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Between Man and the Gods: Sacrifice and Ceremony on a Cast Metal Ring
February 5, 1992 – September 7, 1992

See a centuries-old cast metal ring from the Yoruba peoples of Nigeria that provides historic and iconographic evidence for interpretation.

African Art Museum
The Levy-Franks Family Colonial Portraits
February 1, 1992 – May 31, 1992

Visit 7 portraits painted between 1725 and 1735 that are among the few surviving family portrait groupings from the colonial period.

Portrait Gallery
National Computer Contest Finalists
February 1, 1992 – February 2, 1992

See 30 innovative computer-assisted devices designed to aid the disabled, chosen from entries from across the country.

Ripley Center
To Achieve These Rights: The Struggle for Equality and Self Determination in D.C. 1791-1978
January 19, 1992 – November 1, 1992

Celebrate the bicentennial of the District of Columbia in this exhibition that examines the African American journey toward racial equality in the nation's capital.

Anacostia Community Museum
Affirmations: Assemblages by Schroeder Cherry
January 19, 1992 – February 29, 1992

See an exhibition of 16 mixed-media works by artist and museum educator Schroeder Cherry

Anacostia Community Museum
Purpose and Perfection: Pottery as a Woman's Art in Central Africa
January 15, 1992 – October 31, 1997

See magnificent forms and surfaces of pots built by women potters that provide compelling proof of female artistry in this collection from Central Africa.

African Art Museum
The Art of Painting a Story: Narrative Images from Iran
December 22, 1991 – May 10, 1992

View 28 paintings from Persian histories, epics, romances, and mystical poems that describe Iran's imaginative illustrative traditions.

Sackler Gallery
Collecting Portrait Prints: Washington Print Club Biennial
December 17, 1991 – May 17, 1992

See 54 portrait prints, dating from the 15th century to the present.

Portrait Gallery
Gene Davis
December 14, 1991 – March 1, 1992

See 9 paintings drawn from the 1990 bequest of Davis's widow, Florence Coulson Davis, to the NMAA, that represent several stages of the artist's prolific career as one of America's most innovative and accomplished 20th-century painters.

American Art Museum
Darkened Waters: Profile of an Oil Spill
December 13, 1991 – April 19, 1992

 This exhibition focuses on America's largest oil spill, the Exxon Valdez disaster off the coast of Alaska in 1989. 

Natural History Museum
Time Covers the War: Personalities from World War II
December 7, 1991 – May 17, 1992

Visit an exhibition of Time magazine covers marking the 50th anniversary of America's entrance into World War II.

Portrait Gallery
The All American Horse: Paintings of G. Harvey
December 6, 1991 – September 7, 1992

See 30 of G. Harvey's more recent paintings that comprise a tribute to the horse and its role in the conquest and settlement of America.  

Natural History Museum
Powers of Ten
November 25, 1991 – January 24, 1992

Gain an increased understanding of astronomy, specifically the sizes of, locations of, and distances between celestial objects in the universe in this exhibition.

A&I
In Process...Black Mosaic—The Many Faces of Black Life in Washington, D.C.
November 24, 1991 – January 10, 1992

Preview the 1992 Quincentenary photography exhibition that will open in the Main Gallery.

Anacostia Community Museum
Challenging the Past: The Paintings of Chang Dai-chien
November 24, 1991 – April 5, 1992

Examine the paradox of Chang Dai-chien (1899-1983), in his dual role as the last of China's traditional painters and the great innovator who introduced a contemporary aesthetic of abstract expressionism in this collection of 87 paintings.

Sackler Gallery
Albert Paley: Sculptural Adornment
November 22, 1991 – April 5, 1992

Admire 52 unconventional pins, brooches, and neckpieces, many of which are complex in design as body ornaments, fabricated from gold, copper, silver, and gemstones.

Renwick Gallery
Robert Motherwell: Prints and Collages from the Collection
November 14, 1991 – April 12, 1992

This homage includes 16 works, created between 1968 and 1974, by the celebrated founder of Abstract Expressionism (1915-1991).

Hirshhorn Museum
Beadwork: Cornhusk Dolls and Cradleboards
November 13, 1991 – March 15, 1992

View the craft, design, and technique of making cornhusk dolls and cradleboards, featuring outstanding work by Tammy Rahr.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Finding Your Way: A Historical and Hands-on Approach to Navigating
November 11, 1991 – January 31, 1992

Find your way through land, sea, and space in this exhibition from The Exploratorium.

A&I
Sales Exhibition: "Special Delivery: Craft America"
November 8, 1991 – April 14, 1992

View and shop for multi-media functional ware including jewelry, glass ornaments, vases, perfume bottles, and ceramics in the Museum Shop.

Renwick Gallery