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Recent Acquisitions (1991-1992)
May 9, 1991 – July 12, 1992

See paintings, sculpture, photographs, prints, and drawings of notable Americans acquired by the gallery during the past year, including images of George Washington, Thomas Paine, Fritz Kreisler, Theodore Dreiser, Will Rogers, and George Balanchine.

Portrait Gallery
Picasso Linocuts from the Museum's Collection
May 8, 1991 – November 11, 1991

Some 25 linocuts from 1962-63, including nudes, heads, and still-lifes, show Picasso's use of the linoleum-block printmaking medium. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Annie Leibovitz Photographs 1970-1990
April 19, 1991 – August 11, 1991

This is the premiere showing of a touring exhibition of more than 80 photographs of such popular figures as John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Mohammed Ali, Ella Fitzgerald, and Ray Charles.

Portrait Gallery
Brazil Via New York/Oxygen Share
April 17, 1991 – July 7, 1991

Learn about the depletion of the Brazilian rain forest in an exhibition dedicated to Chico Mendes, recently murdered activist and popular leader.

A&I
Lenore Tawney: A Retrospective
April 12, 1991 – July 21, 1991

Celebrate 111 works by a noted pioneer fiber-artist who freed textiles from the loom, including architecturally scaled "clouds" of thousands of threads suspended from canvas supports.

Renwick Gallery
The Gulf War: Air Power in Operation Desert Storm
April 8, 1991 – September 3, 1991

Take a close look at how air technology fared during one of the largest-scale air offensives in history.

Air and Space Museum
Magical Mixtures: Marisol Portrait Sculpture
April 5, 1991 – August 11, 1991

Featured are 21 Marisol sculptures, including portraits of artists Andy Warhol and Georgia O'Keeffe, and celebrities Bob Hope and John Wayne.

Portrait Gallery
The Space Shuttle: 10th Anniversary
April 4, 1991 – May 31, 1991

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the space shuttle with a display of various shuttle models sporting creative paint schemes.

Air and Space Museum
Tokens of Affection: The Portrait Miniature in America
March 29, 1991 – June 16, 1991

These 208 works were painted between 1750 and 1850 by 70 artists, including John Singleton Copley, Charles Willson Peale, and Edward Greene Malbone.

American Art Museum
The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource
March 26, 1991 – August 30, 1992

Celebrate the museum with an exhibition of approximately 1,200 objects including drawings, prints, textiles, wall coverings, furniture, ceramics, glass, jewelry, rare books, and metalwork.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Ann Hamilton/Kathryn Clark Works
March 20, 1991 – June 23, 1991

A site-specific installation, View, covers the Hirshhorn's third floor ambulatory and Lerner Room windows with a skin-like grid of translucent, amber-toned wax sheets (12" x 16"), each naming an extinct animal or plant. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Indians As Children See Them
March 19, 1991 – June 2, 1991

Discover 51 works by New York schoolchildren who offer vivid interpretations of Native American cultures in the Fourth Annual Juried Native American Art & Essay Exhibition.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Personal Views:Young Photographers Focus on Anacostia (DC Art/Works Summer Youth Employment Program)
March 17, 1991 – May 29, 1991

Students instructed by Ron Cooke, Tomorrow's World Art Center, present photographs of their views of Anacostia.

Anacostia Community Museum
The West As America: Reinterpreting Images of the Frontier, 1820-1920
March 15, 1991 – July 28, 1991

Critically examine popular misconceptions created by these images of expansion in 164 paintings, sculptures, graphics, and photographs that link the opening of the western frontier.

American Art Museum
Dancing Traditions: Plains Dolls
March 13, 1991 – July 14, 1991

View 10 dolls including female and male doll dancers with original regalia by Charles Chief Eagle (Oglala Sioux).

American Indian Museum Heye Center
African Reflections: Art from Northeastern Zaire
March 6, 1991 – January 12, 1992

See several hundred works made by artists from the Mangbetu, Azande, and other peoples of northeastern Zaire, including sculpture, pottery, musical instruments, basketry, jewelry, and furniture that are drawn from objects collected on an expedition by mammalogist and photographer Herbert Lang and ornithologist and artist James Chapin.

African Art Museum
Recent Acquisition: Rosa Parks Bronze Bust
March 1, 1991 – December 31, 1999

The Rosa Parks portrait is by the well-known sculptor Artis Lane and is a gift to the National Portrait Gallery from Anheuser-Busch Companies.

Portrait Gallery
Every 18 Minutes
February 20, 1991 – March 7, 1991

View a video project on Responses to AIDS in the Black Gay Community, Part I: When It Hits Home: Coming Out In the Age of AIDS.

Anacostia Community Museum
Reaching the Other World
February 20, 1991 – March 7, 1991

See an exhibition about 8 men and women from Massachusetts who present their experience of intravenous drug addiction.

Anacostia Community Museum
Directions: Mike Kelley: "Half a Man"
February 20, 1991 – May 19, 1991

Stuffed animals, home-knit afghans, and baby blankets reflect adult issues in this selection of 32 recent sculptures by this Los Angeles-based artist.

Hirshhorn Museum