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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
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
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
Benedicte Wrensted: An Idaho Photographer in Focus
March 1, 1995 – April 2, 1995

View photos of European and Native Americans taken by Danish immigrant Benedicte Wrensted in her Pocatello, Idaho studio in the late 19th century.

Ripley Center
Edison After Forty
January 11, 1994 – September 6, 1994

This exhibition of 60 photographs focuses on the later years of Thomas Edison's career.

American History Museum
Insect Zoo, O. Orkin
September 10, 1993 – Permanent

The Insect Zoo focuses on live insects and their relationships with plants, animals, and humans.

Natural History Museum
Binding the Nation
July 30, 1993 – Permanent

This gallery provides an overview of mail service in America from colonial times through the 19th century, stressing the importance of written communication in the young nation.

Postal Museum
Customers and Communities
July 30, 1993 – Permanent

This gallery focuses on the modern changes in mail service introduced at the turn of the 20th century.

Postal Museum
Moving the Mail
July 30, 1993 – Permanent

Faced with the challenge of moving the mail quickly, the postal service looked to trains, automobiles, airplanes, and buses to deliver the mail.

Postal Museum
The Art of Cards and Letters
July 30, 1993 – June 6, 2011

This gallery emphasizes the art of letter writing, a cherished art form providing a window into American history.

Postal Museum
Philatelic Gallery
July 30, 1993 – September 21, 2013

For both the serious collector and those who know little about the renowned hobby of stamp collecting, this gallery highlights some of the best philatic collections in the world.

Postal Museum
Amazonia
November 18, 1992 – Permanent

Animals and plants of the New World are included in this rain forest habitat featuring a re-created microcosm of the world's largest rain forest and the Amazon River.

National Zoo
Cheetah Conservation Station
August 19, 1992 – Permanent

Cheetahs and other animals of the African savanna can be seen engaged in natural behaviors in a grassland setting similar to their natural habitat.

National Zoo

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