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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
Neptune Encounter With the Voyager
August 1, 1989 – September 8, 1989

Watch the latest coverage of Voyager encountering Neptune via video monitors in Milestones of Flight and Space Hall.

Air and Space Museum
Polished Perfection: The Art of Turned-Wood Bowls
July 25, 1989 – October 1, 1989

See lathe-turned wood bowls in many styles and a variety of woods created by 21 master turners.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Eyewitness to Apollo 11 (Art Show)
July 14, 1989 – February 12, 1990

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the lunar landing through 26 works of art created during the Apollo program.

Air and Space Museum
Science as Art: Marine Research in the Caribbean
July 8, 1989 – February 15, 1990

See scientific illustrations and underwater color photographs from the museum's coral reef station off the coast of Belize.

Ripley Center
Yani: The Brush of Innocence
June 25, 1989 – October 22, 1989

See 69 paintings by young Chinese artist Wang Yani, who began painting at age 2, along with a small group of historical Chinese paintings that illustrate the artistic tradition from which her work emerges.

Sackler Gallery
Zoo Centennial Historic Photo Exhibition
June 22, 1989 – October 1, 1991

Visit selection of historic photographs taken during the past 100 years at the Zoo, commemorating both the 100th anniversary of the Zoo and the 150th anniversary of the invention of photography.

National Zoo
The Essential Gourd
June 20, 1989 – January 4, 1990

See approximately 100 gourds from Northern Nigeria that illustrate both traditional and modern motifs, as well as different decorative techniques.

African Art Museum
"Blockade and Airlift: Legend Or Lesson?" The Berlin Crisis of 1948-1949
June 19, 1989 – July 7, 1989

Aircraft models and more than 60 photographs illustrate the remarkable effort of the Berlin airlift.

Air and Space Museum
Aeropittura Futurista: Images of Flight in Italian Art (1913-1942)
June 16, 1989 – October 2, 1989

Learn about Italian Futurism, the first modern art movement to embrace technology as subject matter, in this exhibit of paintings, photographs, documents and books.

Air and Space Museum
Caribbean Festival Arts
June 3, 1989 – February 15, 1990

Examine how three Caribbean festivals - Jonkonnu, Carnival, and Hosay - represent the intellectual life, culture, politics, and natural resources of the region.

Ripley Center
Jamaica: A Photographic Essay
June 3, 1989 – February 15, 1990

View 130 images showing every facet of the land and its people by Jamaican-born photographer Ray Chen.

Ripley Center
Lahore: The City Within
June 1, 1989 – July 29, 1989

View 50 photographs by Pakistani photographer Samina Quraeshi of historical Lahore, a Mogul city and British colonial capital in northeast Pakistan.

Ripley Center
The Real McCoy: African-American Invention and Innovation, 1619-1930
May 21, 1989 – May 31, 1990

See an exhibition that focuses on outstanding black inventors, as well as anonymous innovators, who, as slaves, craftsmen and workers, made important contributions to the United States.

Anacostia Community Museum
Beyond the Limits: Flight Enters the Computer Age Beyond the Limits: Flight Enters the Computer Age
May 12, 1989 – May 23, 2011

The gallery illustrates how the electronic computer has revolutionized aerospace engineering, aviation, and spaceflight.

Air and Space Museum