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TWA (Corporate Sponsor of America's Smithsonian)
March 1, 1998 – April 12, 1998

Observe TWA's exhibition showcasing the past, present, and future of airline transportation.

Air and Space Museum
Discover Card's American Voices: Music at the Smithsonian
March 1, 1998 – April 12, 1998

Discover Card's exhibition traces the history of American music with videos, photos, rare recordings, and music memorabilia. 

American History Museum
George Segal, A Retrospective: Sculptures, Paintings, Drawings
February 19, 1998 – May 17, 1998

View 62 works, including plaster figurative tableaux, created by this American artist.

Hirshhorn Museum
Arquitectonica: The Times Square Project
February 17, 1998 – May 10, 1998

View photographs, models, and drawings that reveal the Miami-based architectural firm Arquitectonica's vision of the Times Square Project in New York City--a multi-story hotel, entertainment, and retail complex.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Memory and Imagination: The Legacy of Maidu Indian Artist Frank Day
February 15, 1998 – May 3, 1998

Explore the life, art, and legacy of Frank Day (1902-1976), a self-taught Native American painter from California who depicts Maidu customs.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
America's Clothespins
February 14, 1998 – February 7, 1999

This showcase features the museum's entire collection of 41 clothespin patent models (1852-1887), including the 1st patented version, and explores its development as an inspiration for invention, engineering, and manufacturing in the 19th and 20th centuries.  

American History Museum
Recent Acquisitions 1 (1998)
February 13, 1998 – August 2, 1998

On view are selected paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, and sculpture acquired for the permanent collection, including 7 paintings of notable Americans.

Portrait Gallery
The Jewels of Lalique
February 3, 1998 – April 12, 1998

See some 200 rare pieces of art nouveau jewelry and works in glass created before World War I by Rene Lalique (1860-1945).

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
A Spiral of History: A Carved Tusk from the Loango Coast, Congo
February 1, 1998 – April 26, 1998

View a 19th-century carved ivory tusk dthat depicts historical, ceremonial, anecdotal, and daily events, spiraling from the base to the tip.

African Art Museum
In the Mountains
January 31, 1998 – August 2, 1998

See 26 paintings and objects, dating from the 10th to 14th centuries, that explore the depiction of mountains--real and imaginary--in Chinese art.

Freer Gallery
Mail to the Chief: The Stamp Designs of Franklin Delano Roosevelt Mail to the Chief: The Stamp Designs of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
January 30, 1998 – July 2, 1998

See 16 stamps from Roosevelt's collection, including several bearing his own designs.

Postal Museum
The Archives Center Looks at the 1950s
January 22, 1998 – March 4, 1998

These small display cases feature documents that explore the American cultural landscape of the 1950s through advertising, photos, and entertainment. 

American History Museum
Crayola Company
January 21, 1998 – March 4, 1998

This small display case features documents related to the Crayola crayon company.  

American History Museum
Man Made: African-American Men and Quilting Traditions
January 18, 1998 – September 8, 1998

See some 50 quilts by 15 African American men from across the country whose works range from traditional to contemporary.

Anacostia Community Museum
Muhammad Ali: A Thirty-Year Journey
January 18, 1998 – September 8, 1998

See some 30 photographs by photojournalist Howard L. Bingham that capture Muhammad Ali in the ring and behind the scenes during the boxer's career.

Anacostia Community Museum
Orchids of the World
January 17, 1998 – March 8, 1998

See hundreds of orchids that highlight the diversity of orchids from North and South America, Australia, Africa, Asia, and Antarctica.

Ripley Center
We Shall Overcome: Photographs from America's Civil Rights Era
January 15, 1998 – February 8, 1998

See 80 photographs that focus on the key events and personalities of the Civil Rights Era (1954-1968).  

American History Museum
Ceramics at the National Museum of African Art Ceramics at the National Museum of African Art
January 14, 1998 – Indefinitely

Drawn from the museum's extensive collection of ceramic works, 14 vessels represent various regions of the African continent.

African Art Museum
Masterworks of Indian Painting I
December 31, 1997 – June 14, 1998

View a changing selection of 16th- through 19th-century Indian paintings from the Mughal dynasty (1526-1858) and the Rajput courts.

Freer Gallery
Manning the Post: A Woman's Job
December 18, 1997 – May 25, 2000

Learn about Mary Katherine Goddard, who served as postmaster of Baltimore from 1775 to 1789.

Postal Museum

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