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In and Out of Focus: Images from Central Africa, 1885-1960
December 6, 2002 – March 16, 2003

View an exhibition that examines how images by Euro-American photographers created and perpetuated ideas and sentiments about the peoples of central Africa.

African Art Museum
Smithsonian Institution Libraries in the Service of Science
November 22, 2002 – June 3, 2005

See a life-size, color illustration of a green-backed golden pheasant, found in the library-bound A Monograph of the Phasianidae or Family of the Pheasants (1872).

Natural History Museum
Science in the News: America the Bountiful
November 22, 2002 – March 30, 2003

Enjoy examples of indigenous holiday foods: wild turkey, corn, and squash, along with an explanation of how they evolved.

Natural History Museum
Through My Father's Eyes: The Filipino American Photographs of Ricardo Orceto Alvarado (1914-1976)
November 21, 2002 – March 31, 2003

See 50 photographs taken by Ricardo Alvarado after WWII that document Filipino life and history in the U.S.

American History Museum
The 1847 Issue: America's First Stamp
November 16, 2002 – June 9, 2003

Explore this comprehensive collection of 1847 stamps and covers, selected from a philatelic album of more than 1,000 pages currently housed in Switzerland.

Postal Museum
Directions: Cecily Brown
November 14, 2002 – March 2, 2003

Her first solo museum show features 7 works, including the never-before-exhibited Dog Day Afternoon 1999, in which Brown uses her body to paint the composition.

Hirshhorn Museum
The Sensuous and the Sacred: Chola Bronzes from South India
November 10, 2002 – March 9, 2003

See the Freer Gallery's famous Sembiyan Mahadevi as goddess Parvati along with 70 other bronzes drawn from important public and private collections in the United States and Europe.

Sackler Gallery
New Hotels for Global Nomads
October 29, 2002 – March 2, 2003

Enjoy an exhibition that highlights a current generation of hotels that meet tourists' demands for entertainment and business travelers' needs for offices on the road.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Michelangelo Unveiled
October 29, 2002 – November 3, 2002

See the recently discovered, unsigned black chalk drawing by Michelangelo depicting a candelabrum, believed to have been commissioned by the Medici family as part of the funerary chapel in Florence, Italy, which was never built.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Chihuly Glass
October 24, 2002 – March 19, 2003

View 4 pieces of art glass by Dale Chihuly: Citron Basket, Ocean Macchia, Philodendron Ikebana, and Tiger Lily Seaform Pair.

Arts and Industries
Fiesta Dress
October 24, 2002 – July 20, 2003

See a lavishly embroidered dress worn at the coronation ball during the 1998 Fiesta San Antonio.

American History Museum
Zero to Infinity: Arte Povera, 1962-1972
October 24, 2002 – January 20, 2003

This show features over 140 sculptures and large-scale installations by 14 artists who were part of a loose-knit movement known as Arte Povera ("poor art").

Hirshhorn Museum
Nature's Best 2002 Photography Awards
October 22, 2002 – January 2, 2003

See approximately 20 winning photographs from the 2002 Nature's Best International Photography Awards.

Natural History Museum
In the Arms of the Elders
October 21, 2002 – January 1, 2003

Explore the many faces of seniors through the eyes of 5 Washington-area photographers in this exhibition of 60 photographs and various artifacts.

Anacostia Community Museum
Roles, Reactions and Reality: The Collection of Robert Guillaume
October 21, 2002 – January 1, 2003

Take a look at the unique film-television-theater collection that documents the stereotype-breaking career of this Emmy Award-winning actor and producer.

Anacostia Community Museum
The Color Yellow: Beauford Delaney
October 21, 2002 – January 1, 2003

View an exhibition of approximately 30 paintings that explore the artist's use of the color yellow in his figurative and abstract works.

Anacostia Community Museum
After Totems: Love, Distress and Moss
October 21, 2002 – August 31, 2003

See a site-specific installation by Washington artist Yvonne Pickering Carter that uses fragments of paper and wood to explore notions of challenge, healing, and growth.

Anacostia Community Museum
Latin Jazz: La combinacion perfecta
October 19, 2002 – January 20, 2003

Explore the history, cultural context, musicians, places, instruments, and dance aesthetics behind the development of this musical genre.

Arts and Industries
West Point in the Making of America, 1802-1918
October 19, 2002 – January 11, 2004

This exhibition tells the story of this renowned military academy in New York from its founding through World War I and highlights the achievements of graduates in both the U.S. Army and science, education, engineering, and other fields.

American History Museum
Recent Acquisitions and Promised Gifts
October 18, 2002 – January 5, 2003

See an exhibition that highlights the growing strength of the contemporary arts collection at the National Museum of African Art and the richness and diversity of the arts scene on the African continent today.

African Art Museum

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