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Mechanical Brides: Women and Machines from Home to Office
August 17, 1993 – January 2, 1994

Visit an exhibition that links machines for the home and office to their life in the popular imagination.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Brushes with the Literary: Portraits by Washington Artist Marcella Comes Winslow
August 13, 1993 – December 5, 1993

Portraits of famous writers give an insider's view of life in the nation's capital in the 1940s-50s when Marcella Comes Winslow's Georgetown home was an informal literary salon.

Portrait Gallery
Recent Acquisitions
August 13, 1993 – January 9, 1994

See 7 objects in various media, including wood, metal, fiber, and ceramic.

Renwick Gallery
The Art of Cards and Letters The Art of Cards and Letters
July 30, 1993 – June 6, 2011

This gallery emphasizes the art of letter writing, a cherished art form providing a window into American history.

Postal Museum
Philatelic Gallery Philatelic Gallery
July 30, 1993 – September 21, 2013

For both the serious collector and those who know little about the renowned hobby of stamp collecting, this gallery highlights some of the best philatic collections in the world.

Postal Museum
Contemporary Self-Portraits from the James Goode Collection
July 30, 1993 – December 5, 1993

See 25 artworks from Goode's collection that illustrate the variety of contemporary American self-portraiture.

Portrait Gallery
Moving America's Growing Mail
July 30, 1993 – January 1, 1996

Explore the U.S. Postal Service's automotive fleet in the 20th century, including a long-life vehicle and a mail jeep.

Postal Museum
The Madden Family Letters
July 30, 1993 – September 10, 1994

A collection of letters trace the history of an African American family from Virginia through 5 generations (1740-1992).

Postal Museum
Always There: The African American Presence in American Quilts
July 18, 1993 – October 17, 1993

See 27 African American quilts, black-and-white photographs, and quilters' tools

Anacostia Community Museum
Legend's Image: The Great War in the Air Pictured
July 12, 1993 – Closed

See archival treasures of aircraft history, including a photograph of an 1857 gas balloon and a negative and print of the first Wright military aircraft.

Air and Space Museum
The Divine Word of Islam
July 4, 1993 – February 6, 1994

See a Koran (the holy scripture of Islam), books of prayer, folios from dispersed volumes as well as a ceramic tombstone, dating from the 14th through the 18th century from Egypt, Iran, and Turkey.

Sackler Gallery
Cartoons, Caricatures and Comics
June 28, 1993 – September 30, 1993

See 250 works that demonstrate how cartoons, comics, and caricatures have functioned as popular and fine art.

Muttonman Discovers Columbus
June 28, 1993 – September 30, 1993

Look at cartoons by the Navajo performance artist Vincent Craig to see how he evaluates his culture through incorporating humor and comedy in his works.

Jean Dubuffet 1943-1963: Paintings, Sculptures, Assemblages
June 17, 1993 – September 12, 1993

Nearly 100 works from the first two decades of this French artist's career show the power, invention, and originality of his work, which ranks him alongside his European contemporaries Alberto Giacometti and Francis Bacon. 

Hirshhorn Museum
1993 Presidential Scholars
June 14, 1993 – June 25, 1993

This exhibition consists of art by high school students selected as 1993 Presidential Scholars in the Visual Arts and passages written by 1993 Presidential Scholars in Writing.

American Art Museum
Recent Acquisitions (1993-94)
June 10, 1993 – January 9, 1994

See portraits of 9 notable Americans recently obtained by the National Portrait Gallery.

Portrait Gallery
Dreaming the Other World: Figurative Art of the Baule, Cote d'Ivoire
June 9, 1993 – November 30, 1993

View an exhibition that examines the Baule idea that each person has a mate of the opposite sex in the "Other World", and the sculptural depiction of these mates in relation to human aesthetics.

African Art Museum
Dinosaurs: A Global View
June 5, 1993 – September 6, 1993

Paintings and drawings trace the evolution and life habits of dinosaurs from the Carboniferous and Permian periods to their rise to dominance in the Jurassic period. 

Natural History Museum
Shared Visions: Native American Painters and Sculptors in the Twentieth Century
May 24, 1993 – October 3, 1993

See an historical overview of 20th-century Native American art, along with a section on contemporary art, in this exhibition of 125 works.

Ripley Center
1993 Discover Graphics
May 21, 1993 – July 19, 1993

View 60 selected graphics by students from 24 area high schools.

Ripley Center