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Imaging the Word: Selections of Calligraphy from the Islamic World
November 17, 1999 – May 7, 2000

Visit an exhibition highlighting recent acquisitions, composed of 30 examples of kufic or angular script and folios copied in the six different cursive scripts, including contemporary examples.

Sackler Gallery
Missing You: Last Letters from World War II
November 11, 1999 – April 30, 2000

Opening on Veterans Day, this exhibition features the last letters written by six members of the U.S. armed forces during World War II. 

Postal Museum
DigiLab
November 10, 1999 – January 2, 2005

American History Museum
Documentary Photographs from the Underwood & Underwood Glass Sterographic Collection
November 4, 1999 – November 30, 1999

American History Museum
Exhibiting George Washington
October 30, 1999 – May 21, 2000

American History Museum
Tete a Tete: Portraits by Henri Cartier-Bresson
October 29, 1999 – January 9, 2000

Best known as the photographer who first captured the "decisive moment" on film in the 1930s, Henri Cartier-Bresson has been making portraits throughout his career as an artist and photojournalist. In 1997, on the eve of his 90th birthday, he created an exhibition (and a book with the same name), on his work covering five decades. 

Portrait Gallery
Two Views of Venice: Canaletto and Menpes
October 26, 1999 – December 19, 1999

View 46 prints by the artists Canaletto and Mortimer Menpes, that offer intimate and personal views of Venice and its surroundings as well as virtuoso technique and innovation in printmaking.

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Galapagos: A Living Laboratory
October 23, 1999 – November 13, 2000

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

View 56 rarely seen watercolors by Edward Hopper, made between 1923 and the mid-40s.

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

Visit 15 major works of newly acquired African American art, including 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 known 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

View 30 figural oil paintings and 4 sculptures from this important collection.

American Art Museum