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Masters of Their Craft: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
September 13, 2003 – October 24, 2004

This exhibition features 50 artworks in clay, fiber, glass, metal, and wood that illuminate the vast creative spirit that is the hallmark of contemporary crafts.

American Art 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

This wide-ranging survey featured 75 of the most important American women of the 20th century, as seen by many of the finest photographers of our time.

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, Smithsonian 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
Celia Cruz's Dress
July 21, 2003 – September 1, 2003

On view is a costume that Celia Cruz, "the Queen of Latin music," wore in concert in Carnegie Hall in the 1970s.

American History Museum
Science in the News: Mosquitoes
July 16, 2003 – September 16, 2003

This case explores the museum's collection of 1.5 million mosquitoes -- the world's largest.

Natural History Museum
Sidney Mobell
July 10, 2003 – August 10, 2003

See two cases of everyday objects created from precious metals and jewels by artist Sidney Mobell.

Natural History Museum
2003 Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art Exhibition
July 1, 2003 – August 3, 2003

The 52 winning entries to the 2003 Federal Junior Duck Stamp state competitions are on view.

Postal Museum
Whistler's Greatest Etchings: The 1889 Amsterdam Set Whistler's Greatest Etchings: The 1889 Amsterdam Set
June 28, 2003 – February 1, 2004

Retrace the development of Whistler's artistry by comparing 14 rare Amsterdam impressions with major examples of the artist's earlier work as a printmaker.

Freer Gallery
The Splendor of Diamonds
June 27, 2003 – September 30, 2003

See together for the first time 7 of the world's rarest diamonds representing a range of sizes and a rainbow of colors.

Natural History Museum
Ancestral Scotland Genealogy Interactive
June 25, 2003 – September 9, 2003

Visit your Scottish roots and find out how you can walk in the footsteps of your ancestors with a trip to Scotland via computer.

A&I
Tales and Legends in Japanese Art
June 21, 2003 – January 4, 2004

Explore tales and legends from Japanese and Chinese sources through Japanese paintings in a variety of formats.

Freer Gallery
Tea Utensils Under Wraps
June 21, 2003 – January 4, 2004

See some significant and decorative solutions to storing and protecting tea ceremony vessels that are treasured as works of art.

Freer Gallery
Tobacco to Tourism: Celebrating Alexandria's Scottish Heritage
June 20, 2003 – September 12, 2003

Trace the Scottish heritage of the city of Alexandria, Virginia, from its founding in the 18th century -- by a group that included several Scottish tobacco traders -- to today.

A&I
Celebrating Scotland's Crafts
June 20, 2003 – September 12, 2003

View approximately 106 objects produced by traditional methods that highlight the continuation of specialized skills and crafts passed down from generation to generation in Scotland.

A&I