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Roy Lichtenstein: Landscapes in the Chinese Style
November 8, 1998 – February 7, 1999

See 26 examples of Lichtenstein's works that reveal the influence of classic Chinese landscape paintings, along with 6 Chinese works that inspired him. 

Sackler Gallery
Philippe Halsman: A Retrospective
November 6, 1998 – February 7, 1999

Some 80 new and vintage photographs represent the full range of Halsman's (1906-1979) portraiture.

Portrait Gallery
Eyewinkers, Tumbleturds, and Candlebugs: The Art of Elizabeth Talford Scott
November 1, 1998 – January 2, 1999

View examples of the artist's embroidered and beaded fabrics incorporating stones, shells, bones, and other unexpected materials.

Anacostia Community Museum
Classic Black
November 1, 1998 – April 30, 1999

See some 100 rare photographs that reveal the rich and little-known history of African American dancers who performed classical ballet from the 1930s through 1960s.

Anacostia Community Museum
Art of the Gold Rush
October 30, 1998 – March 7, 1999

Some 65 paintings, watercolors, and drawings of images of the California Gold Rush of 1848 focus on this period in American history.

American Art Museum
Silver and Gold: Photographs of the Gold Rush
October 30, 1998 – March 7, 1999

Some 140 daguerreotypes illustrate the life and landscape of the California Gold Rush of 1848. 

American Art Museum
Theodore Roosevelt: Icon of the American Century Theodore Roosevelt: Icon of the American Century
October 27, 1998 – February 7, 1999

A retrospective about the man whose progressive ideas significantly shaped our national character.

Portrait Gallery
GPS: A New Constellation GPS: A New Constellation
October 17, 1998 – Permanent

View an exhibition that examines the history, development, and current applications of the Global Positioning System (GPS).

Air and Space Museum
Pomo Indian Basket Weavers: Their Baskets and the Art Market
October 16, 1998 – January 18, 1999

Natural History Museum
Mayhem by Mail
October 16, 1998 – April 23, 2001

See objects used in the commission of postal crime, including a 1920s Tommy gun and fraudulent mail advertisements.

Postal Museum
A Visual Journey: Photographs by Lisa Law, 1964-1971 A Visual Journey: Photographs by Lisa Law, 1964-1971
October 16, 1998 – April 11, 1999

On view are more than 60 of Lisa Law's photographs documenting the sweeping personal and cultural changes of the 1960s.

American History Museum
Chuck Close
October 15, 1998 – January 10, 1999

This retrospective features some 80 paintings, drawings, prints, and photos by this American photo-realist artist.

Hirshhorn Museum
Beyond the Legacy: Anniversary Acquisitions
October 11, 1998 – April 11, 1999

In observance of the Freer's 75th anniversary, see 100 recent acquisitions that bridge four millennia of Asian art.

Freer Gallery
As Precious as Gold
October 7, 1998 – September 9, 2002

A 42-ounce gold nugget, mining tools, maps, personal items, photographs, and a dog sled used to deliver the mail illustrate the story of the 1897-98 rush for gold in Alaska and the Klondike.

Postal Museum
The Architecture of Reassurance: Designing the Disney Theme Parks
October 6, 1998 – January 10, 1999

See some 200 artifacts that reveal the methods of Disney's design team and trace the history of the parks from original concepts to present day developments. 

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
The Jesuits and the Grand Mogul: Renaissance Art at the Imperial Court of India (1580-1630)
September 27, 1998 – April 4, 1999

See 22 paintings, books, and objects that show the blending of Eastern and Western artistic styles resulting from the presence of early Catholic missions in Asia.

Sackler Gallery
Eyeing America: Robert Cottingham Prints Eyeing America: Robert Cottingham Prints
September 25, 1998 – January 31, 1999

American Art Museum
Frontier Photographer: Edward S. Curtis Frontier Photographer: Edward S. Curtis
September 23, 1998 – September 27, 1999

This exhibition features images from Curtis's comprehensive 20-volume study The North American Indian (1907-1930) and examines the personal and professional struggles he faced in producing his landmark work.

American History Museum
Red Alert
September 21, 1998 – November 26, 1999

Natural History Museum
South Africa 1936-1949: Photographs by Constance Stuart Larrabee South Africa 1936-1949: Photographs by Constance Stuart Larrabee
September 20, 1998 – February 28, 1999

See 79 black and white images taken by Larrabee (b. 1914) in the '30s and '40s that document the lives of African peoples in both rural and urban settings.

African Art Museum