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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
Renwick Featured Object--"Orange Swirl" (ceramic by Neil Tetowski)
November 4, 1987 – April 15, 1988

Discover a large-scale wall-mounted disc that features a broad rim, scribed with a series of parallel lines. Its restricted color palette--orange, white, yellow and dark brown--and the wet, fresh appearance enhance a texturally rich surface.

Renwick Gallery
Color by the Yard: Printed Fabric 1760-1860
November 3, 1987 – March 13, 1988

Explore both furnishings and clothing fabrics from around the world, from 1760 up to 1860.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Surprise! Surprise! Pop-up and Movable Books
October 27, 1987 – February 21, 1988

Visit a selection of pop-up books representing subjects ranging from medicine to children's fairy tales, including examples by Lothar Meggendorfer and others. 

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
"Climbing Jacob's Ladder": The Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American Cities, 1740-1877
October 18, 1987 – October 30, 1988

See an exhibition that marks the 20th anniversary of the Anacostia Museum and examines the central role of black churches in black community development in 18th- and 19th-century American cities.

Anacostia Community Museum
Honor and Glory: Monumental Arches
October 13, 1987 – January 31, 1988

Examine the history of monumental arches, through some 60 drawings, prints, photographs, rare books, textiles, and models of a variety of arches from the Cooper-Hewitt collection. 

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Arches for Galveston
October 13, 1987 – January 31, 1988

Study the Galveston Arches, seven high fantasy arches constructed for the Mardi Gras in Galveston in 1986, including one re-erected for the exhibition.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Native American Art: Lost and Found Traditions Sales Exhibition
October 10, 1987 – March 6, 1988

Admire and purchase rugs, drums, masks, jewelry, pottery, baskets, kachinas, boots, beaded accessories, and miniature totem poles--some created by artists whose work is included in the Renwick exhibition.

Renwick Gallery