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Wall Panels: Who Made the Star-Spangled Banner? Hint: It Wasn't Betsy Ross!
May 26, 2006 – September 4, 2006

Adjacent to the Star-Spangled Banner window wall, this small display explains that Mary Pickersgill (1776-1857), a professional flagmaker from Baltimore, was commissioned in 1813 to make two flags for Fort McHenry -- one of which became known as the Star-Spangled Banner.  

American History Museum
Your Smithsonian Libraries
May 26, 2006 – September 4, 2006

On view are 20 panels depicting items in the collections of each of the 20 Smithsonian Institution Libraries and some 12 books that reveal the breadth and variety of the Libraries' holdings.

American History Museum
Vanished Kingdoms: The Wulsin Photographs of Tibet, China, & Mongolia 1921-1925
May 22, 2006 – October 9, 2006

Janet Elliott Wulsin's photographs of the region's tribes, people, and landscapes; reproductions of hand-painted lantern slides; and excerpts from her personal letters.

Natural History Museum
Muppets and Mechanisms: Jim Henson's Legacy
May 19, 2006 – September 4, 2006

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the creation of Jim Henson's Muppets, on view are several cases featuring his groundbreaking work in puppetry and animatronics.

American History Museum
Frederic Church, Winslow Homer and Thomas Moran: Tourism and the American Landscape
May 19, 2006 – October 22, 2006

Witness the promotion of tourism in 19th-century America through the "constructed" pastoral landscape, explored through the museum's extraordinary collections of oil studies, drawings, watercolors, and photographs.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Solos: Matali Crasset
May 19, 2006 – September 24, 2006

See how the French designer Matali Crasset uses a variety of media to explore living spaces by transforming them into areas of experimentation and mobility.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Singgalot: Ties That Bind--From Colonial Subjects and "National" to Citizens, A Century of Filipino
May 18, 2006 – August 20, 2006

Explore the challenges and issues that confronted Filipinos from the annexation of the Philippines as a U.S. colony in 1898 to their struggles to acquire full U.S. citizenship during the 20th century through some 30 photo panels and images.

Ripley Center
Wondrous Cold: An Antarctic Journey
May 18, 2006 – September 4, 2006

See 50 color and black-and-white photographs of the Antarctic landscape by award-winning photographer Joan Myers. Large panoramas of Antarctica's beauty and desolation are juxtaposed with scenes of wildlife, people, and abandoned historic huts of early explorers. 

Natural History Museum
First Look: The Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection First Look: The Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection
May 17, 2006 – December 3, 2006

See a display of 23 works made of wood, ivory, and beadwork from the Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection.

African Art Museum
Directions: Jim Lambie
May 13, 2006 – October 4, 2006

Scottish artist Jeff Lambie transforms the museum's lobby into a lively, colorful, immersive environment that includes one of his signature taped floor pieces from his Zobop series and a group of sculptures.

Hirshhorn Museum
Lewis and Clark: The National Bicentennial Exhibition
May 12, 2006 – September 11, 2006

Marking the 200th anniversary of the expedition, the exhibition includes more than 400 artifacts -- together for the first time since 1806 -- that emphasize the cultural encounters of the journey.

Natural History Museum
Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005
May 5, 2006 – October 29, 2006

Explore the physical forms, rituals of use, and social meanings of eating utensils through the museum's permanent collection of cutlery produced in Europe and the U.S. from 1500 to the present.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Virgil Ortiz: La Renaissance Indigene
May 4, 2006 – September 24, 2006

View an exhibit of ceramics, mixed media and couture from the artist Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo, b. 1969).

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Will Wilson: Auto Immune Response
May 4, 2006 – September 24, 2006

Photographer and artist Will Wilson (Navajo) creates an imagined environment to show what the Navajos' relationship to the land might be like in the distant future.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Beyond Brushwork: Symbolism in Chinese Painting Beyond Brushwork: Symbolism in Chinese Painting
April 29, 2006 – November 26, 2006

Take a look at the contemporary approach of examining the objects within Chinese paintings for their symbolic meanings, such as longevity and good fortune, and for their social and political commentary.

Freer Gallery
Directions: Oliver Herring
April 29, 2006 – April 29, 2006

For a single 8-hour period using simple materials (paper, pens, tables, chairs, ladders, a "boom box"), New York-based artist Oliver Herring (b. 1964, Germany) creates Task on the Hirshhorn plaza as part of the Directions series.

Hirshhorn Museum
Through Their Eyes: Birney Elementary School Students Photograph Anacostia
April 23, 2006 – October 15, 2006

View a photographic exhibition that includes everyday scenes, special events, residents, and places of interest in the Anacostia community by 13 students of the James Gillespie Birney Elementary School in southeast Washington, D.C.,

Anacostia Community Museum
New Orleans Black Mardi Gras Indians: Exploring a Community Tradition from an Insider's View
April 23, 2006 – October 15, 2006

View more than 45 of New Orleans photographer J. Nash Porter's photographic portraits of the Mardi Gras Indians and their elaborate handmade suits (costumes) and patches.

Anacostia Community Museum
Black Box: Francis Alys
April 17, 2006 – August 14, 2006

Delve into the everyday rituals and habits of the metropolis of London by following 64 individual Coldstream Guards as they move through downtown in this film by Francis Alys.

Hirshhorn Museum
Forces of Change: The Arctic: A Friend Acting Strangely Forces of Change: The Arctic: A Friend Acting Strangely
April 15, 2006 – November 12, 2006

Explore the Arctic’s changing climate. Discover what these changes mean for the Arctic, its wildlife, its people—and the rest of the planet.

Natural History Museum

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