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Contemporary Art from India
February 14, 2001 – October 24, 2001

Juxtaposing modern with folk and tribal art, see five bold contemporary canvases by Indian artists and three large terra-cotta figures--a warrior, a horse, and a bull--sculpted by village craftsmen.

Sackler Gallery
Manifestations of the Spirit: Photographs of Afro-Brazilian Religion by Phyllis Galembo
February 2, 2001 – January 1, 2002

These 16 photographs show the immediacy and vitality of practitioners of the Afro-Brazilian religion Candomble, as well as the visual continuity of practices, symbols, and ideas between Africa and Brazil.

Natural History Museum
Indian Peace Medals from the Schermer Collection, National Portrait Gallery
January 26, 2001 – June 4, 2001

View 19 peace medals presented by the U.S. government to Indian tribal leaders between 1793 and 1881 to secure treaties and cement political loyalties.  Also see  a complete 3-volume set of The History of Indian Tribes of North America by Thomas L. McKenney and James Hall, one of the 19th century's most important works on the American Indian.

Smithsonian Castle
Chinese Arts of the Brush, 17th-18th Century
January 21, 2001 – July 22, 2001

See 16 Chinese landscape paintings from the mid-17th to mid-18th century that reflect the century long development in four major art centers after the Manchus took over China in 1644.

Freer Gallery
Presidential Mail: On Official Business
January 19, 2001 – March 26, 2001

"Franked" envelopes carry signatures of presidents from Jefferson to Carter. 

Postal Museum
The Smithsonian at the Turn of the (20th) Century
January 11, 2001 – April 18, 2001

Explore the Smithsonian Institution in 1900 when it consisted of the SI Building, the United States National Museum (now the Arts & Industries Building), the National Zoological Park, and the International Exchange Service.

A&I
Encounters with the Contemporary Encounters with the Contemporary
January 7, 2001 – January 6, 2002

See an exhibition of works by 32 African modernist pioneers selected from the growing permanent collection of contemporary and modern works of art.

African Art Museum
Explore the Universe Preview
December 22, 2000 – April 1, 2001

See the backup mirror for the Hubble Space Telescope and illustrations depicting the future exhibition Explore the Universe, which is scheduled to open September 2001.

Air and Space Museum
Changing Taste: Indian Paintings of the 18th to the 20th Century
December 17, 2000 – July 15, 2001

Visit a selection of recently acquired works on paper and cloth created during a phase when traditional art overlapped with the golden age of photography.

Sackler Gallery
Whistler and the Thames
December 17, 2000 – June 17, 2001

Visit a collection of etchings, lithographs, and litho tints, as well as an oil painting and one pastel drawing of London's Thames River by American artist James McNeill Whistler.

Freer Gallery
When the Spirit Moves: African American Dance in History and Art
December 14, 2000 – June 1, 2001

See more than 300 paintings, photographs, sculpture, and archival objects -- some dating to the early 1600s -- used to trace African American dance from its roots in west and central Africa through the 20th century.

A&I
Beauty, Honor, and Tradition: The Legacy of Plains Indian Shirts
December 10, 2000 – October 1, 2001

View 50 mid-19th- to early 20th-century beaded, quilled, and painted shirts, which tell the stories of the artistic nature, philosophy, and values of the Plains Indians.

American Indian Museum New York
Simmons Mattress Company
December 7, 2000 – March 28, 2001

Papers and objects related to the Simmons Mattress Company are on view.

American History Museum
Persepolis: Documenting an Ancient Iranian Capital, 1923-1935
December 3, 2000 – May 6, 2001

Witness the visual record of Ernst E. Herzfeld (1879-1948) and the team of architects who excavated Persepolis, one of the ancient capital cities of the Achaemenid Persian Empire (ca. 550-330 B.C.), between 1923-1935.

Sackler Gallery
India through the Lens: Photography 1840-1911
December 3, 2000 – March 25, 2001

Travel the Indian subcontinent presented in 134 photographs shot between 1840 and 1911 during the golden age of early photography.

Sackler Gallery
Chant Avedissian: A Contemporary Artist of Egypt Chant Avedissian: A Contemporary Artist of Egypt
November 19, 2000 – February 19, 2001

See a series of panels begun in 1991 by the preeminent contemporary Egyptian artist Chant Avedissian relating to current and historical Egyptian images, both representational and symbolic. 

African Art Museum
Star-Spangled Presidents: Portraits by Liza Lou
November 18, 2000 – February 19, 2001

See black-and-white beaded portraits of each of the presidents presented in gold beaded frames by San Diego contemporary artist Liza Lou. 

Renwick Gallery
Listening to the Prairie: Farming in Nature's Image
November 18, 2000 – March 31, 2001

This interactive exhibition on agriculture in the North American prairie explores the human history of the prairies.

Natural History Museum
Directions: Dana Hoey
November 16, 2000 – February 19, 2001

This exhibition presents the first solo exhibition of color photographs by New York-based artist Dana Hoey.

Hirshhorn Museum
Meteorites on a Mission
November 16, 2000 – May 10, 2002

This case addresses the NASA's Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) mission.

Natural History Museum