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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
Photography of the Pearl Primus Residency
May 16, 1993 – June 27, 1993

View photographs that document the 1992-1993 Howard University residency of renowned choreographer Pearl Primus.

Anacostia Community Museum
Buddhist Art Buddhist Art
May 9, 1993 – August 8, 2011

See how the civilizations that have embraced Buddhism have given a local and distinctive interpretation and sensibility to the representation of the Buddha as well as to the other images and symbols characteristic of Buddhist art.

Freer Gallery
Luxury Arts of the Silk Route Empires
May 9, 1993 – January 28, 2007

Follow the ancient Silk Route, an exchange network linking the continent of Asia two thousand years before today's global economy.

Freer Gallery
America Meets Asia at the Freer Gallery of Art
May 9, 1993 – April 30, 1994

This changing exhibition of Asian and 19th/20th-century American art from the permanent collection reflects Mr. Freer's conviction that the Asian art he selected was harmonious with his American collection.

Freer Gallery
Luxury Arts of the Silk Route Empires
May 9, 1993 – January 28, 2007

Explore the rich artistic interactions that resulted from commercial ties along the Silk Route in this collection of luxury possessions.

Sackler Gallery
"Blueprint for Space" from Collier's Magazine
May 5, 1993 – April 30, 1994

Picture the vision of space flight, as seen in a 1950s Collier's magazine series that explored the collaborative efforts between artists and scientists.

Air and Space Museum
Design and Fabric Technology: Pushing the Limits
May 4, 1993 – September 26, 1993

Visit an exhibition that demonstrates unique and creative mergers of commercial and artistic concerns.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Tools for the Table--Designs for Dining
May 4, 1993 – September 26, 1993

Discover approximately 40 European and American dining objects -- including porcelain, silver, glass, and plastic -- ranging from the early 18th century to the present.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Artistic Impressions of Ellington
April 30, 1993 – May 31, 1993

This student art exhibition is part of the Duke Ellington Youth Project, an on-going partnership between the National Museum of American History's Program in African American Culture and the District of Columbia Public School System's Multicultural and Values Education Branch. 

American History Museum
Beyond Category: The Musical Genius of Duke Ellington
April 29, 1993 – September 6, 1993

The exhibition focuses on the life and 50-year career of this legendary composer and band leader--"the Duke" (1899-1974). 

American History Museum
Astonishment and Power: Kongo Minkisi and the Art of Renee Stout
April 28, 1993 – January 2, 1994

View carved objects from natural and handmade components that are used by ritual specialists to change people's lives.

African Art Museum
Process of Design: Cheryl R. Riley
April 27, 1993 – September 26, 1993

Follow the design process of two Coin Encrusted Tudor Tables as they relate to the artist's personal and African American culture identity, through renderings, photographs, and the finished tables.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Collecting A to Z
April 24, 1993 – September 12, 1993

See an exhibition that reveals a sampling of the breadth and diversity of the museum's recent acquisitions.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum