Past Exhibitions


This is a white necklace that is curved in the shape of a snake.
The Jewelry of Robert Ebendorf: A Retrospective of Forty Years
This retrospective gathers 40 years of jewelry and sculpture by Robert Ebendorf, a major American artist in metal. Surveying 95 pieces, this exhibition chronicles significant shifts in jewelry during the last half of the 20th century.
September 25, 2003January 19, 2004
This is a brooch that looks like an orange and yellow octopus.
Jewels & Gems
The individualistic and groundbreaking jewelry designs in "Jewels & Gems" highlight the spirit, wit and ingenuity of American studio jewelry artists.
September 25, 2003February 8, 2004
Light Screens: The Leaded Glass of Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959) is famous for his innovative architecture; less well known are his designs for decorative windows.
March 14, 2003July 19, 2003


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George Catlin and His Indian Gallery
George Catlin and His Indian Gallery celebrates a crown jewel in the Smithsonian American Art Museum's collection—the nearly complete surviving set of Catlin's first Indian Gallery painted in the 1830s.
September 5, 2002January 20, 2003