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Kathrine Dulin Folger Rose Garden, including the Keith Fountain
October 7, 1998 – Permanent

The Folger Rose Garden features a bed of roses in a rainbow of colors, along with selected annuals, perennials, and woody plants chosen for year-round interest.

Smithsonian Gardens
As Precious as Gold
October 7, 1998 – September 9, 2002

A 42-ounce gold nugget, mining tools, maps, personal items, photographs, and a dog sled used to deliver the mail illustrate the story of the 1897-98 rush for gold in Alaska and the Klondike.

Postal Museum
Eyeing America: Robert Cottingham Prints
September 25, 1998 – January 31, 1999

This exhibition features a full set of photorealist prints of city scenes created from 1972 to 1991 by this artist.

American Art Museum
Frontier Photographer: Edward S. Curtis
September 23, 1998 – September 27, 1999

This exhibition features images from Curtis's comprehensive 20-volume study The North American Indian (1907-1930) and examines the personal and professional struggles he faced in producing his landmark work.

American History Museum
South Africa 1936-1949: Photographs by Constance Stuart Larrabee
September 20, 1998 – February 28, 1999

See 79 black and white images taken by Larrabee (b. 1914) in the '30s and '40s that document the lives of African peoples in both rural and urban settings.

African Art Museum
The Art of Being Kuna: Layers of Meaning Among the Kuna of Panama
September 13, 1998 – March 21, 1999

See a 300-work exhibition focusing primarily on the "molas" (colorful, richly decorated applique blouses), for which the Kuna of Panama are world-renowned.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
African Forms in the Furniture of Pierre Legrain
August 16, 1998 – November 29, 1998

See an exhibition that explores the influence African chairs and stools had on the work of French artist Pierre Legrain (1889-1929), who is credited as one of the founders of the Art Deco style.

African Art Museum
A Collector's Vision of Puerto Rico
July 31, 1998 – October 16, 2000

Carnival masks and costumes, musical instruments, colonial art, and jewelry from Teodoro Vidal's collection explore Puerto Rican history and culture during the past 500 years.

American History Museum
Speak to My Heart: Communities of Faith and Contemporary African American Life
May 22, 1998 – September 19, 2000

View documents, photographs, and music that explore the role of the black church in major American cities, including Washington, D.C.

Arts and Industries
Arts of the Islamic World
May 3, 1998 – January 3, 2016

The works on view here represent the three principal media for artistic expression in the Islamic world: architecture, the arts of the book, and the arts of the object.

Freer Gallery
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: A History of American Sweatshops, 1820-Present
April 22, 1998 – December 10, 1998

Some 100 objects and graphics examine the history of sweatshops in the United States and the complex factors that contribute to their existence. 

American History Museum
Project HOPE: Forty Years of American Medicine Abroad
April 17, 1998 – July 8, 1998

The history of the S.S. Hope,  an American medical philanthropy founded in Washington, DC, in 1958.

American History Museum
The Seneca Falls Convention
April 1, 1998 – August 31, 1999

Held on July 19th and 20th in the year 1848, the Seneca Falls Convention was the first organized demand for women's rights and suffrage.

Portrait Gallery
Marilyn Monroe in Korea: Newly Discovered Photographs by David Geary
April 1, 1998 – January 30, 1999

David Geary, a navy medic, created several memorable portraits of the Hollywood star when she entertained the troops in Korea in 1954.

Portrait Gallery
Posters American Style
March 27, 1998 – August 9, 1998

Survey American poster design from the 1890s to the 1990s through 20 posters by some 90 graphic designers and artists.

American Art Museum
Mail to the Chief: The Stamp Designs of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
January 30, 1998 – July 2, 1998

See 16 stamps from Roosevelt's collection, including several bearing his own designs.

Postal Museum
George C. Marshall: Soldier of Peace
November 7, 1997 – July 19, 1998

Remember Marshall and the leaders with whom he helped shape history for much of the twentieth century in this exhibition.

Portrait Gallery
Star Wars: The Magic of Myth
October 31, 1997 – January 31, 1999

See original props, models, costumes, characters, and artwork from the Star Wars trilogy that are used to compare elements of the films to elements of mythology, following a classic mythological "hero's journey."

Air and Space Museum
Agayuliyararput (Our Way of Making Prayer): The Living Tradition of Yup'ik Masks
October 24, 1997 – January 4, 1998

View 150 Yup'ik Eskimo objects from the Yukon, Kuskokwim, and coastal southwestern Alaska. These late 19th- and early 20th-century masks, decorated with feather tufts and wooden appendages, tell stories of ceremonial traditions that remain an important part of Yup'ik culture.

Natural History Museum
The Poetics of Line: Seven Artists of the Nsukka Group, Nigeria
October 22, 1997 – April 26, 1998

View 64 paintings, drawings, prints, wood sculptures, & mixed-media works, dating from the 1960s to the present, by 7 Nigerian artists who studied or taught in the Department of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

African Art Museum

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