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Directions: Byron Kim: Grey-Green
July 18, 1996 – October 20, 1996

Large-scale, monochromatic paintings by this artist address traditional Korean green-glaze pottery within the context of Western modern abstraction. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Footsteps from North Brentwood
July 14, 1996 – December 8, 1996

View  pictures, documents, and artifacts that document the history of the first black incorporated town in Prince George's County.

Anacostia Community Museum
From Smithson to Smithsonian: The Birth of an Institution From Smithson to Smithsonian: The Birth of an Institution
July 2, 1996 – January 10, 1997

This exhibition recounts the origin and early years of the Smithsonian Institution -- from British scientist James Smithson's last will and testament of 1826 through the administrations of the Institution's first 2 Secretaries, Joseph Henry and Spencer Fullerton Baird.

American History Museum
Reinventing Government: The Transformation of America's Postal System
July 1, 1996 – March 13, 1998

Editorial cartoons and contemporary accounts shed light on the events surrounding the 1971 Postal Reform Act, which transformed the Post Office Department, then a federal agency, into the United States Postal Service.

Postal Museum
Paintings by Masami Teraoka
June 30, 1996 – January 1, 1997

Examine contemporary issues that portray the realities of the late 20th century, including human sexuality, gender, morality, race, and culture as identity in 32 watercolor paintings and 3 prints by this Japanese-born, Hawaii-based artist.

Sackler Gallery
Artistic License: The Duck Stamp Story
June 28, 1996 – June 30, 2006

A rotating selection of objects from the collection of Jeanette Cantrell Rudy sheds light on the Federal Duck Stamp program.

Postal Museum
Crossroads Alaska: Native Cultures of Alaska and Siberia
June 27, 1996 – August 8, 1996

Miniatures and models illustrate the diversity and ingenuity of the cultures and peoples of the North Pacific.

American Indian Museum New York
Distemper: Dissonant Themes in the Art of the 1990s
June 20, 1996 – September 15, 1996

Works in diverse media trace an attitude of social and cultural dismay among 10 internationally based artists.

Hirshhorn Museum
Artists at Work: A Smithsonian Celebration of Staff Creativity
June 18, 1996 – August 11, 1996

See an exhibition that showcases the creative talents of Smithsonian staff and complements the 1996 Folklife Festival theme Working at the Smithsonian.

Ripley Center
Our History: Washington, D.C. in the 1800s
June 10, 1996 – August 30, 1996

See face masks and banners and read first-person anecdotes by elementary school students that explore African American history during the early 19th-century

Anacostia Community Museum
Lost & Found: Edmonia Lewis's Cleopatra Lost & Found: Edmonia Lewis's Cleopatra
June 7, 1996 – April 14, 1997

The life and work of Edmonia Lewis, a nineteenth-century African American sculptor.

American Art Museum
Ancestral Memories: A Tribute to Native American Survival
May 19, 1996 – July 21, 1996

See 20 mixed-media works and photos by Native Americans that commemorate the life and work of Native Americans in history and celebrate American Indian history and culture across generations.

American Indian Museum New York
Partial Recall: Photographs of Native North Americans
May 19, 1996 – July 21, 1996

Explore the relationship between photography and identity in this 2-part exhibition of historical photographs of Native peoples and contemporary works by Native American photographers.

American Indian Museum New York
Puja: Expressions of Hindu Devotion
May 12, 1996 – July 4, 2000

Explore 125 bronze, stone, and wooden objects made in India for puja, an act of personal devotion to a deity.

Sackler Gallery
Crowning Achievements: African Arts of Dressing the Head
May 8, 1996 – August 18, 1996

View 180 hats, headdresses, and hairstyles that illustrate how African headwear is used to construct identities.

African Art Museum
The Graceful Envelope (1996)
May 1, 1996 – October 6, 1996

These 40 uniquely designed, hand-crafted envelopes, submitted by professional calligraphers from around the world, illustrate different calligraphic methods and styles. 

Postal Museum
Help Design Frederick Douglass Circle
April 30, 1996 – June 23, 1996

View drawings, models, and computer simulations that focus on the community effort to redesign Frederick Douglass Circle, located in the northwest corner of Central Park.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Japanese Rarities
April 30, 1996 – October 20, 1996

This exhibition features rare Japanese philatelic items from the Christenson collection.

Postal Museum
Down Through the Years: Stories from the Anacostia Museum's Collection
April 28, 1996 – December 8, 1996

Explore the stories and the histories of objects and artifacts from the museum's collection.

Anacostia Community Museum
Visual Journal: Harlem and D.C. in the Thirties and Forties
April 19, 1996 – September 29, 1996

The African American community is chronicled through photographs taken in the 1930s and 1940s by 6 African Americans.

A&I