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Transitions: Photographs by Robert Creamer
October 26, 2006 – June 24, 2007

On view are some 30 of Robert Creamer's high-resolution images of plants and animals that show the effects of time.

Natural History Museum
In the Beginning: Bibles Before the Year 1000
October 21, 2006 – January 7, 2007

See many of the most important codices in the world from the 2nd to 10th centuries.

Sackler Gallery
Made to Scale: Staircase Masterpieces -- The Eugene & Clare Thaw Gift
October 13, 2006 – June 3, 2007

View staircase models from the Eugene and Clare Thaw collection, with the majority from 19th-century France.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Resonance from the Past: African Sculpture from the New Orleans Museum of Art
October 5, 2006 – January 28, 2007

See approximately 85 traditional sculpted art works, including masks, figures, musical instruments, ceramics, fabric, and beaded costumes from the New Orleans Museum of Art.

African Art Museum
Visual Griots of Mali: Empowering Youth Through Photography
October 2, 2006 – April 29, 2007

On view are 49 black-and-white photographs that depict everyday life in an African village taken by Malian youths, ages 12-17.

Natural History Museum
"Destination Anywhere": VSA Arts 5th Ann Natl Juried Exhibition for Young Artists with Disabilities
September 28, 2006 – November 30, 2006

View 15 artworks that reflect the experiences of young artists with disabilities and reveal how those disabilities shape or transform the artists' lives and ultimate destinations.

Ripley Center
Beauty Surrounds Us
September 23, 2006 – January 30, 2011

The exhibition features 77 extraordinary objects showcasing the integration of art and daily life in Native cultures throughout the hemisphere.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
R.C. Gorman: Early Prints and Drawings, 1966-1974
September 16, 2006 – January 28, 2007

On view are 28 drawings and lithographs by Navajo artist R. C. Gorman (1931-2005), featuring both his well-known works of monumental women and Indian "madonnas" and his lesser-known prints.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Myth, Mortals and Immortality: Works from Museo Soumaya de Mexico
September 13, 2006 – November 2, 2006

See over 100 works spanning the 17th to the 20th century by some of Mexico's most renowned artists, including Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, Jorge Gonzalez Camarena, and David Alfaro Siqueiros.

Ripley Center
Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity
September 10, 2006 – May 14, 2007

View a highly visual exhibition that presents the history, community impact, and support of instrumental music education in Washington, D.C. public schools from the 1880s to 2006.

Anacostia Community Museum
Colombia at the Smithsonian: Colombian Presence in the Collections of the Smithsonian Institution
September 6, 2006 – January 17, 2007

Enjoy approximately 80 rarely-seen objects and artworks selected from the Smithsonian's varied collections that reflect Colombia's rich artistic, historic, cultural, and natural heritage.

Smithsonian Castle
Perspectives: Simryn Gill
September 2, 2006 – April 29, 2007

Visit a mini retrospective of contemporary artist Simryn Gill (b. 1959) featuring three works created between 1992 and 2006.

Sackler Gallery
Our Priceless Heritage: Snapshots in Time from America's Public Lands
September 1, 2006 – November 30, 2006

See some 20 photographs with accompanying text that highlight the significance of our land and its resources and share how we can protect our heritage.

Ripley Center
Ruth Duckworth, Modernist Sculptor
September 1, 2006 – January 15, 2007

View approximately 80 of Duckworth's ceramic works, including wall reliefs, freestanding sculpture, and sculptural vessels.

Renwick Gallery
Black Box: Jesper Just
August 23, 2006 – December 10, 2006

See two films by Jesper Just; dark, vivid dreamscapes about shifts in power and loss of control.

Hirshhorn Museum
Ways of Seeing: John Baldessari Explores the Collection
July 26, 2006 – September 20, 2007

Recent gifts of 4 early works by American-born artist John Baldessari (b. 1931, California) provide an overview of the artist's important early period, in which he questioned the role of art and became a primary force in establishing what would later be termed "conceptual" art.

Hirshhorn Museum
Indigenous Motivations: Recent Acquisitions from the National Museum of the American Indian
July 22, 2006 – June 10, 2007

See more than 250 works, including traditional clothing, masks, modern textile designs, sculptures, paintings and works of art on paper from the Department of Interior's Indian Arts and Crafts Board headquarters collection.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Hip Hop Won't Stop: The Beat, the Rhymes, The Life
July 10, 2006 – September 4, 2006

This case features objects by DJs Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataa, rapper MC Lyte, graffiti artist and MTV-VJ Fab 5 Freddy, and break dancer Crazy Legs to explore the four main elements that make up hip-hop: DJing, MCing (later turned into rapping), graffiti art, and break dancing.  

American History Museum
American Experience
July 1, 2006 – July 13, 2014

These introductory galleries feature landscapes from across the U.S. that convey a sense of place, paintings by Edward Hopper, and photographs of outdoor sculptures by Lee Friedlander.

American Art Museum
Temple of Invention: History of a National Landmark
July 1, 2006 – January 21, 2008

To celebrate the historic Patent Office Building's 170th anniversary, this exhibition tells its story from its construction begun in 1836 to the current 2000-2006 restoration.

Portrait Gallery

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