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Personal Views:Young Photographers Focus on Anacostia (DC Art/Works Summer Youth Employment Program)
March 17, 1991 – May 29, 1991

Students instructed by Ron Cooke, Tomorrow's World Art Center, present photographs of their views of Anacostia.

Anacostia Community Museum
The West As America: Reinterpreting Images of the Frontier, 1820-1920
March 15, 1991 – July 28, 1991

Critically examine popular misconceptions created by these images of expansion in 164 paintings, sculptures, graphics, and photographs that link the opening of the western frontier.

American Art Museum
Dancing Traditions: Plains Dolls
March 13, 1991 – July 14, 1991

View 10 dolls including female and male doll dancers with original regalia by Charles Chief Eagle (Oglala Sioux).

American Indian Museum Heye Center
African Reflections: Art from Northeastern Zaire
March 6, 1991 – January 12, 1992

See several hundred works made by artists from the Mangbetu, Azande, and other peoples of northeastern Zaire, including sculpture, pottery, musical instruments, basketry, jewelry, and furniture that are drawn from objects collected on an expedition by mammalogist and photographer Herbert Lang and ornithologist and artist James Chapin.

African Art Museum
Recent Acquisition: Rosa Parks Bronze Bust
March 1, 1991 – December 31, 1999

The Rosa Parks portrait is by the well-known sculptor Artis Lane and is a gift to the National Portrait Gallery from Anheuser-Busch Companies.

Portrait Gallery
Every 18 Minutes
February 20, 1991 – March 7, 1991

View a video project on Responses to AIDS in the Black Gay Community, Part I: When It Hits Home: Coming Out In the Age of AIDS.

Anacostia Community Museum
Reaching the Other World
February 20, 1991 – March 7, 1991

See an exhibition about 8 men and women from Massachusetts who present their experience of intravenous drug addiction.

Anacostia Community Museum
Directions: Mike Kelley: "Half a Man"
February 20, 1991 – May 19, 1991

Stuffed animals, home-knit afghans, and baby blankets reflect adult issues in this selection of 32 recent sculptures by this Los Angeles-based artist.

Hirshhorn Museum
Sigmar Polke
February 13, 1991 – May 5, 1991

Decode the layers of images and meaning, diverse materials, and the broadly experimental approach in paintings by this German artist in his first retrospective in the United States.

Hirshhorn Museum
Winslow Homer in the 1890s: Prout's Neck Observed
February 8, 1991 – May 27, 1991

Explore Homer's favorite themes of man and nature, fishermen and the sea, and his home and family in 15 paintings and 13 works on paper.

American Art Museum
"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
From Crystal Gardens
December 19, 1990 – January 3, 1995

See approximately 22 specimens that illustrate how crystals "grow" and how their environment affects the way they form.   

Natural History 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