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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.

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.

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
Spectacular Display: The Art of Nkanu Initiation Rituals Spectacular Display: The Art of Nkanu Initiation Rituals
December 16, 2001 – March 3, 2002

View a set of five, polychromed wall panels recently acquired by the museum that are dedicated to art of the Nkanu peoples of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

African Art Museum
Visual Poetry: Paintings and Drawings from Iran
December 16, 2001 – May 5, 2002

See 32 works by celebrated painter Riza Abbasi and other notable artists active in 16th- and 17th-century Iran.

Sackler Gallery
American Quilt Legacy Case: Christmas Tree Quilt
December 13, 2001 – July 3, 2002

American History Museum
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