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Paint by Number: Accounting for Taste in the 1950s
April 6, 2001 – January 27, 2002

This exhibition highlights the paint-by-number fad initiated by Max S. Klein, owner of the Palmer Paint Co., and artist Dan Robbins and explores the cultural implications of the art fad.

American History Museum
Seth Eastman Watercolors: A Soldier Artist Among the Dakota
April 5, 2001 – October 7, 2001

View the watercolor paintings of Dakota life by Seth Eastman, Army officer and one of the leading pictorial historians of Native Americans in the 19th century.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Roberto Clemente
April 1, 2001 – January 25, 2002

One of baseball's great icons -- Roberto Clemente Walker (1938-1972), who was honored on 2 U.S. postage stamps -- is highlighted in this exhibition.

Postal Museum
From Sea to Shining Sea
April 1, 2001 – September 27, 2001

This large painting by Robert Lyn Nelson represents the diversity of America's oceans and the beauty they hold. 

Natural History Museum
Leafing Through History: Discovering the Roots of Plant Classification
March 30, 2001 – May 30, 2001

See a selection of herbals, the scientific illustrations that have helped taxonomists clarify their work.

Natural History Museum
The Underwater Web: Cabling the Seas
March 23, 2001 – March 10, 2002

Placing today's Internet in a historical context, this exhibition considers the technical and social issues associated with the creation of the international telegraph network.

American History Museum
Cabling the Seas: Archives and Artifacts
March 20, 2001 – May 2, 2001

Archival materials related to cables from the Western Union Telegraph Company Collection (telegraphy), Warshaw Collection of Business Americana (telegraphy), George C. Clark Collection (radio), and Anglo-American Telegraph Company Collection (submarine telegraphy) are on view. 

American History Museum
Aluminum by Design: Jewelry to Jets
March 20, 2001 – July 15, 2001

View more than 100 objects that trace aluminum's first appearance in precious and fine jewelry through early modernist uses in architecture and interiors to its present and envisioned role in aeronautics and other major industries.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Directions: Tim Hawkinson
March 15, 2001 – July 1, 2001

Los Angeles-based artist Tim Hawkinson uses castoff materials, deadpan humor, kitsch imagery and quirky mechanics to create constructions and drawings that are subtle meditations on human nature and the passage of time.

Hirshhorn Museum
USA Clay
March 9, 2001 – July 15, 2001

Visit some 80 pieces of ceramics--ranging from functional wares to conceptual sculptures and from folk art to works that emphasize particular firing techniques.

Renwick Gallery
Columbus' Voyage of Discovery: The Columbian Series of 1893
March 8, 2001 – May 6, 2002

See the first large-format commemorative stamps issued in the United States: the 1893 Columbian issues.

Postal Museum
Workers at the White House
March 5, 2001 – May 2001

See 10 photo-and-text panels present workers at the White House.

Arts and Industries
Gifts of Pride and Love: Kiowa and Comanche Cradles
March 4, 2001 – May 27, 2001

See historic Kiowa and Comanche lattice cradleboards, which are among the most beautiful expressions of Plains Indian bead design of the late 19th and early 20th century. Two new cradles were also created for this exhibition.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Newborn Ancestors: The Art and Articles of Plains Indian Children
March 4, 2001 – May 27, 2001

See cradleboards, clothing, and games offer insights into traditions that nurture the lives of Native children from the Great Plains.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Real and Imagined Places in Japanese Art
March 4, 2001 – October 21, 2001

Visit 29 Japanese paintings, ceramics, and lacquer works that present various views of real and imagined places.

Freer Gallery
Dinner for Five: Japanese Serving Dishes for Elegant Meals
March 4, 2001 – October 21, 2001

View ceramic dishes used for "kaiseki," a light meal that originated in the Japanese tea ceremony but later also flourished in the context of stylish restaurants.

Freer Gallery
William Kentridge
February 28, 2001 – May 13, 2001

View 13 animated short films and some 60 related figure drawings created since the late 1980s by South African artist William Kentridge.

Hirshhorn Museum
Contemporary Art from India
February 14, 2001 – October 24, 2001

Juxtaposing modern with folk and tribal art, see five bold contemporary canvases by Indian artists and three large terra-cotta figures--a warrior, a horse, and a bull--sculpted by village craftsmen.

Sackler Gallery
Manifestations of the Spirit: Photographs of Afro-Brazilian Religion by Phyllis Galembo
February 2, 2001 – January 1, 2002

These 16 photographs show the immediacy and vitality of practitioners of the Afro-Brazilian religion Candomble, as well as the visual continuity of practices, symbols, and ideas between Africa and Brazil.

Natural History Museum
Indian Peace Medals from the Schermer Collection, National Portrait Gallery
January 26, 2001 – June 4, 2001

View 19 peace medals presented by the U.S. government to Indian tribal leaders between 1793 and 1881 to secure treaties and cement political loyalties. Also see a complete 3-volume set of The History of Indian Tribes of North America by Thomas L. McKenney and James Hall, one of the 19th century's most important works on the American Indian.

Smithsonian Castle

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