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

On view are several fragments from the Star-Spangled Banner cut by the original owners and given to honor important people. Also, text panels explain how and why flag conservators are studying the fragments to learn more about the flag. 

American History Museum
In the Presence of Spirits: African Art from the National Museum of Ethnology, Lisbon 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
Within These Walls... Within These Walls...
May 16, 2001 – December 31, 2014

The house and the exhibition that surrounds it tell the stories of five of the many families who lived there from the mid-1760s to 1945 and made history in their kitchens and parlors, through everyday choices and personal acts of courage and sacrifice.

American History Museum
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 1, 2001 – October 23, 2001

The Archives Center case features objects, books, papers, and photographs related to the Society for Industrial Archaeology to mark the organization's 30th anniversary.

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

This exhibition traces the life of inventor Alfred Nobel and the creation of the Nobel Prizes, and explores the motivation and vision of selected Laureates that led to their receiving this prestigious honor. 

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

This annual student art exhibition is part of the Duke Ellington Youth Project, an ongoing partnership between the National Museum of American History's Program in African American Culture and the District of Columbia School System's Multicultural and Values Education branch. 

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

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