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Horizons: Paintings and Drawings by Robert Taylor
April 28, 1988 – April 2, 1989

See 50 oil paintings and numerous pencil studies by this contemporary British artist whose work captures the role of Britain in the air battles of World War II, along with other events in British aviation and naval history.

Air and Space Museum
Pottery Installation
April 22, 1988 – September 15, 1988

See 5 porcelain and stoneware works by various potters.

Renwick Gallery
Clay Revisions: Plate, Cup, Vase
April 22, 1988 – September 5, 1988

Examine 3 traditional ceramic forms--plate, cup, vase--as they have been transformed into nonfunctional art works. 

Renwick Gallery
Diversity Endangered
April 19, 1988 – November 30, 1988

Learn about the diversity of life on Earth and why it is important through this poster exhibition.

Ripley Center
A Material World
April 8, 1988 – December 1, 2002

Through artifacts dating from the 1700s to the 1980s, this exhibition traces the changes in the material composition of objects of everyday life.

American History Museum
The Art That Is Life: The Arts and Crafts Movement in America, 1875-1920
April 5, 1988 – June 26, 1988

View nearly 200 objects ranging from stained glass, silver, jewelry, books, pottery and architectural drawings that represent the Arts and Crafts Movement.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
American Art Pottery, 1880-1930, from the Copper-Hewitt Museum
March 25, 1988 – August 6, 1989

Enjoy art pottery represented by 75 major examples of historical and authentic development around the turn of the century from the Goodman collection of the Cooper-Hewitt.

Renwick Gallery
Directions: Sherrie Levine
March 9, 1988 – May 30, 1988

Featured are 24 works from two of the artist's recent painting series "Knots and Lead Checks."

Hirshhorn Museum
The Triumph of Simplicity: 350 Years of Swedish Silver
March 1, 1988 – June 5, 1988

See 80 examples of the art of silversmiths in Sweden, dating from the 17th century to the present day. 

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Taking Sides in South Africa: A Photographic Documentary of the Conflict During 1985-1986
March 1, 1988 – March 15, 1988

View some 20 photographs by the South African photographers' cooperative, Afrapix, that graphically portray the intense and sometimes violent scenes from the conflict over apartheid

Ripley Center
Versailles: The View from Sweden, Drawings from the National Museum and the Royal Palace, Stockholm
February 23, 1988 – May 15, 1988

See 120 architectural drawings and related designs demonstrating the impact exerted upon the Swedish royal court by Louis XVI's Versailles. 

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Focus on Flight (1987 Photography Contest Winners)
January 27, 1988 – July 30, 1988

See 40 photographs, including 12 award winners, that were entries in a recent photography contest at the museum.

Air and Space Museum
U.S. Customs Service: The War Against Drugs
December 18, 1987 – September 15, 1989

Through photographs, films, and aircraft models, the exhibition illustrates the complex technology used in tracking smugglers of illegal drugs.

Air and Space Museum
Christmas Tree Decorated by Associates
December 6, 1987 – January 8, 1988

See a Christmas tree, decorated by the National Associates Travel Program's Washington Anytime Weekend participants, that features handcrafted ornaments from the U.S. and abroad.

A&I
Directions: Joel Shapiro, Painted Wood
December 2, 1987 – February 28, 1988

Featured in this review are 12 painted wood sculptures by the artist.

Hirshhorn Museum
Renwick Featured Object--"Listening to the East Wind"
December 1, 1987 – March 6, 1988

View a ceramic sculpture by Rudy Autio that features robust female nudes and a pair of galloping horses. 

Renwick Gallery
Art in the Parks Contest Entries
December 1, 1987 – December 18, 1987

View 100 entries, including 6 finalists, in the recent Art in the Parks contest, sponsored by the National Park Foundation and the National Park Academy of the Arts.

Smithsonian Castle
Early American Cultures: Illustrations from the Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art
December 1, 1987 – February 1, 1988

View a bilingual, English-Spanish exhibition that features 12 original drawings by artist-researcher Jose Perez de Arce, which portray aspects of life in the Andean cultural area before the European conquest.

Ripley Center
Vienna/New York, the Work of Joseph Urban, 1872-1933
November 17, 1987 – March 6, 1988

See approximately 80 objects of the work of architect and designer Joseph Urban, including original architectural drawings, set models, photographs, and furniture. 

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Cynthia Schira: New Work (Weavings)
November 13, 1987 – February 14, 1988

See 10 recent large-scale weavings, as well as Schira's work Reflections, from the Renwick's permanent collection.

Renwick Gallery