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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

This annual student art exhibition is part of the Duke Ellington Youth Project, an ongoing partnership between the National Museum of American History's Program in African American Culture and the District of Columbia School System's Multicultural and Values Education branch. 

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

Some 100 objects and graphics examine the history of sweatshops in the United States and the complex factors that contribute to their existence. 

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 the S.S. Hope,  an American medical philanthropy founded in Washington, DC, in 1958.

American History Museum
Three Generations of African American Women Sculptors: A Study in Paradox
April 13, 1998 – September 30, 1998

View works by 10 artists that trace the history of sculpture into the present.

A&I
Resonant Forms: Contemporary African American Women Sculptors
April 13, 1998 – September 30, 1998

See sculpture and installation art by 8 women artists that explores black women's representation and experiences.

A&I
Celebrity Caricature in America Celebrity Caricature in America
April 10, 1998 – August 23, 1998

Some 200 works explore the craze for celebrity portrait caricature in America between the World Wars.

Portrait Gallery
Marilyn Monroe in Korea: Newly Discovered Photographs by David Geary Marilyn Monroe in Korea: Newly Discovered Photographs by David Geary
April 1, 1998 – January 30, 1999

David Geary, a navy medic, created several memorable portraits of the Hollywood star when she entertained the troops in Korea in 1954.

Portrait Gallery
The Seneca Falls Convention The Seneca Falls Convention
April 1, 1998 – August 31, 1999

Held on July 19th and 20th in the year 1848, the Seneca Falls Convention was the first organized demand for women's rights and suffrage.

Portrait Gallery
Recent Acquisitions of Furniture
March 28, 1998 – July 5, 1998

Admire 7 gifts and promised gifts of contemporary studio furniture.

Renwick Gallery
Posters American Style Posters American Style
March 27, 1998 – August 9, 1998

Survey American poster design from the 1890s to the 1990s through 20 posters by some 90 graphic designers and artists.

American Art Museum
Faces of Time: 75 Years of Portraits from Time Magazine
March 20, 1998 – August 2, 1998

View 75 cover portraits commissioned by Time magazine from various notable artists.

Portrait Gallery
Directions: Kiki Smith: Night
March 19, 1998 – June 21, 1998

See works in black glass, bronze, & other media by this American figurative artist.

Hirshhorn Museum
Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song
March 19, 1998 – May 31, 2006

Costumes, awards, photograph, recordings, scrapbooks, sheet music, and personal memorabilia examine the 60-year career of Ella Fitzgerald.

American History Museum
Olowe of Ise: A Yoruba Sculptor to Kings
March 10, 1998 – September 7, 1998

View 35 major works by Olowe of Ise (c. 1873-1938), who was commissioned to make sculpture for several Ekiti-Yoruba kings.

African Art Museum
Sakhi: Friend and Messenger in Rajput Love Paintings
March 8, 1998 – July 7, 1998

View 34 paintings, created in northern India between the 17th and 19th centuries, that highlight the role of the "sakhi" as confidante and messenger in Rajput love paintings.

Sackler Gallery