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Galapagos: A Living Laboratory
October 23, 1999 – November 13, 2000

Natural History Museum
Edward Hopper: The Watercolors
October 22, 1999 – January 3, 2000

On view are 56 rarely seen watercolors by Edward Hopper.

American Art Museum
History in a Vacuum
October 16, 1999 – April 16, 2000

American History Museum
Rural Routes: Folk Art Mailboxes of America: 1999
October 8, 1999 – April 13, 2000

Photographs of the top 5 finalists in the nationwide 1999 Folk Art Mailbox contest are on view.

Postal Museum
Regarding Beauty: A View of the Late Twentieth Century
October 7, 1999 – January 17, 2000

Some 88 paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings, and mixed-media works examine how late 20th-century artists perceive beauty. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Sporting Invention
October 6, 1999 – December 6, 2001

American History Museum
Instrument of Change: Jim Schoppert Retrospective Exhibition, 1947-1992
October 3, 1999 – February 6, 2000

Examine the work of Tlingit artist James Schoppert (1947-1992) in this exhibition of 50 objects, which include carvings, masks, and poetry.

American Indian Museum New York
Through These Eyes: The Photography of P.H. Polk
October 1, 1999 – December 1, 1999

See more than 100 photographs by P. H. Polk (1898-1984) portray southern life in its many moods. 

Anacostia Community Museum
African American Art: Recent Acquisitions
October 1, 1999 – January 3, 2000

On view are 15 major works of newly acquired African American art. Included are images by Romare Bearden Gordon Parks, Leslie J. Payne, Horace Pippin, Faith Ringgold, and Herbert Singleton.

American Art Museum
Behind the Lines: The Universal Product Code (U.P.C.) at 25
October 1, 1999 – January 24, 2002

American History Museum
A Durable Memento: Portraits by Augustus Washington, African American Daguerreotypist A Durable Memento: Portraits by Augustus Washington, African American Daguerreotypist
September 24, 1999 – January 2, 2000

On view are some 30 daguerreotypes by Augustus Washington, including the earliest know image of abolitionist John Brown.

Portrait Gallery
Glass! Glorious Glass!
September 24, 1999 – January 30, 2000

Observe 56 objects that attest to a wide range of techniques and philosophical approaches in the making of glass. 

Renwick Gallery
Modern American Realism: Selections from the Sara Roby Foundation Collection
September 24, 1999 – January 3, 2000

On view are 30 figural oil paintings and 4 sculptures from this important collection.

American Art Museum
Breitling Orbiter 3 Balloon
September 23, 1999 – November 6, 2000

Marvel at the gondola from the Breitling Orbiter 3, the1st balloon to fly around the world nonstop.

Air and Space Museum
Posted Aboard R.M.S. Titanic
September 17, 1999 – March 12, 2001

Learn about the five postal sea clerks who perished aboard R.M.S. Titanic.

Postal Museum
Pueblo Portraits: 50 Years at Laguna Pueblo
September 15, 1999 – January 9, 1900

See 40 black-and-white photographs that chronicle photographer Lee Marmon's diverse 50-year career.

American Indian Museum New York
Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African American Identity
September 12, 1999 – January 2, 2000

View an exhibition examining the history and use of traditional kente cloth in Ghana and exploring the impact contemporary kente production has had in other African countries and the United States.

African Art Museum
Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African American Identity
September 12, 1999 – January 2, 2000

See nearly 200 textile art works that illustrate the rich diversity of traditional kente cloth, its historical role in African societies, and its growing popularity in the United States.

A&I
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
August 31, 1999 – January 16, 2001

Visit 18 objects - sculpture, wine containers, burial jars -  that constitute a tiny fraction of the more than 5,000 objects included in the collection of Dr. Paul Singer.

Sackler Gallery
Colonel Hanna's Pictures
August 21, 1999 – February 6, 2000

View examples of 17th- and 18th-century Indian Mughal paintings and manuscripts from the collection of Colonel Henry Bathurst Hanna, an English military officer who assembled the collection in India during the last half of the 19th century.

Freer Gallery