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Comparisons: An Exercise in Looking
December 11, 1990 – June 30, 1991

Explore the question of how one work of art may be judged against the other by examining 15 pairs of comparable objects by the same artists.  

Hirshhorn Museum
AIDS Series/Oiran and Mirror
December 1, 1990 – December 31, 1990

View a painting by Asian American artist Masami Teraoka that deals with the use of condoms, in conjunction with "AIDS Awareness Day."

American Art Museum
Recent Acquisition: Metamorphosis and Jacob and the Angel
November 30, 1990 – December 31, 1990

These drawings by Jacob Kainen demonstrate his expressive use of spontaneous gesture and abstract shape.

American Art Museum
Healing a River: 50 Years in the Life of the Potomac
November 29, 1990 – April 7, 1991

This exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of efforts to control and reduce pollution in the Potomac River Basin and includes graphics, maps, and more than 100 photographs. 

Natural History Museum
Lawrence Weiner Works
November 28, 1990 – March 3, 1991

View a site-specific installation of text along the museum's covered ceiling by this New York-based artist. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Harlem: Photographs by Aaron Siskind, 1932-1940
November 22, 1990 – March 27, 1991

See 60 photographs that describe life in New York's most significant black neighborhood, including street scenes, children at play, and domestic situations.

American Art Museum
Paramount Chiefs of Sierra Leone: Photographic Portraits by Vera Viditz-Ward
November 21, 1990 – September 2, 1991

View 38 black-and-white and 10 color photographs of paramount chiefs of Sierra Leone by American-born photographer Vera Viditz-Ward.

African Art Museum
The Arts of China The Arts of China
November 18, 1990 – September 7, 2014

View impressive examples of ancient jades and bronzes, as well as paintings, calligraphy, and decorative objects from the Sackler's permanent collection.

Sackler Gallery
Gathered Visions: Selected Works by African American Women
November 18, 1990 – April 28, 1991

See contemporary performance art, paintings, prints, and sculptures by 15 African American women of the Washington, D.C., area.

Anacostia Community Museum
Moscow: Treasures & Traditions
November 16, 1990 – February 3, 1991

View more than 200 works of Russian art dating from the 15th to the 20th century, including icons, paintings, engravings, fine metalwork of gold and silver, porcelains, and historic costumes.

Ripley Center
Old Hickory: A Life Sketch of Andrew Jackson
November 9, 1990 – January 13, 1991

See over 70 likenesses of the nation's 7th president, plus maps, personal letters, and portraits of his contemporaries.

Portrait Gallery
Glassworks, Part II
November 9, 1990 – September 15, 1991

See glass objects that range from architectonic structures and stained glass to figurative sculpture, in works by William Morris and Ginny Ruffner.

Renwick Gallery
Glassworks, Part I
November 9, 1990 – February 3, 1991

Visit glass objects that range from architectonic structures and stained glass to figurative sculpture, by 5 different glass artists.

Renwick Gallery
Recent Acquisitions (1990-91)
November 8, 1990 – May 5, 1991

View paintings, sculpture, prints, and photographs recently acquired by the National Portrait Gallery.

Portrait Gallery
Traditional Iroquois Clothing
November 7, 1990 – March 10, 1991

See intricate bead and ribbon work that decorates these modern items of clothing created by Sheila Smith (Oneida).

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Directions: Boyd Webb
November 1, 1990 – January 27, 1991

View a selection of large-scale color photography by this New Zealand-born, London-based artist.

Hirshhorn Museum
Seminole Interpretations
November 1, 1990 – April 30, 1992

On view are clothing, bead necklaces, and ceremonial objects that reveal how these objects are regarded by the Native Americans who made them and by an anthropologist who has studied them. 

Natural History Museum
Featured Object: Storage Jar (Columnar Series)
November 1, 1990 – December 18, 2013

See a wheelthrown utilitarian vessel, is part of a suite of tall, columnar, lidded vessels made in the 1980s by Val Cushing.

Renwick Gallery
Sharks! Fact and Fantasy
October 26, 1990 – January 20, 1991

This study of shark behavior--both myth and mystery--includes a walk-in shark cage, interactive devices, and touch samples of shark skins, and explores ancient species of sharks, shark habitats, and sharks and their relationship to man. 

Natural History Museum
John Baldessari
October 18, 1990 – January 6, 1991

View a survey of over 70 paintings, photoworks, and photographic composites--often interwoven with text--by this influential Los Angeles artist. 

Hirshhorn Museum