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Levittown, New York, Is Fifty Years Old
December 3, 1997 – March 31, 1998

On view in this small case are papers and photographs to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Levittown, New York.

American History Museum
American Quilt Legacy: Star Quilt
December 3, 1997 – June 21, 1998

American History Museum
Stalking the Elusive Computer Bug
November 22, 1997 – April 19, 1998

This showcase features the first, actual bug (moth) found in a computing device at the Harvard Computational Lab in 1947

American History Museum
Time Out! Sports in Art
November 21, 1997 – May 31, 1998

Celebrate "sports" and mark the opening of the new MCI Center with works by a variety of painters, sculptors, and photographers.

American Art Museum
Ansel Adams, A Legacy: Masterworks from the Friends of Photography Collection
November 14, 1997 – March 29, 1998

Span the career of 20th-century photographer Ansel Adams (1902-1984) through 115 photographs. Prints were selected from the collection of the Friends of Photography.

American Art Museum
In Search of Balance: The ArtistScholar
November 13, 1997 – March 11, 1998

See paintings, sculpture, and installations by 6 renowned African American art history scholars that explore the work of men and women who teach and produce art.

A&I
Color Sells
November 12, 1997 – September 21, 1998

American History Museum
Blue Guitars
November 12, 1997 – October 4, 1998

American History Museum
George C. Marshall: Soldier of Peace George C. Marshall: Soldier of Peace
November 7, 1997 – July 19, 1998

Remember Marshall and the leaders with whom he helped shape history for much of the twentieth century in this exhibition.

Portrait Gallery
Count On It: The Paint By Numbers Collection
November 6, 1997 – January 20, 1998

Two small cases feature papers from The Paint By Numbers painting kit company.

American History Museum
Star Wars: The Magic of Myth Star Wars: The Magic of Myth
October 31, 1997 – January 31, 1999

See original props, models, costumes, characters, and artwork from the Star Wars trilogy that are used to compare elements of the films to elements of mythology, following a classic mythological "hero's journey."

Air and Space Museum
Seeing Jazz
October 30, 1997 – January 19, 1998

See 77 paintings, sculptures, drawings, collages, and photographs, accompanied by literary selections, that express the many moods of jazz.

Ripley Center
Agayuliyararput (Our Way of Making Prayer): The Living Tradition of Yup'ik Masks Agayuliyararput (Our Way of Making Prayer): The Living Tradition of Yup'ik Masks
October 24, 1997 – January 4, 1998

150 Yup'ik Eskimo objects from the Yukon, Kuskokwim, and coastal southwestern Alaska are on view.

Natural History Museum
Oil from the Arctic: Building the Trans-Alaska Pipeline
October 23, 1997 – April 26, 1998

American History Museum
The Poetics of Line: Seven Artists of the Nsukka Group, Nigeria The Poetics of Line: Seven Artists of the Nsukka Group, Nigeria
October 22, 1997 – April 26, 1998

View 64 paintings, drawings, prints, wood sculptures, & mixed-media works, dating from the 1960s to the present, by 7 Nigerian artists who studied or taught in the Department of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

African Art Museum
Contemporary Korean Ceramics
October 22, 1997 – January 22, 1999

On view are 33 contemporary works inspired by centuries-old ceramic traditions; from mixing clay and preparing glazes to ritual offerings of food and wine at wood-fired kilns.

Natural History Museum
To Honor and Comfort: Native Quilting Traditions
October 19, 1997 – January 4, 1998

See 40 quilts that demonstrate the cultural and economic significance of quiltmaking in tribal communities.

American Indian Museum New York
More American Stamps
October 12, 1997 – May 25, 2000

On view are most American stamp issues.

Postal Museum
Wade in the Water: African American Sacred Music Traditions
October 11, 1997 – December 7, 1997

Photographs, text, and objects trace the history of African American music from its roots in slavery and worship practices.

American History Museum
Stanley Spencer: An English Vision
October 9, 1997 – January 11, 1998

Some 60 landscapes, nudes, genre prints, portraits, allegories, and social narratives by this British artist are on view.

Hirshhorn Museum