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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
The Past As Memory and Model: Display in Honor of the Opening of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
April 20, 1993 – September 13, 1993

This exhibit case of original photographs of European synagogues and objects of the 1890s preserves the centuries-old heritage of Jewish communities.  

American History Museum
Hannalore Baron
April 18, 1993 – June 30, 1993

Presented are 3 collages by the German-born, Jewish survivor of the Holocaust as homage to the opening of the U.S. Memorial Holocaust Museum.

American Art Museum
American Art at the 1893 World's Fair
April 16, 1993 – August 15, 1993

To commemorate the centennial of the World's Columbian Exposition and the Columbian Quincentenary, the National Portrait Gallery and the National Museum of American Art jointly present 100 paintings and artworks originally exhibited in Chicago in 1893.

Portrait Gallery
American Art at the 1893 World's Fair
April 16, 1993 – August 15, 1993

Approximately 100 of the more than 1,000 artworks originally exhibited in Chicago in 1893 at the Fine Arts Palace are exhibited by the National Museum of American Art and the National Portrait Gallery in conjunction with the Columbus Quincentenary.

American Art Museum
The Egypt Story: Photographs by Fred Maroon
April 9, 1993 – August 22, 1993

See 29 photographs that record the people, places, structures, art, and events that reflect Egyptian life from ancient times to today

Ripley Center
Nuestros Bosques, Nuestra Herencia (Forests, Our Heritage)
April 8, 1993 – December 16, 1993

Reflect on the concerns of people living in countries with neotropical forests in this 40-panel display of photographs and a miniature diorama of Yanomami Indians.

National Zoo
A Memorial to Jan Palach
April 6, 1993 – September 26, 1993

Visit an exhibition that documents the memorial built in Prague to Czech Jan Palach through 2 scale models designed by architect John Hejduk, accompanied by David Shapiro's poem.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Czech Cubism: Architecture and Design
April 6, 1993 – July 25, 1993

Follow creative design from Czechoslovakia with furniture, ceramic, and metal objects--along with an exceptional collection of related drawings and original designs.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Painting Wondrous Wings
April 5, 1993 – September 30, 1994

This showcase contains watercolor paintings of butterflies and moths by Vichai Malikul, MNH entomologist. 

Natural History Museum
American Wicker
April 2, 1993 – August 1, 1993

Trace the history of American woven furniture from the delicate, Japanese-inspired designs of the Aesthetic movement through the High Victorian era to the simplicity of the Arts and Crafts style.

Renwick Gallery
Directions: Alison Saar
April 1, 1993 – July 25, 1993

Expressive figurative sculptures and wall pieces reflect African American lore.

Hirshhorn Museum