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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
Volcano Watch: Maurice and Katia Krafft and the Smithsonian
October 31, 1997 – April 30, 1998

This showcase explores the work of the Smithsonian's Global Volcanism Program and honors the Kraffts, whose efforts to educate the public about the dangers of volcanoes has saved thousands of lives but has cost them their own.  

Natural 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

View 150 Yup'ik Eskimo objects from the Yukon, Kuskokwim, and coastal southwestern Alaska. These late 19th- and early 20th-century masks, decorated with feather tufts and wooden appendages, tell stories of ceremonial traditions that remain an important part of Yup'ik culture.

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

See 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 Heye Center
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 span his career from 1914 to the 1950s.

Hirshhorn Museum
Advertising in Black and White: The Caroline Robinson Jones Collection, 1942-1996
October 6, 1997 – November 5, 1997

American History Museum
A Far Distant Land: Letters from the Mexican War
October 5, 1997 – May 4, 1998

Letters from Lt. William McKean to his family in Arkansas describe his experiences in the Mexican War (1847-1848).

Postal Museum
Colonial Art from Puerto Rico: Selections from the Gift of Teodoro Vidal
October 3, 1997 – March 8, 1998

Visit 26 paintings, portrait miniatures, and santos, dating from the late 17th to early 20th centuries.

American Art Museum
Design for Life: A Centennial Celebration
September 30, 1997 – January 4, 1998

See some 200 objects that examine how design shapes society, spanning 3,000 years of the products and processes of design from the museum's collections.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Edith Wharton's World: Portraits of People and Places Edith Wharton's World: Portraits of People and Places
September 26, 1997 – January 25, 1998

Some 100 paintings, miniatures, manuscripts, and memorabilia evoke the life and milieu of novelist Edith Wharton.

Portrait Gallery
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