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New Visions: Emerging Trends in African American Art
September 29, 2003 – April 25, 2004

Explore innovations in African American contemporary art and see how it continues to expand and embrace the use of new computer, sound, and video technology in this diverse collection of 45 works.

Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Museum Collects: The Art of James A. Porter
September 29, 2003 – April 25, 2004

Paintings by celebrated artist James Porter, head of the Howard University art department and its gallery, who came to be considered the Father of African American art history .

Anacostia Community Museum
Forces of Change: Global Links: El Nino's Powerful Reach Forces of Change: Global Links: El Nino's Powerful Reach
September 29, 2003 – September 15, 2004

This exhibition uses the El Nino weather phenomenon to demonstrate the dynamic interrelations among the Earth's 4 components.

Natural History Museum
The Jewelry of Robert Ebendorf: A Retrospective of Forty Years The Jewelry of Robert Ebendorf: A Retrospective of Forty Years
September 26, 2003 – January 19, 2004

Examine 95 pieces of jewelry and sculpture created over a period of 40 years by Robert Ebendorf.

Renwick Gallery
Jewels & Gems
September 26, 2003 – February 8, 2004

Discover 131 one-of-a-kind pieces -- brooches, necklaces, rings, and bracelets in enamels, precious metals, and organic elements by 97 artists -- that highlight the spirit, wit, and ingenuity of American studio jewelry artists. 

Renwick Gallery
Directions: Dan Steinhilber
September 25, 2003 – January 4, 2004

The Hirshhorn presents the first solo museum show for Washington, D.C.-based artist Dan Steinhilber (b. 1972).

Hirshhorn Museum
Juke Joint
September 24, 2003 – December 28, 2003

See North Carolina artist Willie Little's recollections of the patrons of his father's illegal liquor house "Little's Grocery" that provides a slice of rural life during the 1960s and 1970s. 

A&I
The Language of Native American Baskets: From the Weavers' View
September 20, 2003 – January 9, 2005

See more than 200 of the finest examples of Native American baskets from the museum's collection.

American Indian Museum New York
Camelot at Dawn: Jacqueline & John Kennedy in Georgetown, May 1954 Camelot at Dawn: Jacqueline & John Kennedy in Georgetown, May 1954
September 19, 2003 – January 4, 2004

See more than 40 black-and-white photographs of Jack and Jacqueline Kennedy in the first year of their marriage.

A&I
Billie Jean King's "Battle of the Sexes" Tennis Outfit
September 18, 2003 – July 15, 2004

Marking the 30th anniversary of the "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match, on view is the tennis outfit Billie Jean King wore.

American History Museum
Oscar de la Renta Ball Gown and Jacket
September 17, 2003 – November 21, 2004

On view are a ball gown and jacket by Oscar de la Renta for Francesca Lodge, wife of John Cabot Lodge, U.S. ambassador to Spain in the 1950s.

American History Museum
Science in the News: Antarctic Meteorite Research
September 17, 2003 – November 18, 2003

This case features Collection Manager Linda Welzenbach's trip to the Antarctic to collect meteorites, which will be studied by NMNH scientists.

Natural History Museum
History in the News: Collecting September 11
September 11, 2003 – March 4, 2004

On display are several recent additions to the museum's September 11 collection. 

American History Museum
Love and Yearning: Mystical and Moral Themes in Persian Poetry and Paintings Love and Yearning: Mystical and Moral Themes in Persian Poetry and Paintings
August 30, 2003 – February 22, 2004

View 26 illustrated manuscripts, detached paintings, and several textiles, dating from the 15th to 17th centuries, that highlight some of the central mystical and moral themes in Persian poetry and painting and explore the relationship between text and image.

Sackler Gallery
Perspectives -- Yayoi Kusama
August 30, 2003 – March 21, 2004

Visit 2 installation pieces by the world-class Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, a pioneer of installation and performance art with an intensely personal vision.

Sackler Gallery
Women of Our Time: Photographs from the National Portrait Gallery
August 22, 2003 – January 2, 2005

Portrait Gallery
Dreams and Reality: Korean American Contemporary Art Celebrating 100 Years of Korean Immigration to America Dreams and Reality: Korean American Contemporary Art Celebrating 100 Years of Korean Immigration to America
August 15, 2003 – September 19, 2003

Discover the works of 18 contemporary Korean American artists who represent the blending of two cultures and the creative vitality of the Korean American community today.

Ripley Center
The Civil War: Selections from the Archives Center
August 6, 2003 – October 29, 2003

On view are objects from the Archives Center related to the Civil War.

American History Museum
Solos: SmartWrap
August 5, 2003 – October 10, 2003

Visit a new series that will feature international and contemporary works in the fields of design and architecture, beginning with SmartWrap, a 16-foot-square by 24-foot-high walk-in pavilion designed by the Philadelphia architecture firm Kieran Timberlake Associates.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Art of the Stamp Art of the Stamp
July 30, 2003 – February 26, 2004

See 100 original drawings and artworks that were used to create postage stamps, including entries for the famous Elvis stamp design competition.

Postal Museum