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Camera Portraits: Photographs from the National Portrait Gallery, London, 1839-1989
December 14, 1990 – February 18, 1991

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the invention of photography, see 150 images of legendary British personalities from London's National Portrait Gallery.

Portrait Gallery
AIDS Series/Oiran and Mirror
December 1, 1990 – December 31, 1990

View a painting by Asian American artist Masami Teraoka that deals with the use of condoms, in conjunction with "AIDS Awareness Day."

American Art Museum
Recent Acquisition: Metamorphosis and Jacob and the Angel
November 30, 1990 – December 31, 1990

These drawings by Jacob Kainen demonstrate his expressive use of spontaneous gesture and abstract shape.

American Art Museum
Harlem: Photographs by Aaron Siskind, 1932-1940
November 22, 1990 – March 27, 1991

See 60 photographs that describe life in New York's most significant black neighborhood, including street scenes, children at play, and domestic situations.  

American Art Museum
Paramount Chiefs of Sierra Leone: Photographic Portraits by Vera Viditz-Ward
November 21, 1990 – September 2, 1991

View 38 black-and-white and 10 color photographs of paramount chiefs of Sierra Leone by American-born photographer Vera Viditz-Ward.

African Art Museum
Gathered Visions: Selected Works by African American Women
November 18, 1990 – April 28, 1991

See contemporary performance art, paintings, prints, and sculptures by 15 African American women of the Washington, D.C., area.

Anacostia Community Museum
Moscow: Treasures & Traditions
November 16, 1990 – February 3, 1991

View more than 200 works of Russian art dating from the 15th to the 20th century, including icons, paintings, engravings, fine metalwork of gold and silver, porcelains, and historic costumes.

Ripley Center
Old Hickory: A Life Sketch of Andrew Jackson
November 9, 1990 – January 13, 1991

See over 70 likenesses of the nation's 7th president, plus maps, personal letters, and portraits of his contemporaries.

Portrait Gallery
Glassworks, Part II
November 9, 1990 – September 15, 1991

See glass objects that range from architectonic structures and stained glass to figurative sculpture, in works by William Morris and Ginny Ruffner. 

Renwick Gallery
Glassworks, Part I
November 9, 1990 – February 3, 1991

Visit glass objects that range from architectonic structures and stained glass to figurative sculpture, by 5 different glass artists. 

Renwick Gallery
Recent Acquisitions (1990-91)
November 8, 1990 – May 5, 1991

View paintings, sculpture, prints, and photographs recently acquired by the National Portrait Gallery. 

Portrait Gallery
Traditional Iroquois Clothing
November 7, 1990 – March 10, 1991

See intricate bead and ribbon work that decorates these modern items of clothing created by Sheila Smith (Oneida).

American Indian Museum New York
Directions: Boyd Webb
November 1, 1990 – January 27, 1991

A selection of large-scale color photography by this New Zealand-born, London-based artist is on view. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Featured Object: Storage Jar (Columnar Series)
November 1, 1990 – December 18, 2013

See a wheelthrown utilitarian vessel, is part of a suite of tall, columnar, lidded vessels made in the 1980s by Val Cushing.

Renwick Gallery
Mondo Materialis
October 16, 1990 – February 24, 1991

See over 120 collage panels that use innovative new materials created by international architects, interior designers, and artists. 

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Chinese Lacquered Furniture
October 14, 1990 – July 14, 1991

Visit 4 examples of Chinese lacquered furniture from the 15th to the 18th century.

Sackler Gallery
Dwight D. Eisenhower Centennial
October 13, 1990 – March 31, 1991

A special installation of 1952 and 1956 campaign memorabilia includes buttons, ribbons, and neckties. 

Portrait Gallery
Lassie Come-Home
October 13, 1990 – January 27, 1991

This 50th anniversary commemorative installation features an egg tempera portrait of Eric Knight and a wood sculpture of Lassie carved by Knight.

Portrait Gallery
Childe Hassam: An Island Garden Revisited
October 5, 1990 – January 6, 1991

View 27 paintings and 13 works on paper that depict the Isles of Shoal by America's foremost Impressionist. 

American Art Museum
Antoin Sevruguin: Photographs of Iran
September 30, 1990 – May 27, 1991

View photographs by Antoin Sevruguin, who worked in Iran from the 1880s to the 1920s.

Sackler Gallery