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A Concrete Vision: Oshogbo Art in the 1960s
January 23, 2000 – October 22, 2000

View works by 11 Nigerian artists of the Oshogbo Movement, center of a major artistic renaissance.

African Art Museum
The Artistry of Orchids
January 22, 2000 – June 4, 2000

Delight in hundreds of living orchids in specially designed garden spaces, some hanging from walls and trees, others displayed in flower beds.

A&I
Whatchamacallit: Natural Art
January 12, 2000 – August 15, 2001

On view is an environmental sculpture of entwined maple saplings -- approximately 8-1/2 feet high -- created on site by North Carolina artist Patrick Dougherty.

Natural History Museum
Young America: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
January 3, 2000 – May 29, 2003

Trace the transformation from colonies to nationhood from about 1760 to the decade after the Civil War in this exhibition.

American Art Museum
Scenes of American Life: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
January 3, 2000 – May 29, 2003

This exhibition features works showcasing the exhilaration of the Roaring Twenties, the stark drama of the Great Depression, the common cause of the War years, and the country's new confidence after World War II and beyond. I

American Art Museum
Modernism and Abstraction: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
January 3, 2000 – May 29, 2003

Modernism and Abstraction features art related to radical transformations in the 20th century, from emerging technologies to new political theories. I

American Art Museum
Lure of the West: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum Lure of the West: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
January 3, 2000 – May 29, 2003

This exhibition includes paintings and sculptures from the 1820s through the 1940s. Artists included are Charles Bird King, George Catlin, Irving Couse, Olin Warner, Emanuel Leutze, Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran, and others.

American Art Museum
Arte Latino: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
January 3, 2000 – May 29, 2003

Arte Latino celebrates the vitality of Latino art traditions and innovations from the 18th through the 20th centuries.

American Art Museum
The Gilded Age: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
January 3, 2000 – May 29, 2003

This exhibition features artists who brought a new sophistication and elegance into American art from the 1870s through the 1920s. Inc

American Art Museum
Contemporary Folk Art: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
January 3, 2000 – May 29, 2003

Contemporary Folk Art showcases self-taught artists of the past 40 years. Many have been unknown to the public until the past decade and have often worked in isolation or in small communities around the country.

American Art Museum
American Impressionism: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
January 3, 2000 – May 29, 2003

This exhibition presents works by turn-of-the-century painters who often worked outdoors to capture brilliant effects of light and color.

American Art Museum
Treasures to Go
January 3, 2000 – May 29, 2003

During the renovation of the American Art Museum, the museum is touring Treasures to Go -- a series of the following 8 thematic exhibitions, with each showcasing a variety of works from the museum's collections.

American Art Museum
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
1999 Holiday Trees
December 3, 1999 – January 2, 2000

See 6 holiday trees featuring old-time favorite themes. 

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

Documents and photographs from several carousel companies highlight the history of carousels.  

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

This exhibition explores the background, planning, and construction of the Panama Canal, focusing on 19th- and early 20th-century activities and concluding with events in 1915 marking the opening of the 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