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The Allure of Pearls
March 18, 2005 – September 5, 2005

On view in a case in the Winston Gallery are 12 extraordinary pearls that represent the breadth in color, shape, size, and luster of these natural gems.

Natural History Museum
Stamps Take Flight
March 15, 2005 – March 19, 2006

Learn about the creative processes and printing techniques behind America's stamps as illustrated by stamps with air and space themes, including an "Inverted Jenny."

Postal Museum
EV1 Electric Car
March 15, 2005 – June 14, 2006

See  a 1997 silver blue "Generation 1" EV1 electric car. 

American History Museum
High Fiber
March 11, 2005 – July 10, 2005

View 69 objects -- including many important milestones of the American fiber art movement -- by 61 artists that illustrate the diversity of contemporary crafts created from the mid-20th century to the present.

Renwick Gallery
Hella Jongerius Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection
March 4, 2005 – September 4, 2005

Discover a select group of samplers from the museum's collection of over 1,000 samplers from Great Britain, Europe and the Americas.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Miracles Under the Waves: Photographic Art of Akiyoshi Ito
March 2, 2005 – May 1, 2005

See the vibrant colors and diverse forms of life in coral reefs around the world revealed in 34 photographs by Japanese photographer and artist Akiyoshi Ito.

Ripley Center
Asian Games: The Art of Contest
February 26, 2005 – May 15, 2005

Explore the role of games as social and cultural activities in the diverse societies of pre-modern Asia through games, paintings, prints, and decorative art.

Sackler Gallery
George Catlin and His Indian Gallery
February 26, 2005 – September 5, 2005

See George Catlin's celebrated depictions of the Native people of the American Plains, painted from 1830 to 1836 as he followed the trail of the Lewis and Clark expedition.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Missouri's Stately Ground
February 18, 2005 – September 18, 2007

See a cross-section of Menfro soil, which covers more than a million acres in central and eastern Missouri, to explore what soils tell us about history and biology.

Natural History Museum
Boating on a River
February 12, 2005 – August 21, 2005

Survey the role of boats in later Chinese painting history in this thematic rotation of 28 works of Chinese painting and calligraphy spanning the 12th to the 20th centuries.

Freer Gallery
TEXTures: Word & Symbol in Contemporary African Art
February 11, 2005 – September 4, 2005

View an exhibition that highlights the creative ways in which 6 contemporary artists combine the acts of writing with a range of media.

African Art Museum
Isamu Noguchi: Master Sculptor
February 10, 2005 – May 8, 2005

See an exhibition marking the centennial of Isamu Noguchi's birth (1904-1988), the first museum show in over 30 years to highlight the tremendous diversity of forms, ideas, and materials in his sculptural works.

Hirshhorn Museum
On Their Own: Selected Works by Self-Taught African American Artists
January 31, 2005 – June 12, 2005

See how 6 self-taught artists use paintings, sculptures, drawings, and collages of "found objects," to explore their impact and bring bold notions and new ideas to the African American aesthetic.

Anacostia Community Museum
The Art of Charles Smith
January 31, 2005 – June 12, 2005

See 23 iron-cast sculptures ranging from the whimsical to the politically charged by this New Orleans artist.

Anacostia Community Museum
In Celebration of Black Men
January 31, 2005 – June 12, 2005

See a story quilt created in 1995 by 13 African American men in the Washington, D.C. area, designed to help prepare teenagers for manhood.

Anacostia Community Museum
Skitch Henderson: A Man and His Music
January 30, 2005 – March 13, 2005

On view are approximately 10 photographs highlighting the work of Skitch Henderson, musician, composer, bandleader, and founder and music director of The New York Pops.

Smithsonian Castle
New Tribe: New York: Mario Martinez
January 29, 2005 – May 8, 2005

This exhibition features 15 works, alongside 6 new works, by New York, Native American abstract painter Mario Martinez (Yaqui).

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Fountains of Light: Islamic Metalwork from the Nuhad Es-Said Collection
January 15, 2005 – January 21, 2007

Visit a group of 27 inlaid precious metal objects from the Nuhad Es-Said Collection, considered one of the finest collections of Islamic metalwork in private hands.

Sackler Gallery
Declaration of Independence
January 14, 2005 – March 6, 2005

View an original copy of the Declaration of Independence—one of 25 known to exist.

American History Museum
Ralph J. Bunche, Statesman, Activist, Peacemaker (Part 2)
January 12, 2005 – March 27, 2005

See photographs, artifacts, and graphics highlighting Bunche's life while living in Washington, D.C.

American History Museum

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