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The Graceful Envelope: 2001
July 19, 2001 – August 25, 2001

On view are approximately 50 hand-crafted envelopes -- with the theme "200 Years of the Nation's Capital" -- submitted by calligraphers from around the world for the museum's 7th Annual Graceful Envelope contest.

Postal Museum
Brain: The World Inside Your Head
July 14, 2001 – January 6, 2002

Visit a child-friendly, interactive exhibition that explores the basic workings of the brain and reveals brain function from neurons and synapses to electricity and chemistry.

A&I
Gateway to Gold Mountain
July 9, 2001 – August 27, 2001

See 5 photomural vignettes, photographs, and a video used to chronicle the immigration experience of more than 175,000 Chinese immigrants who came to America between 1910 and 1940.

A&I
Game Face: What Does a Female Athlete Look Like?
June 27, 2001 – January 2, 2002

Photographs and text are used to trace the evolution of women's athleticism before and after Title IX.

A&I
Clyfford Still: Paintings, 1944-1960
June 21, 2001 – September 16, 2001

Expressive abstract art is reintroduced through approximately 39 large canvases American painter Clyfford Still (1904-1980).

Hirshhorn Museum
Worshiping the Ancestors: Chinese Commemorative Portraits Worshiping the Ancestors: Chinese Commemorative Portraits
June 17, 2001 – September 9, 2001

View 38 nearly life-sized, brightly colored portraits of members of the Qing dynasty imperial family and the social elite that range in date from 1451 to 1943.

Sackler Gallery
Snippings from the Star-Spangled Banner
June 14, 2001 – December 31, 2001

American History Museum
In the Presence of Spirits: African Art from the National Museum of Ethnology, Lisbon
June 10, 2001 – September 16, 2001

See an exhibition that examines more than 140 objects reflecting the influences of the supernatural world in both public and private life throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

African Art Museum
Honoring Friends: Recent Gifts by Members of the Freer and Sackler Galleries
June 10, 2001 – November 25, 2001

See 20 objects that reflect the enormous scope of the Freer Gallery of Art's and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's Asian art collections.

Sackler Gallery
Fly to Freedom: The Art of the Golden Venture Refugees
June 8, 2001 – September 30, 2001

The exhibition tells the story of the incarcerated refugees of the ship Golden Venture and features 25 of the 10,000 of folded-paper and paper-mache artworks the prisoners made during their incarceration.

A&I
Welcome Center's Display of Future Museum
June 2001 – December 19, 2003

View an exhibition on the planning, design, and construction of the new American Indian Museum.

American Indian Museum
Stampin' the Future
May 23, 2001 – June 17, 2002

These 99 winning stamp designs were created by children ages 8-12 from nearly 30 countries; four of which were issued as U.S. postage stamps in July 2000.

Postal Museum
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
Rock Gardens of Antarctica: Lichens
May 1, 2001 – November 22, 2002

See a sandstone rock from Antarctica with lichens growing just beneath the crust. 

Natural History 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