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Skin: Surface, Substance and Design
May 7, 2002 – September 15, 2002

See more than 150 objects--an international mix of products, fashion, furniture, architecture and digital media-- that explore the role of "skin" as outer surface and structural form.

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York, September 11 by Magnum Photographers
May 3, 2002 – June 30, 2002

View photographs by legendary Magnum photographers that document the events of September 11, 2001.

A&I
Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge
May 2, 2002 – September 3, 2002

See some 70 works by more than 20 Chicano artists -- from several private and museum collections -- that reflect the depth and multifaceted nature of the country's fastest-growing community.

A&I
Booming Out: Mohawk Ironworkers Build New York
April 25, 2002 – October 24, 2002

View photographs of Mohawk ironworkers illustrating how this community contributed to America's unique and unparalleled cityscapes, particularly New York City.

American Indian Museum New York
Dinotopia
April 24, 2002 – September 2, 2002

On view are paintings by James Gurney, author and creator of the Dinotopia book series that tells the story of an imaginary lost island where humans and dinosaurs coexist in peace and harmony.

Natural History Museum
Whistler's Nudes
April 21, 2002 – January 5, 2003

View some 35 of Whistler's most beautiful pastels and lithographs featuring thinly dressed female models striking dramatic poses in his studio.

Freer Gallery
Gifts & Blessings: The Textile Arts of Madagascar Gifts & Blessings: The Textile Arts of Madagascar
April 14, 2002 – September 2, 2002

View an exhibit explaining the historical context and dynamism of Madagascar's contemporary cloth production.

African Art Museum
Hamadryad: Meditation as Sculpture
April 14, 2002 – September 15, 2002

Visit Okura Jira's series of three wood sculptures that unite his ideas about nature, form, process, and spirit.

Sackler Gallery
Chinese Buddhist Sculpture in a New Light
April 14, 2002 – September 7, 2003

See a collection of devotional objects created in China for Buddhist worship that possess great visual and spiritual power, and were so popular that they spawned the manufacture of forgeries, which were then bought by foreign collectors.

Freer Gallery
The West Wing: A Chronology
April 5, 2002 – September 30, 2003

Use images and text to trace the history of the west wing of the Castle -- from its first use as the Institution's library to its use as The Commons restaurant (closed May 12, 2003).

Smithsonian Castle
Louis Armstrong's Cornet
April 1, 2002 – April 30, 2002

American History Museum
Japanese Screens Japanese Screens
March 24, 2002 – November 3, 2002

See screens from the Muromachi (1333-1573), Momoyama (1573-1615), and Edo (1615-1868) periods, depicting animals and plants as well as sages, aristocratic entertainments, and commoners' outings.

Freer Gallery
Cherry Blossom Festival Poster Contest: Best in Show
March 24, 2002 – April 7, 2002

See the "Best in Show" artwork from the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival Poster Contest.

Freer Gallery
July 1942: United We Stand July 1942: United We Stand
March 22, 2002 – October 27, 2002

Of the original 500 magazines printed July 1942 that featured the American flag, this exhibition reunites 60 years later nearly 100 of these covers.

American History Museum
Directions: Ernesto Neto
March 21, 2002 – June 23, 2002

The Dangerous Logic of Wooing (2002) is the museum's latest site-specific installation by Brazilian sculptor Ernesto Neto.

Hirshhorn Museum
Wood Turning since 1930
March 15, 2002 – July 14, 2002

Admire 130 works in this exhibit that documents six decades of wood turning in North America.

Renwick Gallery
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