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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

Explore 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 Heye Center
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

See 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
Directions: Tim Hawkinson
March 15, 2001 – July 1, 2001

Los Angeles-based artist Tim Hawkinson uses castoff materials, deadpan humor, kitsch imagery and quirky mechanics to create constructions and drawings that are subtle meditations on human nature and the passage of time.

Hirshhorn Museum
USA Clay
March 9, 2001 – July 15, 2001

Visit some 80 pieces of ceramics--ranging from functional wares to conceptual sculptures and from folk art to works that emphasize particular firing techniques.

Renwick Gallery
Columbus' Voyage of Discovery: The Columbian Series of 1893
March 8, 2001 – May 6, 2002

See the first large-format commemorative stamps issued in the United States: the 1893 Columbian issues.

Postal Museum
Workers at the White House
March 5, 2001 – May 2001

See 10 photo-and-text panels present workers at the White House.

A&I
Gifts of Pride and Love: Kiowa and Comanche Cradles
March 4, 2001 – May 27, 2001

See historic Kiowa and Comanche lattice cradleboards, which are among the most beautiful expressions of Plains Indian bead design of the late 19th and early 20th century. Two new cradles were also created for this exhibition.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Newborn Ancestors: The Art and Articles of Plains Indian Children
March 4, 2001 – May 27, 2001

See cradleboards, clothing, and games offer insights into traditions that nurture the lives of Native children from the Great Plains.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Real and Imagined Places in Japanese Art
March 4, 2001 – October 21, 2001

Visit 29 Japanese paintings, ceramics, and lacquer works that present various views of real and imagined places.

Freer Gallery
Dinner for Five: Japanese Serving Dishes for Elegant Meals
March 4, 2001 – October 21, 2001

View ceramic dishes used for "kaiseki," a light meal that originated in the Japanese tea ceremony but later also flourished in the context of stylish restaurants.

Freer Gallery