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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
Making the Grade: Arts of Initiation Making the Grade: Arts of Initiation
November 11, 2001 – October 27, 2002

View an exhibition that introduces the diverse arts associated with initiation rites in selected African communities.

African Art Museum
Devi
November 4, 2001 – March 17, 2002

See a 9-foot tall statue of Devi--whose name means goddess--by Indian artist Ravinder Reddy (b. 1956).

Sackler Gallery
Nature's Best: Nature Photography
November 2, 2001 – January 7, 2002

See 19 winning photographs from the Nature's Best & CEMEX International Photography Awards.

Natural History Museum
A Place Called Home: Bird Photographs by Keith Logan
November 1, 2001 – October 14, 2002

This exhibition features 40 photographs of North American birds by Canadian artist and birder Keith Logan.

Natural History Museum
Cherokee Nation: A Portrait of a People
October 26, 2001 – April 9, 2002

See 55 images by photographer David Fitzgerald that offer insight into contemporary daily Cherokee life in Oklahoma.

A&I
Word Play: Contemporary Art by Xu Bing Word Play: Contemporary Art by Xu Bing
October 21, 2001 – May 12, 2002

View Chinese artist Xu Bing's seminal, best-known piece A Book from the Sky (Tianshu), along with books, scrolls, and wall posters all using 2,000 unreadable imitation "Chinese characters" that were invented by the artist to express humankind's struggle with communication.

Sackler Gallery
Juan Munoz
October 18, 2001 – January 13, 2002

Mark the first career survey in the United States for Spanish sculptor Juan Munoz (1953-2001), whose cast-resin figure ensembles and installations have helped re-invigorate contemporary sculpture.

Hirshhorn Museum
Giant Panda Photo Contest Winners
October 10, 2001 – June 7, 2002

Enjoy winning photographs from the Fujifilm Giant Panda Photo Contest.

National Zoo
Masters of the Ocean Realm: Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises
October 5, 2001 – January 2, 2002

Explore the interactions of whales, dolphins, and porpoises with human cultures around the world and take a look at the future of whales and the issues of conservation and protection.

Natural History Museum
Aerobatic Champions
October 4, 2001 – April 17, 2003

See 2 planes flown in world championship aerobatic competitions.

Air and Space Museum
Moda y Musica: Stage, Fashion, and Style
September 24, 2001 – November 4, 2001

See clothing that represents the different ways in which Latinos have adapted traditions from their native countries into North American culture.

American History Museum
Young Americanos: Photographic Visions of Our Community
September 21, 2001 – November 15, 2001

See photographs taken by children from 5 major U.S. cities that offer a special perspective on the Latino community.

A&I
Wall of Expression
September 20, 2001 – November 11, 2003

Staff and artists from the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum painted a mural on a construction wall to commemorate the tragedies of Sept. 11, 2001.

Portrait Gallery
Norman Rockwell's "The Four Freedoms"
September 20, 2001 – September 5, 2002

On view are four posters representing Norman Rockwell's interpretations of President Franklin Roosevelt's four freedoms essential for peace.

American History Museum
The Furniture of Sam Maloof The Furniture of Sam Maloof
September 14, 2001 – January 21, 2002

Celebrate the first full-scale retrospective of woodworker Sam Maloof's celebrated sculpted furniture in this exhibition of 60 pieces.

Renwick Gallery
More than Flowers: Sources of Tradition in Japanese Painting
September 2, 2001 – November 24, 2002

View thirteen paintings from the museum's collection of Rimpa art by such masters as Ogata Kenzan, Ogata Korin, and Sakai Hoitsu.

Freer Gallery
Three Friends of Winter: Pine, Bamboo, and Plum in Chinese Painting
August 12, 2001 – January 20, 2002

Examine the "three friends of winter": evergreen bamboo, pine, and plum trees that are traditionally associated with winter and also closely identified with the Chinese scholar in private life.

Freer Gallery
Striving for Standards
July 27, 2001 – January 21, 2002

This showcase commemorates the 100th anniversary of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (formerly the National Bureau of Standards).

American History Museum