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Portraiture Now: Feature Photography Portraiture Now: Feature Photography
November 26, 2008 – September 27, 2009

This exhibition features six photographers who, by working on assignment for publications such as the New Yorker, Esquire, and the New York Times Magazine, each bring their distinctive "take" on contemporary portraiture to a broad audience.

Portrait Gallery
Picturing Words: The Power of Book Illustration Picturing Words: The Power of Book Illustration
November 21, 2008 – May 3, 2010

This exhibition explores the power of pictures and book illustrations.

American History Museum
Gettysburg Address Gettysburg Address
November 21, 2008 – January 11, 2009

To celebrate Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday, the museum showcases the rarely exhibited White House's copy of the Gettysburg Address.

American History Museum
Invention at Play Invention at Play
November 21, 2008 – November 27, 2011

This exhibition focuses on the similarities between the ways children and adults play and the creative skills and processes used by inventors.

American History Museum
The Star-Spangled Banner: The Flag that Inspired the National Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner: The Flag that Inspired the National Anthem
November 21, 2008 – Permanent

The sight of those “broad stripes and bright stars” inspired Francis Scott Key to write a song that eventually became the United States national anthem.

American History Museum
One Life: The Mask of Lincoln One Life: The Mask of Lincoln
November 7, 2008 – July 5, 2009

To commemorate the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth, this exhibition provides many faces of Lincoln from the museum's collection, a collection that charts Lincoln's passage from a fresh-faced Illinois congressman to his grizzled isolation as president.

Portrait Gallery
Fritz Scholder: Indian/Not Indian Fritz Scholder: Indian/Not Indian
November 1, 2008 – August 16, 2009

See paintings, bronze sculptures, and lithographs that highlight the more-than-40-year career of contemporary Native artist Fritz Scholder (Luiseno, 1937-2005).

American Indian Museum
Tokens of Affection and Regard: Photographic Jewelry and Its Makers Tokens of Affection and Regard: Photographic Jewelry and Its Makers
October 24, 2008 – June 21, 2009

This poignant exhibition, drawn primarily from the collection of Larry J. West, features rare and exquisite jewelry containing portraits in the 19th century's four main photographic processes -- daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, and paper prints.

Portrait Gallery
Women of Our Time: Twentieth-Century Photographs Women of Our Time: Twentieth-Century Photographs
October 10, 2008 – February 1, 2009

Women of Our Time is a photographic celebration of 91 women who have challenged and changed America. These revealing portraits show women who have reached the summit of achievement in politics, business, arts, sports, performance, music, humanitarianism, and science.

Portrait Gallery
Heirloom Garden Heirloom Garden
– Permanent

The Heirloom Garden is a treasury of favorites from what may be considered the classic American flower garden.

Smithsonian Gardens
The Sant Ocean Hall The Sant Ocean Hall
September 27, 2008 – Permanent

Dive in with Phoenix—a model of an actual North Atlantic right whale—and discover how the ocean is a global system essential to all life in this exhibition featuring hundreds of preserved marine specimens, a living coral reef, and many interactive displays.

Natural History Museum
Alphabetilately: An Alphabet of Philately Alphabetilately: An Alphabet of Philately
September 26, 2008 – January 31, 2015

This exhibition presents an alphabet of philately through 26 topics, in which each letter stands for some aspect of stamp collecting or the sending of mail.

Postal Museum
Posters from the Division of Community Education (DIVEDCO) of Puerto Rico, 1949-1989 Posters from the Division of Community Education (DIVEDCO) of Puerto Rico, 1949-1989
September 17, 2008 – January 25, 2009

Examples of Puerto Rican poster art from the late 1940s to the late 1980s are on view.

Ripley Center
Four Indian Kings Four Indian Kings
September 12, 2008 – January 25, 2009

The year 2008 marked the 225th anniversary of the Treaty of Paris which ended the American Revolution. To commemorate this event, the National Portrait Gallery exhibited the earliest surviving full-length oil portraits of North American aboriginal people painted from life.

Portrait Gallery
Dig It! The Secrets of Soil Dig It! The Secrets of Soil
July 19, 2008 – January 10, 2010

This exhibition introduces the study of soil science and demonstrates the vital role soil plays in sustaining human welfare, assuring future agricultural productivity, and environmental sustainability.

Natural History Museum
Science in the News: The Truth about Crystal Skulls Science in the News: The Truth about Crystal Skulls
July 10, 2008 – September 1, 2008

On view for the first time is the Smithsonian's own crystal skull.

Natural History Museum
TxtStyles: Fashioning Identity TxtStyles: Fashioning Identity
June 11, 2008 – December 28, 2008

View never before or rarely seen African costumes and textiles drawn from the National Museum of African Art's collection.

African Art Museum
Ballyhoo! Posters as Portraiture Ballyhoo! Posters as Portraiture
May 9, 2008 – February 8, 2009

Featuring 61 pieces from the late 19th century to the present, this exhibition demonstrates how posters function as portraiture.

Portrait Gallery
Herblock's Presidents: Herblock's Presidents: "Puncturing Pomposity"
May 2, 2008 – November 30, 2008

This exhibition reveals how one of America's greatest political cartoonists—Herbert Lawrence Block—viewed the American presidency for most of the 20th century.

Portrait Gallery
Edward Steichen: Portraits Edward Steichen: Portraits
April 11, 2008 – September 1, 2008

During his tenure as chief photographer for Condé Nast’s Vanity Fair from 1923 to1936, Edward Steichen created compelling portraits of many of that era’s most celebrated personalities.

Portrait Gallery

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