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Design Is Not Art: Functional Objects from Donald Judd to Rachel Whiteread
September 10, 2004 – February 27, 2005

Understand the relationship between art and design with functional 3-D design objects by some of the most influential Minimalist and post-Minimalist artists of the 20th century,

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Case: Ralph J. Bunche, Statesman, Activist, Peacemaker (Part 1)
September 9, 2004 – July 7, 2005

American History Museum
Winogrand 1964
September 3, 2004 – November 28, 2004

See 185 photographs of America taken in 1964, a year after the assassination of President Kennedy, that reflect the country at a cultural crossroads from the Civil Rights movement to the Vietnam War.

Ripley Center
Young Whistler: Early Prints and the "French Set"
August 28, 2004 – March 13, 2005

See 23 of James McNeill Whistler's most important etchings produced up to 1858, related drawings and watercolors, some of the artist's tools, and 5 of his copper printing plates.

Freer Gallery
Art of Mughal India
August 21, 2004 – February 21, 2005

View an exhibition of 31 works of art that traces the origins and development of a distinct Mughal pictorial style in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Sackler Gallery
Life and Leisure: Everyday Life in Japanese Painting
August 14, 2004 – February 20, 2005

See paintings and ceramics that provide insight into customs, occupations, and leisure pastimes in urban and rural settings during the last phase of warrior rule by shoguns and samurai activities in Japan during the Edo period (1615-1868).

Freer Gallery
Artists' Designed Wallpapers
August 13, 2004 – November 14, 2004

See twelve wallcoverings from the museum's permanent collection, designed by leading 20th-century artists.

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Sikhs: Legacy of the Punjab
July 25, 2004 – September 18, 2007

This exhibition explores the history, culture, and beliefs of the Sikh people, who originally lived in the Punjab.

Natural History Museum
Vote! The Machinery of Democracy Vote! The Machinery of Democracy
July 16, 2004 – February 21, 2005

This exhibition provides an overview of the evolution and progression of voting techniques and examines the varied voting processes used today in various parts of the country.

American History Museum
Luxury and Luminosity: Visual Culture and the Ming Court
July 3, 2004 – June 26, 2005

See 48 objects, of which 35 are imperially commissioned, cobalt-decorated porcelains from the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), and place them in the broader context of other major court arts of the period.

Freer Gallery
History in the News: Collecting September 11
June 30, 2004 – December 7, 2004

Objects on view include pieces of the fuselage from Flight 93; a clock from the Pentagon Station firehouse; and a place setting from Windows on the World, a restaurant on the 107th floor of the World Trade Center's north tower.

American History Museum
World Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature
June 19, 2004 – July 12, 2004

See more than 1,100 miniatures by some 630 contemporary artists that include landscapes, portraits, and still lifes done in watercolor, oil, and acrylic paint; scrimshaw; sculptures; enamel; porcelain; and figurative abstracts.

Ripley Center
Work and Commerce: Everyday Life in Chinese Painting
June 19, 2004 – January 17, 2005

View 35 paintings dating from the 12th to the 18th centuries that give an unusual perspective on Chinese paintings by showing works picturing the daily activities of the common people.

Freer Gallery
Directions: Gabriel Orozco: Extension of Reflection
June 10, 2004 – September 6, 2004

Approximately 34 of Orozco's photographs -- taken in Mexico, New York, India, and elsewhere from 1989-2003.

Hirshhorn Museum
Selected Works by Kadir Nelson
June 7, 2004 – December 31, 2004

See an exhibition featuring the inspirational works of noted artist and illustrator of children's literature, Kadir Nelson.

Anacostia Community Museum
All the Stories Are True: African American Writers Speak All the Stories Are True: African American Writers Speak
June 7, 2004 – December 31, 2004

Explore the rich tradition of African American storytelling through videotaped interviews with professional writers telling compelling stories drawn from their own experiences and revealing how the world in which they live impacts their writing.

Anacostia Community Museum
Selected Works by William H. Smith and Floyd Roberts
June 7, 2004 – December 31, 2004

See the works of two Maryland artists -- 7 paintings by William H. Smith, silver medalist at the 1939 New York World's Fair, and 1 sculpture by Floyd Roberts.

Anacostia Community Museum
Faster, Cheaper, Newer, More: Revolutions of 1848
June 4, 2004 – January 30, 2005

See objects that illuminate the rich history of design during a period of rapid political, technological, and social changes brought about by the Industrial Revolution.

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
So Proudly We Hail
May 27, 2004 – September 6, 2004

To commemorate the opening of the World War II Memorial on the National Mall, 4 U.S. flags flown at significant moments during the war are on view.

American History Museum
Preview of The Price of Freedom
May 27, 2004 – September 14, 2004

This showcase -- a preview of The Price of Freedom, a new upcoming permanent exhibition honoring the men and women who fought in the U.S. military.

American History Museum