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Looping the Loop: Posters of Early Flight
April 29, 2000 – July 9, 2000

To honor the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers' great accomplishment, more than 30 posters chronicle modern aviation from its earliest inception of balloons and dirigibles to mono- and biplanes.

Air and Space Museum
Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga
April 29, 2000 – August 13, 2000

Commemorating the 1,000-year anniversary of the Vikings' landing in North America, this exhibition explores the impact of Leif Ericsson's journey and introduces new archaeological evidence that expands knowledge of early Scandinavian and North American life. 

Natural History Museum
Duke Ellington: The Spirit of Music
April 25, 2000 – May 29, 2000

This annual student art exhibition is part of the Duke Ellington Youth Project, an ongoing partnership between the National Museum of American History's Program in African American Culture and the District of Columbia School System's Multicultural and Values Education branch.

American History Museum
Dali's Optical Illusions
April 19, 2000 – June 18, 2000

Contemplate 60 paintings and drawings created from the early 1920s to the 1970s by the Spanish artist Salvador Dali (1904-1989) that focus specifically on his exploration of optics and perception.

Hirshhorn Museum
Fast Attacks and Boomers: Submarines in the Cold War Fast Attacks and Boomers: Submarines in the Cold War
April 12, 2000 – June 1, 2003

This exhibition reviews the early history of submarines and their radical transformation after World War II.

American History Museum
Reservation X: The Power of Place
April 9, 2000 – August 20, 2000

View installation pieces by seven native artists from across Canada and the United States that express the complex connections between community and identity.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
In Search of Giant Squid In Search of Giant Squid
April 1, 2000 – May 6, 2005

Two preserved giant squids are on view. The rare Taningia danae is often referred to as the world's largest flasher because of its ability to flash brilliant blue-green light in the ocean depths. Architeuthis dux, displayed in the museum since 1983, is the world's largest invertebrate.

Natural History Museum
The Renwick Invitational: Five Women in Craft
March 31, 2000 – August 20, 2000

Examine the work of five women artists from diverse regions and backgrounds, showcasing their works in porcelain, basketry, and metal.

Renwick Gallery
The Art of John Cederquist: Reality of Illusion
March 31, 2000 – August 20, 2000

Enjoy 13 playful trompe l'oeil sculptures by the contemporary studio furniture maker.

Renwick Gallery
Highlights from the Archives Center's Collections
March 31, 2000 – July 10, 2000

See sheet music, scrapbooks, baseball program books and scorecards, baseball cards (both old and new), sportswear and equipment catalogs, and advertising materials. 

American History Museum
R.G. Smith: The "Old Master" of the Sky
March 24, 2000 – September 5, 2000

Admire 25 artworks by Robert Grant "R.G." Smith, regarded by many as the American master painter of the history of flight.

Air and Space Museum
Census 2000: Counting America 1790-2000
March 23, 2000 – July 17, 2000

Photographs and objects used in the census in 1960 and 2000 are used to trace the history of the official census in the United States from 1790 to 2000 and explore such topics as population growth and census statistics.

American History Museum
Directions: Leonardo Drew
March 16, 2000 – June 20, 2000

View a new work for the Directions Gallery created by Leonardo Drew who first gained critical attention in the early 90s for his large, wall-mounted sculptures made from distressed materials.

Hirshhorn Museum
The Artistry of African Currency
March 12, 2000 – July 23, 2000

View an exhibition that features various objects and related paraphernalia that have been used across Africa to facilitate trade and measure wealth.

African Art Museum
South Asian Sculpture
March 12, 2000 – September 7, 2003

Admire 19 examples of sculpture--including spectacular examples of gold jewelry--created to embellish sacred spaces in southern Asia.

Freer Gallery
Piano 300: Celebrating Three Centuries of People and Pianos
March 9, 2000 – October 21, 2001

Celebrate the birth of the piano and its three hundred years of influence with this exhibition of historical instruments and memorabilia.

Ripley Center
National Design Triennial: Design Culture Now
March 7, 2000 – August 6, 2000

Visit an exhibition featuring the work of 83 designers that focuses on emerging talent as well as established designers who continue to drive design practice.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Ritmos de Identidad: Fernando Ortiz's Legacy and the Howard Family Collection of Percussion Instruments
February 29, 2000 – August 1, 2000

See approximately 150 percussion instruments, books, photographs, and stamps used to explore percussion and its role in Afro-Caribbean music and to examine how cultural expressions travel to other lands, are preserved, and are transformed.

A&I
Robert Gober: Sculpture + Drawing
February 24, 2000 – April 23, 2000

See more than 100 drawings, a group of sculptures, and an early slide-projection installation by American artist Robert Gober.

Hirshhorn Museum
American Quilt Legacy Case: Child's Animal Quilt
February 15, 2000 – November 21, 2000

This quilt of 40 blocks appliqued with animals was made by Ruth Jones Black Patrick of Montgomery, Alabama. Mrs. Patrick began the quilt when her son Edward was born in 1932 and added to it as he grew; she completed the quilt in 1952. 

American History Museum