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Santos: Substance and Soul
September 17, 2000 – March 31, 2001

Explore the history of 40 Santos --painted wood carvings of saints -- which can be traced in Hispanic communities back to the 16th century.

A&I
The Collection in Context: Horace Pippin's "Holy Mountain III"
September 14, 2000 – March 14, 2001

See a Biblical scene painted in 1945 by self-taught African American artist Horace Pippin.

Hirshhorn Museum
The Opulent Eye of Alexander Girard
September 12, 2000 – March 18, 2001

Discover the work of artist Alexander Girard (1907-1993), one of America's most innovative 20th century designers, who created textiles as well as graphics, interiors, and furnishings that introduced modern design to millions of Americans.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Desert and Sea: Visions of Baja California
September 12, 2000 – March 12, 2001

This bilingual exhibition features more than 60 color photographs by 6 photographers that depict the forces of change and relationships among geology, climate, and the diversity of living things.

Natural History Museum
A Celebration of American Invention
September 2, 2000 – October 13, 2000

American History Museum
Recounting Roosevelt Presentation Albums, 1903-1905
July 26, 2000 – February 23, 2001

These three rare philatelic presentation albums were given as favors during the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt.

Postal Museum
Artists at Work 2000: A Celebration of Smithsonian Staff Creativity
July 25, 2000 – September 4, 2000

This juried exhibition of art by Smithsonian staff features 86 works in various media.

A&I
Rube Goldberg: Comic Art and Invention
July 24, 2000 – October 31, 2000

American History Museum
Tour de France Winner Lance Armstrong's Bicycle and Jersey
July 24, 2000 – September 5, 2000

On view are Lance Armstrong's United States Postal Service jersey and a replica of the bicycle that he rode in the 1999 Tour de France Race.

Postal Museum
Directions: Cathy de Monchaux
July 14, 2000 – October 26, 2000

View sculptural forms combining brass, puckered suede, chalk, and paper--part seductive, part repellent objects and installations that suggest animal or human anatomy.

Hirshhorn Museum
The Disability Rights Movement The Disability Rights Movement
July 6, 2000 – July 23, 2001

Marking the 10th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this exhibition examines the history of activism by people with disabilities, their friends, and families to secure the civil rights guaranteed to all Americans.

American History Museum
The Tea Ceremony in Japan
July 2, 2000 – February 4, 2001

Learn about the connoisseurship of tea-ceremony utensils, through which the tea ceremony chanoyu brings order, meaning, and pleasure.

Freer Gallery
Poets and Parties
July 2, 2000 – February 4, 2001

Enjoy 20 drawings, screens, and scrolls that include portraits of poets, women, historical personages, characters from literature and legend, and anonymous idealized types.

Freer Gallery
Just Ducky -- The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program
June 30, 2000 – August 3, 2000

This exhibition of juried artwork by students from the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program is designed to encourage wetlands conservation awareness through the arts.

Postal Museum
Ed Ruscha
June 29, 2000 – September 17, 2000

Wit, graphic skill, and a focus on language, vernacular culture, and mass media characterize the work of Los Angeles-based American artist Edward Ruscha (b. 1937), represented here in his first American museum retrospective since 1982. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Audible Artworks: Selected African Musical Instruments Audible Artworks: Selected African Musical Instruments
June 25, 2000 – April 8, 2001

See and hear a selection of musical instruments that demonstrate the formal inventiveness of African artists who have created objects that are a delight to both the ears and eyes.

African Art Museum
Artifacts from the Paper Road/Tibet
June 22, 2000 – July 16, 2000

See examples of calligraphy, carved woodblocks, book covers, prints, papers, and photographs of Tibetan artists and scholars that are used to demonstrate the importance of hand papermaking to the book arts of Tibet.

A&I
A Well-Watched War: Images from the Russo-Japanese Front, 1904-1905
June 11, 2000 – November 26, 2000

View a selection of 29 woodblock prints, most in triptych format, that survey the application of this medium to reportage of Japan's war with Imperial Russia.

Sackler Gallery
An American Diary and Memories of Childhood: Paintings and Prints by Roger Shimomura
June 10, 2000 – September 4, 2000

American History Museum
Selections from Forces of Change: A New View of Nature
June 8, 2000 – September 24, 2000

See 28 large-format photographs from the book Forces of Change: A New View of Nature.

Natural History Museum