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Table of Plenty
November 2, 1993 – November 28, 1993

View an exhibit displaying a tile-sculpture of a table that pays homage to the collard green plant, which often stood between African Americans and starvation in desperate times.

Anacostia Community Museum
Walter Crane: Design for Children
November 2, 1993 – May 1, 1994

Follow the process of design as it relates to the work of the English book illustrator Walter Crane from 1867 to 1913.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Trinkets to Treasure: Souvenirs from the 1893 and 1992 World's Fairs
November 2, 1993 – May 15, 1994

This showcase compares the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago with Expo '92 held in Spain.  

American History Museum
Chiefly Feasts: The Enduring Kwakiutl Potlatch
October 29, 1993 – March 6, 1994

Northwest Coast Kwakiutl Indian ceremonial potlatches are brought to life through 120 artworks, some exhibited for the first time. 

Natural History Museum
World War II GI: The American Soldier's Experience
October 29, 1993 – June 1, 2002

The experience of the average GI (government issue) World War II soldier is examined.  

American History Museum
Air Power in World War II: The Arado 243B "Blitz"
October 26, 1993 – August 30, 1994

See the German-built aircraft Arado, the 1st operational jet bomber.

Air and Space Museum
Van Der Zee, Photographer, 1886-1983
October 22, 1993 – February 13, 1994

On view are photographs of the Harlem community by African American photographer VanDerZee.

Portrait Gallery
20th-Century Self-Portraits from the NPG Collection
October 22, 1993 – February 13, 1994

This exhibition features 47 portraits by notable 20th-century American artists such as Chuck Close, Thomas Hart Benton, George Bellows, and Alexander Calder.

Portrait Gallery
Jasper Johns: Love and Death
October 22, 1993 – February 20, 1994

Visit a select group of drawings, paintings, and lithographs by this 20th-century artist, ranging from his charcoal and pastel drawing Painting with Two Balls (1960), to his series Tantric I, II, and III (1980-81).

American Art Museum
Willem de Kooning: From the Hirshhorn Museum Collection
October 21, 1993 – January 9, 1994

View 50 works by de Kooning who pioneered the "gestural" strain of Abstract Expressionism in the 1940s.  

Hirshhorn Museum
Fancy Fronts: Men's Waistcoats from the 18th Century
October 19, 1993 – February 13, 1994

Visit 18th-century European waistcoats from the museum's textile collection that illustrate the technical expertise of the day.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Seeing Themselves As Only Artists Can
October 15, 1993 – January 15, 1994

See 14 additional watercolors, drawings, and prints from the personal collection of James Goode.

Portrait Gallery
Expressions D.C.
October 10, 1993 – November 28, 1993

See an exhibit that showcases the talents of residents of 4 D.C. youth detention centers.

Anacostia Community Museum
The Arts and Crafts Movement in California: Living the Good Life
October 8, 1993 – January 9, 1994

Celebrate the Arts and Crafts Movement in California with 198 objects of artistic merit and historical significance made between 1895-1930.

Renwick Gallery
Monitoring Amazonia from Space
October 8, 1993 – May 11, 1994

Observe ground photography and Landsat satellite imagery that demonstrates the development and degradation of the Amazon, one of the world's most complex and diverse ecosystems.

Air and Space Museum
Chinese Bird-and-Flower Painting
October 1, 1993 – May 30, 1994

See 21 paintings from the 12th through 18th centuries that explore the bird-and-flower genre of traditional Chinese painting.

Freer Gallery
Toward Modern Design: Revival and Reform in Applied Arts 1850-1920
September 27, 1993 – September 11, 1994

View more than 80 examples of ceramics, glass, furniture, wallpapers, books, and jewelry that are featured in this exhibit.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The Arvin Gottlieb Collection: Paintings from the American Southwest
September 24, 1993 – March 20, 1994

This exhibition features major painters of southwestern landscapes and Indian and Hispanic life such as Kenneth Adams, Oscar Berninghaus, Joseph Henry Sharp, Ernest Martin Hennings, and B.J.O. Nordfelt.

American Art Museum
Pueblo Indian Watercolors
September 24, 1993 – November 29, 1993

See 43 watercolors in the style of the San Ildefonso Pueblo dating from 1917 through the 40s.

American Art Museum
Prints and Drawings from New Mexico
September 24, 1993 – November 29, 1993

View works by various artists from New Mexico whose works helped shape today's public perceptions of the region.

American Art Museum

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