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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
Building a National Collection: 150 Years of Print Collecting at the Smithsonian
March 27, 1996 – October 19, 1997

American History Museum
Directions: Beverly Semmes
March 21, 1996 – June 23, 1996

This exhibition features "Kimberley" (1994)--a large-scale fabric sculpture resembling a monumental dress.

Hirshhorn Museum
The Avant-Garde Letterhead
March 13, 1996 – May 8, 1996

See some 150 examples of writing paper, postcards, and envelopes that illustrate how the avant-garde movement affected letterhead design.  

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Lia Cook: Material Allusions
March 12, 1996 – July 7, 1996

Focus on the last 10 years of Lia Cook's career with 25 wall hangings that depict the illusions of cloth. 

Renwick Gallery
Choice Spirits: Works by Thomas Dewing and Dwight Tryon
March 9, 1996 – July 7, 1997

See 33 paintings, drawings, and screens that illustrate the nature of aestheticism in the United States at the turn of the century.

Freer Gallery