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Why Vote?
July 11, 2005 – October 16, 2005

See how the artist DeWayne Barton uses poetry and campaign memorabilia to fashion a personal statement about voting, the electoral process, and African American disenfranchisement.

Anacostia Community Museum
Vietnamese Ceramics from the Red River Delta Vietnamese Ceramics from the Red River Delta
July 9, 2005 – January 31, 2010

See the first major presentation of 25 works from the Freer's Vietnamese ceramic collection.

Freer Gallery
Caravan Kingdoms: Yemen and the Ancient Incense Trade Caravan Kingdoms: Yemen and the Ancient Incense Trade
June 25, 2005 – September 11, 2005

Explore how ancient Yemen grew fabulously wealthy because of the caravan trade routes of frankincense and myrrh that ran through it.

Sackler Gallery
Where Gods and Mortals Meet: Continuity and Renewal in Urhobo Art Where Gods and Mortals Meet: Continuity and Renewal in Urhobo Art
June 23, 2005 – September 25, 2005

See the first exhibition devoted to the arts and culture of the Urhobo people, who live in the Niger River Delta in southern Nigeria.

African Art Museum
Visual Music Visual Music
June 23, 2005 – September 11, 2005

Visual Music surveys the impact of music on the visual arts over the last 100 years.

Hirshhorn Museum
Smithsonian Magazine: Through Our Readers' Eyes
June 15, 2005 – January 3, 2006

American History Museum
History in the News: Collecting September 11
June 11, 2005 – September 4, 2006

American History Museum
International Joyce
June 9, 2005 – June 20, 2005

Learn about the Irish writer James Joyce (1882-1941), one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. These 22 panels tells the story of the writer said to represent the spirit of modern Ireland.

Ripley Center
Young Visions of Community
June 9, 2005 – August 21, 2005

View the photographs and writings of Washington, D.C. elementary school students created during the Literacy through Photography project. The photos, essays, poems, and stories paint a vivid portrait of youth and community in the District of Columbia.

Ripley Center
Disneyland: The First 50 Years
June 9, 2005 – September 4, 2006

American History Museum
New Tribe: New York: Spiderwoman Theater
May 28, 2005 – September 5, 2005

Follow the story of Spiderwoman Theater, founded by three Brooklyn sisters in 1975, with this 30-year landmark retrospective of archival and performance video footage, photos, memorabilia, and Kuna and Rappahannock objects from the sisters' collection.

American Indian Museum New York
Chinese Pots for Tabletop Gardens: Honoring the World Bonsai Friendship Federation
May 27, 2005 – September 5, 2005

See how the pot used to hold a bonsai is also important to the overall aesthetic impact in this display featureing 8 antique Chinese pots that reveal a continuum of taste from imperial opulence to restrained rusticity.

Sackler Gallery
Greenland
May 20, 2005 – July 17, 2005

The museum explores the history and culture of Greenland through several exhibitions and display cases -- featuring artifacts, photographs, and contemporary art -- on view in various locations throughout the building.

Natural History Museum
Greenland Research: Rasmussen's Circumpolar Research
May 20, 2005 – December 14, 2006

Objects include snow goggles, handmade dolls by indigenous peoples, and miniature models of wooden sleds.

Natural History Museum
American Quilt Legacy Case: Colonial Quilting Bee Quilt
May 19, 2005 – September 4, 2006

American History Museum
Azucar! The Life and Music of Celia Cruz Azucar! The Life and Music of Celia Cruz
May 18, 2005 – May 29, 2006

The life of legendary Cuban-born singer Celia Cruz (1924-2003) is explored through costumes, wigs, shoes, photographs, video, and music.

American History Museum
Collecting Photographic Art in Archives
May 13, 2005 – August 10, 2005

On view is a selection of works from the Archive Center's documentary photography collections.

American History Museum
Close Up in Black: African American Film Posters Close Up in Black: African American Film Posters
May 7, 2005 – July 28, 2005

Trace the history of the African American experience in the movie industry through ninety framed film posters that illuminate the impact of performers, writers, designers, directors, and producers on screen and behind the screens.

Ripley Center
Contemporary Japanese Porcelain Contemporary Japanese Porcelain
April 25, 2005 – July 5, 2011

Twentieth-century Japanese artists give fresh interpretations to the time-honored art of porcelain.

Sackler Gallery
Whatever Happened to Polio? Whatever Happened to Polio?
April 12, 2005 – September 4, 2006

The story of the polio epidemic in the United States, from vaccine development to current world efforts to stop polio.

American History Museum