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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

See 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
Tigers!
November 13, 1998 – October 3, 2001

Two large cases and a diorama explores the competition between Bengal tigers and humans over habitat in India -- a significant cause of the endangerment of tigers. 

Natural History Museum
Year of the Tiger
November 11, 1998 – April 26, 1999

Marvel at some 40 photographs by wildlife photographer Michael Nichols, from the National Geographic book Year of the Tiger.  

Natural History 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