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Contemporary Folk Art: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
January 3, 2000 – May 29, 2003

Contemporary Folk Art showcases self-taught artists of the past 40 years. Many have been unknown to the public until the past decade and have often worked in isolation or in small communities around the country.

American Art Museum
American Impressionism: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
January 3, 2000 – May 29, 2003

This exhibition presents works by turn-of-the-century painters who often worked outdoors to capture brilliant effects of light and color.

American Art Museum
Treasures to Go
January 3, 2000 – May 29, 2003

During the renovation of the American Art Museum, the museum is touring Treasures to Go -- a series of the following 8 thematic exhibitions, with each showcasing a variety of works from the museum's collections.

American Art Museum
The Idea of China in Japanese Art
December 19, 1999 – June 11, 2000

See 50 examples of paintings, lacquerware, and ceramics that introduce the complex idea of China as it affected Japanese artistic production and appreciation.

Freer Gallery
1999 Holiday Trees
December 3, 1999 – January 2, 2000

See 6 holiday trees featuring old-time favorite themes. 

American History Museum
Carousel Horses from the Fred and Mary Fried Art Collection
December 1, 1999 – January 31, 2000

Documents and photographs from several carousel companies highlight the history of carousels.  

American History Museum
In Place of Prairie
November 30, 1999 – March 7, 2000

Forty-eight photographs -- mostly black-and-white -- by Terry Evans reveal the beauty and diversity of prairies and the people who settled them.

Natural History Museum
Antoin Sevruguin and the Persian Image
November 21, 1999 – May 28, 2000

Images by Iranian photographer Antoin Sevruguin (d. 1933) offer a pictoral history of the social and cultural history of Iran.

Sackler Gallery
Constructing Identities: Recent Works by Jananne al-Ani
November 21, 1999 – February 28, 2000

On view are two pairs of large-format photographs and a related video by contemporary artist Jananne al-Ani that address Orientalism, and in particular the representation of women.

Sackler Gallery
"Make the Dirt Fly!": Building the Panama Canal
November 20, 1999 – January 22, 2001

This exhibition explores the background, planning, and construction of the Panama Canal, focusing on 19th- and early 20th-century activities and concluding with events in 1915 marking the opening of the Canal. 

American History Museum
Birthday Tribute to Jacob Kainen
November 19, 1999 – January 3, 2000

See 7 paintings by local artist Jacob Kainen (b. 1909).

American Art Museum
Selections from the Washington Color School
November 19, 1999 – January 3, 2000

Admire 15 paintings from the Washington Color School, a group of local artists who painted bands of color and stained pigment into unprimed canvas to give greater impact to color and abstract form.

American Art Museum
Panama's Canal: Dawn of a New Era
November 19, 1999 – March 19, 2000

This exhibition focuses on the final two decades of U.S. control of the Canal, from the signing of the Canal Treaty in 1977 to the turnover of the Canal to Panama on Dec. 31, 1999.  

American History Museum
Directions: Shahzia Sikander
November 18, 1999 – February 23, 2000

Sikander creates luminous, vividly detailed, often autobiographical images of figures, creatures, and landscape elements that update the Asian miniature tradition.

Hirshhorn Museum
On Time
November 18, 1999 – July 9, 2006

The changing ways Americans have measured, used and thought about time during the past 300 years is told through some 200 clocks, watches, and objects.

American History Museum
Imaging the Word: Selections of Calligraphy from the Islamic World
November 17, 1999 – May 7, 2000

Visit an exhibition highlighting recent acquisitions, composed of 30 examples of kufic or angular script and folios copied in the six different cursive scripts, including contemporary examples.

Sackler Gallery
Missing You: Last Letters from World War II
November 11, 1999 – April 30, 2000

Opening on Veterans Day, this exhibition features the last letters written by six members of the U.S. armed forces during World War II.

Postal Museum
November 10, 1999 – January 2, 2005

This exhibition explains the purpose and goals of the museum's Digital Image Laboratory and demonstrates the process of digitizing its holdings. 

American History Museum
Documentary Photographs from the Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereographic Collection
November 4, 1999 – November 30, 1999

This exhibition case features objects from the Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereographic Collection and works by such photographers as Addison Scurlock, Paola Ferrario, Maria von Matthiessen, and Gordon Smith.  

American History Museum
Exhibiting George Washington
October 30, 1999 – May 21, 2000

This showcase marks the bicentennial of the death of George Washington on December 14, 1799, and discusses the use and display of the museum's Washington collections since they first came to the Smithsonian Institution in 1883. 

American History Museum

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