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From Bento to Mixed Plate: Americans of Japanese Ancestry in Multicultural Hawai'i
May 23, 1999 – November 30, 1999

See photographs, artifacts, text, and videos that tell the story of Japanese Americans in Hawai'i from immigration to the present and discuss the cultural traditions of the many different ethnic groups who share this island home.

Arts and Industries
Microbes: Invisible Invaders...Amazing Allies
May 22, 1999 – September 6, 1999

Trace the story of microbes (germs) -- the smallest forms of life on Earth -- and explore the history of infectious diseases, as well as how researchers and individuals fight infection worldwide in this exhibition.

Ripley Center
A Breath of Spring
May 17, 1999 – January 9, 2000

View the masterpiece of 14th-century Chinese handscroll painting by Zou Fulei with full translations of several poems and related documents.

Freer Gallery
Recent Acquisitions
May 15, 1999 – February 9, 2000

View 11 new acquisitions, including masks and figures from Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

African Art Museum
The Window Show
May 14, 1999 – May 21, 1999

Travel to this off-site exhibition that celebrates window designers and the design of store windows at 14 of New York City's top stores.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Tales of the Blue Crab
May 13, 1999 – May 16, 1999

Live crabs, crab sculptures, text panels, pilings, and a "Crab Lab" research station teach school children about life in the Chesapeake Bay. 

Natural History Museum
Pomo Indian Basket Weavers: Their Baskets and the Art Market
May 9, 1999 – August 15, 1999

Trace the history of art basketry and Pomoan participation in the 19th-c. California art market through 100 historical images and 110 baskets.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Woodcuts by Hiratsuka
May 7, 1999 – September 12, 1999

Examine19 black and white prints by artist Un'ichi Hiratsuka (1895-1997) who lived and worked in Washington, D.C. for over 30 years near the end of his career.

American Art Museum
The Art of Visual Persuasion and Communication: Let's Talk Diversity
May 2, 1999 – May 16, 1999

Visit the entries in the 1999 High School Poster Competition and Exhibition.

American Art Museum
The Graceful Envelope: 1999
May 1, 1999 – October 31, 1999

These 75 hand-crafted envelopes were selected from those submitted by professional calligraphers from around the world for the museum's 5th annual Graceful Envelope contest.

Postal Museum
Hans Namuth: Portraits
April 30, 1999 – September 6, 1999

View over 75 b&w and color portraits of major American figures by this German-born photographer (1915-1990).

Portrait Gallery
Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People
April 30, 1999 – January 2, 2000

Take an in-depth look at the 10,000-year-old culture of the Ainu, the indigenous people of Japan, revealed through some 200 objects and artworks.

Natural History Museum
Mule Train: A Journey of Hope Remembered
April 29, 1999 – July 18, 1999

This photo exhibition documents the passion and the pride revealed during the Poor People's Campaign in Washington, D.C., in the summer of 1968.

Arts and Industries
The Huguenot Legacy: English Silver, 1680-1760, from the Alan and Simone Hartman Collection
April 27, 1999 – August 8, 1999

View more than 100 examples of works by French Huguenot silversmiths, who fled France to escape religious persecution.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Duke Ellington, Renaissance Man: "Edward, You Are Blessed"
April 27, 1999 – May 31, 1999

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
Duke Ellington and the Smithsonian
April 27, 1999 – November 18, 1999

Marking the centennial of Ellington's birth, this showcase features objects from the Smithsonian's many Ellington activities: a Jazz Masterworks flyers and CD, a Duke Ellington Youth Festival program book, an education kit, a SITES Beyond Category poster, Beyond Category recordings, and a Jazz Smithsonian radio program photo and postcard. 

American History Museum
Duke Ellington: Photographed by Herman Leonard and William Claxton
April 27, 1999 – March 30, 2003

See 10 photographs of Duke Ellington (1899-1974) and his musicians by Herman Leonard and William (Bill) Claxton. 

American History Museum
Abbott Thayer: The Nature of Art
April 23, 1999 – September 6, 1999

Take a look at the life and work of this "soul painter."

American Art Museum
Franklin and His Friends: Portraying the Man of Science in Eighteenth-Century America
April 16, 1999 – September 6, 1999

See portraits of Benjamin Franklin and his friend, men who shared a passion for science.

Portrait Gallery
Faces of Friendship: The Art-World Circle of Joseph and Olga Hirshhorn in Documentary Photographs
April 7, 1999 – May 9, 1999

See photographs of artists who were friends of museum founder, Joseph Hirshhorn.

Hirshhorn Museum

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