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The Idea of China in Japanese Art
December 19, 1999 – June 11, 2000

See 50 examples of paintings, lacquerware, and ceramics that introduce the complex idea of China as it affected Japanese artistic production and appreciation.

Freer Gallery
Carousel Horses from the Fred and Mary Fried Art Collection
December 1, 1999 – January 31, 2000

American History Museum
Carousel Horses from the Fred and Mary Fried Art Collection
December 1, 1999 – March 31, 2000

American History Museum
In Place of Prairie
November 30, 1999 – March 7, 2000

Forty-eight photographs -- mostly black-and-white -- by Terry Evans reveal the beauty and diversity of prairies and the people who settled them.

Natural History Museum
Antoin Sevruguin and the Persian Image
November 21, 1999 – May 28, 2000

Images by Iranian photographer Antoin Sevruguin (d. 1933) offer a pictoral history of the social and cultural history of Iran.

Sackler Gallery
Constructing Identities: Recent Works by Jananne al-Ani
November 21, 1999 – February 28, 2000

On view are two pairs of large-format photographs and a related video by contemporary artist Jananne al-Ani that address Orientalism, and in particular the representation of women.

Sackler Gallery
"Make the Dirt Fly!": Building the Panama Canal
November 20, 1999 – January 22, 2001

The history of the building of the Panama Canal.

American History Museum
Birthday Tribute to Jacob Kainen
November 19, 1999 – January 3, 2000

See 7 paintings by local artist Jacob Kainen (b. 1909).

American Art Museum
Selections from the Washington Color School
November 19, 1999 – January 3, 2000

Admire 15 paintings from the Washington Color School, a group of local artists who painted bands of color and stained pigment into unprimed canvas to give greater impact to color and abstract form.

American Art Museum
Panama's Canal: Dawn of a New Era
November 19, 1999 – March 19, 2000

American History Museum
Directions: Shahzia Sikander
November 18, 1999 – February 23, 2000

Sikander creates luminous, vividly detailed, often autobiographical images of figures, creatures, and landscape elements that update the Asian miniature tradition.

Hirshhorn Museum
On Time On Time
November 18, 1999 – July 9, 2006

The changing ways Americans have measured, used and thought about time during the past 300 years.

American History Museum
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