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The Hirshhorn Collects: Recent Acquisitions, 1992-1996
June 4, 1997 – September 7, 1997

On view are some 100 modern and contemporary works by such artists as Dubuffet, Thiebaud, and Warhol the museum has collected since 1992.

Hirshhorn Museum
The Collection in Context: Raymond Duchamp-Villon's "The Horse"
May 23, 1997 – November 30, 1997

This one-gallery presentation explores this French sculptor's (1876-1918) response to and belief in the machine.

Hirshhorn Museum
The Graceful Envelope (1997)
May 23, 1997 – October 4, 1997

Hand-crafted envelopes submitted by professional calligraphers from around the world feature a range of calligraphic methods and styles. 

Postal Museum
Audubon and the Smithsonian
May 21, 1997 – July 7, 1998

American History Museum
King of the World: A Mughal Manuscript from the Royal Library, Windsor Castle
May 18, 1997 – October 13, 1997

See 44 paintings and 2 illuminations from the Padshahnama, a 17th-century imperial Indian manuscript, on view publicly for the first time.

Sackler Gallery
American Voices: Latino Photographers in the United States
May 16, 1997 – September 28, 1997

See 210 photos from the 1930s to 1994 by 39 Latino artists that explore Mexican American, Puerto Rican, and Cuban American cultures in the U.S.

Ripley Center
Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast
May 10, 1997 – August 24, 1997

Natural History Museum
Undercover: The Evolution of the American Envelope
May 6, 1997 – May 25, 2000

Trace the evolution of envelope manufacturing in the mid-1900s through patent models from 1849-1879, illustrations, and stories of the inventors.

Postal Museum
The Jewel and the Rose: Art for Shah-Jahan
May 4, 1997 – January 25, 1998

See 20 paintings, 3 textiles, a carved emerald, and a marble screen—created during the reign of Shah-Jahan, India's 5th Mughal ruler (1627-1658).

Sackler Gallery
The Jazz Age in Paris, 1914-1940
April 25, 1997 – July 13, 1997

Artifacts and documents from American and European collections explore the early jazz movement in its historical context as a part of world culture.

Life on the Road: The Photography of Milt Hinton
April 25, 1997 – July 13, 1997

See 75 photos by bassist Milt Hinton that provide an intimate view of such musicians as Dizzy Gillespie, Hank Jones, and Cab Calloway as they traveled throughout the world.

Adire: Resist-Dyed Cloths of the Yoruba
April 16, 1997 – August 17, 1997

See an exhibition featuring adire (indigo resist-dyed) cloths produced by Yoruba women artists of southwestern Nigeria.

African Art Museum
Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Major League Baseball
April 12, 1997 – November 11, 1997

American History Museum
Khmer Ceramics
April 5, 1997 – March 26, 2002

View 9 vessels from a recent gift of 80 rare ceramics from the 9th to 14th centuries of the Khmer empire.

Sackler Gallery
Singular Impressions: The Monotype in America
April 4, 1997 – August 3, 1997

American Art Museum
More American Stamps
April 1, 1997 – September 16, 1997

See commemorative and definitive stamps issued in the United States between 1988 and 1996.

Postal Museum
Henry Dreyfuss Directing Design: The Industrial Designer and his Work, 1929-72
March 18, 1997 – August 24, 1997

View some 200 drawings, models, prototypes, and household products created by industrial designer Dreyfuss (1904-1972) and his firm. 

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
The Renwick Gallery at Twenty-Five The Renwick Gallery at Twenty-Five
March 14, 1997 – July 13, 1997

Celebrate the Renwick gallery's silver anniversary with one hundred works by ninety-two craft artists.

Renwick Gallery
American Crafts: The Nation's Collection
March 14, 1997 – July 13, 1997

See selections from Renwick's permanent collection on view as part of the 25th anniversary reinstallation.

Renwick Gallery
Ancient Chinese Pottery and Bronze Ancient Chinese Pottery and Bronze
March 7, 1997 – August 14, 2011

The exhibition shows the complex, changing relationship between two of China's oldest artistic traditions: ceramic and bronze vessels.

Freer Gallery