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Masterful Illusions: Japanese Prints from the Anne van Biema Collection
September 15, 2002 – January 19, 2003

See 138 Japanese woodblock prints from the collection of Anne van Biema that include prints of Kabuki actors in the thriving cities of Edo and Osaka.

Sackler Gallery
September 11: Bearing Witness to History September 11: Bearing Witness to History
September 11, 2002 – July 6, 2003

The personal stories, photographs, and artifacts from the World Trade Towers, the Pentagon, and the Flight 93 crash site in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, commemorate the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

American History Museum
George Catlin and His Indian Gallery
September 6, 2002 – January 20, 2003

See the most comprehensive display of Catlin's works in over a century, in an exhibition that showcases more than 400 paintings, personal papers, and American Indian artifacts and tells his unique story, including his relationship with the Smithsonian

Renwick Gallery
Philatelic Firsts from the National Postal Museum
August 23, 2002 – October 28, 2002

See philatelic firsts including the first U.S. postage stamp and airmail cover.

Postal Museum
Bon Appetit! Julia Child's Kitchen at the Smithsonian Bon Appetit! Julia Child's Kitchen at the Smithsonian
August 19, 2002 – January 8, 2012

Step into the culinary world of Julia Child, America's favorite chef!

American History Museum
Town and Country
August 9, 2002 – February 4, 2003

On view are two highly detailed, fully functional, 1/6-size models of 19th-century mail delivery vehicles.

Postal Museum
Ancient Mexican Art from the Collection of the National Museum of the American Indian
July 21, 2002 – March 15, 2003

See 44 pieces from the museum's collection that illustrate the cultural and historic continuity of Mexican art for more than 2,000 years.

American Indian Museum New York
Great Masters of Mexican Folk Art from the Collection of Fomento Cultural Banamex, A.C.
July 21, 2002 – March 15, 2003

See more than 600 masterworks from all 31 states of the Mexican Republic, representing a comprehensive view of past and contemporary folk art of Mexico.

American Indian Museum New York
Invention at Play
July 19, 2002 – December 29, 2002

American History Museum
Forces of Change: Global Links: El Nino's Powerful Reach Forces of Change: Global Links: El Nino's Powerful Reach
July 19, 2002 – March 28, 2003

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

Natural History Museum
Directions: Ron Mueck Directions: Ron Mueck
July 18, 2002 – October 27, 2002

The alarmingly realistic figures of London-based Australian sculptor Ron Mueck (b. Melbourne, 1958) are featured in this show of four works.

Hirshhorn Museum
American Lifestyle Display
July 17, 2002 – September 25, 2002

See 4 groupings of garden furniture that reflect changes in Americans' outdoor lifestyles -- from the sedentary pleasures of parlor gardening to more active pastimes.

A&I
American Quilt Legacy Case: World War II Friendship Quilt
July 4, 2002 – May 18, 2005

The American Quilt Legacy case features pieces from the museum's collection on a rotating basis.

American History Museum
TIME Magazine: Person of the Year at 75 TIME Magazine: Person of the Year at 75
July 3, 2002 – September 5, 2002

Bring to life the dynamic assembly of history and individuals in this exhibition of TIME's Person of the Year.

A&I
Modern Mongolia: Reclaiming Genghis Khan
July 3, 2002 – December 8, 2002

 Mongolian life from the beginning of the 20th century to today is reconstructed through 3 authentic gers (traditional Mongolian yurts or tents).

Natural History Museum
Theater, Motion Pictures, and Television
July 2, 2002 – October 1, 2002

Theater, motion pictures, and television highlights from the Archives Center Collection are on view.

American History Museum
Kutani-style Porcelain from the Collection of Gallaudet University
June 30, 2002 – August 11, 2002

View a selection of Kutani-style porcelain objects by deaf artist Mitsui Eiichi, including sake cups, an incense container, and tea bowls with jewel-like designs of birds, flowers, and geometric patterns.

Sackler Gallery
The Adventures of Hamza The Adventures of Hamza
June 26, 2002 – September 29, 2002

View approximately 60 illustrations from a manuscript of the Hamzanama (or The Adventures of Hamza) that was made in India for the Mughal Emperor Akbar when he was still a teenager.

Sackler Gallery
Open City: Street Photographs Since 1950
June 20, 2002 – September 8, 2002

Charting the development of the street photograph from 1950 to the present day, this exhibition includes more than 130 photographs by 19 international artists.

Hirshhorn Museum
The Silk Road Ensemble: Portraits and Places
June 19, 2002 – July 11, 2002

See approximately 10 photographic panels that highlight Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, an international group of young musicians.

A&I