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African Voices
December 15, 1999 – Permanent

This exhibition examines the diversity, dynamism, and global influence of Africa's peoples and cultures.

The exhibition will be closed on November 30, 2015 and will reopen to the public February 15, 2016.

Natural History Museum
"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
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
Tete a Tete: Portraits by Henri Cartier-Bresson
October 29, 1999 – January 9, 2000

Best known as the photographer who first captured the "decisive moment" on film in the 1930s, Henri Cartier-Bresson has been making portraits throughout his career as an artist and photojournalist. In 1997, on the eve of his 90th birthday, he created an exhibition (and a book with the same name), on his work covering five decades.

Portrait Gallery
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
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
Claiming Art/Reclaiming Space: Post-Apartheid Art from South Africa
June 20, 1999 – September 26, 1999

View paintings, prints, and animated film shorts by South African Artists drawn from the museum's permanent collection.

African Art Museum
Picturing Hemingway: A Writer in His Time
June 18, 1999 – January 9, 2000

Explore the life of writer Ernest Hemingway through photographs, paintings, 1st editions, letters, and personal memorabilia.

Portrait Gallery
Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People
April 30, 1999 – January 2, 2000

Take an in-depth look at the 10,000-year-old culture of the Ainu, the indigenous people of Japan, revealed through some 200 objects and artworks.

Natural History Museum
Hans Namuth: Portraits
April 30, 1999 – September 6, 1999

View over 75 b&w and color portraits of major American figures by this German-born photographer (1915-1990).

Portrait Gallery
Abbott Thayer: The Nature of Art
April 23, 1999 – September 6, 1999

Take a look at the life and work of this "soul painter."

American Art Museum
Franklin and His Friends: Portraying the Man of Science in Eighteenth-Century America
April 16, 1999 – September 6, 1999

See portraits of Benjamin Franklin and his friend, men who shared a passion for science.

Portrait Gallery
Smithson Crypt
– Permanent

The final resting place of the Institution's benefactor, James Smithson (1765-1829), is a small chapel-like room located at the north entrance to the Castle.

Smithsonian Castle
Devi: The Great Goddess
March 28, 1999 – September 6, 1999

See Devi (The Great Female Goddess of India) presented in approximately 120 works—paintings and sculptures in bronze, stone, and terra-cotta—ranging over a period of 2,000 years.

Sackler Gallery
Sokari Douglas Camp: Church Ede, A Tribute to Her Father
March 21, 1999 – June 20, 1999

View an exhibition that showcases the work of Nigerian artist Sokari Douglas Camp (b. 1958). The artist has created figurative works in steel that evoke memories of her youth in southeastern Nigeria.

African Art Museum
The Feather Trade and the American Conservation Movement
February 27, 1999 – September 19, 1999

Concern about feathers for fashion adornment led to a campaign to preserve the nation's wildlife.

American History Museum
Paul Robeson: Artist and Citizen
January 29, 1999 – April 18, 1999

Celebrate the life of this remarkable man -- artist, singer, actor, athlete, and human rights activist -- with more than 150 objects that tell his story.

Portrait Gallery
Philippe Halsman: A Retrospective
November 6, 1998 – February 7, 1999

See some 80 new and vintage photographs that represent the full range of Halsman's (1906-1979) portraiture.

Portrait Gallery
Theodore Roosevelt: Icon of the American Century
October 27, 1998 – February 7, 1999

Visit a retrospective about the man whose progressive ideas significantly shaped our national character.

Portrait Gallery
A Visual Journey: Photographs by Lisa Law, 1964-1971
October 16, 1998 – April 11, 1999

See more than 60 of Lisa Law's photographs documenting the sweeping personal and cultural changes of the 1960s.

American History Museum

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