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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 Heye Center
Missouri's Stately Ground
February 18, 2005 – September 18, 2007

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

See an exhibition marking the centennial of Isamu Noguchi's birth (1904-1988), 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 Heye Center
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

View 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

See photographs, artifacts, and graphics highlighting Bunche's life while living in Washington, D.C.

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

Visit approximately 20-30 winning photographs from the 2004 Nature's Best International Photography Awards. The awards honor the best amateur and professional photographers from around the world.

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
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, Smithsonian 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