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Eight Wonders from the Salvador Dali Museum Eight Wonders from the Salvador Dali Museum
April 2, 2004 – April 20, 2004

To celebrate the centennial of Salvador Dali's birth, see 8 of his small oil paintings dating from 1918 to 1958 that provide a view of his work over four decades.

Smithsonian Castle
Archives Center: Milt Gabler, The Record Man
March 31, 2004 – May 18, 2004

On view are archival materials that represent the career of music producer, song writer, mentor, and salesman Milt Gabler.

American History Museum
Chasing Venus: Observing the Transits of Venus, 1631-2004 Chasing Venus: Observing the Transits of Venus, 1631-2004
March 24, 2004 – September 5, 2005

American History Museum
History in the News: Three Mile Island: The Inside Story
March 24, 2004 – June 29, 2004

On display is a model of the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania, to mark the 25th anniversary of the accident that took place there in March 1979.

American History Museum
Return of the Buddha: The Qingzhou Discoveries Return of the Buddha: The Qingzhou Discoveries
March 20, 2004 – August 8, 2004

See 35 limestone sculptures from an extraordinary cache of nearly 400 sixth-century Chinese Buddhist objects that were unearthed in 1996 in Qingzhou, Shandong province, China, at what used to be the site of the Longxing Buddhist temple.

Sackler Gallery
Faith and Form: Selected Calligraphy and Painting from the Japanese Religious Traditions
March 20, 2004 – July 18, 2004

View 56 works that illustrate the intimate relationships between calligraphy, painting, and faith transmission within the Japanese Buddhist and Shinto tradition. 

Sackler Gallery
The Tumultuous Fifties: A View from the New York Times Photo Archives
March 12, 2004 – May 9, 2004

On view are more than 100 New York Times's vintage b&w photographs taken between 1950 and 1959. 

American History Museum
Chinese Script from Oracle Bones to Computer Bytes
March 11, 2004 – May 31, 2004

Explore the evolution of Chinese characters from ancient times to the present. 

Ripley Center
Shock of the Old: Christopher Dresser
March 5, 2004 – July 25, 2004

Visit the first, full-scale museum retrospective of the works of 19th-century pioneer industrial designer Christopher Dresser, featuring over 300 of his major works.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Insights Insights
February 27, 2004 – December 5, 2004

See 40 artworks by 9 contemporary artists whose experimentation with subject matter and material offers a thoughtful look at the artistic process.

African Art Museum
Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
February 27, 2004 – October 23, 2005

View several hundred of the museum's greatest treasures by such artists as Raphaelle Peale, Childe Hassam, John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, and Victor Higgins. 

Renwick Gallery
Whistler in Paris: Lithographs from the Belle Epoque, 1891-1896
February 21, 2004 – August 15, 2004

See 26 of the best of Whistler's lithographs, many of which challenged contemporary notions of form and finish and also offered unexpected glimpses of this artist as a contented family man.

Freer Gallery
Our Journeys/Our Stories: Portraits of Latino Achievement; Nuestros caminos/Nuestros historias: Retratos de logros latinos Our Journeys/Our Stories: Portraits of Latino Achievement; Nuestros caminos/Nuestros historias: Retratos de logros latinos
February 18, 2004 – April 25, 2004

This photography exhibition highlights the experiences of 25 Latino achievers.

American History Museum
Latino Achievements
February 18, 2004 – September 20, 2004

Chita Rivera's Kiss of the Spiderwoman costume, a selection of Puerto Rican artifacts given by businessman Teodoro Vidal, and several objects from Goya Foods, Inc. are displayed in 2 cases.

American History Museum
Douglas Gordon
February 12, 2004 – May 9, 2004

 This is the first North American survey of Scottish artist Douglas Gordon (b. 1966) who is best known for his video installations, which take as their subjects such classic Hollywood films as Psycho and Taxi Driver.

Hirshhorn Museum
Birds and Beasts in Japanese Art
January 31, 2004 – July 18, 2004

Visit an exhibition highlighting the Freer Gallery's diverse and visually exciting collection of birds and animals in a variety of artistic media.

Freer Gallery
The Tea Ceremony as Melting Pot
January 31, 2004 – February 20, 2005

See 17 objects featuring an eclectic variety of Chinese, Southeast Asian, Korean, and Japanese jars, bowls, cups, dishes, boxes, and a water holder -- exotic foreign ceramics that became so integrated into the tea ceremony that their provenance was forgotten and they were considered to be Japanese.

Freer Gallery
The Beatles! Backstage and Behind the Scenes The Beatles! Backstage and Behind the Scenes
January 16, 2004 – January 2, 2005

Marking the 40th anniversary of the Beatles's first U.S. tour and their live performance on the Ed Sullivan Show.

American History Museum
MMLL: Mike McCartney's Liverpool Life
January 16, 2004 – January 2, 2005

American History Museum
National Museum of the American Indian On the Mall Display
December 23, 2003 – November 30, 2004

See a model of the National Museum of the American Indian, scheduled to open on the National Mall Sept. 21, 2004.

Smithsonian Castle