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Slates, Slide Rules, and Software: Teaching Math in America Slates, Slide Rules, and Software: Teaching Math in America
February 8, 2002 – January 12, 2004

This showcase takes visitors back to the classroom by viewing an array of tools used to teach math throughout American history, from the 1800s to the present.

American History Museum
What's Cooking: Bringing Julia Child's Kitchen to the Smithsonian
February 4, 2002 – August 4, 2002

American History Museum
Healing Mandala in Washington, D.C. Healing Mandala in Washington, D.C.
January 11, 2002 – January 27, 2002

Over two weeks, approximately 20 Tibetan monks will create a 7' x 7' sand mandala as a healing response to the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

Sackler Gallery
Spectacular Display: The Art of Nkanu Initiation Rituals Spectacular Display: The Art of Nkanu Initiation Rituals
December 16, 2001 – March 3, 2002

View a set of five, polychromed wall panels recently acquired by the museum that are dedicated to art of the Nkanu peoples of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

African Art Museum
Making the Grade: Arts of Initiation
November 11, 2001 – October 27, 2002

View an exhibition that introduces the diverse arts associated with initiation rites in selected African communities.

African Art Museum
Word Play: Contemporary Art by Xu Bing Word Play: Contemporary Art by Xu Bing
October 21, 2001 – May 12, 2002

View Chinese artist Xu Bing's seminal, best-known piece A Book from the Sky (Tianshu), along with books, scrolls, and wall posters all using 2,000 unreadable imitation "Chinese characters" that were invented by the artist to express humankind's struggle with communication.

Sackler Gallery
Voyage - A Journey Through Our Solar System Voyage - A Journey Through Our Solar System
October 17, 2001 – Permanent

This outdoor exhibition brings to life the great distances between the planets through a scale model of our solar system at one ten-billionth actual size .

Air and Space Museum
Explore the Universe Explore the Universe
September 21, 2001 – Permanent

Learn what scientists think our universe is like, how the present scientific view of the universe came to be, how our universe is being shaped today, and what mysteries remain.

Air and Space Museum
The Furniture of Sam Maloof The Furniture of Sam Maloof
September 14, 2001 – January 21, 2002

Celebrate the first full-scale retrospective of woodworker Sam Maloof's celebrated sculpted furniture in this exhibition of 60 pieces.

Renwick Gallery
In the Presence of Spirits: African Art from the National Museum of Ethnology, Lisbon
June 10, 2001 – September 16, 2001

See an exhibition that examines more than 140 objects reflecting the influences of the supernatural world in both public and private life throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

African Art Museum
On Gold Mountain: A Chinese American Experience On Gold Mountain: A Chinese American Experience
May 18, 2001 – September 30, 2001

Relating history from a personal dimension, this exhibition tells the story of 6 generations of a Chinese American family in Los Angeles from 1867 to the present.

A&I
Within These Walls... Within These Walls...
May 16, 2001 – Indefinitely

The house and the exhibition that surrounds it tell the stories of five of the many families who lived there from the mid-1760s to 1945 and made history in their kitchens and parlors, through everyday choices and personal acts of courage and sacrifice.

American History Museum
Beautiful Bodies: Form and Decoration of African Pottery Beautiful Bodies: Form and Decoration of African Pottery
May 6, 2001 – January 6, 2002

See the beautiful forms, rich surface textures, and sumptuous colors that characterize these hand-built clay vessels from continental Africa, whose forms range from human to geometric.

African Art Museum
Victory Garden Victory Garden
– Permanent

The Victory Garden represents a typical vegetable garden planted during World War II, when growing food for home consumption was an important part of the war effort.

Smithsonian Gardens
Paint by Number: Accounting for Taste in the 1950s Paint by Number: Accounting for Taste in the 1950s
April 6, 2001 – January 27, 2002

This exhibition highlights the paint-by-number fad initiated by Max S. Klein, owner of the Palmer Paint Co., and artist Dan Robbins and explores the cultural implications of the art fad.

American History Museum
Roberto Clemente Roberto Clemente
April 1, 2001 – January 25, 2002

One of baseball's great icons -- Roberto Clemente Walker (1938-1972), who was honored on 2 U.S. postage stamps -- is highlighted in this exhibition.

Postal Museum
The Underwater Web: Cabling the Seas The Underwater Web: Cabling the Seas
March 23, 2001 – March 10, 2002

Placing today's Internet in a historical context, this exhibition considers the technical and social issues associated with the creation of the international telegraph network.

American History Museum
Encounters with the Contemporary Encounters with the Contemporary
January 7, 2001 – January 6, 2002

See an exhibition of works by 32 African modernist pioneers selected from the growing permanent collection of contemporary and modern works of art.

African Art Museum
Chant Avedissian: A Contemporary Artist of Egypt Chant Avedissian: A Contemporary Artist of Egypt
November 19, 2000 – February 19, 2001

See a series of panels begun in 1991 by the preeminent contemporary Egyptian artist Chant Avedissian relating to current and historical Egyptian images, both representational and symbolic. 

African Art Museum
The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden
November 15, 2000 – Permanent

This exhibition of more than 900 objects related to the 43 men who have held the nation's highest office explores the public, personal, ceremonial, and executive boundaries of the presidency.

American History Museum

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