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On Gold Mountain: A Chinese American Experience On Gold Mountain: A Chinese American Experience
May 18, 2001 – September 30, 2001

Relating history from a personal dimension, this exhibition tells the story of 6 generations of a Chinese American family in Los Angeles from 1867 to the present.

A&I
Beautiful Bodies: Form and Decoration of African Pottery Beautiful Bodies: Form and Decoration of African Pottery
May 6, 2001 – January 6, 2002

See the beautiful forms, rich surface textures, and sumptuous colors that characterize these hand-built clay vessels from continental Africa, whose forms range from human to geometric.

African Art Museum
Forwarding Address Required
May 4, 2001 – October 17, 2005

Cards and letters exchanged between Japanese-American children sent away to internment camps during World War II and their San Diego librarian revealed the role of the mail as a civil liberty and witness to history.

Postal Museum
Society for Industrial Archaeology
May 2001 – October 23, 2001

American History Museum
Star Wars: Art of the Starfighter
April 28, 2001 – June 24, 2001

On view is the full-scale, 34-foot, yellow and chrome Naboo starfighter model used in the making of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

A&I
Nobel Voices: Celebrating 100 Years of the Nobel Prize
April 26, 2001 – October 31, 2001

American History Museum
On A Wing and A Prayer: Migratory Birds of the Americas
April 26, 2001 – April 30, 2002

Investigate 64 photographs of American migratory birds by Arthur Morris that reveal the variety of species that migrate throughout the Americas, 

National Zoo
Ellington Youth Art Show
April 24, 2001 – May 28, 2001

American History Museum
Rooms with a View: Landscape and Wallpaper
April 24, 2001 – October 14, 2001

Examine 90 selections of wallpaper--from the 18th to the 20th century--that document changing attitudes toward nature. 

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
James McNeill Whistler
April 22, 2001 – January 21, 2008

View 10 oil paintings that show the major developments in Whistler's style from the late 1850s until the 1890s.

Freer Gallery
Voyages of Discovery
April 19, 2001 – July 22, 2001

Exploring the human drama of key British scientific voyages by Sir Hans Sloane, Captain James Cook, and Charles Darwin during the Age of Sail, this exhibition presents the places, animals, plants, and people they encountered. 

Natural History Museum
Caves: A Fragile Wilderness
April 17, 2001 – October 21, 2001

Forty color photographs of caves offer a window into the beauty, life, and character of the fragile wilderness they portray. 

Natural History Museum
Recent Acquisitions
April 15, 2001 – October 7, 2001

View recent acquisitions celebrating the rich visual traditions and diverse cultures of Africa.

African Art Museum
Paint by Number: Accounting for Taste in the 1950s Paint by Number: Accounting for Taste in the 1950s
April 6, 2001 – January 27, 2002

This exhibition highlights the paint-by-number fad initiated by Max S. Klein, owner of the Palmer Paint Co., and artist Dan Robbins and explores the cultural implications of the art fad.

American History Museum
Seth Eastman Watercolors: A Soldier Artist Among the Dakota
April 5, 2001 – October 7, 2001

View the watercolor paintings of Dakota life by Seth Eastman, Army officer and one of the leading pictorial historians of Native Americans in the 19th century.

American Indian Museum New York
Roberto Clemente Roberto Clemente
April 1, 2001 – January 25, 2002

One of baseball's great icons -- Roberto Clemente Walker (1938-1972), who was honored on 2 U.S. postage stamps -- is highlighted in this exhibition.

Postal Museum
Leafing Through History: Discovering the Roots of Plant Classification
March 30, 2001 – May 30, 2001

On view is a selection of herbals, the scientific illustrations that have helped taxonomists clarify their work.

Natural History Museum
The Underwater Web: Cabling the Seas The Underwater Web: Cabling the Seas
March 23, 2001 – March 10, 2002

Placing today's Internet in a historical context, this exhibition considers the technical and social issues associated with the creation of the international telegraph network.

American History Museum
Cabling the Seas: Archives and Artifacts
March 20, 2001 – May 2, 2001

American History Museum
Aluminum by Design: Jewelry to Jets
March 20, 2001 – July 15, 2001

View more than 100 objects that trace aluminum's first appearance in precious and fine jewelry through early modernist uses in architecture and interiors to its present and envisioned role in aeronautics and other major industries. 

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum