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Wildlife Photography Rotating Display
April 9, 2005 – July 24, 2006

Visit a rotating display of wildlife photography by Zoo and FONZ Photo Club photographers.  

National Zoo
Extreme Textiles: Designing for High Performance Extreme Textiles: Designing for High Performance
April 8, 2005 – October 30, 2005

Visit the first exhibition devoted to the subject of technical textiles, featuring highly engineered materials designed for ultimate performance.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Chinese Mountains of Immortality: A Focused Look
April 2, 2005 – September 25, 2005

See a 3-object installation that examines Chinese images of mountains by comparing a 2nd-1st century B.C. incense burner with 2 later hanging scrolls.

Sackler Gallery
Small Masterpieces: Whistler Paintings from the 1880s Small Masterpieces: Whistler Paintings from the 1880s
April 2, 2005 – November 14, 2008

View 23 of the most beautiful of Whistler's small oil paintings -- many produced in his studio or from nature.

Freer Gallery
Jazz Photographs -- Composed and Improvised
March 28, 2005 – May 10, 2005

A selection of rarely seen images -- from formal publicity shots to casual snap shots -- of jazz artists performing, jamming, and relaxing.

American History Museum
From Selma to Montgomery: The 40th Anniversary of the Voting Rights March
March 21, 2005 – September 11, 2005

American History Museum
In the Realm of Princes: The Arts of the Book in Fifteenth-Century Iran and Central Asia
March 19, 2005 – August 7, 2005

See 33 paintings, manuscripts, and portable luxury objects from Iran and modern-day Afghanistan that illustrate one of the most artistically brilliant periods in the history of the Islamic world.

Sackler Gallery
Games, Contests and Artful Play in Japan Games, Contests and Artful Play in Japan
March 19, 2005 – October 23, 2005

Visit this exhibition and a concurrent installation of screens in a neighboring gallery that present paintings and objects from the 14th to 20th centuries illustrating a variety of Japanese games and contests.

Freer Gallery
Rusticity Refined: Kyoto Ceramics by Ninsei Rusticity Refined: Kyoto Ceramics by Ninsei
March 19, 2005 – October 23, 2005

See a small exhibition of 13 objects that compares objects by the famed Kyoto potter Nonomura Ninsei that embody the new asethetic form of porcelains with prototypes of the Momoyama period.

Freer Gallery
The Allure of Pearls The Allure of Pearls
March 18, 2005 – September 5, 2005

On view in a case in the Winston Gallery are 12 extraordinary pearls that represent the breadth in color, shape, size, and luster of these natural gems.

Natural History Museum
Stamps Take Flight
March 15, 2005 – March 19, 2006

Learn about the creative processes and printing techniques behind America's stamps as illustrated by stamps with air and space themes, including an "Inverted Jenny."

Postal Museum
EV1 Electric Car
March 15, 2005 – June 14, 2006

American History Museum
High Fiber
March 11, 2005 – July 10, 2005

View 69 objects -- including many important milestones of the American fiber art movement -- by 61 artists that illustrate the diversity of contemporary crafts created from the mid-20th century to the present.  

Renwick Gallery
Hella Jongerius Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection
March 4, 2005 – September 4, 2005

Discover a select group of samplers from the museum's collection of over 1,000 samplers from Great Britain, Europe and the Americas. 

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Miracles Under the Waves: Photographic Art of Akiyoshi Ito
March 2, 2005 – May 1, 2005

See the vibrant colors and diverse forms of life in coral reefs around the world revealed in 34 photographs by Japanese photographer and artist Akiyoshi Ito.

Ripley Center
Asian Games: The Art of Contest Asian Games: The Art of Contest
February 26, 2005 – May 15, 2005

Explore the role of games as social and cultural activities in the diverse societies of pre-modern Asia through games, paintings, prints, and decorative art.

Sackler Gallery
George Catlin and His Indian Gallery
February 26, 2005 – September 5, 2005

See George Catlin's celebrated depictions of the Native people of the American Plains, painted from 1830 to 1836 as he followed the trail of the Lewis and Clark expedition.  

American Indian Museum New York
Missouri's Stately Ground
February 18, 2005 – September 18, 2007

On view in this wall case is a cross-section of Menfro soil, which covers more than a million acres in central and eastern Missouri, to explore what soils tell us about history and biology.

Natural History Museum
Boating on a River Boating on a River
February 12, 2005 – August 21, 2005

Survey the role of boats in later Chinese painting history in this thematic rotation of 28 works of Chinese painting and calligraphy spanning the 12th to the 20th centuries.

Freer Gallery
TEXTures: Word & Symbol in Contemporary African Art TEXTures: Word & Symbol in Contemporary African Art
February 11, 2005 – September 4, 2005

View an exhibition that highlights the creative ways in which 6 contemporary artists combine the acts of writing with a range of media.

African Art Museum