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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
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