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Blast from the Past Blast from the Past
June 27, 1997 – April 2010

This showcase features a 11.5-meter tubular core sample that shows physical and biological effects of Earth's collision with a giant asteroid 65 million years ago, which resulted in the extinction of the dinosaurs.

Natural History Museum
Space Race Space Race
May 16, 1997 – Permanent

This exhibition traces the competition in space between the U.S. and the former Soviet Union from its origins in the 1950s to the recent international cooperation.

Air and Space Museum
Breaking Racial Barriers: African Americans in the Harmon Foundation Collection Breaking Racial Barriers: African Americans in the Harmon Foundation Collection
January 31, 1997 – January 4, 1998

On view are 20 portraits from an exhibition, which toured the U.S. from 1944 through 1954, entitled Portraits of Outstanding Americans of Negro Origin.

Portrait Gallery
Le Tumulte Noir: Paul Colin's Jazz Age Portfolio Le Tumulte Noir: Paul Colin's Jazz Age Portfolio
January 31, 1997 – September 14, 1997

French poster artist Paul Colin (1892-1985), published a portfolio of vividly colored lithographs titled Le Tumulte Noir (The Black Craze) which captured the exuberant jazz music and dance that dazzled Paris in the 1920s.

Portrait Gallery
Casting the Smithsonian Bell
January 28, 1997 – April 28, 2000

See photographs, prints, and text explaining the casting and installation of the Smithsonian bell.

Smithsonian Castle
From Frying Pan to Flying V: The Rise of the Electric Guitar From Frying Pan to Flying V: The Rise of the Electric Guitar
November 1, 1996 – October 24, 1997

Two showcases feature 8 vintage guitars and 2 amps that trace the history of the electric guitar and the people involved -- the manufacturers, players, makers, and inventors.

American History Museum
American Kaleidoscope: Themes and Perspectives in Recent Art American Kaleidoscope: Themes and Perspectives in Recent Art
October 4, 1996 – February 2, 1997

Works by 14 contemporary American artists address the unity, variety, and continuity of American culture.

American Art Museum
How Things Fly How Things Fly
September 20, 1996 – Permanent

This interactive gallery explains the basic principles of air and space flight through hands-on activities.

Air and Space Museum
Preserving Ancient Statues from Jordan Preserving Ancient Statues from Jordan
July 28, 1996 – April 6, 1997

See 8 examples of ancient plaster statues dating from 6500-7000 B.C., excavated in Ain Ghazal, Jordan, in 1985.

Sackler Gallery
Louis Armstrong: A Cultural Legacy Louis Armstrong: A Cultural Legacy
July 26, 1996 – December 1, 1996

Some 150 paintings, prints, musical instruments, photographs, clips, and memorabilia create a portrait of the 50-year career of this musician.

Portrait Gallery
From Smithson to Smithsonian: The Birth of an Institution From Smithson to Smithsonian: The Birth of an Institution
July 2, 1996 – January 10, 1997

This exhibition recounts the origin and early years of the Smithsonian Institution -- from British scientist James Smithson's last will and testament of 1826 through the administrations of the Institution's first 2 Secretaries, Joseph Henry and Spencer Fullerton Baird.

American History Museum
Artistic License: The Duck Stamp Story
June 28, 1996 – June 30, 2006

A rotating selection of objects from the collection of Jeanette Cantrell Rudy sheds light on the Federal Duck Stamp program.

Postal Museum
Lost & Found: Edmonia Lewis's Cleopatra Lost & Found: Edmonia Lewis's Cleopatra
June 7, 1996 – April 14, 1997

See the life and work of Edmonia Lewis, a nineteenth-century African American sculptor.
 

American Art Museum
1846: Portrait of the Nation 1846: Portrait of the Nation
April 12, 1996 – August 18, 1996

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Smithsonian, this exhibition looks back at the America of 1846.

Portrait Gallery
Building a National Collection: 150 Years of Print Collecting at the Smithsonian
March 27, 1996 – October 19, 1997

American History Museum
Rebels: Painters and Poets of the 1950s Rebels: Painters and Poets of the 1950s
February 24, 1996 – June 2, 1996

This 2-part exhibition focuses on the lives and works of 4 interlocking circles of avant-garde poets, and chronicles the major artists of the New York School.

Portrait Gallery
Think Tank Think Tank
October 27, 1995 – Permanent

This exhibition explores the biology and evolution of animal thinking, focusing on primates

National Zoo
Produce for Victory: Posters on the American Home Front, 1941-1945 Produce for Victory: Posters on the American Home Front, 1941-1945
August 15, 1995 – February 14, 2000

On view are 35 posters that helped mobilize Americans during World War II to "produce for victory."

American History Museum
Secrets of the Dark Chamber: The Art of the American Daguerreotype Secrets of the Dark Chamber: The Art of the American Daguerreotype
June 30, 1995 – October 29, 1995

Document the contribution this medium has made to American art and culture with 152 daguerreotypes.

American Art Museum
Butterfly Habitat Garden Butterfly Habitat Garden
June 30, 1995 – Permanent

Stroll along the walkways in the Butterfly Habitat Garden to see four habitats of native plants that attract a variety of colorful butterflies spring through fall. 

Smithsonian Gardens

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