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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
1996 Presidential Scholars in the Arts: Scholars in the Visual Arts and Scholars in Writing
June 20, 1996 – July 14, 1996

Take in 8 paintings, 7 photographs, and 5 excerpts from written works by 1996 Presidential Scholars.

American Art 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

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

American Art Museum
Third High School Photography Competition
June 3, 1996 – June 9, 1996

See 100 photographs by high school finalists from the Metropolitan Washington area.

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
Contemporary Printmaking in America: Collaborative Prints and Presses
May 10, 1996 – August 4, 1996

Explore collaborative printmaking in contemporary art through some 90 works on paper created by 40 presses from 1960 to 1990.

American Art Museum
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, Smithsonian 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
American Art Forum: Selected Gifts
April 26, 1996 – June 2, 1996

This showcase features gifts from current American Art Forum members.

American Art Museum
Pollinarium Pollinarium
April 19, 1996 – June 21, 2014

Living plants, butterflies, and bees are used to explore pollination.

National Zoo
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
1846: Portrait of the Nation 1846: Portrait of the Nation
April 12, 1996 – August 18, 1996

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Smithsonian, this exhibition looks back at the America of 1846.

Portrait Gallery
Seydou Keita, Photographer: Portraits from Bamako, Mali (1950-1960)
March 27, 1996 – July 28, 1996

See 25 black and white photos of Bamako residents taken during the 50s and 60s by this African photographer that attest to his vision and artistic sensibilities.

African Art Museum