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Miriam Schapiro: A Woman's Way
April 25, 1997 – July 20, 1997

Featuring key works from the 1970s to the 1990s, this exhibition presents Wonderland (1983), Dollhouse to Womanhouse (1983), mixed-media canvases, and prints from the Feminist Art Movement and the Pattern and Decoration trend.

American Art Museum
Adire: Resist-Dyed Cloths of the Yoruba
April 16, 1997 – August 17, 1997

See an exhibition featuring adire (indigo resist-dyed) cloths produced by Yoruba women artists of southwestern Nigeria.

African Art Museum
Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Major League Baseball
April 12, 1997 – November 11, 1997

This showcase, featuring Robinson's uniform shirt, Rookie of the Year button, & photos, explores his career and its historical significance in spawning racial integration in American sports.

American History Museum
Khmer Ceramics
April 5, 1997 – March 26, 2002

View 9 vessels from a recent gift of 80 rare ceramics from the 9th to 14th centuries of the Khmer empire.

Sackler Gallery
Singular Impressions: The Monotype in America
April 4, 1997 – August 3, 1997

Take a comprehensive look at the history of the American monotype through 125 monotype prints.

American Art Museum
More American Stamps
April 1, 1997 – September 16, 1997

See commemorative and definitive stamps issued in the United States between 1988 and 1996.

Postal Museum
Henry Dreyfuss Directing Design: The Industrial Designer and his Work, 1929-72
March 18, 1997 – August 24, 1997

View some 200 drawings, models, prototypes, and household products created by industrial designer Dreyfuss (1904-1972) and his firm.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The Renwick Gallery at Twenty-Five
March 14, 1997 – July 13, 1997

Celebrate the Renwick gallery's silver anniversary with one hundred works by ninety-two craft artists.

Renwick Gallery
American Crafts: The Nation's Collection
March 14, 1997 – July 13, 1997

See selections from Renwick's permanent collection on view as part of the 25th anniversary reinstallation.

Renwick Gallery
Ancient Chinese Pottery and Bronze
March 7, 1997 – August 14, 2011

The exhibition shows the complex, changing relationship between two of China's oldest artistic traditions: ceramic and bronze vessels.

Freer Gallery
Directions: Juan Munoz
March 6, 1997 – June 15, 1997

This exhibition features this Madrid-based sculptor's broadly psychological, narrative figure installations in bronze, resin, and other materials.

Hirshhorn Museum
Bridge: Illusions in Clay
March 2, 1997 – July 6, 1997

In this world premiere, see a 60' trompe l'oeil sculpture by Taiwanese artist Ah-Leon (b. 1953) that gives the illusion of a decaying wooden bridge.

Sackler Gallery
Agayuliyararput (Our Way of Making Prayer): The Living Tradition of Yup'ik Masks
March 2, 1997 – August 17, 1997

See 213 Yup'ik Eskimo masks from various international and private collections.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Korean Ceramics
March 1, 1997 – August 7, 2011

View Korean ceramics made between 200 and 1900, ranging from tableware and Buddhist cinerary urns to bowls, bottles, and storage jars.

Freer Gallery
Serving Home and Community: Women of Southern Appalachia
March 1, 1997 – September 7, 1997

See some 50 black and white photos by Barbara T. Beirne show women of the region who have suffered economic hardships due to mining and agricultural issues.

American History Museum
American Quilt Legacy Case: Heptagonal Sunburst Quilt
February 23, 1997 – November 30, 1997

See the Heptagonal Sunburst Quilt (1830-1850) -- with an unusual, 7-pointed sunburst design -- from the Williams family of Milton, Pennsylvania.

American History Museum
Jeff Wall
February 20, 1997 – May 11, 1997

In his first American retrospective, some 30 luminous, pictorial photo narratives created by this Canadian artist since 1978 explore contemporary social issues.

Hirshhorn Museum
Disegno: Italian Renaissance Drawings for the Decorative Arts
February 11, 1997 – May 18, 1997

See 30 drawings and prints, augmented by objects, that examine disegno--the origin of Western design in 16th-century Italy.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Masters of Their Trade: Slave Potters in the South
February 10, 1997 – July 18, 1997

This showcase features 5 stoneware pots and jugs made by slave artisans in the Edgefield District of South Carolina, 1 of 2 major areas in the U. S. known to have relied heavily on slave labor to manufacture stoneware in large-scale potteries. 

American History Museum
The Mighty Marlin
February 7, 1997 – November 1, 2004

See a model of the world-record black marlin (1,560-lb, 14 1/2-ft), caught in 1953 by Alfred Glassell, and a video about marlin research that explores the life cycle of these billfish. 

Natural History Museum