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

On view in the American Quilt Legacy case is a Star Quilt, an embroidered crazy patchwork counterpane made by Lydia Finnell of Harrodsburg, Kentucky, in 1884. 

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

This showcase features the first, actual bug (a 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

 These small cases feature kitchen objects, color photos of foods used for ads, & color cameras from the 1890s and 1940s to explore the use of color in design and advertising, revealing ways colors affect our daily lives. 

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

On view are 22 blue archtop acoustic guitars from the Scott Chinery collection and a case exploring lab studies of varnishes on violins. 

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
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

 This exhibit celebrates the 20th anniversary of the trans-Alaska pipeline and includes a section of the pipeline; maps; a timeline; photographs; worker's clothing, tools, and badges; and objects representing native cultures of Alaska.

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
WWI, All May Apply: Women in the Navy, The Yeoman (F)
October 11, 1997 – January 15, 2002

This small exhibition features objects, uniforms, and illustrations to give an overview of the roles women played in WWI.  

American History Museum