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Chasing Venus: Observing the Transits of Venus, 1631-2004 Chasing Venus: Observing the Transits of Venus, 1631-2004
March 24, 2004 – September 5, 2005

Through books, manuscripts, and period scientific instruments, this exhibition examines the 'transit of Venus', the scientific and nationalist debates of the day, and explains the event's significance today.

American History Museum
Return of the Buddha: The Qingzhou Discoveries Return of the Buddha: The Qingzhou Discoveries
March 20, 2004 – August 8, 2004

See 35 limestone sculptures from an extraordinary cache of nearly 400 sixth-century Chinese Buddhist objects that were unearthed in 1996 in Qingzhou, Shandong province, China, at what used to be the site of the Longxing Buddhist temple.

Sackler Gallery
Insights Insights
February 27, 2004 – December 5, 2004

See 40 artworks by 9 contemporary artists whose experimentation with subject matter and material offers a thoughtful look at the artistic process.

African Art Museum
Our Journeys/Our Stories: Portraits of Latino Achievement; Nuestros caminos/Nuestros historias: Retratos de logros latinos Our Journeys/Our Stories: Portraits of Latino Achievement; Nuestros caminos/Nuestros historias: Retratos de logros latinos
February 18, 2004 – April 25, 2004

This photography exhibition highlights the experiences of 25 Latino achievers.

American History Museum
America on the Move America on the Move
November 22, 2003 – Permanent

This exhibition examines how transportation -- from 1876 to 1999 -- has shaped our American identity.

American History Museum
Mammals, Kenneth E. Behring Family Hall of Mammals, Kenneth E. Behring Family Hall of
November 15, 2003 – Permanent

Travel to four continents to see some 274 mammals in lifelike poses in their natural habitat and learn about what they share in common and what makes them unique.

Natural History Museum
A Brush with History: Paintings from the National Portrait Gallery A Brush with History: Paintings from the National Portrait Gallery
November 14, 2003 – February 8, 2004

View 66 portraits that reflect the range of the National Portrait Gallery's collection, from Joseph Siffred Duplessis' 1785 classic depiction of Benjamin Franklin to Andy Warhol's 1984 pop portrait of singer Michael Jackson.

Ripley Center
Himalayas: An Aesthetic Adventure Himalayas: An Aesthetic Adventure
October 18, 2003 – January 11, 2004

View 163 masterpieces from India, Nepal, and Tibet created from the 8th to 19th centuries, most of which have never been publicly exhibited in the West.

Sackler Gallery
The Wright Brothers & The Invention of the Aerial Age The Wright Brothers & The Invention of the Aerial Age
October 11, 2003 – Indefinitely

This exhibition presents the Wrights' technical achievements and examines the cultural impact of early powered flight.

Air and Space Museum
In the Line of Duty: Dangers, Disasters, and Good Deeds In the Line of Duty: Dangers, Disasters, and Good Deeds
October 8, 2003 – January 2, 2007

This exhibition surveys the dangers faced by the nation's postal workers, honors their individual acts of heroism, and celebrates the U.S. Postal Service's involvement in a program that distributes pictures of missing children to tens of millions of homes each week.

Postal Museum
Forces of Change: Global Links: El Nino's Powerful Reach Forces of Change: Global Links: El Nino's Powerful Reach
September 29, 2003 – September 15, 2004

This exhibition uses the El Nino weather phenomenon to demonstrate the dynamic interrelations among the Earth's 4 components.

Natural History Museum
Love and Yearning: Mystical and Moral Themes in Persian Poetry and Paintings Love and Yearning: Mystical and Moral Themes in Persian Poetry and Paintings
August 30, 2003 – February 22, 2004

View 26 illustrated manuscripts, detached paintings, and several textiles, dating from the 15th to 17th centuries, that highlight some of the central mystical and moral themes in Persian poetry and painting and explore the relationship between text and image.

Sackler Gallery
Art of the Stamp Art of the Stamp
July 30, 2003 – February 26, 2004

See 100 original drawings and artworks that were used to create postage stamps, including entries for the famous Elvis stamp design competition.

Postal Museum
Isamu Noguchi and Modern Japanese Ceramics Isamu Noguchi and Modern Japanese Ceramics
May 3, 2003 – September 7, 2003

Best known for his abstract stone sculpture and public plazas, Japanese American artist Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) also produced ceramics during short sojourns to Japan in 1931, 1950, and 1952.

Sackler Gallery
Ethiopian Passages: Dialogues in the Diaspora Ethiopian Passages: Dialogues in the Diaspora
May 2, 2003 – December 7, 2003

See a first-of-its kind exhibition examines the diversity and significance of contemporary visual arts of the Ethiopian diaspora.

African Art Museum
Portrait of the Art World: A Century of ARTnews Photographs Portrait of the Art World: A Century of ARTnews Photographs
February 7, 2003 – April 6, 2003

See 100 original vintage prints of photographs reproduced in the National Portrait Gallery's magazine since it began publication as Hyde's Weekly Art News in 1902.

Ripley Center
Journeys and Destinations: Contemporary African Artists on the Move Journeys and Destinations: Contemporary African Artists on the Move
January 30, 2003 – November 30, 2003

View an exhibition featuring the work of six contemporary African artists that explores the important histories of migration and the negotiations of artistic, cultural, personal, and group identities.

African Art Museum
Ethiopian Icons: Faith and Science Ethiopian Icons: Faith and Science
January 30, 2003 – October 5, 2003

View an exhibition that focuses on the icon--an art form associated with the Ethiopian Orthodox church--and features six icons from the museum's collection that have recently undergone technical analysis and conservation treatment.

African Art Museum
Picture Puzzles: Red Cloud and His Uncle's Shirt Picture Puzzles: Red Cloud and His Uncle's Shirt
December 13, 2002 – July 2, 2004

This exhibit case documents and reveals the extensive amount of research that goes into the reproduction of a single photograph for a publication, as well as the use of this information to identify an important artifact in the collection. 

Natural History Museum
In and Out of Focus: Images from Central Africa, 1885-1960 In and Out of Focus: Images from Central Africa, 1885-1960
December 6, 2002 – March 16, 2003

View an exhibition that examines how images by Euro-American photographers created and perpetuated ideas and sentiments about the peoples of central Africa.

African Art Museum

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