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America's Band Traditions: March, Swing, Stomp, and Fiddle Your Partner
November 17, 2004 – December 27, 2004

These cases highlight the diverse music collections in the Archives Center and celebrate music in America with a special sesquicentennial celebration of the birth of John Phillip Sousa.

American History Museum
Dream Worlds: Modern Japanese Prints and Paintings from the Robert O. Muller Collection Dream Worlds: Modern Japanese Prints and Paintings from the Robert O. Muller Collection
November 6, 2004 – January 2, 2005

View approximately 160 Japanese woodblock prints from the 1860s through the 1940s bequeathed to the museum by Robert O. Muller (1911-2003).

Sackler Gallery
Perspectives: Cai Guo-Qiang: Traveler: Reflection Perspectives: Cai Guo-Qiang: Traveler: Reflection
October 30, 2004 – July 31, 2005

See how Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang explores past and present artistic expression driven by contact between cultures and peoples.

Sackler Gallery
Directions: Cai Guo-Qiang: Traveler
October 30, 2004 – April 24, 2005

Unlucky Year: Unrealized Projects from 2003-2004 is a series of drawings created by igniting gunpowder on paper, highlighting Cai's interest in using a seemingly destructive material as a tool for creation.

Hirshhorn Museum
Carmen Lucia Ruby
October 16, 2004 – November 20, 2006

See the 23.1-carat Carmen Lucia ruby, one of the largest faceted Burmese rubies known to exist.

Natural History Museum
Ana Mendieta: Earth Body, Sculpture and Performance 1972-1985
October 14, 2004 – January 2, 2005

Survey the work of Mendieta (1948 - 1985), celebrated for using her body to explore issues of gender and identity and engaging in an artistic practice that combined elements of conceptual, performance, and land art. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Generous Friends: Building an Art Collection for the National Air and Space Museum
October 8, 2004 – August 25, 2006

Discover 72 artworks that provide a visual history of the people and events associated with the development of powered flight and space exploration.

Air and Space Museum
Richard Avedon Memorial Photographs
October 7, 2004 – June 5, 2005

In memory of Richard Avedon (1923-2004) -- one of the most influential and celebrated American photographers of our time -- 7 of his photographs are on view.  

American History Museum
Sports: Breaking Records, Breaking Barriers Sports: Breaking Records, Breaking Barriers
October 7, 2004 – January 9, 2005

From Althea Gibson's struggle to break the color barrier and excel as a tennis champion, through the "Battle of the Sexes" between tennis players Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, to the humanitarian efforts of baseball star Roberto Clemente, sports illustrate many facets of American life.

American History Museum
In Focus: National Geographic Greatest Portraits
October 2, 2004 – April 3, 2005

View some 50 to 60 photographic portraits from National Geographic magazine that record a century's worth of advancements in photography and reflect changes in attitudes toward cultural and social issues. 

Natural History Museum
El Nino
October 1, 2004 – May 9, 2005

This case explores the El Nino weather phenomenon and discusses how it affects life around the world. An interactive computer provides information from NASA.

Natural History Museum
Josef and Anni Albers: Designs for Living
October 1, 2004 – February 27, 2005

See works by Josef and Anni Albers designed for the modern domestic interior, dating from the 1920s through the 1950s.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Basketball Player Rebecca Lobo's Olympic Jersey
September 30, 2004 – January 27, 2005

Visit Rebecca Lobo's basketball jersey from the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, where she won a gold medal as part of the U.S. women's team. 

American History Museum
Driving Force: VSA arts
September 25, 2004 – November 29, 2004

View 15 award-winning works of art by young artists with disabilities submitted to a contest sponsored by VSA arts.

Ripley Center
Hawaiian Treasures
September 22, 2004 – May 30, 2005

To complement the opening of the National Museum of the American Indian, this exhibition celebrates the indigenous peoples of Hawai'i.

Natural History Museum
Our Peoples: Giving Voice to Our Histories Our Peoples: Giving Voice to Our Histories
September 21, 2004 – March 14, 2014

This exhibition discusses events that shaped the lives and outlook of Native peoples from 1491 to the present.

American Indian Museum
Native History, American History: Objects Out of Storage
September 21, 2004 – September 26, 2004

These 3 temporary exhibition cases celebrate the opening of the American Indian Museum on the Mall.

American History Museum
Jewelry Designed by Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell
September 21, 2004 – April 3, 2005

See jewelry designed by Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (Northern Cheyenne, R-Colo.), a leading artist working in contemporary Native American jewelry.

American Indian Museum
Native Modernism: The Art of George Morrison and Allan Houser
September 21, 2004 – November 6, 2005

See works by George Morrison (Grand Portage Chippewa) and Allan Houser (Chiricahua Apache), who have significantly influenced the direction of contemporary Native American art.

American Indian Museum
Asia in America: Views of Chinese Art from the Indianapolis Museum of Art
September 18, 2004 – March 20, 2005

View ceramic treasures from the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) -- spanning more than 1,000 years of history -- that are juxtaposed with similar items from the Freer Gallery to reveal how different apparently "similar" things can be.

Sackler Gallery