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Mathew Brady's Portraits: Images as History, Photography as Art Mathew Brady's Portraits: Images as History, Photography as Art
September 26, 1997 – January 4, 1998

Some 100 photographs survey the work of 19th-century American photographer Mathew Brady.

Portrait Gallery
The Paintings of Charles Burchfield
September 26, 1997 – January 25, 1998

See some 85 watercolors by Charles E. Burchfield that re-examine the artist and his work in the context of his culture and artistic environment. 

American Art Museum
Japanese Art of the Meiji Era (1868-1912)
September 20, 1997 – April 26, 1998

Visit 52 works--paintings, drawings, ceramics, lacquer, metalwork, and cloisonne--from the Meiji Era (1868-1912) in Japan.

Freer Gallery
Gifts to the National Collection of African Art
September 16, 1997 – January 4, 1998

See the 10th-anniversary exhibition features newly acquired classical African art from the 19th and 20th centuries, honoring the collection-building legacy of Sylvia H. Williams, who was the museum's director from 1983-1996.

African Art Museum
Michael Lucero: Sculpture
September 12, 1997 – January 4, 1998

View 48 eclectic works in clay, bronze, and mixed-media—created between 1976 and 1995— that rework European, Native American, Afro-Carolinian, and ancient Mayan forms. 

Renwick Gallery
Caribbean Visions: Contemporary Painting and Sculpture
August 15, 1997 – October 4, 1997

See some 100 works by 56 painters and sculptors that illustrate creativity in the Caribbean region during the past 50 years.

A&I
Art for Art's Sake
August 7, 1997 – January 21, 2008

Take in 31 works by Whistler, Tryon, Dewing, Thayer, and ceramicist Mary Chase Perry Stratton.

Freer Gallery
Shades of Green and Blue: Chinese Celadon Ceramics
August 2, 1997 – September 7, 2004

See 44 Chinese ceramics that illustrate the development of the gray-green glaze known in the West as celadon. 

Freer Gallery
Directions: Louise Lawler "Monochrome"
July 17, 1997 – October 19, 1997

13 photos by this New York-based conceptual artist feature images that are meditations on a single color. 

Hirshhorn Museum
The Krispy Kreme Donut Co. papers
July 17, 1997 – October 5, 1997

American History Museum
Recent Acquisitions 2 (1997)
July 11, 1997 – February 10, 1998

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

Portrait Gallery
Winners of the 1997-1998 Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest
July 11, 1997 – July 30, 1997

The 50 state winners of the 1997-1998 Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest are on view.

Postal Museum
The Seven Thrones of Jami: A Princely Manuscript from Iran
June 28, 1997 – March 29, 1998

See 28 illustrations from the Persian mystical poem Haft Awrang (Seven Thrones)

Freer Gallery
Blast from the Past Blast from the Past
June 27, 1997 – April 2010

This showcase features a 11.5-meter tubular core sample that shows physical and biological effects of Earth's collision with a giant asteroid 65 million years ago, which resulted in the extinction of the dinosaurs.

Natural History Museum
The First Federal Postage Stamp Issue
June 27, 1997 – January 12, 1998

Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the first U.S. postage stamps, on view are the 5-cent and 10-cent federal stamps, original documents, covers from the stamps' early history, and die proofs.

Postal Museum
1997 Presidential Scholars in Photography and the Visual Arts
June 26, 1997 – July 20, 1997

View photos, paintings, sculpture, and video art by 6 visual artists and 3 writers from around the country.  

American Art Museum
Treasures from Tervuren: Selections from the Belgian Royal Museum for Central Africa
June 25, 1997 – October 19, 1997

See 125 objects from the world's greatest collection of central African art.

African Art Museum
Do-It-Yourself Architecture for the Great Outdoors
June 24, 1997 – October 19, 1997

Visit 10 contemporary commercial tents created for backpackers, mountain climbers, and campers that feature structural and technical ingenuity. 

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The Jewelry of Tone Vigeland
June 17, 1997 – August 24, 1997

Visit 79 works of Norwegian jeweler Tone Vigeland (b. 1938) in her first retrospective,

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Women and Flight
June 14, 1997 – September 12, 1997

Take in 75 black-and-white photographs of 37 women currently involved in aviation and space exploration by staff photographer Carolyn J. Russo.

Air and Space Museum