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State, Local, and Tribal Waterfowl Stamps
July 4, 1998 – December 31, 1998

See more than 40 rare state, local, and tribal waterfowl stamps, part of the legacy of state and local conservation programs started to restore dwindling North American waterfowl populations; unlike federal duck stamps, most of these are nonpictorial.

Postal Museum
Whistler and the Leylands
July 3, 1998 – June 6, 1999

See 31 works--primarily etchings and drypoints--that focus on Whistler's printmaking career under the patronage of Frederick Richards Leyland, a Liverpool ship owner.

Freer Gallery
Directions: Tony Oursler: Video Dolls with Tracy Leipold
July 2, 1998 – September 7, 1998

This first solo exhibition features video-animated sculptures by this New York-based artist.

Hirshhorn Museum
Earth Today: A Digital View of Our Dynamic Planet
July 2, 1998 – May 25, 2000

Witness a nearly-instant portrait of Earth projected on a 10-foot screen from information received from orbiting satellites and global monitoring networks.

Air and Space Museum
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, Smithsonian 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, Smithsonian 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
1998 Presidential Scholars in the Arts
June 19, 1998 – July 12, 1998

Visit 15 works--paintings, photography, multi-media, and constructions. 

American Art Museum
David Hockney's Grand Canyon
June 19, 1998 – September 7, 1998

View 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, Smithsonian 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, Smithsonian 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
The Art of Visual Persuasion and Communication
May 31, 1998 – June 9, 1998

This juried exhibition features 75 posters by metropolitan-area high school art students. 

American Art Museum