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Masterpieces from the Vitra Design Museum: Furnishing the Modern Era
October 10, 2000 – February 4, 2001

View furniture--mostly chairs in wood, metal, glass, and synthetics--that highlight the concepts, styles, and materials central to furniture design in the modern era.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Freeze Frame: Eadweard Muybridge's Photography of Motion
October 7, 2000 – March 15, 2001

This exhibition examines Muybridge's (1830-1904) career and his production of thousands of images that capture progressive movements within fractions of a second -- movements imperceptible to the human eye.

American History Museum
Spirits of the Cloth: Contemporary Quilts by African American Artists
October 6, 2000 – January 21, 2001

Admire 51 quilts by 31 leading male and female African American quilters celebrating the recent renaissance of African American quiltmaking.

Renwick Gallery
Amish Quilts from the Collection of Faith and Stephen Brown
October 6, 2000 – January 21, 2001

Discover 30 Amish quils made from 1880 to 1940 in Holmes County, Ohio, home of the largest Amish community in the Midwest.

Renwick Gallery
who stole the tee pee?
October 1, 2000 – January 21, 2001

Explore the social, political, cultural, and personal changes that Native Americans of North America have experienced in the last century through 25 historical pieces,

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Exploring Garden Transformations, 1900-2000
September 30, 2000 – January 8, 2001

See photographs, garden benches, and urns that document how 5 gardens appeared at the beginning and the end of the 1900s and how they evolved over time.

Arts and Industries
Gifts from the Desert
September 28, 2000 – October 11, 2000

View 34 paintings of wildlife of the Saudi Arabian desert by Northern Ireland wildlife artist Julian Friers.

Arts and Industries
Goya Foods
September 27, 2000 – November 30, 2000

Papers and objects are used to provide a brief history of the GOYA food company -- the largest Hispanic-owned business in the US -- and the Unanue family who founded it.

American History Museum
Identity of the Sacred: Two Nigerian Shrine Figures
September 24, 2000 – April 2, 2001

View two wooden sculptures -- one Igbo, the other Urhobo -- representing tutelary deities and ancestors found in two societies of southeastern Nigeria

African Art Museum
Town and Country
September 22, 2000 – January 15, 2001

On view are 2 highly detailed, fully functional, 1/6-size models of 19th-century mail delivery vehicles used in both urban and country settings.

Postal Museum
Fountains of Light: Islamic Metalwork from the Nuhad Es-Said Collection
September 17, 2000 – February 29, 2004

View a group of 27 inlaid precious metal objects from the Nuhad Es-Said Collection, considered one of the finest collections of Islamic metalwork in private hands.

Sackler Gallery
Santos: Substance and Soul
September 17, 2000 – March 31, 2001

Explore the history of 40 Santos --painted wood carvings of saints -- which can be traced in Hispanic communities back to the 16th century.

Arts and Industries
The Collection in Context: Horace Pippin's "Holy Mountain III"
September 14, 2000 – March 14, 2001

See a Biblical scene painted in 1945 by self-taught African American artist Horace Pippin.

Hirshhorn Museum
The Opulent Eye of Alexander Girard
September 12, 2000 – March 18, 2001

Discover the work of artist Alexander Girard (1907-1993), one of America's most innovative 20th century designers, who created textiles as well as graphics, interiors, and furnishings that introduced modern design to millions of Americans.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Desert and Sea: Visions of Baja California
September 12, 2000 – March 12, 2001

This bilingual exhibition features more than 60 color photographs by 6 photographers that depict the forces of change and relationships among geology, climate, and the diversity of living things.

Natural History Museum
A Celebration of American Invention
September 2, 2000 – October 13, 2000

See archival materials and objects related to 3 inventors whose papers are in the Center's collection: Everett H. Bickley (a seed-sorting machine), Charles F. Brannock (the metal foot-measuring device used when buying new shoes), and Marion O'Brien Donovan (several household products, including a waterproof diaper cover).   

American History Museum
Recounting Roosevelt Presentation Albums, 1903-1905
July 26, 2000 – February 23, 2001

These three rare philatelic presentation albums were given as favors during the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt.

Postal Museum
Artists at Work 2000: A Celebration of Smithsonian Staff Creativity
July 25, 2000 – September 4, 2000

This juried exhibition of art by Smithsonian staff features 86 works in various media.

Arts and Industries
Rube Goldberg: Comic Art and Invention
July 24, 2000 – October 31, 2000

See original comic art and a five-foot cartoon model "Alarm Clock" by artist and inventor Rube Goldberg (1883-1970). Goldberg published a comic series on invention that ran from 1914 to the 1960s. 

American History Museum
Tour de France Winner Lance Armstrong's Bicycle and Jersey
July 24, 2000 – September 5, 2000

On view are Lance Armstrong's United States Postal Service jersey and a replica of the bicycle that he rode in the 1999 Tour de France Race.

Postal Museum

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