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Eva Hesse: A Retrospective
October 15, 1992 – January 10, 1993

Approximately 40 sculptures and wall reliefs and 60 drawings and paintings by Hesse reveal the process of their creation and suggest dream-like allusions to organisms or body parts.

Hirshhorn Museum
Elmina: Art and Trade on the West African Coast
October 14, 1992 – May 2, 1993

View unique gold objects, appliqued and embroidered cloths, and brass weights that reflect the many influences that shaped Elmina, a fortified trading post established in 1480 by the Portuguese.

African Art Museum
Science in the Age of Columbus
October 12, 1992 – June 8, 1993

Early printed books displaying contemporary knowledge of science at the time of Columbus are shown.

American History Museum
The American Wildlife Image and Charles Frace
October 9, 1992 – May 2, 1993

View a collection of over 35 realistic paintings by this wildlife artist. 

Natural History Museum
Paul Cadmus
October 9, 1992 – October 10, 1993

A selection of 10 works by the artist is on view from the museum's permanent collection. This mini-retrospective includes the controversial 1934 painting The Fleet's In!

American Art Museum
The Power of Maps
October 6, 1992 – March 7, 1993

Learn the process of mapping and take a look at maps as both records and symbols of changing perceptions of the world in this exhibition celebrating the Columbus Quincentenary.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Imperial Austria: Treasures of Art, Arms, and Armor from the State of Styria
October 4, 1992 – January 24, 1993

For the first time outside of Europe, see over 250 works of art, arms, and armor that chronicle the vast changes that swept Austria and Europe from the late Middle Ages through the 17th century.

Ripley Center
The Cutting Edge: 200 Years of Cut Crystal
October 4, 1992 – January 24, 1993

See 15 exquisite crystal objects, such as decanters, bowls, and goblets from the 18th century to the present day that show both the evolution and the technological, aesthetic, and cultural story of the cut crystal object over the last 200 years.

Ripley Center
Who's Gonna Sing Our Song
October 3, 1992 – October 28, 1992

See 25 photographs by students from the Johnson Jr. High School that document the Anacostia community.

Anacostia Community Museum
Earth Sense
October 2, 1992 – September 20, 1994

This photography exhibit focuses on efforts to safeguard our fragile, ever-changing planet. 

Natural History Museum
Memory and Metaphor: The Art of Romare Bearden, 1940-1987
October 2, 1992 – January 3, 1993

Follow the career of this African American artist through 140 works, including early cubist works of the 1940s, lyrical abstractionist works of the 1950s and 1960s, and photo-collages of the late 1960s.

American Art Museum
Joseph Kosuth Works
October 1, 1992 – January 25, 1993

This American artist (b. 1945), noted for his fusion of text and environment, incorporates "found" texts from Kafka's Parables, the International Herald Tribune, and other sources in his site-specific installation.  

Hirshhorn Museum
The Kids Bridge
September 30, 1992 – March 1, 1993

Visit a hands-on interactive exhibition from the Children's Museum of Boston which allows kids to explore issues about identity, ethnicity, race, and racism.

A&I
American Crafts: The Nation's Collection
September 25, 1992 – January 24, 1993

In celebration of the 20th anniversary, visit a gallerywide installation of 130 major craft objects showing the scope and prominence of the collection.

Renwick Gallery
Albert Paley: Studies for the Renwick Gallery's Portal Gallery
September 25, 1992 – January 10, 1993

View 8 drawings related to the creation of the gallery's signature Portal Gates, crafted by Albert Paley.

Renwick Gallery
Directions: Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: Animal Farm
September 17, 1992 – December 6, 1992

See a 9 x 40-foot mural with animated caricatures of world leaders in a barnyard created by artist-teacher Tim Rollins.

Hirshhorn Museum
"The Spirit of Party": Hamilton and Jefferson at Odds
September 11, 1992 – February 15, 1993

The personal and political differences between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson are explored in this exhibition.

Portrait Gallery
Images and Inspirations: Oral Histories of Our People
September 4, 1992 – October 2, 1992

Students from Duke Ellington School of the Arts explore oral histories of the role models in their lives.  

American History Museum
American Women in War
September 1, 1992 – February 1, 1993

Visit a showcase exhibit about the involvement of American women in U.S. military activities.  

American History Museum
Diverse Concepts
August 9, 1992 – September 27, 1992

View watercolors, oils, and mixed-media collage by artists from communities east of the Anacostia River that are featured in this exhibition organized by Tomorrow's World Art Center of Washington, D.C.

Anacostia Community Museum