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Behind the Lines: The Universal Product Code (U.P.C.) at 25
October 1, 1999 – January 24, 2002

A pack of Wrigley's gum with the first U.P.C. is used to help explain the history and future of the bar code and its effect on business and commerce. Also included is the original bar code symbol and information on how this scanning technology works.  

American History Museum
A Durable Memento: Portraits by Augustus Washington, African American Daguerreotypist
September 24, 1999 – January 2, 2000

On view are some 30 daguerreotypes by Augustus Washington, including the earliest known image of abolitionist John Brown.

Portrait Gallery
Glass! Glorious Glass!
September 24, 1999 – January 30, 2000

Observe 56 objects that attest to a wide range of techniques and philosophical approaches in the making of glass.

Renwick Gallery
Modern American Realism: Selections from the Sara Roby Foundation Collection
September 24, 1999 – January 3, 2000

View 30 figural oil paintings and 4 sculptures from this important collection.

American Art Museum
Breitling Orbiter 3 Balloon
September 23, 1999 – November 6, 2000

Marvel at the gondola from the Breitling Orbiter 3, the1st balloon to fly around the world nonstop.

Air and Space Museum
Posted Aboard R.M.S. Titanic
September 17, 1999 – March 12, 2001

Learn about the five postal sea clerks who perished aboard R.M.S. Titanic.

Postal Museum
Pueblo Portraits: 50 Years at Laguna Pueblo
September 15, 1999 – January 9, 1900

See 40 black-and-white photographs that chronicle photographer Lee Marmon's diverse 50-year career.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African American Identity
September 12, 1999 – January 2, 2000

View an exhibition examining the history and use of traditional kente cloth in Ghana and exploring the impact contemporary kente production has had in other African countries and the United States.

African Art Museum
Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African American Identity
September 12, 1999 – January 2, 2000

See nearly 200 textile art works that illustrate the rich diversity of traditional kente cloth, its historical role in African societies, and its growing popularity in the United States.

Arts and Industries
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
August 31, 1999 – January 16, 2001

Visit 18 objects - sculpture, wine containers, burial jars - that constitute a tiny fraction of the more than 5,000 objects included in the collection of Dr. Paul Singer.

Sackler Gallery
Colonel Hanna's Pictures
August 21, 1999 – February 6, 2000

View examples of 17th- and 18th-century Indian Mughal paintings and manuscripts from the collection of Colonel Henry Bathurst Hanna, an English military officer who assembled the collection in India during the last half of the 19th century.

Freer Gallery
Summer Pleasures
August 3, 1999 – October 3, 1999

This archives case features illustrated sheet music from the DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music. Several artifacts from other divisions are also on view.

American History Museum
Yoshida Hiroshi: Japanese Prints of India & Southeast Asia
August 1, 1999 – October 17, 1999

View 32 prints of Southeast Asia produced by Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950) using a refined photographic technique he developed in the 1920s to reveal a translucent quality similar to watercolors.

Sackler Gallery
Photographing History: Fred J. Maroon and the Nixon Years, 1970-1974
July 29, 1999 – December 5, 1999

See photographs of the Nixon White House before, during, and after Watergate.

American History Museum
Hats Off! A Salute to African Headwear
July 18, 1999 – December 26, 1999

This exhibit pays tribute to the artists who make African headwear and the status and prestige given to those who wear these creations.

African Art Museum
Alma W. Thomas: A Retrospective
July 16, 1999 – September 12, 1999

View more than 50 paintings and studies that offer a fresh look into the work of Alma W. Thomas.

Anacostia Community Museum
Locating the Spirit: Religion and Spirituality in African American Art: Part 2
July 16, 1999 – December 1, 1999

See over 85 paintings by some 50 artists that reveal how African American artists use art to express religion and spirituality.

Anacostia Community Museum
Directions: Sam Taylor-Wood
July 15, 1999 – October 17, 1999

Mystery and tension characterize this projected-video installation, Noli Me Tangere, by one of Britain's most noted young artists.

Hirshhorn Museum
American Prairie
July 8, 1999 – April 26, 2005

Learn about the prairie's story from biological, environmental, and cultural perspectives on the Prairie Plant Discovery Trail.

National Zoo
Edward Sorel: Unauthorized Portraits
July 2, 1999 – January 9, 2000

This exhibition features approximately 30 works of award-winning caricaturist Edward Sorel.

Portrait Gallery

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