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Heart and Hands: Musical Instrument Makers of America
March 7, 2002 – April 24, 2002

View approximately 90 large, color, digital photographs by Jake Jacobson depicting more than 250 craftspeople constructing, displaying, and playing a variety of musical instruments.

A&I
Metropolis in the Machine Age
February 28, 2002 – September 2, 2002

This installation of nearly 40 works from the 1910s through the 1930s revisits avant-garde art from both sides of the Atlantic. 

Hirshhorn Museum
History in the News: Ensuring the Safety of Millions: A Century of Regulating Biological Products
February 20, 2002 – March 21, 2003

American History Museum
Corridos sin Fronteras: A New World Ballad Tradition Corridos sin Fronteras: A New World Ballad Tradition
February 14, 2002 – April 17, 2002

Explore the historical development of the corrido (ballad) in the New World over the past 200 years in this bilingual exhibition of vintage and modern recordings, broadsides, photographs, posters, musical instruments, and other memorabilia.

A&I
H.C. Westermann
February 14, 2002 – May 12, 2002

This retrospective of American sculptor H.C. Westermann (1922-1981) features the artist's sculptural work in depth, covering his career from his first mature works in the mid-1950s to his final works made in 1981.

Hirshhorn Museum
30th Anniversary Exhibition
February 12, 2002 – May 31, 2002

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Renwick with an exhibition featuring objects from all media--clay, fiber, glass, metal, and wood--that illustrate the breadth of its collection.  

Renwick Gallery
George Washington: A National Treasure George Washington: A National Treasure
February 12, 2002 – August 22, 2004

In celebration of its acquisition by and for the American people, the famous and iconic portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart will leave the nation's capital for a cross-country tour. 

Portrait Gallery
Precious Memories: Collectors' Passion
February 11, 2002 – September 30, 2002

Explore the work of citizen preservationists and cultural historians who are major collectors of African American art, memorabilia, and archival objects.

Anacostia Community Museum
Sculptures by Bill Taylor
February 11, 2002 – September 30, 2002

View carved and welded works by Washington, D.C., sculptor Bill Taylor that reveal the dignity and elegance of the female form.

Anacostia Community Museum
Year of the Horse: Chinese Horse Paintings
February 10, 2002 – September 2, 2002

Celebrate the Year of the Horse (Feb. 12, 2002-Jan. 31, 2003), in this exhibition including 19 Chinese horse paintings and calligraphy dating from the 11th to the 20th century.  

Freer Gallery
Peter Rabbit's Garden
February 9, 2002 – May 27, 2002

Marking the 100th anniversary of the original publication of The Tale of Peter Rabbit, this exhibition explores the life of author Beatrix Potter.

Natural History Museum
Slates, Slide Rules, and Software: Teaching Math in America Slates, Slide Rules, and Software: Teaching Math in America
February 8, 2002 – January 12, 2004

This showcase takes visitors back to the classroom by viewing an array of tools used to teach math throughout American history, from the 1800s to the present.

American History Museum
From Monastery to Marketplace: Tradition Inspires Modern Ethiopian Painting
February 8, 2002 – October 27, 2002

On view are Ethiopian religious art, history painting, and scenes from daily life dating from the 18th to the 21st centuries. 

Natural History Museum
Margaret Mead: A Portrait
February 5, 2002 – February 28, 2002

View 44 photographs of the world-famous anthropologist Margaret Mead by photographer Ken Heyman, taken between 1957 and 1976.

A&I
What's Cooking: Bringing Julia Child's Kitchen to the Smithsonian
February 4, 2002 – August 4, 2002

American History Museum
Langston Hughes
February 1, 2002 – August 2, 2002

This exhibition of stamps, books, photos, and illustrations honors the life of Harlem Renaissance poet and writer Langston Hughes (1901-1967), known for his lyrical, jazz-tinged interpretations of African American life.

Postal Museum
Main Event: The Ali/Foreman Extravaganza through the Lens of Howard L. Bingham
January 19, 2002 – March 27, 2002

View rare glimpses into the world of boxing through 123 photographs by Howard L. Bingham of the "Rumble in the Jungle" -- the Ali/Foreman boxing match of October 30, 1974, in Kinshasa, Zaire.

A&I
Highlights from the Naff Arab-American Collection
January 15, 2002 – March 27, 2002

On view are photographs, letters, family documents, Arabic-language newspapers and magazines that document the experience of immigrants from the Arab-speaking world.

American History Museum
The Last Supper Revisited
January 12, 2002 – January 27, 2002

View an installation by South African artist Sue Williamson that commemorates District Six, a community in Cape Town, South Africa, that was razed under apartheid.

African Art Museum
Healing Mandala in Washington, D.C. Healing Mandala in Washington, D.C.
January 11, 2002 – January 27, 2002

Over two weeks, approximately 20 Tibetan monks will create a 7' x 7' sand mandala as a healing response to the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

Sackler Gallery