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Sales Exhibition: "Special Delivery: Craft America"
November 8, 1991 – April 14, 1992

View and shop for multi-media functional ware including jewelry, glass ornaments, vases, perfume bottles, and ceramics in the Museum Shop.

Renwick Gallery
Ralph Earl: The Face of the Young Republic
November 1, 1991 – January 8, 1992

Approximately 70 paintings, including several works by Earl's followers, offer a rare view of the last quarter of the 18th century and the early Federalist period.

Portrait Gallery
Seeds of Change
October 26, 1991 – May 23, 1993

Examines the exchange of plants and seeds between the Old and New Worlds following Columbus's discovery of America in 1492.

Natural History Museum
Directions: Saint Clair Cemin
October 17, 1991 – January 19, 1992

Recent sculptures by this Brazilian-born artist are on view.

Hirshhorn Museum
Degenerate Art: The Fate of the Avant-Garde in Nazi Germany
October 16, 1991 – January 12, 1992

View theme galleries that re-create the historical context of the art and artists condemned by the Nazis in the exhibition Entartete Kunst (degenerate art) that opened in Munich in 1937.

Ripley Center
Curators and Keepers: The Unseen Mammals at the National Zoo
October 11, 1991 – January 31, 1992

View a collection of watercolor portraits by local artist Ina Schechter.  

National Zoo
Recent Acquisitions: Works on Paper
October 4, 1991 – February 2, 1992

View 96 works by 67 artists including Romare Bearden, Werner Drewes, Man Ray, and Terry Winters. 

American Art Museum
Improvisation in African-American Quiltmaking
September 27, 1991 – January 5, 1992

View 24 contemporary quilts and 4 African textiles in this exhibition of highly individual works with strong aesthetic ties to textiles of West Africa.  

Renwick Gallery
The Art of the Personal Object
September 25, 1991 – March 5, 2007

View an exhibition of over 100 objects -- drawing from the museum's permanent collection -- that features utilitarian objects that come principally from eastern and southern Africa and celebrates their aesthetic value.

African Art Museum
Lego Animals
September 24, 1991 – November 10, 1991

See LEGO animal models produced by master model builders at LEGO Systems, Inc.

A&I
The Good, the Bad and the Cuddly
September 19, 1991 – November 3, 1991

Try a hands-on exhibit targeted toward children and adults who do not ordinarily go to zoos.

A&I
Indian Paintings and Drawings from the Collection of Howard Hodgkin
September 15, 1991 – January 12, 1992

See paintings and drawings from India's 3 major regional styles--Rajput, Deccani, and Mughal--on loan from the collection of an eminent contemporary English painter, organized into 5 common themes.

Sackler Gallery
Homecoming: William H. Johnson and Afro-America, 1938-1946
September 13, 1991 – March 1, 1992

Johnson's interpretations of Afro-American life in the rural south and in Harlem have been described as naive, primitive, and folk-inspired.  

American Art Museum
Installation Frederick Brown, Selected Works
September 13, 1991 – December 1, 1991

Contemplate 8 paintings by this expressionist contemporary artist that blend religious, African, and Native American symbols into complex and provocative metaphors. 

American Art Museum
Sales Exhibition: "Vanity Fair"
August 16, 1991 – November 3, 1991

Admire jewelry boxes, ties, scarves, kimonos, and other personal apparel items for sale in the Museum Shop.

Renwick Gallery
Tool Chests: Symbol and Servant Tool Chests: Symbol and Servant
August 16, 1991 – December 9, 2005

A selection of tool chests tells us much about workers and workplaces.

American History Museum
This Land Is Your Land: Celebrating 75 Years of the National Park Service
July 18, 1991 – January 12, 1992

This exhibition includes 30 panoramic photographs by Stan Jorstad.

Natural History Museum
World Wall: A Vision of the Future Without Fear
July 17, 1991 – September 3, 1991

A mural-in-progress by Chicana artist Judith Baca, addresses such contemporary global issues as war and conflict, cooperation, interdependence, and spiritual growth.

A&I
Hand-Woven Baskets and Raven's Tail Robe Sampler
July 17, 1991 – November 10, 1991

See examples of Tlingit traditional weaving methods in examples by Sitka weaver Teri Rofkar, who learned from her grandmother, Eliza York, a Tlingit Indian from the Pelican area in Alaska.

American Indian Museum New York
Below the Line: Living Poor in America
July 16, 1991 – August 25, 1991

Approximately 61 photographs by Eugene Richards, commissioned by the Consumers Union, depict Americans whose earnings are well below the poverty line.

American History Museum