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Directions: Susana Solano
November 16, 1989 – February 11, 1990

5 sculptures made of handworked iron and other industrial materials by this Barcelona sculpture are on view.

Hirshhorn Museum
The Aviation Careers of Igor Sikorsky
November 16, 1989 – September 23, 1991

Discover highlights of the life and achievements of Igor Sikorsky, a pioneer of vertical flight. The exhibit features the original VS-300 helicopter.

Air and Space Museum
Tropical Plants
November 11, 1989 – November 13, 1989

See a selection of "exotics," or tropical plants, including banana, citrus, and coffee trees; pineapple plants; and a variety of orchids.

Ripley Center
Sales Exhibition: Glass: Reflections Today
November 10, 1989 – March 8, 1990

Admire and purchase contemporary and traditional glass goblets, vases, plates, and perfume bottles by 16 artists in the Museum Store. 

Renwick Gallery
The African Desert, 1975-1977: Photographs by Bernard Plossu
November 8, 1989 – January 28, 1990

View color and black-and-white photographs that reveal the vitality of the Saharan peoples and their harmony with their vast surroundings.

African Art Museum
Commuting in the Modern Manner: The Grumman "Goose" Amphibian
November 3, 1989 – Closed

View photographs, timetables, and original drawings by aviation artist Mike Machat, and a recently restored Goose or "limousine of the air."

Air and Space Museum
Icons: Ideals and Power in the Art of Africa
October 25, 1989 – September 3, 1990

See 100 works focusing on 5 themes in African art--the male and female couple, the woman-and-child, the forceful male with weapon, the rider of horses and other animals, and the outsider/stranger.

African Art Museum
The Intimate World of Alexander Calder
October 17, 1989 – March 11, 1990

Enjoy over 300 small sculptures, toys, jewelry, and household objects by the artist, who is best-known for his monumental sculptures.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
1989 Friends of the National Zoo Photography Contest
October 16, 1989 – November 26, 1989

See amateur photographs taken at the National Zoo.  

National Zoo
Slave Quilts from the Ante-bellum South
October 6, 1989 – January 1, 1990

View approximately 30 quilts made before 1865 and 5 related pieces of furniture by African Americans of the Old South. 

Renwick Gallery
The Noble Path: Buddhist Art of South Asia and Tibet
October 1, 1989 – September 30, 1990

Follow the evolution of Buddhism in South Asia and Tibet through some 100 objects on loan from the Los Angeles County Art Museum.

Sackler Gallery
Ancient Chinese Jades and Bronzes
October 1, 1989 – September 9, 1990

See Chinese bronze, jade, and turquoise pieces from the Shang and Zhou dynasties in the permanent collection.

Sackler Gallery
Masterworks of Louis Comfort Tiffany
September 29, 1989 – March 4, 1990

View 62 of Tiffany's finest works, including paintings; stained-glass windows; lead-glass lamps, chandeliers, and lanterns; mosaic wall decorations; art glass cases; enamelware; ceramics; and jewelry. 

Renwick Gallery
Sales Exhibition: Native American Crafts of North and South Dakota
September 29, 1989 – November 5, 1989

See jewelry, sculpture, beadwork, and headdresses.

Renwick Gallery
Carrier War in the Pacific
September 29, 1989 – Closed

Review 6 principal carrier battles of World War II through models, maps, photographs, and original newsreel footage.

Air and Space Museum
Australia Pavilion
September 15, 1989 – July 5, 2002

Visit 2 great grey kangaroos and 3 dama wallabies, and also view a barrier reef aquatic exhibit.

National Zoo
Jewelry: A Selection from the Cooper-Hewitt Collection
August 22, 1989 – January 7, 1990

See over 100 examples of the jeweler's art from 19th-century England, Italy, France, and the East, including Pio Fortunado, Castillani, and Carlos Guiliano. 

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Views of Rome: Drawings and Watercolors from the Vatican Library Views of Rome: Drawings and Watercolors from the Vatican Library
August 8, 1989 – October 29, 1989

See over 80 drawings that trace the physical changes of ancient monuments from the Thomas Ashby collection of the Vatican Library.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Directions: Keith Sonnier Neon
August 2, 1989 – October 29, 1989

Recent neon sculptures, including the artist's series Ba-O-Ba and Pictogram, are on view.  

Hirshhorn Museum
Renwick Installation
August 1, 1989 – December 8, 2013

View jewelry, teapots, stoneware and fiber pieces, earthenware, and wooden bowls. 

Renwick Gallery