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The Tea Ceremony in Japan
April 4, 1999 – June 2, 2000

Explore the basic procedures of the Japanese Tea ceremony, focusing on the range of objects used in typical gatherings for both thick tea (koicha) and thin tea (usucha).

Freer Gallery
Picturing Old New England: Image and Memory
April 2, 1999 – August 22, 1999

Featured are some 173 paintings, sculptures, prints, and photographs of New England produced between 1865-1945.

American Art Museum
Devi: The Great Goddess Devi: The Great Goddess
March 28, 1999 – September 6, 1999

See Devi (The Great Female Goddess of India) presented in approximately 120 works—paintings and sculptures in bronze, stone, and terra-cotta—ranging over a period of 2,000 years.

Sackler Gallery
Sokari Douglas Camp: Church Ede, A Tribute to Her Father
March 21, 1999 – June 20, 1999

View an exhibition that showcases the work of Nigerian artist Sokari Douglas Camp (b. 1958). The artist has created figurative works in steel that evoke memories of her youth in southeastern Nigeria.

African Art Museum
Shaker: Furnishings for the Simple Life
March 19, 1999 – July 25, 1999

Learn about the decorative arts, furniture, and tools designed, made, and used by members of a Shaker community in Mount Lebanon, NY.

Renwick Gallery
Dominic Di Mare: A Retrospective
March 19, 1999 – July 25, 1999

Visit a 30-year retrospective of weavings, handmade paper, wall pieces, and sculptures of this San Francisco Bay-area artist.

Renwick Gallery
Down with the FRAUDS: Taxation as Consumer Protection
March 12, 1999 – September 10, 1999

Learn how revenue stamps identified imitation food products and paid for enforcement of new consumer laws starting in the 1870s.

Postal Museum
The Feather Trade and the American Conservation Movement The Feather Trade and the American Conservation Movement
February 27, 1999 – September 19, 1999

Concern about feathers for fashion adornment led to a campaign to preserve the nation's wildlife.

American History Museum
The Hirshhorn Collection at 25
February 25, 1999 – January 27, 2000

Celebrating the museum's 25th anniversary, fresh combinations of older works with new acquisitions underscore the breadth of the museum's collection.

Hirshhorn Museum
George and Martha Washington: Portraits from the Presidential Years
February 19, 1999 – August 8, 1999

A look at the Washingtons from the perspective of their contemporaries.

Portrait Gallery
Communities in a Changing Nation: The Promise of 19th-Century America Communities in a Changing Nation: The Promise of 19th-Century America
February 12, 1999 – September 3, 2012

Explore the excitement and dynamism of American life during the 19th century through the experiences of three communities: Bridgeport, Connecticut; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Charleston, South Carolina.

American History Museum
Graphic Design in the Mechanical Age: Selections from the Merrill C. Berman Collection
February 9, 1999 – May 23, 1999

View some 200 works of international graphic design created between the two World Wars, a time of great political upheaval. 

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Baule: African Art/Western Eyes
February 7, 1999 – May 9, 1999

See more than 150 works that present the range of objects created by the Baule artists from Cote d'Ivoire, West Africa.

African Art Museum
Directions: Juliao Sarmento: Fundamental Accuracy
February 4, 1999 – June 20, 1999

On view are new works including sculptures and figurative paintings by this Portuguese painter. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Behind the Himalayas: Paintings of Mustang
January 31, 1999 – September 26, 1999

Admire Australian architect and artist Robert Powell's watercolors using the same blazing colors found on the buildings of Mustang, a territory that thrusts northward from Nepal into Tibet.

Sackler Gallery
Paul Robeson: Artist and Citizen
January 29, 1999 – April 18, 1999

Paul Robeson All-American football player, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Rutgers University, and world-renowned actor and singer was one of the twentieth century's most talented Americans. He was also one of this century's most controversial figures because of his outspoken criticism of American racism and his admiration for Soviet Communism.

Portrait Gallery
Masterworks of Indian Painting III
January 23, 1999 – August 8, 1999

View a changing selection of 16th- through 19th-century Indian paintings from the Mughal dynasty (1526-1858) and the Rajput courts.

Freer Gallery
Communion of the Spirits: African American Quilters, Preservers, and Their Stories
November 19, 1998 – March 30, 1999

Some 80 quilted pieces and 155 photos illustrate varying methods used by quilters and fabric artists across the country.

A&I
Unlimited by Design
November 17, 1998 – March 21, 1999

Visit an exhibition that presents designs for products and spaces that serve the greatest spectrum of the population: from toddlers to 7-foot-tall basketball players to those who suffer from medical conditions.  

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
50th Anniversary of the Transistor
November 11, 1998 – May 12, 1999

American History Museum