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Freer & Whistler: Points of Contact
February 23, 2008 – January 3, 2016

Some 23 oil paintings represent a choice selection of the more than 1,300 paintings, prints, and drawings by Whistler from the gallery's collection.

Freer Gallery
Surface Beauty: American Art and Freer's Aesthetic Vision
February 23, 2008 – August 1, 2010

See a group of decorative paintings by American artists Thomas Dewing and Dwight Tryon whose interest in surface beauty resonated with the work of James McNeill Whistler.

Freer Gallery
Obata's Yosemite
February 22, 2008 – June 1, 2008

During a visit to Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada in 1927, Obata made approximately 100 drawings in pencil, watercolor, and sumi ink. While in Tokyo between 1928 and 1932, he transformed these California landscape watercolors and sketches into a limited-edition portfolio titled World Landscape Series, shown here for the first time on the East Coast.

American Art Museum
Campana Brothers Select: Works from the Permanent Collection
February 15, 2008 – August 24, 2008

See an installation from the museum's collection selected by the Brazilian brothers Fernando and Huberto Campana, the fifth guest curators in this exhibition series.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality, and the Moving Image: Part I - Dreams
February 14, 2008 – May 11, 2008

Recall the dream-like state induced by film viewing in this exhibition, as artists employ the technology and techniques of cinema to evoke a sense of passage through different stages of consciousness. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Tales of the Brush Continued: Chinese Paintings with Literary Themes
February 9, 2008 – July 27, 2008

Enjoy the works of Chinese artists -- as early as the first century to the present day -- who have turned to literature for inspiration for their paintings, works on silk and paper, and other objects.

Freer Gallery
RECOGNIZE! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture
February 8, 2008 – October 26, 2008

Images of hip hop stars are as pervasive as the music itself, and the National Portrait Gallery is featuring the work of artists who have explored this phenomenon.

Portrait Gallery
A Thousand Kisses: Love Letters from the Archives of American Art
January 25, 2008 – June 2, 2008

View love letters from the Archives' collection sent to and received from American artists that provide insights into their lives.

Archives of American Art
Portrait of Stephen Colbert
January 17, 2008 – April 1, 2008

Stephen Colbert (b. 1964, Washington, D.C.), the mock pundit from the Comedy Central show The Colbert Report recently contacted the National Portrait Gallery hoping to donate his portrait. While the portrait is not one that would typically be accessioned into the gallery's permanent collection, the Portrait Gallery agreed to go along with the joke and hang his portrait for a limited time. 

Portrait Gallery
Research Case: Extinction of the Hawaiian Honeycreeper
January 15, 2008 – April 17, 2008

Habitat changes have led to the decline of Hawaiian native birds; at least 55 species have gone extinct since the arrival of humans. The Hawaiian honeycreepers exemplify this decline.

Natural History Museum
John Alexander: A Retrospective
December 21, 2007 – March 16, 2008

This retrospective of the works of neo-expressionist artist John Alexander is the first full-scale examination of the artist's three-decade career.

American Art Museum
Black Box: Rivane Neuenschwander
December 17, 2007 – April 20, 2008

Filmmaker Rivane Neuenschwander includes themes of chance and improvisation in her films and is perhaps best known for her photographic series.

Hirshhorn Museum
Wine, Worship and Sacrifice: The Golden Graves of Ancient Vani
December 1, 2007 – February 24, 2008

See more than 100 objects that provide a rich archaeological view of the ancient Asian country Colchis—land of the Golden Fleece.

Sackler Gallery
A Tribute to Carl Linnaeus, 1707-1778
November 13, 2007 – November 14, 2007

Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist Carl Linnaeus (May 23, 1707-Jan. 10, 1778) is known as the father of modern taxonomy.

Natural History Museum
Amelia Earhart's Personal Collection
November 12, 2007 – September 21, 2013

Portraits of aviator Amelia Earhart tell the story of her career and pay special attention to her work on behalf of women’s rights.

Postal Museum
Patterned Feathers, Piercing Eyes: Edo Masters from the Price Collection
November 10, 2007 – April 13, 2008

See a selection of 109 Japanese Edo Period (1615-1868) paintings that reflect a remarkably creative span in Japan's history of visual culture.

Sackler Gallery
Multiple Choice: From Sample to Product
November 9, 2007 – September 1, 2008

Examine sample books and other sampling formats as tools for marketing or recording designs and techniques in a wide variety of media.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Rarity Revealed: The Benjamin K. Miller Collection, Part II
November 5, 2007 – March 1, 2009

On view in Part II of this exhibition are U.S. stamps printed from 1894 to the 1920s from the Benjamin K. Miller Collection.

Postal Museum
Discovering Rastafari!
November 2, 2007 – November 16, 2011

This exhibition moves beyond the popular Jamaican music known as reggae to explore the origins and practice of the Rastafari religion.

Natural History Museum
One Life: Kate: A Centennial Celebration
November 2, 2007 – September 28, 2008

This exhibition is dedicated to 20th-century icon Katharine Hepburn, who carefully constructed and maintained her own myth from her earliest days in the studio system through more than 50 years on stage, screen, and television.

Portrait Gallery

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