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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.

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.

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.

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
Town and Country
September 22, 2000 – January 15, 2001

On view are 2 highly detailed, fully functional, 1/6-size models of 19th-century mail delivery vehicles used in both urban and country settings.

Postal Museum
Fountains of Light: Islamic Metalwork from the Nuhad Es-Said Collection
September 17, 2000 – February 29, 2004

View a group of 27 inlaid precious metal objects from the Nuhad Es-Said Collection, considered one of the finest collections of Islamic metalwork in private hands.

Sackler Gallery
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.

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