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Duke Ellington, Renaissance Man: "Edward, You Are Blessed"
April 27, 1999 – May 31, 1999

American History Museum
Duke Ellington and the Smithsonian
April 27, 1999 – November 18, 1999

American History Museum
Duke Ellington: Photographed by Herman Leonard and William Claxton
April 27, 1999 – March 30, 2003

American History Museum
Abbott Thayer: The Nature of Art Abbott Thayer: The Nature of Art
April 23, 1999 – September 6, 1999

Take a look at the life and work of this "soul painter."

American Art Museum
Franklin and His Friends: Portraying the Man of Science in Eighteenth-Century America
April 16, 1999 – September 6, 1999

See portraits of Benjamin Franklin and his friend, men who shared a passion for science.

Portrait Gallery
Faces of Friendship: The Art-World Circle of Joseph and Olga Hirshhorn in Documentary Photographs
April 7, 1999 – May 9, 1999

On view are photographs of artists who were friends of museum founder, Joseph Hirshhorn. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Selections from the Japanese Collection
April 4, 1999 – November 28, 1999

See 35 works of Japanese art--painting, calligraphy, ceramics, and mixed media--many of which have never been exhibited before and are recent acquisitions.

Freer Gallery
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

Observe 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

Take a look at George and Martha Washington 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, Smithsonian 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