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Pre-Hispanic Foods of Mexico/Presencia de la Comida Prehispanica
June 1, 1990 – September 30, 1990

See photographs of foods that were eaten by the people of Mexico before Columbus's arrival in the New World. 

Ripley Center
Yokohama: Prints from 19th-Century Japan
May 27, 1990 – September 9, 1990

Enjoy 80 woodblock prints that focus on the manners and customs of the foreign residents of the port city of Yokohama.

Sackler Gallery
1990 Discover Graphics
May 20, 1990 – July 19, 1990

See etchings and lithographs created by local high school students selected to participate in the Smithsonian Resident Associate Program during 1989-1990 school year.

Ripley Center
Life in the Ancient Seas Life in the Ancient Seas
May 18, 1990 – October 21, 2013

Fantastic marine fossils tell the story of evolution and extinction in the seas.

Natural History Museum
Yoruba: Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought
May 16, 1990 – August 26, 1990

View 100 masterworks of the Yoruba people of Nigeria and Benin.

African Art Museum
Information Age: People, Information and Technology
May 9, 1990 – September 4, 2006

American History Museum
Four Contemporary Calligraphers
May 4, 1990 – January 1, 1991

View 22 English, Chinese, Arabic, and Hebrew manuscripts created by 4 contemporary calligraphers. 

Renwick Gallery
Modern Carrier Aviation: Seapower in a Changing World
April 27, 1990 – Closed

Examine text, charts, photographs, artifacts and learn about the technological changes affecting the way navies operate, both from a historical standpoint and by how they have influenced war at sea.

Air and Space Museum
The Heritage of Danish Porcelain
April 24, 1990 – September 2, 1990

See 150 porcelain pieces from tea services to figurines and tureens, including a 1790 Flora Danica table service.  

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
New American Furniture
April 20, 1990 – September 3, 1990

View American furniture created by 25 contemporary American studio-furniture makers.

Renwick Gallery
Sales Exhibition: Tree to Treen: Wooden Work
April 13, 1990 – July 15, 1990

View boxes, bowls, chairs, and kitchen utensils by 15 artists. 

Renwick Gallery
Color, Light, Surface: Contemporary Fabrics
April 3, 1990 – September 23, 1990

See commercially produced and one-of-a-kind textiles made in England, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Italy, and the United States in the last decade. 

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Directions: Ilya Kabakov, Ten Characters
March 7, 1990 – June 10, 1990

A series of room-like environments allude to 10 fictitious characters living in a communal Moscow apartment.

Hirshhorn Museum
Variations on a Script (Islamic Calligraphy from the Vever Collection)
February 18, 1990 – September 16, 1990

View 21 examples of Islamic calligraphy from the Vever Collection.

Sackler Gallery
George Ohr: Modern Potter (1857-1918)
February 9, 1990 – June 3, 1990

Enjoy approximately 75 examples of eccentric pottery. 

Renwick Gallery
Drawings and Things by Rowland Emett
December 21, 1989 – November 26, 1990

Take a light-hearted look at aircraft and spacecraft, Including drawings, paintings, and artistic machines by the artist who created the moving sculpture Pussiewillow II for the Air and Space Museum.

Air and Space Museum
Aids Memorial Quilt Panels
December 1, 1989 – December 3, 1989

View 10 AIDS Memorial Quilt panels that will join the Name Project Quilt, in an observance of A Day Without Art: A National Day of Action and Mourning in Response to the AIDS Crisis.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Words in Remembrance
December 1, 1989 – December 31, 1989

View Asian poetry, written between the 1st and 12th centuries on the themes of life, death, and friends who have died, illustrated by Asian calligraphers in the Washington, D.C. area.

Sackler Gallery
World Aerobatic Championship Trophies
December 1, 1989 – May 31, 1990

See 3 trophies won by U.S. Aerobatic Team in the 1988 world competition.

Air and Space Museum
India Along the Ganges: Photographs by Raghubir Singh
November 23, 1989 – April 15, 1990

Celebrate life on India's sacred river, from its source in the Himalayas to its delta at the Bay of Bengal in this exhibition of 50 dye-transfer images.

Sackler Gallery