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Exhibiting George Washington
October 30, 1999 – May 21, 2000

This showcase marks the bicentennial of the death of George Washington on December 14, 1799, and discusses the use and display of the museum's Washington collections since they first came to the Smithsonian Institution in 1883. 

American History Museum
Tete a Tete: Portraits by Henri Cartier-Bresson Tete a Tete: Portraits by Henri Cartier-Bresson
October 29, 1999 – January 9, 2000

Best known as the photographer who first captured the "decisive moment" on film in the 1930s, Henri Cartier-Bresson has been making portraits throughout his career as an artist and photojournalist. In 1997, on the eve of his 90th birthday, he created an exhibition (and a book with the same name), on his work covering five decades.

Portrait Gallery
Two Views of Venice: Canaletto and Menpes
October 26, 1999 – December 19, 1999

View 46 prints by the artists Canaletto and Mortimer Menpes, that offer intimate and personal views of Venice and its surroundings as well as virtuoso technique and innovation in printmaking.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Galapagos: A Living Laboratory
October 23, 1999 – November 13, 2000

This research case features specimens of new species and information on how the movie Galapagos was made, along with an explanation of why the Galapagos Islands are important and information on the work of Smithsonian scientists who are featured in the film. 

Natural History Museum
Edward Hopper: The Watercolors
October 22, 1999 – January 3, 2000

View 56 rarely seen watercolors by Edward Hopper, made between 1923 and the mid-40s.

American Art Museum
History in a Vacuum
October 16, 1999 – April 16, 2000

This showcase traces the history and changing practices of cleaning carpets and floors, from carpet beaters to brooms to sophisticated vacuum cleaners.  

American History Museum
Rural Routes: Folk Art Mailboxes of America: 1999
October 8, 1999 – April 13, 2000

Photographs of the top 5 finalists in the nationwide 1999 Folk Art Mailbox contest are on view.

Postal Museum
Regarding Beauty: A View of the Late Twentieth Century
October 7, 1999 – January 17, 2000

Examine how late 20th-century artists perceive beauty through some 88 paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings, and mixed-media works.

Hirshhorn Museum
Sporting Invention
October 6, 1999 – December 6, 2001

Objects include the skis and tennis rackets invented by Howard Head and an accessible snowboard for the disabled, currently under development by student inventors at Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass.  

American History Museum
Instrument of Change: Jim Schoppert Retrospective Exhibition, 1947-1992
October 3, 1999 – February 6, 2000

Examine the work of Tlingit artist James Schoppert (1947-1992) in this exhibition of 50 objects, which include carvings, masks, and poetry.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Through These Eyes: The Photography of P.H. Polk
October 1, 1999 – December 1, 1999

See more than 100 photographs by P. H. Polk (1898-1984) portray southern life in its many moods.

Anacostia Community Museum
African American Art: Recent Acquisitions
October 1, 1999 – January 3, 2000

Visit 15 major works of newly acquired African American art, including images by Romare Bearden Gordon Parks, Leslie J. Payne, Horace Pippin, Faith Ringgold, and Herbert Singleton.

American Art Museum
Behind the Lines: The Universal Product Code (U.P.C.) at 25
October 1, 1999 – January 24, 2002

A pack of Wrigley's gum with the first U.P.C. is used to help explain the history and future of the bar code and its effect on business and commerce. Also included is the original bar code symbol and information on how this scanning technology works.  

American History Museum
A Durable Memento: Portraits by Augustus Washington, African American Daguerreotypist A Durable Memento: Portraits by Augustus Washington, African American Daguerreotypist
September 24, 1999 – January 2, 2000

On view are some 30 daguerreotypes by Augustus Washington, including the earliest known image of abolitionist John Brown.

Portrait Gallery
Glass! Glorious Glass!
September 24, 1999 – January 30, 2000

Observe 56 objects that attest to a wide range of techniques and philosophical approaches in the making of glass.

Renwick Gallery
Modern American Realism: Selections from the Sara Roby Foundation Collection
September 24, 1999 – January 3, 2000

View 30 figural oil paintings and 4 sculptures from this important collection.

American Art Museum
Breitling Orbiter 3 Balloon
September 23, 1999 – November 6, 2000

Marvel at the gondola from the Breitling Orbiter 3, the1st balloon to fly around the world nonstop.

Air and Space Museum
Posted Aboard R.M.S. Titanic Posted Aboard R.M.S. Titanic
September 17, 1999 – March 12, 2001

Learn about the five postal sea clerks who perished aboard R.M.S. Titanic.

Postal Museum
Pueblo Portraits: 50 Years at Laguna Pueblo
September 15, 1999 – January 9, 1900

See 40 black-and-white photographs that chronicle photographer Lee Marmon's diverse 50-year career.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African American Identity
September 12, 1999 – January 2, 2000

View an exhibition examining the history and use of traditional kente cloth in Ghana and exploring the impact contemporary kente production has had in other African countries and the United States.

African Art Museum

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