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George Catlin's Indian Gallery
February 1, 2003 – January 4, 2004

Recall Catlin's installation of his Indian Gallery as he displayed it during his tours of Europe in the 1840s, with works hung salon-style, one-atop-another and side-by-side.

Renwick Gallery
Journeys and Destinations: Contemporary African Artists on the Move Journeys and Destinations: Contemporary African Artists on the Move
January 30, 2003 – November 30, 2003

View an exhibition featuring the work of six contemporary African artists that explores the important histories of migration and the negotiations of artistic, cultural, personal, and group identities.

African Art Museum
Ethiopian Icons: Faith and Science Ethiopian Icons: Faith and Science
January 30, 2003 – October 5, 2003

View an exhibition that focuses on the icon--an art form associated with the Ethiopian Orthodox church--and features six icons from the museum's collection that have recently undergone technical analysis and conservation treatment.

African Art Museum
A Korean American Century
January 22, 2003 – June 8, 2003

This comprehensive display of photographs focuses on the historic events affecting Korean immigration, and on the achievements of Korean Americans.

Natural History Museum
Nature's Jewels: A Living Exhibit of Orchids and Butterflies
January 18, 2003 – May 26, 2003

Explore biodiversity in this 8th annual orchid exhibition co-sponsored by the Smithsonian Horticulture Services Division and the U.S. Botanic Garden.

A&I
Whistler in Venice: The Pastels Whistler in Venice: The Pastels
January 18, 2003 – June 15, 2003

See 14 unusually beautiful and rare pastels that Whistler completed while in Venice between September 1879 and November 1880, capturing the varied moods of the watery city.

Freer Gallery
Journeys of the Spirits
January 15, 2003 – March 15, 2003

See 21 photographs of ancient Native American petroglyphs and sacred ceremonial sites by photographer Joe Triscari.

A&I
Not June Cleaver: Spotlight on Business and Professional Women of the 1950s
January 15, 2003 – March 4, 2003

On view are business records, photographs, and marketing materials related to the careers of 4 successful American businesswomen.

American History Museum
The Edge of Enchantment
December 15, 2002 – August 3, 2003

View exhibits presenting the histories, contemporary lives, and traditions among the Native communities of the Huatulco-Huamelula region of Oaxaca, Mexico.

American Indian Museum New York
Picture Puzzles: Red Cloud and His Uncle's Shirt
December 13, 2002 – July 2, 2004

Natural History Museum
Gingerbread Creations by Jan Curry
December 7, 2002 – December 24, 2002

See 5 gingerbread creations by Jan Curry, a food columnist and theatrical set designer from Raleigh, North Carolina.

A&I
The Floating World Revealed-Ukiyo-e Paintings and Prints The Floating World Revealed-Ukiyo-e Paintings and Prints
December 7, 2002 – May 26, 2003

See 15 paintings and 32 woodblock prints from the entertainment and theater districts, and pleasure quarters of Japan's great cities during the Edo period.

Freer Gallery
Tea in the Floating World
December 7, 2002 – May 26, 2003

Enjoy a small exhibition of tea ceremony paraphernalia that looks at the less familiar side of tea-drinking customs during the Edo period.

Freer Gallery
In and Out of Focus: Images from Central Africa, 1885-1960 In and Out of Focus: Images from Central Africa, 1885-1960
December 6, 2002 – March 16, 2003

View an exhibition that examines how images by Euro-American photographers created and perpetuated ideas and sentiments about the peoples of central Africa.

African Art Museum
Smithsonian Institution Libraries in the Service of Science
November 22, 2002 – June 3, 2005

On view in this case is a life-size, color illustration of a green-backed golden pheasant, found in the library-bound A Monograph of the Phasianidae or Family of the Pheasants (1872).

Natural History Museum
Science in the News: America the Bountiful
November 22, 2002 – March 30, 2003

On view in this case are examples of indigenous holiday foods: wild turkey, corn, and squash, along with an explanation of how they evolved.

Natural History Museum
Through My Father's Eyes: The Filipino American Photographs of Ricardo Orceto Alvarado (1914-1976)
November 21, 2002 – March 31, 2003

On view are 50 photographs taken by Ricardo Alvarado after WWII that document Filipino life and history in the U.S.

American History Museum
The 1847 Issue: America's First Stamp
November 16, 2002 – June 9, 2003

Explore this comprehensive collection of 1847 stamps and covers, selected from a philatelic album of more than 1,000 pages currently housed in Switzerland.  

Postal Museum
Directions: Cecily Brown
November 14, 2002 – March 2, 2003

Her first solo museum show features 7 works, including the never-before-exhibited Dog Day Afternoon 1999, in which Brown's body markings are part of the composition.

Hirshhorn Museum
The Sensuous and the Sacred: Chola Bronzes from South India The Sensuous and the Sacred: Chola Bronzes from South India
November 10, 2002 – March 9, 2003

See the Freer Gallery's famous Sembiyan Mahadevi as goddess Parvati along with 70 other bronzes drawn from important public and private collections in the United States and Europe.

Sackler Gallery