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Ralph Eugene Meatyard: An American Visionary
July 17, 1992 – October 18, 1992

Approximately 100 photographic works focus on the bizarre and mysterious that Meatyard experienced in everyday life in Lexington, Kentucky.

American Art Museum
Recent Acquisitions (1992)
July 16, 1992 – December 14, 1992

Visit portraits of notable Americans--selected from the images recently acquired during the past few years by the National Portrait Gallery--include Buckminster Fuller, John Singleton Copley, Fiorello LaGuardia, Gloria Swanson, Greta Garbo, and Boris Karloff.

Portrait Gallery
Drawings by Craft Artists
June 26, 1992 – March 21, 1993

View an exhibition of 12 drawings by 6 craft artists known to audiences primarily for their remarkable 3-dimensional works in clay, fiber, and glass.

Renwick Gallery
American Encounters
June 24, 1992 – July 6, 2004

The arrival of Columbus in the Americas in 1492 touched of a series of encounters between Native Americans, Europeans, Africans, and Asians that continues to this day.

American History Museum
Crosscurrents of Modernism: Four Latin American Pioneers
June 11, 1992 – September 7, 1992

See 90 paintings, dating from 1910-1950, focusing on the innovative works of Diego Rivera, Joaquin Torres-Garcia, Wifredo Lam, and Matta.

Hirshhorn Museum
Art As Activist: Revolutionary Posters from Eastern and Central Europe
June 8, 1992 – July 12, 1992

View a collection of 82 revolutionary posters created during 1989-1990 by prominent as well as unknown artists.

Ripley Center
Arts of Mughal India
May 24, 1992 – December 6, 1992

These 20 paintings and 6 objects from the late 16th to the 18th century introduce the history of India's Islamic Mughal empire.

Sackler Gallery
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.

A&I
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