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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
Alaska Hovercraft
June 14, 2002 – September 15, 2004

On view is a scale model of the AP.1-88 hovercraft, a 70-foot-long land/water cargo vehicle, used to deliver mail in rural western Alaska.

Postal Museum
The Renwick Invitational: Four Discoveries in Craft
June 14, 2002 – October 14, 2002

Visit the second exhibition in a biennial series that highlights the work of 4 accomplished American artists.

Renwick Gallery
A Personal Journey: Central African Art from the Collection of Lawrence Gussman A Personal Journey: Central African Art from the Collection of Lawrence Gussman
June 9, 2002 – October 6, 2002

View an exhibition from the Lawrence Gussman collection including 75 objects representing 30 African cultures.

African Art Museum
Sacred Sites: Silk Road Photographs by Kenro Izu
June 9, 2002 – January 5, 2003

See 27 of Japanese-born, New York photographer Kenro Izu's large-format platinum prints of sacred sites set along the historic silk trading road.

Sackler Gallery
Paintings by Chuck Baird
June 8, 2002 – July 31, 2002

See 8 wildlife paintings by Chuck Baird, resident artist at Gallaudet University, that incorporate American Sign Language for the names of the animals. 

National Zoo
American Women: A Selection from the National Portrait Gallery
June 7, 2002 – December 1, 2002

See 65 images of women who have made significant contributions to the history, development, and culture of the United States.

Ripley Center
Kaho'olawe: Rebirth of a Sacred Hawaiian Island Kaho'olawe: Rebirth of a Sacred Hawaiian Island
June 5, 2002 – September 2, 2002

Explore the culture, spiritual practices, and political aspirations of Native Hawaiians by focusing on the history of the Hawaiian Island of Kaho'olawe.

A&I
American Women: A Selection from the National Portrait Gallery
June 1, 2002 – July 14, 2005

See 65 images of women who have made significant contributions to the history, development, and culture of the United States.  

Portrait Gallery
Wonder Bound Wonder Bound
May 24, 2002 – November 15, 2002

In this case, a selection of rare books from the 18th and 19th centuries, along with specimens, documents the peculiarities of early museum collecting practices and the origins of natural history museums.

Natural History Museum