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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.

A&I
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.

A&I
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.

A&I
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
Scenes of American Life: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
January 3, 2000 – May 29, 2003

This exhibition features works showcasing the exhilaration of the Roaring Twenties, the stark drama of the Great Depression, the common cause of the War years, and the country's new confidence after World War II and beyond. I

American Art Museum
Modernism and Abstraction: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
January 3, 2000 – May 29, 2003

Modernism and Abstraction features art related to radical transformations in the 20th century, from emerging technologies to new political theories. I

American Art Museum
Lure of the West: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum Lure of the West: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
January 3, 2000 – May 29, 2003

This exhibition includes paintings and sculptures from the 1820s through the 1940s. Artists included are Charles Bird King, George Catlin, Irving Couse, Olin Warner, Emanuel Leutze, Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran, and others.

American Art Museum
Arte Latino: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
January 3, 2000 – May 29, 2003

Arte Latino celebrates the vitality of Latino art traditions and innovations from the 18th through the 20th centuries.

American Art Museum
The Gilded Age: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
January 3, 2000 – May 29, 2003

This exhibition features artists who brought a new sophistication and elegance into American art from the 1870s through the 1920s. Inc

American Art Museum
Contemporary Folk Art: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
January 3, 2000 – May 29, 2003

Contemporary Folk Art showcases self-taught artists of the past 40 years. Many have been unknown to the public until the past decade and have often worked in isolation or in small communities around the country.

American Art Museum