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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
The Art of Jack Delano
September 19, 1998 – October 25, 1998

Trace the social themes found in Delano's work over the last 50 years in these 72 photos, including images of the Depression and Puerto Rican life during and after World War II.

Ripley Center
Andy Warhol's Flash—November 22, 1963
September 18, 1998 – December 27, 1998

This 14-print portfolio by Andy Warhol (1928-1987) interprets the media's coverage of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, beginning with the shooting on November 22, 1963, to the funeral three days later.

Portrait Gallery
Beyond the Maine: Imaging the New Empire
September 17, 1998 – October 13, 1998

See 80 photographs that illustrate life in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines after the Spanish-American War of 1898.

Ripley Center
The Art of Being Kuna: Layers of Meaning Among the Kuna of Panama The Art of Being Kuna: Layers of Meaning Among the Kuna of Panama
September 13, 1998 – March 21, 1999

See a 300-work exhibition focusing primarily on the "molas" (colorful, richly decorated applique blouses), for which the Kuna of Panama are world-renowned.

American Indian Museum New York
Daniel Brush: Gold without Boundaries
September 11, 1998 – January 10, 1999

View some 60 objects, from jewelry to sculpture created from 1974-1997, that feature exotic metals and metalworking techniques.  

Renwick Gallery
The Stonewares of Charles Fergus Binns: The Father of American Studio Ceramics
September 11, 1998 – January 3, 1999

60 stoneware vases, bottles, bowls, and jars, dating from 1888 to 1943, by Charles Fergus Binns, are on view.

American Art Museum
Who Invented the Environment?
September 11, 1998 – September 27, 1999

2 small cases compare society's ideal of nature and the reality measured by scientific instruments.  

American History Museum
Arriba! The History of Flight in Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean
August 31, 1998 – November 30, 1998

View 35 photographs and 8 models chronicle the development of aviation in Latin America.

Air and Space Museum
African Forms in the Furniture of Pierre Legrain African Forms in the Furniture of Pierre Legrain
August 16, 1998 – November 29, 1998

See an exhibition that explores the influence African chairs and stools had on the work of French artist Pierre Legrain (1889-1929), who is credited as one of the founders of the Art Deco style.

African Art Museum
The Buddha's Art of Healing: Tibetan Medical Painting From Buryatia
August 2, 1998 – January 3, 1999

See 17 paintings from a 1920s copy of a 17th-century Tibetan illustrated medical text The Blue Beryl that examine the medical traditions of Buddhist healing.

Sackler Gallery
A Collector's Vision of Puerto Rico A Collector's Vision of Puerto Rico
July 31, 1998 – October 16, 2000

Carnival masks and costumes, musical instruments, colonial art, and jewelry from Teodoro Vidal's collection explore Puerto Rican history and culture during the past 500 years.

American History Museum
Rural Routes: Folk Art Mailboxes of America: 1998
July 30, 1998 – November 5, 1998

See the winning mailbox from the National Postal Museum's Folk Art Mailbox Contest and photographs of the 10 runners-up.

Postal Museum
State, Local, and Tribal Waterfowl Stamps
July 4, 1998 – December 31, 1998

See more than 40 rare state, local, and tribal waterfowl stamps, part of the legacy of state and local conservation programs started to restore dwindling North American waterfowl populations; unlike federal duck stamps, most of these are nonpictorial.

Postal Museum
Whistler and the Leylands
July 3, 1998 – June 6, 1999

See 31 works--primarily etchings and drypoints--that focus on Whistler's printmaking career under the patronage of Frederick Richards Leyland, a Liverpool ship owner.

Freer Gallery
Directions: Tony Oursler: Video Dolls with Tracy Leipold
July 2, 1998 – September 7, 1998

This first solo exhibition features video-animated sculptures by this New York-based artist.

Hirshhorn Museum
Earth Today: A Digital View of Our Dynamic Planet
July 2, 1998 – May 25, 2000

Witness a nearly-instant portrait of Earth projected on a 10-foot screen from information received from orbiting satellites and global monitoring networks.

Air and Space Museum