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The Art of John Cederquist: Reality of Illusion
March 31, 2000 – August 20, 2000

Enjoy 13 playful trompe l'oeil sculptures by the contemporary studio furniture maker.

Renwick Gallery
Highlights from the Archives Center's Collections
March 31, 2000 – July 10, 2000

American History Museum
R.G. Smith: The "Old Master" of the Sky
March 24, 2000 – September 5, 2000

Admire 25 artworks by Robert Grant "R.G." Smith, regarded by many as the American master painter of the history of flight.

Air and Space Museum
Census 2000: Counting America 1790-2000
March 23, 2000 – July 17, 2000

American History Museum
Directions: Leonardo Drew
March 16, 2000 – June 20, 2000

View a new work for the Directions Gallery created by Leonardo Drew who first gained critical attention in the early 90s for his large, wall-mounted sculptures made from distressed materials.

Hirshhorn Museum
The Artistry of African Currency
March 12, 2000 – July 23, 2000

View an exhibition that features various objects and related paraphernalia that have been used across Africa to facilitate trade and measure wealth.

African Art Museum
South Asian Sculpture
March 12, 2000 – September 7, 2003

Admire 19 examples of sculpture--including spectacular examples of gold jewelry--created to embellish sacred spaces in southern Asia.

Freer Gallery
Piano 300: Celebrating Three Centuries of People and Pianos Piano 300: Celebrating Three Centuries of People and Pianos
March 9, 2000 – October 21, 2001

Celebrate the birth of the piano and its three hundred years of influence with this exhibition of historical instruments and memorabilia.

Ripley Center
National Design Triennial: Design Culture Now
March 7, 2000 – August 6, 2000

Visit an exhibition featuring the work of 83 designers that focuses on emerging talent as well as established designers who continue to drive design practice.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Ritmos de Identidad: Fernando Ortiz's Legacy and the Howard Family Collection of Percussion Instruments
February 29, 2000 – August 1, 2000

See approximately 150 percussion instruments, books, photographs, and stamps used to explore percussion and its role in Afro-Caribbean music and to examine how cultural expressions travel to other lands, are preserved, and are transformed.

Robert Gober: Sculpture + Drawing
February 24, 2000 – April 23, 2000

See more than 100 drawings, a group of sculptures, and an early slide-projection installation by American artist Robert Gober.

Hirshhorn Museum
American Quilt Legacy Case: Child's Animal Quilt
February 15, 2000 – November 21, 2000

American History Museum
Celebrating Our New Collection Catalogue
February 10, 2000 – May 26, 2000

View seven objects--a vessel, mask, staff, and figures--taken from the permanent collection and featured in the new catalogue Selected Work From the Collection of the National Museum of African Art.

African Art Museum
The Dragon's Moan
February 6, 2000 – October 1, 2000

See three examples of the qin (or zither): one is from the original bequest of Charles Lang Freer and the other two are new acquisitions.

Freer Gallery
Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers, 1840 to the Present
February 4, 2000 – July 16, 2000

More than 300 images by 120 leading African American photographers document the black experience from slavery through the Civil Rights Era to the emergence of the present-day African American middle class.

Aircraft Models
January 27, 2000 – May 24, 2005

In several cases, see a selection of several hobby model airplanes, ranging from balsa wood to expensive models that require hours of meticulous work.

Air and Space Museum
A Concrete Vision: Oshogbo Art in the 1960s
January 23, 2000 – October 22, 2000

View works by 11 Nigerian artists of the Oshogbo Movement, center of a major artistic renaissance.

African Art Museum
The Artistry of Orchids
January 22, 2000 – June 4, 2000

Delight in hundreds of living orchids in specially designed garden spaces, some hanging from walls and trees, others displayed in flower beds.

Whatchamacallit: Natural Art
January 12, 2000 – August 15, 2001

On view is an environmental sculpture of entwined maple saplings -- approximately 8-1/2 feet high -- created on site by North Carolina artist Patrick Dougherty.

Natural History Museum
Young America: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
January 3, 2000 – May 29, 2003

Trace the transformation from colonies to nationhood from about 1760 to the decade after the Civil War in this exhibition.

American Art Museum