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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
Silver and Gold: Photographs of the Gold Rush
October 30, 1998 – March 7, 1999

Examine some 140 daguerreotypes that illustrate the life and landscape of the California Gold Rush of 1848.

American Art Museum
Theodore Roosevelt: Icon of the American Century Theodore Roosevelt: Icon of the American Century
October 27, 1998 – February 7, 1999

Visit a retrospective about the man whose progressive ideas significantly shaped our national character.

Portrait Gallery
GPS: A New Constellation GPS: A New Constellation
October 17, 1998 – Permanent

View an exhibition that examines the history, development, and current applications of the Global Positioning System (GPS).

Air and Space Museum
Pomo Indian Basket Weavers: Their Baskets and the Art Market
October 16, 1998 – January 18, 1999

Natural History Museum
Mayhem by Mail
October 16, 1998 – April 23, 2001

See objects used in the commission of postal crime, including a 1920s Tommy gun and fraudulent mail advertisements.

Postal Museum
A Visual Journey: Photographs by Lisa Law, 1964-1971 A Visual Journey: Photographs by Lisa Law, 1964-1971
October 16, 1998 – April 11, 1999

On view are more than 60 of Lisa Law's photographs documenting the sweeping personal and cultural changes of the 1960s.

American History Museum
Chuck Close
October 15, 1998 – January 10, 1999

This retrospective features some 80 paintings, drawings, prints, and photos by this American photo-realist artist.

Hirshhorn Museum
Beyond the Legacy: Anniversary Acquisitions
October 11, 1998 – April 11, 1999

In observance of the Freer's 75th anniversary, see 100 recent acquisitions that bridge four millennia of Asian art.

Freer Gallery
As Precious as Gold
October 7, 1998 – September 9, 2002

A 42-ounce gold nugget, mining tools, maps, personal items, photographs, and a dog sled used to deliver the mail illustrate the story of the 1897-98 rush for gold in Alaska and the Klondike.

Postal Museum
The Architecture of Reassurance: Designing the Disney Theme Parks
October 6, 1998 – January 10, 1999

See some 200 artifacts that reveal the methods of Disney's design team and trace the history of the parks from original concepts to present day developments.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum