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Past Exhibitions: 1997 to 1996
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Breaking Racial Barriers: African
Americans in the Harmon Foundation Collection

Exhibited January 31 through
September 14, 1997.

Intended to promote racial tolerance among white Americans, the Harmon Foundation's exhibition "Portraits of Outstanding Americans of Negro
Origin" toured all over the United States in the decade before Brown vs. the Board of Education ended segregation in the nation's schools.

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Le Tumulte Noir: Paul Colin's Jazz Age Portfolio
Exhibited January 31 through
September 14, 1997.

French poster artist Paul Colin (1892-1985), published a portfolio of vividly colored lithographs titled "Le Tumulte Noir" ("The Black Craze") which captured the exuberant jazz music and dance that dazzled Paris in the 1920s.

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Red, Hot, and Blue: A Salute to American Musicals
Exhibited October 25, 1996 through July 6, 1997

Red, Hot & Blue showcases the Hollywood and Broadway musical from its immigrant roots in nineteenth-century vaudeville, through its heyday on both the "Great White Way" and the silver screen, to its retrospective role today in such revivals as Showboat.

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Louis Armstrong: A Cultural Legacy
Exhibited July 26 through December 1, 1996

Born in one of the poorest sections of New Orleans
in 1901, Louis Armstrong was regarded as a prodigy at an early age. He and a handful of noted musicians in New Orleans created a distinctive new band music out of blues and ragtime. Soon, sheet music publishers and record companies would make jazz a household name.

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1846: Portrait of the Nation
Exhibited April 12 through August 18, 1996.

On August 10, 1846, the act establishing the Smithsonian Institution was passed by Congress.
In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of
that event, this exhibition looks back at
the America of 1846.

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REBELS: Painters and Poets of the 1950s
Exhibited April 12 through June 2, 1996

The exhibition examines the revolutions in painting and poetry that took place following World War II. Abstract Expressionist artists and Beat Generation poets characterized the era.

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