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Listening to the Prairie: Farming in Nature's Image
November 18, 2000 – March 31, 2001

This interactive exhibition on agriculture in the North American prairie explores the human history of the prairies.

Natural History Museum
Directions: Dana Hoey
November 16, 2000 – February 19, 2001

Visit the first solo exhibition of color photographs by New York-based artist Dana Hoey.

Hirshhorn Museum
Meteorites on a Mission
November 16, 2000 – May 10, 2002

This case addresses the NASA's Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) mission.

Natural History Museum
Asian Traditions in Clay: The Hauge Gifts
October 29, 2000 – April 22, 2001

See approximately 75 vessels chosen from 3 groups of Asian ceramics given by Osborne and Gratia Hauge and Victor and Takako Hauge between 1996 and 1998.

Sackler Gallery
Storage Jars of Asia
October 29, 2000 – March 10, 2002

Take in a selection of 24 of the biggest and boldest jars made in East, Southeast, and West Asia between the second millennium B.C. and the 16th century.

Freer Gallery
Wolfgang Laib: A Retrospective
October 26, 2000 – January 22, 2001

Survey the work of German artist Wolfgang Laib (b. 1950) who since the mid-1970s has deepened the Minimalist aesthetic by creating objects from pure organic materials.

Hirshhorn Museum
Nature's Best: Nature Photography
October 25, 2000 – March 1, 2001

The 43 winning photographs from the Nature's Best & CEMEX International Photography Awards as well as other entries from the competition are on view.

Natural History Museum
Buccellati: Art in Gold, Silver and Gems
October 21, 2000 – March 11, 2001

See more than 75 one-of-a-kind works by goldsmiths and jewelry designers Mario and Gianmaria Buccellati of Milan, Italy.

Natural History Museum
The Chautauqua Idea
October 17, 2000 – November 14, 2000

See photographs, paintings, and artifacts that demonstrate the contribution to American cultural history of the Chautauqua Institution, founded in 1874.

A&I
Mammals on the Move: Anteaters: Fast Food Specialists
October 16, 2000 – March 28, 2001

Through photographs, objects, an interactive, and a video in this 8-foot kiosk, learn about 4 kinds of anteaters and the challenges they face in finding a full-course meal of ants and termites.

Natural History Museum
Dresden Green Diamond
October 13, 2000 – January 17, 2001

Marvel at the 41-carat Dresden Green Diamond, the largest natural green diamond in the world.

Natural History Museum
Masterpieces from the Vitra Design Museum: Furnishing the Modern Era
October 10, 2000 – February 4, 2001

View furniture--mostly chairs in wood, metal, glass, and synthetics--that highlight the concepts, styles, and materials central to furniture design in the modern era.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Freeze Frame: Eadweard Muybridge's Photography of Motion Freeze Frame: Eadweard Muybridge's Photography of Motion
October 7, 2000 – March 15, 2001

This exhibition examines Muybridge's (1830-1904) career and his production of thousands of images that capture progressive movements within fractions of a second -- movements imperceptible to the human eye.

American History Museum
Spirits of the Cloth: Contemporary Quilts by African American Artists
October 6, 2000 – January 21, 2001

Admire 51 quilts by 31 leading male and female African American quilters celebrating the recent renaissance of African American quiltmaking.

Renwick Gallery
Amish Quilts from the Collection of Faith and Stephen Brown
October 6, 2000 – January 21, 2001

Discover 30 Amish quils made from 1880 to 1940 in Holmes County, Ohio, home of the largest Amish community in the Midwest.

Renwick Gallery
who stole the tee pee?
October 1, 2000 – January 21, 2001

Explore the social, political, cultural, and personal changes that Native Americans of North America have experienced in the last century through 25 historical pieces,

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Exploring Garden Transformations, 1900-2000
September 30, 2000 – January 8, 2001

See photographs, garden benches, and urns that document how 5 gardens appeared at the beginning and the end of the 1900s and how they evolved over time.

A&I
Gifts from the Desert
September 28, 2000 – October 11, 2000

View 34 paintings of wildlife of the Saudi Arabian desert by Northern Ireland wildlife artist Julian Friers.

A&I
Goya Foods
September 27, 2000 – November 30, 2000

Papers and objects are used to provide a brief history of the GOYA food company -- the largest Hispanic-owned business in the US -- and the Unanue family who founded it.

American History Museum
Identity of the Sacred: Two Nigerian Shrine Figures
September 24, 2000 – April 2, 2001

View two wooden sculptures -- one Igbo, the other Urhobo -- representing tutelary deities and ancestors found in two societies of southeastern Nigeria

African Art Museum