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American Women: A Selection from the National Portrait Gallery
June 1, 2002 – July 14, 2005

See 65 images of women who have made significant contributions to the history, development, and culture of the United States.

Portrait Gallery
Wonder Bound
May 24, 2002 – November 15, 2002

See a selection of rare books from the 18th and 19th centuries, along with specimens,  that document the peculiarities of early museum collecting practices and the origins of natural history museums.

Natural History Museum
An Odyssey in Print: Adventures in the Smithsonian Libraries, Part 2
May 16, 2002 – January 31, 2004

Nearly 100 examples of lavishly illustrated books, representing more than 500 years of printing, are on view.  

American History Museum
At the Controls: The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Looks at Cockpits
May 11, 2002 – September 22, 2002

At the Controls gives visitors an opportunity to view images of the cockpits of a number of the aircraft and spacecraft in the National Air and Space Museum collections.

Air and Space Museum
History in the News: Acupuncture: A Transnational Tale in Medical History
May 10, 2002 – September 2, 2003

This small showcase explores the complexity of transnational cultural exchange by looking at the recent history of acupuncture.

American History Museum
History Through Deaf Eyes
May 9, 2002 – September 22, 2002

See an exhibition that places the social history of deaf Americans within the broader context of American history.

Arts and Industries
Skin: Surface, Substance and Design
May 7, 2002 – September 15, 2002

See more than 150 objects--an international mix of products, fashion, furniture, architecture and digital media-- that explore the role of "skin" as outer surface and structural form.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York, September 11 by Magnum Photographers
May 3, 2002 – June 30, 2002

View photographs by legendary Magnum photographers that document the events of September 11, 2001.

Arts and Industries
Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge
May 2, 2002 – September 3, 2002

See some 70 works by more than 20 Chicano artists -- from several private and museum collections -- that reflect the depth and multifaceted nature of the country's fastest-growing community.

Arts and Industries
Booming Out: Mohawk Ironworkers Build New York
April 25, 2002 – October 24, 2002

View photographs of Mohawk ironworkers illustrating how this community contributed to America's unique and unparalleled cityscapes, particularly New York City.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
April 24, 2002 – September 2, 2002

On view are paintings by James Gurney, author and creator of the Dinotopia book series that tells the story of an imaginary lost island where humans and dinosaurs coexist in peace and harmony.

Natural History Museum
Whistler's Nudes
April 21, 2002 – January 5, 2003

View some 35 of Whistler's most beautiful pastels and lithographs featuring thinly dressed female models striking dramatic poses in his studio.

Freer Gallery
Gifts & Blessings: The Textile Arts of Madagascar
April 14, 2002 – September 2, 2002

View an exhibit explaining the historical context and dynamism of Madagascar's contemporary cloth production.

African Art Museum
Hamadryad: Meditation as Sculpture
April 14, 2002 – September 15, 2002

Visit Okura Jira's series of three wood sculptures that unite his ideas about nature, form, process, and spirit.

Sackler Gallery
Chinese Buddhist Sculpture in a New Light
April 14, 2002 – September 7, 2003

See a collection of devotional objects created in China for Buddhist worship that possess great visual and spiritual power, and were so popular that they spawned the manufacture of forgeries, which were then bought by foreign collectors.

Freer Gallery
The West Wing: A Chronology
April 5, 2002 – September 30, 2003

Use images and text to trace the history of the west wing of the Castle -- from its first use as the Institution's library to its use as The Commons restaurant (closed May 12, 2003).

Smithsonian Castle
Louis Armstrong's Cornet
April 1, 2002 – April 30, 2002

See  the cornet on which Louis Armstrong, the founding father of jazz, learned to play.  

American History Museum
Japanese Screens
March 24, 2002 – November 3, 2002

See screens from the Muromachi (1333-1573), Momoyama (1573-1615), and Edo (1615-1868) periods, depicting animals and plants as well as sages, aristocratic entertainments, and commoners' outings.

Freer Gallery
Cherry Blossom Festival Poster Contest: Best in Show
March 24, 2002 – April 7, 2002

See the "Best in Show" artwork from the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival Poster Contest.

Freer Gallery
July 1942: United We Stand
March 22, 2002 – October 27, 2002

Of the original 500 magazines printed July 1942 that featured the American flag, this exhibition reunites 60 years later nearly 100 of these covers.

American History Museum

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