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Perspectives -- Mei-Ling Hom
August 27, 2005 – March 5, 2006

Explore the meanings of clouds and the fluidity of those meanings for people who inhabit multiple cultures in this serene and contemplative installation of 30 cloud-like forms.

Sackler Gallery
Caravan Kingdoms: Yemen and the Ancient Incense Trade
June 25, 2005 – September 11, 2005

Explore how ancient Yemen grew fabulously wealthy because of the caravan trade routes of frankincense and myrrh that ran through it.

Sackler Gallery
Azucar! The Life and Music of Celia Cruz
May 18, 2005 – May 29, 2006

The life of legendary Cuban-born singer Celia Cruz (1924-2003) is explored through costumes, wigs, shoes, photographs, video, and music.

American History Museum
Whatever Happened to Polio?
April 12, 2005 – September 4, 2006

The story of the polio epidemic in the United States, from vaccine development to current world efforts to stop polio.

American History Museum
The Allure of Pearls
March 18, 2005 – September 5, 2005

On view in a case in the Winston Gallery are 12 extraordinary pearls that represent the breadth in color, shape, size, and luster of these natural gems.

Natural History Museum
Stamps Take Flight
March 15, 2005 – March 19, 2006

Learn about the creative processes and printing techniques behind America's stamps as illustrated by stamps with air and space themes, including an "Inverted Jenny."

Postal Museum
TEXTures: Word & Symbol in Contemporary African Art
February 11, 2005 – September 4, 2005

View an exhibition that highlights the creative ways in which 6 contemporary artists combine the acts of writing with a range of media.

African Art Museum
Posy Holders
– Indefinitely

Two large cases contain approximately 80 one-of-a-kind posy holders made of precious metals and semi-precious stones, donated by Frances Jones Poetker.

Ripley Center
Iraq and China: Ceramics, Trade, and Innovation
December 4, 2004 – July 17, 2005

See approximately 60 objects that focus on revolutionary and enduring changes that took place in Iraqi ceramics during the 9th century as Islamic pottery responded to a wave of luxury Chinese goods.

Sackler Gallery
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War
November 11, 2004 – Permanent

This exhibition surveys the history of America's military from the Colonial Era to the present conflict in Iraq.

American History Museum
Dream Worlds: Modern Japanese Prints and Paintings from the Robert O. Muller Collection
November 6, 2004 – January 2, 2005

View approximately 160 Japanese woodblock prints from the 1860s through the 1940s bequeathed to the museum by Robert O. Muller (1911-2003).

Sackler Gallery
Perspectives: Cai Guo-Qiang: Traveler: Reflection
October 30, 2004 – July 31, 2005

See how Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang explores past and present artistic expression driven by contact between cultures and peoples.

Sackler Gallery
Sports: Breaking Records, Breaking Barriers
October 7, 2004 – January 9, 2005

From Althea Gibson's struggle to break the color barrier and excel as a tennis champion, through the "Battle of the Sexes" between tennis players Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, to the humanitarian efforts of baseball star Roberto Clemente, sports illustrate many facets of American life.

American History Museum
Native American Landscape
September 21, 2004 – Permanent

By recalling the natural landscape environment that existed prior to European contact, the museum's landscape design embodies a theme that runs central to the museum: returning to a Native place.

Smithsonian Gardens
Vote! The Machinery of Democracy
July 16, 2004 – February 21, 2005

This exhibition provides an overview of the evolution and progression of voting techniques and examines the varied voting processes used today in various parts of the country.

American History Museum
All the Stories Are True: African American Writers Speak
June 7, 2004 – December 31, 2004

Explore the rich tradition of African American storytelling through videotaped interviews with professional writers telling compelling stories drawn from their own experiences and revealing how the world in which they live impacts their writing.

Anacostia Community Museum
Separate Is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education
May 15, 2004 – July 16, 2006

This exhibition celebrates the 50-year anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark decision that ended segregation in public schools, and reviews and examines its legacy through personal stories and artifacts.

American History Museum
Caliphs and Kings: The Art and Influence of Islamic Spain
May 8, 2004 – October 17, 2004

See 89 objects that illustrate themes of longevity, continuity, and transmission in the Islamic decorative arts and sciences in medieval Spain.

Sackler Gallery
First American Art: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection
April 24, 2004 – May 29, 2006

View 200 items illustrating the similar aesthetic characteristics found in Native American objects from different North American cultures.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Taking America to Lunch
April 13, 2004 – January 2, 2014

On view are more than 50 children's and workers' illustrated metal lunch boxes and beverage containers dating from the 1890s through the 1980s to celebrate the history and endurance of American lunch boxes.

American History Museum

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