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"A Cloth of Honor" by Okon Akpan Abuje
February 6, 1991 – May 5, 1991

View a shrine cloth (12 ft. high, 5 ft. wide) featuring an applique panel depicting the deceased, his wife, and his daughter.

African Art Museum
Casitas: An Urban Cultural Alternative
February 1, 1991 – June 30, 1991

Learn about the style and use of "casitas," a Caribbean architectural form, and see one built on-site by members of the Puerto Rican community from the Bronx.

A&I
Lincoln and His Contemporaries: Photographs by Mathew Brady from Frederick Hill Meserve Collection
February 1, 1991 – July 12, 1992

See an exhibition of 60 prints made from the original Mathew Brady glass plate negatives of mid-19th-century Americans, including Abraham Lincoln and P.T. Barnum.

Portrait Gallery
Principles of Flight
January 31, 1991 – March 31, 1991

Visit a hands-on interactive exhibit that helps children understand how planes fly.

A&I
Project Face to Face
January 31, 1991 – March 30, 1991

This exhibition includes life masks of people from all walks of life who have been diagnosed as HIV positive.

A&I
Paper and Clay from Modern Japan
January 20, 1991 – March 17, 1991

Visit 16 works on paper and 11 ceramic objects by well-known 20th-century Japanese artists on exhibit for the first time.

Sackler Gallery
Featured Object: Garden Pin
January 1, 1991 – January 28, 1991

Marvel at the playfully shaped silver and enamel elements that make up a storybook garden diorama in this pin, by one of America's most important studio jewelers.

Renwick Gallery
Recent Acquisition: The Top of Mount Sinai (by Miner Kellogg)
December 31, 1990 – January 31, 1991

This painting by Miner Kellogg typifies the interest of 19th-century painters in Asian subjects taken from the richly Islamic and Hebrew cultures.

American Art Museum
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
Comparisons: An Exercise in Looking
December 11, 1990 – June 30, 1991

Explore the question of how one work of art may be judged against the other by examining 15 pairs of comparable objects by the same artists.  

Hirshhorn Museum
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
Lawrence Weiner Works
November 28, 1990 – March 3, 1991

View a site-specific installation of text along the museum's covered ceiling by this New York-based artist. 

Hirshhorn 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
The Arts of China The Arts of China
November 18, 1990 – September 7, 2014

View impressive examples of ancient jades and bronzes, as well as paintings, calligraphy, and decorative objects from the Sackler's permanent collection.

Sackler Gallery
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