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Who Invented the Environment?
September 11, 1998 – September 27, 1999

2 small cases compare society's ideal of nature and the reality measured by scientific instruments.

American History Museum
Arriba! The History of Flight in Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean
August 31, 1998 – November 30, 1998

View 35 photographs and 8 models chronicle the development of aviation in Latin America.

Air and Space Museum
African Forms in the Furniture of Pierre Legrain African Forms in the Furniture of Pierre Legrain
August 16, 1998 – November 29, 1998

See an exhibition that explores the influence African chairs and stools had on the work of French artist Pierre Legrain (1889-1929), who is credited as one of the founders of the Art Deco style.

African Art Museum
Recent Acquisitions 2 (1998)
August 7, 1998 – January 22, 1999

On view are over 75 paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, and sculpture acquired for the permanent collection.

Portrait Gallery
The Buddha's Art of Healing: Tibetan Medical Painting From Buryatia
August 2, 1998 – January 3, 1999

See 17 paintings from a 1920s copy of a 17th-century Tibetan illustrated medical text The Blue Beryl that examine the medical traditions of Buddhist healing.

Sackler Gallery
A Collector's Vision of Puerto Rico A Collector's Vision of Puerto Rico
July 31, 1998 – October 16, 2000

Carnival masks and costumes, musical instruments, colonial art, and jewelry from Teodoro Vidal's collection explore Puerto Rican history and culture during the past 500 years.

American History Museum
Rural Routes: Folk Art Mailboxes of America: 1998
July 30, 1998 – November 5, 1998

See the winning mailbox from the National Postal Museum's Folk Art Mailbox Contest and photographs of the 10 runners-up.

Postal Museum
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