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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
Mathew Brady's Portraits: Images as History, Photography as Art
September 26, 1997 – January 4, 1998

Some 100 photographs survey the work of 19th-century American photographer Mathew Brady.

Portrait Gallery
Blast from the Past
June 27, 1997 – April 15, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
June 7, 1996 – April 14, 1997

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

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

This exhibition focuses on changing ideas of collecting and connoisseurship in prints over the past century and a half.  

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

View 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
June 30, 1995 – October 29, 1995

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

American Art Museum
Pollinator Garden
June 30, 1995 – Permanent

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

Smithsonian Gardens
Science and the Artist's Book
May 26, 1995 – May 28, 1996

This exhibit presents artworks in books, inspired by volumes in the Smithsonian Institution Libraries' Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology.  

American History Museum
The White House Collection of American Crafts
April 28, 1995 – September 4, 1995

View 72 craft works of glass, ceramic, metal, wood, and fiber from artists across the nation.

American Art Museum

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