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Concerned Theatre Japan: The Graphic Art of Japanese Theatre, 1960-1980
June 24, 1998 – August 22, 1998

See 70 posters by post-WWII avant-garde artists that focus on theater as a vehicle for innovations in graphic design in Japan in the 1960s and 70s. 

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Under the Sun: An Outdoor Exhibition of Light
June 21, 1998 – October 25, 1998

Explore Earth's greatest power source--solar energy--and its potential as a catalyst for design, both practical and visionary. 

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Desert Voices, Desert Light/Luces y voces del desierto
June 19, 1998 – August 30, 1998

See approximately 60 photographs of the Chihuahuan desert, accompanied by an audio of voices and sounds of the desert.

Ripley Center
David Hockney's Grand Canyon
June 19, 1998 – September 7, 1998

On view is a 24-foot-wide oil painting entitled A Bigger Grand Canyon that consists of 60 small canvases mounted as one continuous image.

American Art Museum
Triumph of the Spirit: Carlos Alfonzo, A Survey (1975-1991)
June 18, 1998 – September 13, 1998

This first career retrospective features the ideographic and autobiographical works of the Cuban-American painter, who died of AIDS in 1991.

Hirshhorn Museum
A Country of Three Seas
June 16, 1998 – July 15, 1998

Investigate 43 poster-size color photos by Diego Samper that explore 3 regions of Colombia -- the Caribbean, the Pacific Coast, and the Amazon basin. 

National Zoo
Colombia: A Botanical Expedition
June 16, 1998 – September 23, 1998

Visit 54 reproductions of original botanical illustrations produced between 1782-1816 under the direction of Jose Celestino Mutis, leader of Spain's Royal Botanical Expedition in Colombia.  

National Zoo
Charles Lang Freer and Egypt Charles Lang Freer and Egypt
June 13, 1998 – August 14, 2011

See some 70 small glass vessels, bronzes, amulets, and sculptures from the New Kingdom to the Roman Period from Freer's eclectic collection of Egyptian artifacts.

Freer Gallery
Business Wings Business Wings
June 12, 1998 – July 17, 2000

Learn the history of business aviation from open-cockpit biplanes used after World War I to the Lear jet.

Air and Space Museum
Fountains: Splash and Spectacle
June 9, 1998 – October 11, 1998

View some 250 artifacts--drawings, prints, photographs, and videos--that explore the roles of the fountain, from the Renaissance to the present. 

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
African American Fiber Artists
June 6, 1998 – October 11, 1998

View an exhibition that features textile, fiber, and wearable art.

Anacostia Community Museum
Japanese Art in the Age of Koetsu
June 6, 1998 – February 15, 1999

View 44 paintings, calligraphy, ceramics, and lacquerware created by Hon'ami Koetsu (1558-1637) and his contemporaries during Kyoto's cultural renaissance of the early 17th century.

Freer Gallery
Opening Our Doors: Selections from the Design Resource Center
June 4, 1998 – August 30, 1998

See items from the Design Resource Center's 4 collecting departments--Drawings & Prints, Wallcoverings, Textiles, and Applied Arts & Industrial Design.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
The Collection in Context: Henry Moore's Stringed Figure No. 1
June 4, 1998 – September 7, 1998

A 1-gallery installation focuses on Stringed Figure No. 1 (1937), a cherrywood & string sculpture by this British artist.

Hirshhorn Museum
Indian Humor
May 31, 1998 – August 2, 1998

Paintings, sculpture, photographs, textiles, and mixed-media by 38 artists focus on the depth and vitality of Native American humor.

American Indian Museum New York
The Grand Mankala Game
May 28, 1998 – May 27, 1998

See  6 mankala game boards.

African Art Museum
Speak to My Heart: Communities of Faith and Contemporary African American Life Speak to My Heart: Communities of Faith and Contemporary African American Life
May 22, 1998 – September 19, 2000

View documents, photographs, and music that explore the role of the black church in major American cities, including Washington, D.C.

A&I
1848: New Border, New Nation
May 16, 1998 – March 7, 1999

This showcase reviews the history surrounding the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (Feb. 2, 1848), which ended the Mexican War of 1848.

American History Museum
The Jewels of Lalique
May 15, 1998 – August 16, 1998

Examine 230 pieces of Rene Lalique's (1860-1945) Art Nouveau jewelry along with early works in glass, 50 drawings for jewelry design and other memorabilia.

Ripley Center
The Graceful Envelope: 1998
May 6, 1998 – April 30, 1999

These 75 hand-crafted envelopes were submitted by professional calligraphers from around the world.

Postal Museum