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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

This 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
Indian Humor
May 31, 1998 – August 2, 1998

Paintings, sculpture, photographs, textiles, and mixed-media by 38 artists focus on the depth and vitality of Native American humor.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
The Grand Mankala Game
May 28, 1998 – May 27, 1998

See 6 mankala game boards.

African Art Museum
Speak to My Heart: Communities of Faith and Contemporary African American Life Speak to My Heart: Communities of Faith and Contemporary African American Life
May 22, 1998 – September 19, 2000

View documents, photographs, and music that explore the role of the black church in major American cities, including Washington, D.C.

A&I
Stuart Davis
May 22, 1998 – September 7, 1998

See 56 mature paintings from all phases of the modernist painter's career.

American Art Museum
1848: New Border, New Nation
May 16, 1998 – March 7, 1999

This showcase reviews the history surrounding the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (Feb. 2, 1848), which ended the Mexican War of 1848.

American History Museum
The Jewels of Lalique
May 15, 1998 – August 16, 1998

Examine 230 pieces of Rene Lalique's (1860-1945) Art Nouveau jewelry along with early works in glass, 50 drawings for jewelry design and other memorabilia.

Ripley Center
The Graceful Envelope: 1998
May 6, 1998 – April 30, 1999

These 75 hand-crafted envelopes were submitted by professional calligraphers from around the world.

Postal Museum
Colonial Art from Puerto Rico: Selections from the Gift of Teodoro Vidal
May 2, 1998 – January 3, 2000

Examine 13 paintings and santos, dating from the late 17th to early 20th centuries.

American Art Museum
Our Town: Mural Art of the New Deal Era
May 1, 1998 – September 9, 1998

On view are 17 mural studies commissioned for U.S. Post Offices during the Great Depression as part of FDR's New Deal legislation.

Postal Museum
Natural Selections, Museum Photography by Chip Clark
April 30, 1998 – September 7, 1998

See 33 large-scale works by staff photographer Chip Clark that reveal scientists at work in the field in tree tops, underwater, and underground and the special skills museum photography demands -- scientific savvy, curiosity, and great patience. 

Natural History Museum
Duke Ellington Renaissance Man
April 24, 1998 – May 31, 1998

American History Museum
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: A History of American Sweatshops, 1820-Present Between a Rock and a Hard Place: A History of American Sweatshops, 1820-Present
April 22, 1998 – December 10, 1998

American History Museum
Project HOPE: Forty Years of American Medicine Abroad Project HOPE: Forty Years of American Medicine Abroad
April 17, 1998 – July 8, 1998

The history of "Health Opportunities for People Everywhere"

American History Museum