibit for Young Artists with Disabilities, Ages 16-25
September 27, 2005 – November 29, 2005

View 15 award-winning works of art by young artists (ages 16-25) with disabilities.

Ripley Center
New Tribe: New York: Alan Michelson
September 17, 2005 – January 1, 2006

In multimedia works created over the last 15 years, Alan Michelson's work focuses on both the city and state of New York and reveals his continuing interest in history and origins.

American Indian Museum New York
Modernism in American Silver: 20th-Century Design
September 16, 2005 – January 22, 2006

View more than 200 works to chart the stylistic design history of modern American production silver from 1925 to 2000 and to reintroduce designers working at this time.  

Renwick Gallery
La Causa: The Delano Grape Strike of 1965-1970
September 16, 2005 – January 3, 2006

This display features a UFW flag, posters, buttons, and a short-handled hoe used by a California farm laborer to mark the 40th anniversary of the strike.

American History Museum
Latino and Latin American Collections
September 12, 2005 – October 31, 2005

In three cases, a variety of objects from the museum's collection document various aspects of Latino and Latin American history and culture, including religion, popular culture, business, sports, labor, and entertainment.

American History Museum
Gold -- The Asian Touch Gold -- The Asian Touch
September 10, 2005 – February 19, 2006

See a small, focused exhibition of 47 works that examines the meanings and uses of gold in different Asian cultures.

Sackler Gallery
Perspectives -- Mei-Ling Hom Perspectives -- Mei-Ling Hom
August 27, 2005 – March 5, 2006

Explore the meanings of clouds and the fluidity of those meanings for people who inhabit multiple cultures in this serene and contemplative installation of 30 cloud-like forms.

Sackler Gallery
Directions: Jim Hodges Directions: Jim Hodges
August 19, 2005 – April 17, 2006

As part of the Directions series, a monumental banner (70 feet by 25 feet) by New York-based artist Jim Hodges is featured across the building above the museum's main entrance on Independence Avenue.

Hirshhorn Museum
Pretty Women: Freer and the Ideal of Feminine Beauty Pretty Women: Freer and the Ideal of Feminine Beauty
August 13, 2005 – September 17, 2006

See the major works that Freer acquired during his first 12 years as a collector --  images of beautiful women by James McNeill Whistler, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, and Abbott Handerson Thayer.

Freer Gallery
Love on Paper: Handmade Greeting Cards by Ernest Dudley Chase
August 11, 2005 – December 20, 2005

On view are handmade greeting card created to celebrate holidays and special occasions by Ernest Dudley Chase.

American History Museum
Directions: Janet Cardiff Directions: Janet Cardiff
August 3, 2005 – October 30, 2005

Multimedia sound artist Janet Cardiff (b. 1957, Canada) has designed a site-specific, outdoor audio walking tour around the Hirshhorn and National Mall titled "Words drawn in water."

Hirshhorn Museum
Photographs by John Paul Caponigro and Kendall Messick
July 28, 2005 – September 4, 2006

American History Museum
Walls of Heritage, Walls of Pride: African American Murals
July 11, 2005 – October 16, 2005

See nearly 70 photographs and nearly 30 pieces of original art in this exhibition spotlighting historic and contemporary murals created by African Americans around the country and other artists who have or are producing pieces for public display in African American communities.

Anacostia Community Museum
Forgotten Roots: African American Muslims in Early America
July 11, 2005 – October 16, 2005

Learn through a range of artifacts, diaries, documents, and photographs in this exhibition showing how newly transported African Muslims played significant roles as explorers, entrepreneurs, educators, and patriotic servicemen in America during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Anacostia Community Museum