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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
18th-Century Scenic and Architectural Design
September 25, 1990 – December 30, 1990

See 70 drawings and engravings of theater and stage design by the Galli Bibiena family from the National Collection of Portugal.

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Modern Turbine Engines
September 24, 1990 – Closed

Investigate the CFM International CFM56-2 turbofan and Pratt & Whitney Canada PW 123 turboprop engines, representative of engines developed in the 1970s and 1980s and used today to power many medium- and short-range transport aircraft.

Air and Space Museum
Made With Passion: The Hemphill Folk Art Collection
September 22, 1990 – January 21, 1991

Capture the whimsy of 199 folk art objects that span the 19th and 20th centuries, including weathervanes, trade signs, painted furniture, sculpture, and drawings from the Hemphill folk art collection. 

American Art Museum
RAP 25th Anniversary Exhibition
September 18, 1990 – December 31, 1990

View photomontages of Discover Graphics and Discovery Theater.

A&I
RAP Commissions Art Sale in 1990
September 18, 1990 – January 1, 1991

See limited-edition graphic art commissioned by RAP since 1972. Proceeds from sales of this art underwrite RAP's Discover Graphics program, a special outreach to local high-school area students and their teachers. 

Ripley Center
Smithsonian Resident Associate Program Silver Anniversary Exhibition
September 16, 1990 – October 31, 1990

A panel of photographs of RAP/NPG collaborative events honors RAP's 25th anniversary. 

Portrait Gallery
RAP 25th Anniversary Exhibition
September 16, 1990 – December 31, 1990

See 2 kites from the Smithsonian's Resident Associate Program Kite Festival.

Air and Space Museum
Contrasts: 40 Years of Change and Continuity in Puerto Rico
September 15, 1990 – October 15, 1990

American History Museum
Gold of Greece: Jewelry and Ornaments
September 11, 1990 – January 13, 1991

Take in 200 objects, spanning 4,000 years, from the Benaki Museum in Athens.

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Infinite Illusions: Electronically Created Imagery
September 7, 1990 – September 16, 1990

This exhibition highlights computer graphics, including hanging sculptures, video walls, still pieces, and internal photographs.

Ripley Center
Visual Poetry: The Drawings of Joseph Stella
September 7, 1990 – November 12, 1990

See 60 drawings and collages by this prolific master draftsman and early modernist master. 

American Art Museum
Recent Acquisitions
August 31, 1990 – September 28, 1990

See 2 lithographs commissioned by RAP and donated to the museum: In Celebration by Sam Gilliam (1987) and Tunis on My Mind by Willem deLooper (1988). 

American Art Museum
Magellan Venus Probe Video
August 28, 1990 – Closed

Watch a 6-minute video showing footage from the unmanned Magellan Venus Probe, launched May 4, 1989 and now orbiting Venus.

Air and Space Museum
Art of Cambodia
August 25, 1990 – February 28, 1993

View a group of 10th to 13th century Cambodian stone sculptures and a display of Hindu stone, bronze, brass, and terra-cotta sculptures from South India dating from the 8th through the 14th century.

Sackler Gallery
South Indian Hindu Temple Sculpture
August 25, 1990 – February 28, 1993

See 7 bronze and stone sculptures from south Indian Hindu temples.

Sackler Gallery
Renwick Featured Object
August 1, 1990 – September 30, 1990

Admire striking walnut library ladder by Daniel Jackson. 

Renwick Gallery
Recent Acquisitions: Fire in the Ashes and Ashes in the Wind (by George LeGrady)
August 1, 1990 – August 30, 1990

See George LeGrady's computer-generated images from television broadcasts. 

American Art Museum