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Four Contemporary Calligraphers
May 4, 1990 – January 1, 1991

View 22 English, Chinese, Arabic, and Hebrew manuscripts created by 4 contemporary calligraphers.

Renwick Gallery
Recent Acquisition: After Wood
May 1, 1990 – May 31, 1990

View a rotating, geometric sculpture by Robert Hudson.

American Art Museum
Modern Carrier Aviation: Seapower in a Changing World
April 27, 1990 – Closed

Examine text, charts, photographs, artifacts and learn about the technological changes affecting the way navies operate, both from a historical standpoint and by how they have influenced war at sea.

Air and Space Museum
Dennis Adams Works
April 25, 1990 – July 8, 1990

Visit The Archive, a photographic installation of the plaza tunnel.  

Hirshhorn Museum
The Heritage of Danish Porcelain
April 24, 1990 – September 2, 1990

See 150 porcelain pieces from tea services to figurines and tureens, including a 1790 Flora Danica table service.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New American Furniture
April 20, 1990 – September 3, 1990

View American furniture created by 25 contemporary American studio-furniture makers.

Renwick Gallery
Sales Exhibition: Tree to Treen: Wooden Work
April 13, 1990 – July 15, 1990

View boxes, bowls, chairs, and kitchen utensils by 15 artists.

Renwick Gallery
Oliphant's Presidents: Twenty-Five Years of Caricature
April 6, 1990 – November 25, 1990

Discover 41 drawings of U.S. presidents created in the last 25 years by the political cartoonist.

Portrait Gallery
Albert Pinkham Ryder
April 6, 1990 – July 29, 1990

Document the evolution of his style through 82 paintings and 1 drawing.

American Art Museum
Color, Light, Surface: Contemporary Fabrics
April 3, 1990 – September 23, 1990

See commercially produced and one-of-a-kind textiles made in England, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Italy, and the United States in the last decade.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recent Acquisition: Fm/5' Awf #3
April 2, 1990 – April 30, 1990

View a sculpture by Ernest Trova.

American Art Museum
Irving Penn Master Images
March 30, 1990 – August 19, 1990

Visit 60 photographs of noted Americans.

Portrait Gallery
Photographic Treasures from the Collection
March 30, 1990 – August 19, 1990

This exhibition includes portraits of Mathew Brady, Alfred Stieglitz, dancer Martha Graham, and performer Gypsy Rose Lee, among others.

Portrait Gallery
Irving Penn Master Images
March 30, 1990 – August 19, 1990

Admire 60 fashion photographs, portraits, still lifes, nudes, ethnographic portraits, and recent photographs of skulls.

American Art Museum
Directions: Ilya Kabakov, Ten Characters
March 7, 1990 – June 10, 1990

A series of room-like environments allude to 10 fictitious characters living in a communal Moscow apartment.

Hirshhorn Museum
19th-Century African-American Artists
March 7, 1990 – April 30, 1991

See 12 paintings and sculptures by 19th-century African-American artists Robert Scott Duncanson, Edmonia Lewis, Edward Mitchell Bannister, and Henry Ossawa Tanner.

American Art Museum
Gems and Minerals Hall
– January 30, 1995

Natural History Museum
Variations on a Script (Islamic Calligraphy from the Vever Collection)
February 18, 1990 – September 16, 1990

View 21 examples of Islamic calligraphy from the Vever Collection.

Sackler Gallery
Architectural Viewpoints: Americans in Europe 1880-1930
February 16, 1990 – May 28, 1990

On view are 70 watercolors, prints, and drawings created by American artists traveling in Europe between 1880 and 1930.

American Art Museum
George Ohr: Modern Potter (1857-1918)
February 9, 1990 – June 3, 1990

Enjoy approximately 75 examples of eccentric pottery.

Renwick Gallery