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The Land through a Lens: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
May 20, 2003 – December 26, 2004

This exhibition includes 85 photographs from the 1850s through the 20th century that trace America's fascination with the land and the way artists transform it into symbols and signature images.

American Art Museum
Happy Birthday St. Petersburg!
May 19, 2003 – June 30, 2003

See 4 icons and 4 photographs selected from the Castle Collection to honor the 300th anniversary of the founding of St. Petersburg, Russia.

Arts and Industries
May 19, 2003 – January 4, 2004

Like the tool that gives this program its name -- a device that creates balance through a spinning centrifugal force -- Gyroscope is about art's power to draw people in and stimulate an exchange between artists, their work, and audiences. Reflecting the depth and range of its collection, a rich mix of approximately 350 works from the late 19th century to the present are on view. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Legends of Our Times: Native Ranching and Rodeo Life on the Plains and the Plateau
May 17, 2003 – March 7, 2004

Trace the history of Native Americans as buffalo hunters, horsemen, ranchers and cowboys, and as entertainers and participants in the sport of rodeo.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
In the Spirit of Martin: The Living Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
May 15, 2003 – July 27, 2003

Trace the visual testament to the enduring power of King's life and work through 115 works by reknown artists.

Ripley Center
Meet Me in St. Louis (A Year Late): Remembering the Louisiana Purchase
May 8, 2003 – August 5, 2003

The Archives Cases feature objects from the 1904 World's Fair related to the Louisiana Purchase. 

American History Museum
Isamu Noguchi and Modern Japanese Ceramics
May 3, 2003 – September 7, 2003

Best known for his abstract stone sculpture and public plazas, Japanese American artist Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) also produced ceramics during short sojourns to Japan in 1931, 1950, and 1952.

Sackler Gallery
Eliot Porter: The Color of Wildness
May 3, 2003 – July 27, 2003

Take a first-ever comprehensive look at the artistic legacy of Eliot Porter (1901-1990), one of this country's most influential photographers.

Natural History Museum
Ethiopian Passages: Dialogues in the Diaspora
May 2, 2003 – December 7, 2003

See a first-of-its kind exhibition examines the diversity and significance of contemporary visual arts of the Ethiopian diaspora.

African Art Museum
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life & Land, Photographic Journey by Subhankar Banerjee
May 2, 2003 – September 2, 2003

Photographs by Subhankar Banerjee portray the unique landscape and document the biodiversity and indigenous cultures of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska.

Natural History Museum
Telling a Crow Story: The Photographs of Richard Throssel
May 1, 2003 – July 27, 2003

On view are 32 historical images of the Crow people taken by Richard Throssel (1882-1933), defender of Native rights.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Continuum: 12 Artists
April 26, 2003 – January 2, 2005

This 18-month rotating exhibition series features works by 12 contemporary Native American artists, representing the succeeding generations of major 20th-century artists.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
In Pursuit of Heavenly Harmony: Paintings and Calligraphy by Bada Shanren (1626-1705) from the Bequest of Wang Fangyu and Sum Wai
April 26, 2003 – October 19, 2003

View 33 works by one of the most renowned and influential individualist painters and calligraphers of the early Qing dynasty.

Freer Gallery
National Design Triennial: Inside Design Now
April 22, 2003 – January 25, 2004

Observe the work of emerging designers operating at the most innovative and provocative levels in design today.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
On Stage and Back Stage: Women in Jazz
April 8, 2003 – June 4, 2006

See 10 black-and-white images of Dorothy Donegon, Ingrid Jensen, Jane Bunnett, Betty Carter, and other women in jazz by Baltimore photographer Jeffrey Kliman. 

American History Museum
The World at Our Feet: A Selection of Carpets from the Corcoran Gallery of Art
April 5, 2003 – July 6, 2003

The World at Our Feet showcases 6 of the finest examples of Persian, Indian, and Turkish carpets from the Corcoran Gallery of Art's collection.

Sackler Gallery
The Invisible Industry: Journey Down the Upper Mississippi: Photos by Richard and Elizabeth Walker
April 1, 2003 – May 12, 2003

View 12 photographic panels that explore the barge industry along the Mississippi River, including the river, the towboat, the crew, and the locks.

Arts and Industries
Genome Preview
April 1, 2003 – May 15, 2003

See a preview of the upcoming Genome exhibition (June 7, 2003-Jan. 5, 2004) offering a lively introduction to our body's genetic inner workings and featuring an 8-by-12-foot lighted sculpture of a double helix.

Arts and Industries
African American Masters: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
April 1, 2003 – May 3, 2005

This exhibition includes 61 paintings, sculptures, and photographs focusing on the rich and varied experience of African American artists in the 20th century.

American Art Museum
New Jazz Acquisitions
March 30, 2003 – May 7, 2003

On view are photographs, sheet music, posters, and other objects from the archives collections.

American History Museum

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