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Buffalo Soldiers: African-Americans in the 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiments
November 16, 1993 – May 29, 1994

This showcase honors the black soldiers who served in the post-Civil War Army on the Western frontier in such confrontations as the Cheyenne Indian and the Ute wars.  

American History Museum
Directions: Glenn Ligon: To Disembark
November 11, 1993 – February 21, 1994

See 2 suites of prints, 9 audio sculptures, and 3 related wall drawings that focus on the life and slavery of Henry "Box" Brown. 

Hirshhorn Museum
From Concept to Building: A Project in Singapore by Architect Paul Rudolph
November 9, 1993 – February 20, 1994

Trace the evolution of the Concourse Building in Singapore through artist's drawings, blueprints, and photographs.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The Power of Maps
November 9, 1993 – January 25, 1994

See a variety of maps from around the world, ranging from a 1500 B.C. Mesopotamian clay tablet to 19th-century Native American maps and a superconductor map of the current ozone hole over Antarctica.

Ripley Center
Dress Codes: Urban Folk Fashion
November 5, 1993 – March 25, 1994

See how textiles and clothing are communicators of American values.

A&I
Table of Plenty
November 2, 1993 – November 28, 1993

View an exhibit displaying a tile-sculpture of a table that pays homage to the collard green plant, which often stood between African Americans and starvation in desperate times.

Anacostia Community Museum
Walter Crane: Design for Children
November 2, 1993 – May 1, 1994

Follow the process of design as it relates to the work of the English book illustrator Walter Crane from 1867 to 1913.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Trinkets to Treasure: Souvenirs from the 1893 and 1992 World's Fairs
November 2, 1993 – May 15, 1994

This showcase compares the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago with Expo '92 held in Spain.  

American History Museum
Chiefly Feasts: The Enduring Kwakiutl Potlatch
October 29, 1993 – March 6, 1994

Northwest Coast Kwakiutl Indian ceremonial potlatches are brought to life through 120 artworks, some exhibited for the first time. 

Natural History Museum
World War II GI: The American Soldier's Experience
October 29, 1993 – June 1, 2002

The experience of the average GI (government issue) World War II soldier is examined.  

American History Museum
Air Power in World War II: The Arado 243B "Blitz"
October 26, 1993 – August 30, 1994

See the German-built aircraft Arado, the 1st operational jet bomber.

Air and Space Museum
Van Der Zee, Photographer, 1886-1983
October 22, 1993 – February 13, 1994

On view are photographs of the Harlem community by African American photographer VanDerZee.

Portrait Gallery
20th-Century Self-Portraits from the NPG Collection
October 22, 1993 – February 13, 1994

This exhibition features 47 portraits by notable 20th-century American artists such as Chuck Close, Thomas Hart Benton, George Bellows, and Alexander Calder.

Portrait Gallery
Jasper Johns: Love and Death
October 22, 1993 – February 20, 1994

Visit a select group of drawings, paintings, and lithographs by this 20th-century artist, ranging from his charcoal and pastel drawing Painting with Two Balls (1960), to his series Tantric I, II, and III (1980-81).

American Art Museum
Willem de Kooning: From the Hirshhorn Museum Collection
October 21, 1993 – January 9, 1994

View 50 works by de Kooning who pioneered the "gestural" strain of Abstract Expressionism in the 1940s.  

Hirshhorn Museum
Fancy Fronts: Men's Waistcoats from the 18th Century
October 19, 1993 – February 13, 1994

Visit 18th-century European waistcoats from the museum's textile collection that illustrate the technical expertise of the day.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Seeing Themselves As Only Artists Can
October 15, 1993 – January 15, 1994

See 14 additional watercolors, drawings, and prints from the personal collection of James Goode.

Portrait Gallery
Expressions D.C.
October 10, 1993 – November 28, 1993

See an exhibit that showcases the talents of residents of 4 D.C. youth detention centers.

Anacostia Community Museum
The Arts and Crafts Movement in California: Living the Good Life
October 8, 1993 – January 9, 1994

Celebrate the Arts and Crafts Movement in California with 198 objects of artistic merit and historical significance made between 1895-1930.

Renwick Gallery
Monitoring Amazonia from Space
October 8, 1993 – May 11, 1994

Observe ground photography and Landsat satellite imagery that demonstrates the development and degradation of the Amazon, one of the world's most complex and diverse ecosystems.

Air and Space Museum