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1991 Discover Graphics
May 18, 1991 – August 18, 1991

See 60 winning graphics from the eighth annual juried exhibition by Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia high-school artists.

Ripley Center
CUBA-USA: The First Generation--In Search of Freedom
May 18, 1991 – August 11, 1991

See 3 Cuban artists explore some aspects of religion and religious heritage in sculpture, combining traditional imagery with the primal forces of nature and pre-technological societies.

American Art Museum
Art of the Cosmic Age
May 15, 1991 – January 6, 1992

Enjoy approximately 70 paintings, prints, and sculptures in a collaborative exhibition by Western and Soviet space artists.

Air and Space Museum
Vietnam Vets Memorial: A National Experience
May 14, 1991 – September 30, 1991

See photographs of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Ripley Center
Group Portrait: The First American Avant-Garde
May 10, 1991 – October 27, 1991

An exhibition of more than 70 works of art focuses on the American avant-garde movement brought on by the legendary personalities of Alfred Stieglitz, Marcel Duchamp, Gertrude Stein, and Ezra Pound.

Portrait Gallery
Recent Acquisitions (1991-1992)
May 9, 1991 – July 12, 1992

See paintings, sculpture, photographs, prints, and drawings of notable Americans acquired by the gallery during the past year, including images of George Washington, Thomas Paine, Fritz Kreisler, Theodore Dreiser, Will Rogers, and George Balanchine.

Portrait Gallery
Picasso Linocuts from the Museum's Collection
May 8, 1991 – November 11, 1991

Some 25 linocuts from 1962-63, including nudes, heads, and still-lifes, show Picasso's use of the linoleum-block printmaking medium. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Annie Leibovitz Photographs 1970-1990
April 19, 1991 – August 11, 1991

This is the premiere showing of a touring exhibition of more than 80 photographs of such popular figures as John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Mohammed Ali, Ella Fitzgerald, and Ray Charles.

Portrait Gallery
Indonesian Village Worlds
April 19, 1991 – July 17, 1991

This photographic exploration of Indonesia by anthropologist Eric Crystal focuses on diverse folk traditions, agricultural adaptations, and the artistic traditions of Indonesia. 

Natural History Museum
Beyond the Java Sea: Art of Indonesia's Outer Islands
April 19, 1991 – July 14, 1991

Approximately 200 masterworks of Indonesian art illustrate diverse Indonesian cultural life, including large stone sculptures, intricate gold jewelry, clothing, and textiles.  

Natural History Museum
Brazil Via New York/Oxygen Share
April 17, 1991 – July 7, 1991

Learn about the depletion of the Brazilian rain forest in an exhibition dedicated to Chico Mendes, recently murdered activist and popular leader.

A&I
Lenore Tawney: A Retrospective
April 12, 1991 – July 21, 1991

Celebrate 111 works by a noted pioneer fiber-artist who freed textiles from the loom, including architecturally scaled "clouds" of thousands of threads suspended from canvas supports.

Renwick Gallery
The Gulf War: Air Power in Operation Desert Storm
April 8, 1991 – September 3, 1991

Take a close look at how air technology fared during one of the largest-scale air offensives in history.

Air and Space Museum
Magical Mixtures: Marisol Portrait Sculpture
April 5, 1991 – August 11, 1991

Featured are 21 Marisol sculptures, including portraits of artists Andy Warhol and Georgia O'Keeffe, and celebrities Bob Hope and John Wayne.

Portrait Gallery
The Space Shuttle: 10th Anniversary
April 4, 1991 – May 31, 1991

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the space shuttle with a display of various shuttle models sporting creative paint schemes.

Air and Space Museum
Tokens of Affection: The Portrait Miniature in America
March 29, 1991 – June 16, 1991

These 208 works were painted between 1750 and 1850 by 70 artists, including John Singleton Copley, Charles Willson Peale, and Edward Greene Malbone.

American Art Museum
The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource
March 26, 1991 – August 30, 1992

Celebrate the museum with an exhibition of approximately 1,200 objects including drawings, prints, textiles, wall coverings, furniture, ceramics, glass, jewelry, rare books, and metalwork.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
John Muir's Yosemite: Photographs by Galen Rowell
March 21, 1991 – June 16, 1991

Admire color photographs by Galen Rowell inspired by the conservation efforts of park's founder John Muir.  

Natural History Museum
Ann Hamilton/Kathryn Clark Works
March 20, 1991 – June 23, 1991

A site-specific installation, View, covers the Hirshhorn's third floor ambulatory and Lerner Room windows with a skin-like grid of translucent, amber-toned wax sheets (12" x 16"), each naming an extinct animal or plant. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Indians As Children See Them
March 19, 1991 – June 2, 1991

Discover 51 works by New York schoolchildren who offer vivid interpretations of Native American cultures in the Fourth Annual Juried Native American Art & Essay Exhibition.

American Indian Museum Heye Center