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A Durable Memento: Portraits by Augustus Washington, African American Daguerreotypist A Durable Memento: Portraits by Augustus Washington, African American Daguerreotypist
September 24, 1999 – January 2, 2000

On view are some 30 daguerreotypes by Augustus Washington, including the earliest known image of abolitionist John Brown.

Portrait Gallery
Posted Aboard R.M.S. Titanic
September 17, 1999 – March 12, 2001

Learn about the five postal sea clerks who perished aboard R.M.S. Titanic.

Postal Museum
Photographing History: Fred J. Maroon and the Nixon Years, 1970-1974 Photographing History: Fred J. Maroon and the Nixon Years, 1970-1974
July 29, 1999 – December 5, 1999

Photographs of the Nixon White House before, during, and after Watergate.

American History Museum
Edward Sorel: Unauthorized Portraits Edward Sorel: Unauthorized Portraits
July 2, 1999 – January 9, 2000

This exhibition features approximately 30 works of award-winning caricaturist Edward Sorel.

Portrait Gallery
Claiming Art/Reclaiming Space: Post-Apartheid Art from South Africa
June 20, 1999 – September 26, 1999

View paintings, prints, and animated film shorts by South African Artists drawn from the museum's permanent collection.

African Art Museum
Picturing Hemingway: A Writer in His Time Picturing Hemingway: A Writer in His Time
June 18, 1999 – January 9, 2000

Explore the life of writer Ernest Hemingway through photographs, paintings, 1st editions, letters, and personal memorabilia.

Portrait Gallery
Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People
April 30, 1999 – January 2, 2000

An in-depth look at the 10,000-year-old culture of the Ainu, the indigenous people of Japan, is revealed through some 200 objects and artworks.

Natural History Museum
Hans Namuth: Portraits
April 30, 1999 – September 6, 1999

View over 75 b&w and color portraits of major American figures by this German-born photographer (1915-1990).

Portrait Gallery
Abbott Thayer: The Nature of Art Abbott Thayer: The Nature of Art
April 23, 1999 – September 6, 1999

Take a look at the life and work of this "soul painter."

American Art Museum
Franklin and His Friends: Portraying the Man of Science in Eighteenth-Century America Franklin and His Friends: Portraying the Man of Science in Eighteenth-Century America
April 16, 1999 – September 6, 1999

See portraits of Benjamin Franklin and his friend, men who shared a passion for science.

Portrait Gallery
Smithson Crypt Smithson Crypt
– Permanent

The final resting place of the Institution's benefactor, James Smithson (1765-1829), is a small chapel-like room located at the north entrance to the Castle.

Smithsonian Castle
Devi: The Great Goddess Devi: The Great Goddess
March 28, 1999 – September 6, 1999

See Devi (The Great Female Goddess of India) presented in approximately 120 works—paintings and sculptures in bronze, stone, and terra-cotta—ranging over a period of 2,000 years.

Sackler Gallery
Sokari Douglas Camp: Church Ede, A Tribute to Her Father
March 21, 1999 – June 20, 1999

View an exhibition that showcases the work of Nigerian artist Sokari Douglas Camp (b. 1958). The artist has created figurative works in steel that evoke memories of her youth in southeastern Nigeria.

African Art Museum
The Feather Trade and the American Conservation Movement The Feather Trade and the American Conservation Movement
February 27, 1999 – September 19, 1999

Concern about feathers for fashion adornment led to a campaign to preserve the nation's wildlife.

American History Museum
George and Martha Washington: Portraits from the Presidential Years
February 19, 1999 – August 8, 1999

Take a look at George and Martha Washington from the perspective of their contemporaries.

Portrait Gallery
Paul Robeson: Artist and Citizen
January 29, 1999 – April 18, 1999

Celebrate the life of this remarkable man -- artist, singer, actor, athlete, and human rights activist -- with more than 150 objects that tell his story.

Portrait Gallery
African Elephant African Elephant
– Permanent

Dominating the rotunda, in a setting that re-creates the Angolan bush, is the museum's 8-ton, 14-foot-tall African elephant.

Natural History Museum
Philippe Halsman: A Retrospective
November 6, 1998 – February 7, 1999

See some 80 new and vintage photographs that represent the full range of Halsman's (1906-1979) portraiture.

Portrait Gallery
Theodore Roosevelt: Icon of the American Century Theodore Roosevelt: Icon of the American Century
October 27, 1998 – February 7, 1999

Visit a retrospective about the man whose progressive ideas significantly shaped our national character.

Portrait Gallery
A Visual Journey: Photographs by Lisa Law, 1964-1971 A Visual Journey: Photographs by Lisa Law, 1964-1971
October 16, 1998 – April 11, 1999

On view are more than 60 of Lisa Law's photographs documenting the sweeping personal and cultural changes of the 1960s.

American History Museum

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