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Isamu Noguchi: Master Sculptor Isamu Noguchi: Master Sculptor
February 10, 2005 – May 8, 2005

This exhibition, marking the centennial of Isamu Noguchi's birth (1904-1988), is the first museum show in over 30 years to highlight the tremendous diversity of forms, ideas, and materials in his sculptural works.

Hirshhorn Museum
On Their Own: Selected Works by Self-Taught African American Artists
January 31, 2005 – June 12, 2005

See how 6 self-taught artists use paintings, sculptures, drawings, and collages of "found objects," to explore their impact and bring bold notions and new ideas to the African American aesthetic.

Anacostia Community Museum
The Art of Charles Smith
January 31, 2005 – June 12, 2005

See 23 iron-cast sculptures ranging from the whimsical to the politically charged by this New Orleans artist.

Anacostia Community Museum
In Celebration of Black Men
January 31, 2005 – June 12, 2005

See a story quilt created in 1995 by 13 African American men in the Washington, D.C. area,  designed to help prepare teenagers for manhood.

Anacostia Community Museum
Skitch Henderson: A Man and His Music
January 30, 2005 – March 13, 2005

On view are approximately 10 photographs highlighting the work of Skitch Henderson, musician, composer, bandleader, and founder and music director of The New York Pops.

Smithsonian Castle
New Tribe: New York: Mario Martinez
January 29, 2005 – May 8, 2005

This exhibition features 15 works, alongside 6 new works, by New York, Native American abstract painter Mario Martinez (Yaqui).

American Indian Museum New York
Fountains of Light: Islamic Metalwork from the Nuhad Es-Said Collection Fountains of Light: Islamic Metalwork from the Nuhad Es-Said Collection
January 15, 2005 – January 21, 2007

Visit a group of 27 inlaid precious metal objects from the Nuhad Es-Said Collection, considered one of the finest collections of Islamic metalwork in private hands.

Sackler Gallery
Declaration of Independence
January 14, 2005 – March 6, 2005

On view is an original copy of the Declaration of Independence -- one of 25 known to exist.

American History Museum
Ralph J. Bunche, Statesman, Activist, Peacemaker (Part 2)
January 12, 2005 – March 27, 2005

On view in several cases are photographs, artifacts, and graphics highlighting Bunche's life while living in Washington, D.C.. Complements Case: Ralph J. Bunche, Statesman, Activist, Peacemaker (Part 1) on view nearby.

American History Museum
Nature's Best 2004 Photography Awards
January 6, 2005 – April 24, 2005

Natural History Museum
On the Road
December 23, 2004 – July 13, 2007

Learn about the history of city mail delivery vehicles from the first tests in 1899 to the present.

Postal Museum
Black & White: Chinese Ceramics from the 10th-14th Centuries Black & White: Chinese Ceramics from the 10th-14th Centuries
December 18, 2004 – August 1, 2010

Delight in the variety of glossy black-glazed wares, brilliant white porcelains, and eye-catching combinations of both colors on single vessels created during the Song and Yuan dynasties.

Freer Gallery
East and West: Trading Designs -- The Decorative Arts of China, Japan, Europe, and the United States in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
December 17, 2004 – March 13, 2005

Explore the intersecting influence of Eastern and Western cultures in the decorative arts of the 18th and 19th centuries.  

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
In the Russian Tradition: A Historic Collection of 20th-Century Russian Paintings
December 15, 2004 – April 10, 2005

View approximately 50 paintings by 45 Russian artists that explore the diversity of Russian art over the last 100 years. This is the most comprehensive exhibition of Russian paintings in America since the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Ripley Center
History in the News: Collecting September 11: Windows on the World
December 8, 2004 – June 9, 2004

Objects on view include recently acquired artifacts from Windows on the World, a restaurant on the 107th floor of the World Trade Center's north tower.

American History Museum
Iraq and China: Ceramics, Trade, and Innovation Iraq and China: Ceramics, Trade, and Innovation
December 4, 2004 – July 17, 2005

See approximately 60 objects that focus on revolutionary and enduring changes that took place in Iraqi ceramics during the 9th century as Islamic pottery responded to a wave of luxury Chinese goods.

Sackler Gallery
The Orchid Express
December 4, 2004 – May 1, 2005

Natural History Museum
Holiday Display: Gingerbread Rendering of the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building
December 2, 2004 – January 5, 2005

See an artistic rendering of the Arts & Industries Building -- created entirely of gingerbread, sugar paste, herbs, grains, and hand-carved chocolate figures --  made by artist Jan Curry.

Smithsonian Castle
The Aurora Butterfly of Peace
November 23, 2004 – July 25, 2005

Natural History Museum
Geoffrey Beene Dress
November 22, 2004 – September 4, 2006

On view is a sequined football jersey dress designed in 1967 by Geoffrey Beene.

American History Museum