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The Feather Trade and the American Conservation Movement The Feather Trade and the American Conservation Movement
February 27, 1999 – September 19, 1999

Concern about feathers for fashion adornment led to a campaign to preserve the nation's wildlife.

American History Museum
The Hirshhorn Collection at 25
February 25, 1999 – January 27, 2000

Celebrating the museum's 25th anniversary, fresh combinations of older works with new acquisitions underscore the breadth of the museum's collection.

Hirshhorn Museum
George and Martha Washington: Portraits from the Presidential Years
February 19, 1999 – August 8, 1999

Take a look at George and Martha Washington from the perspective of their contemporaries.

Portrait Gallery
Communities in a Changing Nation: The Promise of 19th-Century America Communities in a Changing Nation: The Promise of 19th-Century America
February 12, 1999 – September 3, 2012

Explore the excitement and dynamism of American life during the 19th century through the experiences of three communities: Bridgeport, Connecticut; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Charleston, South Carolina.

American History Museum
Graphic Design in the Mechanical Age: Selections from the Merrill C. Berman Collection
February 9, 1999 – May 23, 1999

View some 200 works of international graphic design created between the two World Wars, a time of great political upheaval.

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Baule: African Art/Western Eyes
February 7, 1999 – May 9, 1999

See more than 150 works that present the range of objects created by the Baule artists from Cote d'Ivoire, West Africa.

African Art Museum
Directions: Juliao Sarmento: Fundamental Accuracy
February 4, 1999 – June 20, 1999

On view are new works including sculptures and figurative paintings by this Portuguese painter.

Hirshhorn Museum
Behind the Himalayas: Paintings of Mustang
January 31, 1999 – September 26, 1999

Admire Australian architect and artist Robert Powell's watercolors using the same blazing colors found on the buildings of Mustang, a territory that thrusts northward from Nepal into Tibet.

Sackler Gallery
Paul Robeson: Artist and Citizen
January 29, 1999 – April 18, 1999

Celebrate the life of this remarkable man -- artist, singer, actor, athlete, and human rights activist -- with more than 150 objects that tell his story.

Portrait Gallery
1999 Recent Acquisitions: Part I
January 29, 1999 – January 9, 2000

This 2-part exhibition features selected paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, and sculpture acquired for the permanent collection.

Portrait Gallery
Masterworks of Indian Painting III
January 23, 1999 – August 8, 1999

View a changing selection of 16th- through 19th-century Indian paintings from the Mughal dynasty (1526-1858) and the Rajput courts.

Freer Gallery
L'Opera by David Beck
December 18, 1998 – April 25, 1999

Delight in a miniature opera house fantasy work featuring more than 200 animated characters.

American Art Museum
Communion of the Spirits: African American Quilters, Preservers, and Their Stories
November 19, 1998 – March 30, 1999

Some 80 quilted pieces and 155 photos illustrate varying methods used by quilters and fabric artists across the country.

A&I
Unlimited by Design
November 17, 1998 – March 21, 1999

Visit an exhibition that presents designs for products and spaces that serve the greatest spectrum of the population: from toddlers to 7-foot-tall basketball players to those who suffer from medical conditions.

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
50th Anniversary of the Transistor
November 11, 1998 – May 12, 1999

American History Museum
Roy Lichtenstein: Landscapes in the Chinese Style
November 8, 1998 – February 7, 1999

See 26 examples of Lichtenstein's works that reveal the influence of classic Chinese landscape paintings, along with 6 Chinese works that inspired him.

Sackler Gallery
Philippe Halsman: A Retrospective
November 6, 1998 – February 7, 1999

See some 80 new and vintage photographs that represent the full range of Halsman's (1906-1979) portraiture.

Portrait Gallery
Eyewinkers, Tumbleturds, and Candlebugs: The Art of Elizabeth Talford Scott
November 1, 1998 – January 2, 1999

View examples of the artist's embroidered and beaded fabrics incorporating stones, shells, bones, and other unexpected materials.

Anacostia Community Museum
Classic Black
November 1, 1998 – April 30, 1999

See some 100 rare photographs that reveal the rich and little-known history of African American dancers who performed classical ballet from the 1930s through 1960s.

Anacostia Community Museum
Art of the Gold Rush
October 30, 1998 – March 7, 1999

See some 65 paintings, watercolors, and drawings of images of the California Gold Rush of 1848 that focus on this period in American history.

American Art Museum