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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

Explore 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

View 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
Archives Center: A Nation at War: WWII Stories from the Archives Center
May 27, 2004 – September 8, 2004

Various objects are used to tell the stories of 13 World War II soldiers and civilians who aided the war effort both abroad and on the home front.

American History Museum
World War II Photographic Perspectives
May 27, 2004 – May 30, 2005

American History Museum
Separate Is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education Separate Is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education
May 15, 2004 – July 16, 2006

This exhibition celebrates the 50-year anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark decision that ended segregation in public schools, and reviews and examines its legacy through personal stories and artifacts.

American History Museum
Ancient Microworlds
May 15, 2004 – September 15, 2004

View fossil photographs by Dr. Giraud Foster.

Natural History Museum
Solos: FutureShack Solos: FutureShack
May 14, 2004 – October 10, 2004

See a possible solution to low-cost, mobile housing for individuals displaced by man-made and natural disasters in FutureShack -- a prototype constructed from a recycled shipping container and outfitted with a minimum of industrial materials.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Caliphs and Kings: The Art and Influence of Islamic Spain Caliphs and Kings: The Art and Influence of Islamic Spain
May 8, 2004 – October 17, 2004

See 89 objects that illustrate themes of longevity, continuity, and transmission in the Islamic decorative arts and sciences in medieval Spain.

Sackler Gallery