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Walls of Heritage, Walls of Pride: African American Murals
July 11, 2005 – October 16, 2005

See nearly 70 photographs and nearly 30 pieces of original art in this exhibition spotlighting historic and contemporary murals created by African Americans around the country and other artists who have or are producing pieces for public display in African American communities.

Anacostia Community Museum
Forgotten Roots: African American Muslims in Early America
July 11, 2005 – October 16, 2005

Learn through a range of artifacts, diaries, documents, and photographs in this exhibition showing how newly transported African Muslims played significant roles as explorers, entrepreneurs, educators, and patriotic servicemen in America during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Anacostia Community Museum
Why Vote?
July 11, 2005 – October 16, 2005

See how the artist DeWayne Barton uses poetry and campaign memorabilia to fashion a personal statement about voting, the electoral process, and African American disenfranchisement.

Anacostia Community Museum
Vietnamese Ceramics from the Red River Delta
July 9, 2005 – January 31, 2010

See the first major presentation of 25 works from the Freer's Vietnamese ceramic collection.

Freer Gallery
Caravan Kingdoms: Yemen and the Ancient Incense Trade
June 25, 2005 – September 11, 2005

Explore how ancient Yemen grew fabulously wealthy because of the caravan trade routes of frankincense and myrrh that ran through it.

Sackler Gallery
Where Gods and Mortals Meet: Continuity and Renewal in Urhobo Art
June 23, 2005 – September 25, 2005

See the first exhibition devoted to the arts and culture of the Urhobo people, who live in the Niger River Delta in southern Nigeria.

African Art Museum
Visual Music
June 23, 2005 – September 11, 2005

Visual Music surveys the impact of music on the visual arts over the last 100 years, showing successive explorations of the idea of synaesthesia -- the experience of one sense evoking another.

Hirshhorn Museum
Smithsonian Magazine: Through Our Readers' Eyes
June 15, 2005 – January 3, 2006

View the 50 finalists from the 2005 Smithsonian magazine photo contest for amateur photographers. 

American History Museum
History in the News: Collecting September 11
June 11, 2005 – September 4, 2006

The History in the News case features objects from the museum's collection related to the September 11 tragedy. Objects will be rotated several times a year, starting with items from June 2005 through September 2006. 

American History Museum
International Joyce
June 9, 2005 – June 20, 2005

Learn about the Irish writer James Joyce (1882-1941), one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. These 22 panels tells the story of the writer said to represent the spirit of modern Ireland.

Ripley Center
Young Visions of Community
June 9, 2005 – August 21, 2005

View the photographs and writings of Washington, D.C. elementary school students created during the Literacy through Photography project. The photos, essays, poems, and stories paint a vivid portrait of youth and community in the District of Columbia.

Ripley Center
Disneyland: The First 50 Years
June 9, 2005 – September 4, 2006

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Disneyland with two rides -- a big teacup from Alice's Mad Tea Party and Dumbo the Flying Elephant -- from the original theme park in Los Angeles, California.

American History Museum
New Tribe: New York: Spiderwoman Theater
May 28, 2005 – September 5, 2005

Follow the story of Spiderwoman Theater, founded by three Brooklyn sisters in 1975, with this 30-year landmark retrospective of archival and performance video footage, photos, memorabilia, and Kuna and Rappahannock objects from the sisters' collection.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Chinese Pots for Tabletop Gardens: Honoring the World Bonsai Friendship Federation
May 27, 2005 – September 5, 2005

See how the pot used to hold a bonsai is also important to the overall aesthetic impact in this display featureing 8 antique Chinese pots that reveal a continuum of taste from imperial opulence to restrained rusticity.

Sackler Gallery
May 20, 2005 – July 17, 2005

The museum explores the history and culture of Greenland through several exhibitions and display cases -- featuring artifacts, photographs, and contemporary art -- on view in various locations throughout the building.

Natural History Museum
Greenland Research: Rasmussen's Circumpolar Research
May 20, 2005 – December 14, 2006

See objects from the museum's collection dealing with the fifth expedition Knud Rasmussen (1879-1933) took from Thule, in northern Greenland, to Alaska (1921-1924). Objects include snow goggles, handmade dolls by indigenous peoples, and miniature models of wooden sleds.

Natural History Museum
American Quilt Legacy Case: Colonial Quilting Bee Quilt
May 19, 2005 – September 4, 2006

The American Quilt Legacy case features pieces from the museum's collection on a rotating basis, starting with a cotton applique quilt made in the 1930s by a woman's historical Colonial quilting bee.

American History Museum
Azucar! The Life and Music of Celia Cruz
May 18, 2005 – May 29, 2006

The life of legendary Cuban-born singer Celia Cruz (1924-2003) is explored through costumes, wigs, shoes, photographs, video, and music.

American History Museum
Collecting Photographic Art in Archives
May 13, 2005 – August 10, 2005

View a selection of works from the Archive Center's documentary photography collections.

American History Museum
Close Up in Black: African American Film Posters
May 7, 2005 – July 28, 2005

Trace the history of the African American experience in the movie industry through ninety framed film posters that illuminate the impact of performers, writers, designers, directors, and producers on screen and behind the screens.

Ripley Center

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