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Strange Bodies: Figurative Works from the Hirshhorn Collection
December 11, 2008 – November 15, 2009

This exhibition brings together some of the most praised and popular examples of figuration.

Hirshhorn Museum
The Art of African Exploration
December 9, 2008 – August 16, 2009

In these cases are books, periodicals, sketchbooks, and journals featuring artists's vivid illustrations of the astonishing landscapes, exotic animals, and unfamiliar peoples of 19th-century Africa.

Natural History Museum
Coastal America Ocean Art Contest
December 8, 2008 – March 29, 2009

Works by the the first place winners from each age group in the national competition of the Coastal America Ocean Art Contest are on view.

Natural History Museum
Jubilee: African American Celebration
December 7, 2008 – September 20, 2009

Through images of captured moments from throughout the years, look at the history, traditional music, and regional folklore of African American holidays and celebrations around the country from the 18th century to the present.

Anacostia Community Museum
Moving Perspectives: Lida Abdul and Dinh Q Le
December 6, 2008 – March 1, 2009

See works by Lida Abdul and Dinh Q Le as both artists explore the shifting memory of trauma and the inevitable resilience of life.

Sackler Gallery
Accommodating Nature: The Photographs of Frank Gohlke
November 27, 2008 – March 3, 2009

Fascinated with nature's proclivities for growth, destruction, and unexpected change, Golke captures the tension between humanity and nature and explores how Americans build their lives in a natural world that rarely fits within a traditional pastoral ideal.

American Art Museum
Graphic Masters I: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
November 27, 2008 – May 25, 2009

Enjoy watercolors, pastels, and drawings from the early 19th century through the 1930s to celebrate the extraordinary variety and accomplishment of American artists' works on paper.

American Art Museum
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
Winslow Homer: Four Views of Nature
November 22, 2008 – May 25, 2009

See three technically innovative watercolors and the monumental oil painting Early Evening, -- painted by American artist Winslow Homer in 1881 in Cullercoats, England, and reworked in 1907 in his studio in Prouts Neck, Maine.

Freer Gallery
Perspectives: S-Curve by Anish Kapoor
November 22, 2008 – February 28, 2010

Two lengths of polished steel that gently curve to create a continuous convex and concave curve engage the viewer in a powerful physical experience.

Sackler Gallery
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
National Treasures of Popular Culture
November 21, 2008 – March 15, 2012

This exhibition displays iconic and well-loved artifacts from popular culture that mirror the ways music, sports, and entertainment have played major roles in American life.

American History Museum
Invention Case: Jerome Lemelson: Toying with Invention
November 21, 2008 – May 30, 2012

On view in this case are notebooks with sketches of toy ideas and examples of some of the toys Jerome Lemelson invented.

American History Museum
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
The Civilian Conservation Corps Experience, 1933-1942
November 21, 2008 – March 31, 2009

The photographs and paper materials in these cases show what life was like for the young men who enrolled in the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC), specifically the conservation work they engaged in and their daily life in camp.

American History Museum
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
Robots on the Road: Stanley
November 21, 2008 – January 8, 2012

Stanley, a modified Volkswagen Touareg, offers a glimpse into the future of "smart" cars. It can drive itself without a human in the driver's seat or at remote controls.

American History Museum
Honoring Lincoln: Abraham Lincoln Certified Plate Proofs
November 15, 2008 – September 21, 2013

Eleven certified plate proofs for postage stamps issued from 1894 to 1959 honoring Abraham Lincoln are on view in the Philatelic Gallery pullout frames.

Postal Museum
Separate and Unequaled: Black Baseball in the District of Columbia
November 10, 2008 – March 31, 2015

This small exhibition provides an overview of the popularity of African American baseball teams played on segregated fields in Washington, D.C., from Reconstruction to the second half of the 20th century.

Anacostia Community Museum
Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956-1968
November 8, 2008 – March 9, 2009

View nearly 200 unforgettable images that changed a nation, increasing the momentum of the non-violent civil rights movement by raising awareness of injustice and the struggle for equality in the United States.

Ripley Center

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