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Directions: Thomas Struth: Museum Photographs
May 21, 1992 – August 16, 1992

Recent large-scale color photographs by this German artist document visitors gazing at masterpieces in European art museums.

Hirshhorn Museum
Air Power in World War II: Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
May 20, 1992 – September 6, 1993

Visit the 1st in a series of exhibitions on air power in World War II, each highlighting a particular aircraft.

Air and Space Museum
Psychology: Understanding Ourselves, Understanding Each Other
May 18, 1992 – September 9, 1992

Visit over 30 hands-on exhibits and activities addressing every day psychological processes. These exhibits explore thinking, problem solving, remembering, forgetting, feelings, communication, growing up, and growing older.

1992 Discover Graphics
May 16, 1992 – July 19, 1992

View a display of 60 graphics selected from artwork created by 150 students in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area.

Ripley Center
Selling American Ideas: The Advertising Council, 1942-1992
May 11, 1992 – August 30, 1992

A small display and a video series trace the evolution of Ad Council campaigns.

American History Museum
Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation, 1965-1985
May 8, 1992 – July 26, 1992

Celebrating the Columbus Quincentenary, this survey of works by Mexican American artists incorporates their social and cultural context.

American Art Museum
Recent Acquisitions/New Dimensions
May 6, 1992 – January 3, 1993

See recent acquisitions by 9 modern artists from Nigeria, Cote d'Ivoire, South Africa, and Kenya featuring etchings, linocuts, watercolors, and ceramics.

African Art Museum
Peoples of the Luzon Mountains: Philippine Photographs by Eduardo Masferre
May 1, 1992 – September 7, 1992

See a selection of Eduardo Masferre's black-and-white photographs of the mountain people of Luzon, the largest island in the Philippines.

Natural History Museum
American Pressed Glass Tablewares, 1875-1900
April 30, 1992 – September 19, 1993

See more than 100 examples of late 19th-century pressed glass tableware. 

American History Museum
Frank Stella: Prints from the Collection
April 17, 1992 – September 20, 1992

Some 20 abstract prints created by American artist Frank Stella (b. 1936) between 1967 and 1970 incorporate striped, shaped, or geometric motifs related to Stella's paintings of the period. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Arnold Newman's Americans
April 15, 1992 – August 16, 1992

See Newman's photographs of major personalities of post-depression America that were published in such national magazines as Life, Look, Fortune, and Holiday.

Portrait Gallery
Medvedev: Mineral Masterpieces
April 10, 1992 – October 17, 1995

Featuring 25 handcrafted inlaid boxes of precious gems, the artist Medvedev incorporates exquisite minerals including opal, lapis lazuli, turquoise, jasper, tourmaline, malachite, and select gemstones to create intricate geometric patterns. 

Natural History Museum
Living Marine Ecosystems
April 6, 1992 – January 3, 1994

A small section of this exhibition is open as an experiment to measure public opinion and to measure if changes need to be made for the official June opening. 

Natural History Museum
Elizabeth Layton: Drawing on Life
April 3, 1992 – June 28, 1992

Approximately 30 drawings by Elizabeth Layton on such themes as aging, depression, dieting, marriage, death, grandmothering, world hunger, and the nuclear threat are featured in this retrospective.

American Art Museum
First Ladies: Political Role and Public Image
March 29, 1992 – July 16, 2006

This exhibition examines the evolving role of the First Lady and presents a new understanding of the demanding responsibilities of presidential wives and hostesses.

American History Museum
Poster Portraits
March 27, 1992 – August 16, 1992

This exhibition features posters promoting wild west shows, athletic events, political campaigns, and Hollywood films.

Portrait Gallery
John McQueen: The Language of Containment
March 20, 1992 – July 26, 1992

Enjoy this artist's first solo exhibition of 43 baskets made of unconventional natural materials, with written text often woven into their forms, becoming literally containers of language.

Renwick Gallery
Weaving a Mayan Heritage: Clothing by Juana Cavanaugh
March 18, 1992 – September 14, 1992

Discover traditional vestments handmade by Juana Cavanaugh, an Ixil Indian from Guatemala.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
When Kingship Descended from Heaven: Masterpieces of Mesopotamian Art from the Louvre
March 8, 1992 – August 9, 1992

See 32 objects created between 3500 B.C. and 2230 B.C. in the kingdoms of Sumer and Akkad that explore the relationship between kingship and society.

Sackler Gallery
Between Home and Heaven: Contemporary American Landscape Photography
March 6, 1992 – June 28, 1992

Reconsider America's relationship to the land by addressing a broad spectrum of issues related to individual and cultural interaction with the natural landscape in these 131 works created by photographers.

American Art Museum