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The Graceful Envelope (1997)
May 23, 1997 – October 4, 1997

Hand-crafted envelopes submitted by professional calligraphers from around the world feature a range of calligraphic methods and styles.

Postal Museum
Audubon and the Smithsonian
May 21, 1997 – July 7, 1998

This exhibition highlights the publishing history of naturalist-artist John James Audubon (1785-1851) and his seminal works The Birds of America and Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, along with text produced by the artist in support of his "Great Work".

American History Museum
American Families in Photographs
May 20, 1997 – September 1, 1997

Approximately 60 photographs, cartes de visite, daguerreotypes, and ambrotypes depict American families from the 19th century to the present. 

American History Museum
King of the World: A Mughal Manuscript from the Royal Library, Windsor Castle
May 18, 1997 – October 13, 1997

See 44 paintings and 2 illuminations from the Padshahnama, a 17th-century imperial Indian manuscript, on view publicly for the first time.

Sackler Gallery
American Voices: Latino Photographers in the United States
May 16, 1997 – September 28, 1997

See 210 photos from the 1930s to 1994 by 39 Latino artists that explore Mexican American, Puerto Rican, and Cuban American cultures in the U.S.

Ripley Center
Watercolors between World Wars: Selections from the Collection
May 16, 1997 – October 12, 1997

Admire 40 watercolors, dating between 1927 to 1940, that survey the variety of artistic expression in America.

American Art Museum
Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast
May 10, 1997 – August 24, 1997

This hands-on, interactive exhibition explains the effects of greenhouse gases and explores how people can reduce their contributions to the greenhouse effect. "Explainers" are on hand to answer visitors' questions. 

Natural History Museum
Undercover: The Evolution of the American Envelope
May 6, 1997 – May 25, 2000

Trace the evolution of envelope manufacturing in the mid-1900s through patent models from 1849-1879, illustrations, and stories of the inventors.

Postal Museum
The Jewel and the Rose: Art for Shah-Jahan
May 4, 1997 – January 25, 1998

See 20 paintings, 3 textiles, a carved emerald, and a marble screen—created during the reign of Shah-Jahan, India's 5th Mughal ruler (1627-1658).

Sackler Gallery
Artistic Impressions of Ellington
April 26, 1997 – May 26, 1997

This student art exhibition is part of the Duke Ellington Youth Project.

American History Museum
The Jazz Age in Paris, 1914-1940
April 25, 1997 – July 13, 1997

Artifacts and documents from American and European collections explore the early jazz movement in its historical context as a part of world culture.

Arts and Industries
Life on the Road: The Photography of Milt Hinton
April 25, 1997 – July 13, 1997

See 75 photos by bassist Milt Hinton that provide an intimate view of such musicians as Dizzy Gillespie, Hank Jones, and Cab Calloway as they traveled throughout the world.

Arts and Industries
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

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