Smithsonian Highlights

Special March Exhibits, Events

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National Museum Of African Art

Olowe of Ise: A Yoruba Sculptor to Kings
(March 15-September 7)
African art masterpieces by the early 20th-century Yoruba carver include the museum's high relief "Palace Door."

Freer Gallery Of Art

The Seven Thrones of Jami: A Princely Manuscript from Iran
(through March 29)
Illustrations from a 16th-century Persian mystical poem by Jami.

In the Mountains
(through August 2)
Exhibition explores the depiction of mountains in Chinese art.

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Sakhi: Friend and Messenger in Rajput Love Paintings
(March 8-July 7)
Paintings created in northern India between the 17th and 19th centuries highlight the role of the sakhi as confidante and messenger in Rajput love paintings.

Poetic Landscapes: Two 17th-Century Chinese Albums
(March 8-July 5)
Display showcases two Ming Dynasty albums: "Eight Views of Xiao-Xiang" and "Landscapes Inspired by Tang Poems" by Liu Yu.

National Air And Space Museum

Star Wars: The Magic of Myth
(through November 1)
Exhibition commemorating the 20th anniverary of the film trilogy features original props, models, costumes and artworks. Free timed same-day tickets are available only at the museum's ticket desk. Advance tickets are available through ProTix for a service charge of $2.25 per ticket (1-800-529-2440). For general information, call 202-786-2122.


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