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From Background to Foreground: Looking at an 18th-Century Wallpaper
November 24, 1992 – April 6, 1993

See an arabesque-patterned wallpaper printed by the renowned French manufacturer Jean-Baptiste Reveillon that shows the range of designs available during the 1780s and how the designs were derived from pattern books and other sources.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Revolution, Life, and Labor: Soviet Porcelains, 1918-1985
November 24, 1992 – April 4, 1993

See 250 plates, vessels, and figures ornamented with communist political slogans, soviet heroes, and traditional Russian themes that document history from the Bolshevik Revolution (1917) to glasnost (1985).

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vision & Revision: The Hand-colored Prints of Wayne Thiebaud
November 20, 1992 – February 15, 1993

Explore the role of the unique hand-colored print in contemporary printmaking in 70 works by Thiebaud.

American Art Museum
Prints by California Artists
November 20, 1992 – February 15, 1993

More than 40 prints provide a brief overview of printmaking in California during the 20th century.

American Art Museum
Pathways of Tradition: Indian Insights into Indian Worlds
November 15, 1992 – January 24, 1993

Visit a selection of 103 objects representing a cross-section of American Indian cultures from the museum's one million artifact collection.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Life in the White House
November 9, 1992 – January 21, 1993

Explore life in the White House as depicted by students with disabilities in this juried exhibition sponsored by the White House Historical Association and Very Special Arts.

Ripley Center
In Pursuit of Fame: Rembrandt Peale 1778-1860
November 6, 1992 – February 15, 1993

Visit 75 paintings, letters, and publications that explore Peale's gift for using portraiture to express the social, philosophical, and political concerns of his time.

Portrait Gallery
An Eye on the Past: Photographs of Washington's Historical Landmarks
November 1, 1992 – December 13, 1992

See 25 large format images photographed by architectural photographer Carol M. Highsmith that capture the rich beauty and diversity of the District's architecture.

Anacostia Community Museum
The Golden Age of Sculpture from Sri Lanka
November 1, 1992 – September 26, 1993

Observe 52 ancient masterpieces of bronze casting include Buddhist and Hindu sculpture that provide evidence of a distinct Sri Lankan aesthetic.

Sackler Gallery
Personal Legacy: The Healing of a Nation -- Keepsakes from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
October 27, 1992 – September 14, 2003

American History Museum
Eva Hesse: A Retrospective
October 15, 1992 – January 10, 1993

Approximately 40 sculptures and wall reliefs and 60 drawings and paintings by Hesse reveal the process of their creation and suggest dream-like allusions to organisms or body parts.

Hirshhorn Museum
Elmina: Art and Trade on the West African Coast
October 14, 1992 – May 2, 1993

View unique gold objects, appliqued and embroidered cloths, and brass weights that reflect the many influences that shaped Elmina, a fortified trading post established in 1480 by the Portuguese.

African Art Museum
The American Wildlife Image and Charles Frace
October 9, 1992 – May 2, 1993

View a collection of over 35 realistic paintings by this wildlife artist. 

Natural History Museum
Paul Cadmus
October 9, 1992 – October 10, 1993

A selection of 10 works by the artist is on view from the museum's permanent collection. This mini-retrospective includes the controversial 1934 painting The Fleet's In!

American Art Museum
The Power of Maps
October 6, 1992 – March 7, 1993

Learn the process of mapping and take a look at maps as both records and symbols of changing perceptions of the world in this exhibition celebrating the Columbus Quincentenary.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Imperial Austria: Treasures of Art, Arms, and Armor from the State of Styria
October 4, 1992 – January 24, 1993

For the first time outside of Europe, see over 250 works of art, arms, and armor that chronicle the vast changes that swept Austria and Europe from the late Middle Ages through the 17th century.

Ripley Center
The Cutting Edge: 200 Years of Cut Crystal
October 4, 1992 – January 24, 1993

See 15 exquisite crystal objects, such as decanters, bowls, and goblets from the 18th century to the present day that show both the evolution and the technological, aesthetic, and cultural story of the cut crystal object over the last 200 years.

Ripley Center
Who's Gonna Sing Our Song
October 3, 1992 – October 28, 1992

See 25 photographs by students from the Johnson Jr. High School that document the Anacostia community.

Anacostia Community Museum
Earth Sense
October 2, 1992 – September 20, 1994

This photography exhibit focuses on efforts to safeguard our fragile, ever-changing planet. 

Natural History Museum
Memory and Metaphor: The Art of Romare Bearden, 1940-1987
October 2, 1992 – January 3, 1993

Follow the career of this African American artist through 140 works, including early cubist works of the 1940s, lyrical abstractionist works of the 1950s and 1960s, and photo-collages of the late 1960s.

American Art Museum