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Six Bridges and the Making of the New York Megalopolis
January 25, 1996 – April 19, 1996

Explore photographs, drawings, and maps that examine the 6 main New York City bridges designed by Othmar H. Ammann, which were erected between 1927 and 1964.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Seto and Mino Ceramics
January 23, 1996 – August 8, 2001

Track 47 objects that how how ceramics have evolved from the 9th century to the present day in the adjacent Seto and Mino regions of central Japan.

Freer Gallery
Discover Orchids
January 20, 1996 – March 3, 1996

Explore the size, shape, color, habitat, and fragrance of orchids, one of the most diverse plant families.

A&I
USS Monitor
January 19, 1996 – April 28, 1996

This exhibition discusses the USS Monitor, one of the first ironclad battleships, built without sails and rigging for the Union Navy, and the archaeological study of the wreck.

American History Museum
English and French Caribbean Music in Washington, D.C.
January 8, 1996 – June 16, 1996

Follow the development of Washington, D.C.'s Caribbean music community by examining the history of performance and the presence of Caribbean music on Washington radio.

Anacostia Community Museum
Recent Acquisitions (1996)
January 5, 1996 – July 7, 1996

On view are two paintings, one print, and one drawing recently acquired by the museum.

Portrait Gallery
The Life of a Japanese Painting
December 17, 1995 – October 8, 1996

Understand different approaches to conserving and remounting Japanese paintings and the characteristics of Japanese painting formats and mounting styles in this exhibition.

Freer Gallery
Whispered Silences: Japanese American Detention Camps, Fifty Years Later
December 15, 1995 – January 15, 1996

Let 44 contemporary prints by photographer Joan Myers evoke the wartime experiences of Japanese Americans, as told through the weathered objects, abandoned gardens, and building fragments of World War II detention camp sites.

Ripley Center
Gilded Age Watercolors and Pastels from the Collection
December 15, 1995 – May 27, 1996

View 60 works from the permanent collection by such as artists as Childe Hassam, John Twachtman, Winslow Homer, and Thomas Moran.

American Art Museum
An Historic Collection from the French Revolution and Napoleonic Era
December 8, 1995 – May 15, 1997

See pre-stamp letters and historic documents that trace the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon.

Postal Museum
1995 Holiday Scrapbook
December 8, 1995 – January 2, 1996

This exhibition explores how families & individuals celebrate the holiday season and features decorated trees and photos of holiday activities.  

American History Museum
Three Explorations: Yoruba, Temne, and Baga
November 22, 1995 – February 25, 1996

Examine a Yoruba mask, a Temne female figure, and a Baga ritual object in the context of their creation, use, and history.

African Art Museum
Traders and Raiders on China's Northern Frontier
November 19, 1995 – September 2, 1996

See some 100 metal buckles, chariot and harness fittings, weapons, tools, and vessels from northern China.

Sackler Gallery
Directions: Carmen Lomas Garza
November 18, 1995 – February 18, 1996

Paintings and mixed-media works by this San Francisco-based, Texas-bred artist present a visual narrative of Chicano life.

Hirshhorn Museum
Metropolitan Lives: The Ashcan Artists and Their New York
November 17, 1995 – March 17, 1996

Reflect on the popular culture of early 20th-century New York through 100 paintings, drawings, prints, cartoons, and ads by 6 Americans.

American Art Museum
Landscape Kimonos by Itchiku Kubota
November 16, 1995 – April 14, 1996

See 45 kimonos by contemporary Japanese textile artist Itchiku Kubota. Thirty of these represent fall and winter landscapes and 15 depict individual themes such as Mt. Fuji, the sun, and wildflowers.

Natural History Museum
Elihu Vedder's Drawings for the "Rubaiyat"
November 10, 1995 – June 9, 1996

View 54 of Vedder's original drawings for Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (1884), a book of illustrations. An archival section features various editions of the Rubaiyat and photographs of the artist.

American Art Museum
From Nashville With Love: Tennessee Rarities from the Jeanette Cantrell Rudy Collection
November 7, 1995 – July 8, 1996

Rare stamps and covers reflect the history and culture of the state of Tennessee.

Postal Museum
Arab Americans in Greater Detroit: A Community Between Two Worlds
November 7, 1995 – March 31, 1996

Approximately 58 photos provide a glimpse into America's largest Arab American community and portray daily life and the process of "becoming American."  

American History Museum
From Soweto to Anacostia: Art Prints from the Funda Arts Centre
November 5, 1995 – March 3, 1996

See an exhibition that features linoleum prints from the Funda Art Centre, Soweto, South Africa.

Anacostia Community Museum