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West Point in the Making of America, 1802-1918
October 19, 2002 – January 11, 2004

This exhibition tells the story of this renowned military academy in New York from its founding through World War I and highlights the achievements of graduates in both the U.S. Army and science, education, engineering, and other fields.

American History Museum
September 11: Bearing Witness to History
September 11, 2002 – July 6, 2003

The personal stories, photographs, and artifacts from the World Trade Towers, the Pentagon, and the Flight 93 crash site in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, commemorate the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

American History Museum
Bon Appetit! Julia Child's Kitchen at the Smithsonian
August 19, 2002 – January 8, 2012

Step into the culinary world of Julia Child, America's favorite chef!

American History Museum
The Adventures of Hamza
June 26, 2002 – September 29, 2002

View approximately 60 illustrations from a manuscript of the Hamzanama (or The Adventures of Hamza) that was made in India for the Mughal Emperor Akbar when he was still a teenager.

Sackler Gallery
A Personal Journey: Central African Art from the Collection of Lawrence Gussman
June 9, 2002 – October 6, 2002

View an exhibition from the Lawrence Gussman collection including 75 objects representing 30 African cultures.

African Art Museum
Wonder Bound
May 24, 2002 – November 15, 2002

See a selection of rare books from the 18th and 19th centuries, along with specimens,  that document the peculiarities of early museum collecting practices and the origins of natural history museums.

Natural History Museum
An Odyssey in Print: Adventures in the Smithsonian Libraries, Part 2
May 16, 2002 – January 31, 2004

Nearly 100 examples of lavishly illustrated books, representing more than 500 years of printing, are on view.  

American History Museum
Gifts & Blessings: The Textile Arts of Madagascar
April 14, 2002 – September 2, 2002

View an exhibit explaining the historical context and dynamism of Madagascar's contemporary cloth production.

African Art Museum
July 1942: United We Stand
March 22, 2002 – October 27, 2002

Of the original 500 magazines printed July 1942 that featured the American flag, this exhibition reunites 60 years later nearly 100 of these covers.

American History Museum
Corridos sin Fronteras: A New World Ballad Tradition
February 14, 2002 – April 17, 2002

Explore the historical development of the corrido (ballad) in the New World over the past 200 years in this bilingual exhibition of vintage and modern recordings, broadsides, photographs, posters, musical instruments, and other memorabilia.

Arts and Industries
George Washington: A National Treasure
February 12, 2002 – August 22, 2004

In celebration of its acquisition by and for the American people, the famous and iconic portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart will leave the nation's capital for a cross-country tour.

Portrait Gallery
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

What's Cooking? documents the nearly year-long process of acquiring and processing the contents of Julia Child's kitchen. 

American History Museum
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
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
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
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
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
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

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