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Healing Mandala in New York City
December 11, 2001 – December 23, 2001

As a healing response to the events of Sept. 11, 2001, 20 Tibetan monks will create a 7' x 7' sand mandala in New York, then will travel to Washington DC to create another.

American Indian Museum New York
Across Borders: Beadwork in Iroquois Life
December 9, 2001 – May 19, 2002

Examine the artistic, cultural, economic, and political significance of beadwork in the lives of the Iroquois people through more than 300 examples, including clothing, moccasins, beaded picture frames.

American Indian Museum New York
The Potter's Brush: The Kenzan Style in Japanese Ceramics
December 9, 2001 – October 27, 2002

See 10 objects by Ogata Kenzan (1663-1743)--one of Japan's greatest ceramic artists--as well as almost 90 examples of Kenzan ware produced over subsequent centuries.

Freer Gallery
Wall of Expression
December 1, 2001 – January 11, 2006

This mural, painted by staff and artists from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery, commemorates the tragedies of Sept. 11, 2001.

American Art Museum
Silent Screens: The Decline and Transformation of the American Movie Theater
November 21, 2001 – January 31, 2002

View photographs by Michael Putnam of abandoned single-screen movie theaters that punctuated small-town America's main streets and city neighborhoods since the 1920s but are now nearly gone.

A&I
Russel Wright: Creating American Lifestyle
November 20, 2001 – September 15, 2002

Take in this first major retrospective of one of the country's greatest industrial designers and explore the products and ideas developed and marketed by Russel Wright, inventor of a gracious, informal and contemporary approach to the middle-class, mid-century American home.  

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The Smithson Land Express
November 15, 2001 – April 21, 2002

Watch two electric trains, with engines modeled after those in the American History Museum's collection, travel on separate tracks over bridges and through tunnels in an imaginary place called Smithson Land.

A&I
Directions: Marina Abramovic
November 15, 2001 – February 18, 2002

This Belgrade-born, Amsterdam-based performance artist (b. 1946), whose Balkan Baroque won the top prize at the 1997 Venice Biennale, is represented by Hero, a new performance-related video work.

Hirshhorn Museum
Making the Grade: Arts of Initiation
November 11, 2001 – October 27, 2002

View an exhibition that introduces the diverse arts associated with initiation rites in selected African communities.

African Art Museum
Devi
November 4, 2001 – March 17, 2002

See a 9-foot tall statue of Devi--whose name means goddess--by Indian artist Ravinder Reddy (b. 1956).

Sackler Gallery
Nature's Best: Nature Photography
November 2, 2001 – January 7, 2002

On view are 19 winning photographs from the Nature's Best & CEMEX International Photography Awards.

Natural History Museum
A Place Called Home: Bird Photographs by Keith Logan
November 1, 2001 – October 14, 2002

This exhibition features 40 photographs of North American birds by Canadian artist and birder Keith Logan.

Natural History Museum
Cherokee Nation: A Portrait of a People
October 26, 2001 – April 9, 2002

See 55 images by photographer David Fitzgerald that offer insight into contemporary daily Cherokee life in Oklahoma.

A&I
Word Play: Contemporary Art by Xu Bing Word Play: Contemporary Art by Xu Bing
October 21, 2001 – May 12, 2002

View Chinese artist Xu Bing's seminal, best-known piece A Book from the Sky (Tianshu), along with books, scrolls, and wall posters all using 2,000 unreadable imitation "Chinese characters" that were invented by the artist to express humankind's struggle with communication.

Sackler Gallery
Juan Munoz
October 18, 2001 – January 13, 2002

This exhibition marks the first career survey in the United States for Spanish sculptor Juan Munoz (1953-2001), whose cast-resin figure ensembles and installations have helped re-invigorate contemporary sculpture.

Hirshhorn Museum
Giant Panda Photo Contest Winners
October 10, 2001 – June 7, 2002

 Enjoy winning photographs from the Fujifilm Giant Panda Photo Contest.

National Zoo
Masters of the Ocean Realm: Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises
October 5, 2001 – January 2, 2002

Explore the interactions of whales, dolphins, and porpoises with human cultures around the world and take a look at the future of whales and the issues of conservation and protection.

Natural History Museum
Aerobatic Champions
October 4, 2001 – April 17, 2003

See 2 planes flown in world championship aerobatic competitions.

Air and Space Museum
Moda y Musica: Stage, Fashion, and Style
September 24, 2001 – November 4, 2001

American History Museum
Young Americanos: Photographic Visions of Our Community
September 21, 2001 – November 15, 2001

See photographs taken by children from 5 major U.S. cities that offer a special perspective on the Latino community.

A&I