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Arctic Transformations: The Jewelry of Denise and Samuel Wallace
March 2, 2006 – July 23, 2006

This 25-year retrospective of jewelry artists Denise and Samuel Wallace includes 150 works created from silver, gold, fossil ivory and semi-precious stones and features 16 intricately crafted belts from early in the artists' career.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Eyes on the World: Photographs by Smithsonian Staff
February 23, 2006 – April 20, 2006

See the 35 winning entries from the 2005 Smithsonian Staff Photo Contest, taken by Smithsonian staff, volunteers, fellows, and interns.

Ripley Center
Airmail in America
February 22, 2006 – July 13, 2007

This exhibition examines the critical role the postal system played in the creation of America's commercial aviation industry.

Postal Museum
Networking a Nation: Star Route Service
February 21, 2006 – July 13, 2007

This exhibition explores Star Routes -- a new mail service established in 1845 when the Postal Service began hiring contractors to use the most appropriate and efficient methods of transportation to carry the mail.

Postal Museum
Hiroshi Sugimoto Hiroshi Sugimoto
February 16, 2006 – May 14, 2006

Visit the first major survey of Hiroshi Sugimoto (b. 1948, Tokyo), featuring 118 photographs and 2 sculptures from 1976 to the present.

Hirshhorn Museum
Lemelson Center: Inventing Ourselves
February 13, 2006 – May 7, 2006

American History Museum
Listening to Our Ancestors: The Art of Native Life along the North Pacific Coast
February 3, 2006 – January 2, 2007

See more than 400 ceremonial and everyday objects that present the art and culture of the people of the Northwest Coast , featuring 11 Native communities from Washington state, British Columbia, and Alaska.

American Indian Museum
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 Heye Center
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

Over the past 25 years, the Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund program has cleaned up 966 hazardous waste sites across the United States.  

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

View photographs from the Nature's Best International Photography Awards over the years. The annual awards honor the best amateur and professional photographers from around the world.  

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