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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

See 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
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 Heye Center
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 Heye Center
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