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Drawings and Things by Rowland Emett
December 21, 1989 – November 26, 1990

Take a light-hearted look at aircraft and spacecraft, Including drawings, paintings, and artistic machines by the artist who created the moving sculpture Pussiewillow II for the Air and Space Museum.

Air and Space Museum
Sculpture Installation: John Scott's "Blues Migration"
December 3, 1989 – October 25, 1990

See a site-specific work created for the Washington Project for the Arts' exhibition, The Blues Aesthetic: Black Culture and Modernism. 8-foot aluminum rods reflect the interplay of a jazz ensemble.

American Art Museum
Training the Hand and Eye: American Drawings from the Cooper-Hewitt Museum
December 3, 1989 – February 11, 1990

View 75 drawings, watercolors, and oil sketches feature such artists as Winslow Homer, Frederic Edwin Church, Thomas Hart Benton, Elihu Vedder, and William Merritt Chase.

American Art Museum
Aids Memorial Quilt Panels
December 1, 1989 – December 3, 1989

View 10 AIDS Memorial Quilt panels that will join the Name Project Quilt, in an observance of A Day Without Art: A National Day of Action and Mourning in Response to the AIDS Crisis.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Words in Remembrance
December 1, 1989 – December 31, 1989

View Asian poetry, written between the 1st and 12th centuries on the themes of life, death, and friends who have died, illustrated by Asian calligraphers in the Washington, D.C. area.

Sackler Gallery
World Aerobatic Championship Trophies
December 1, 1989 – May 31, 1990

See 3 trophies won by U.S. Aerobatic Team in the 1988 world competition.

Air and Space Museum
Recent Acquisition: Still Life With Grapes
December 1, 1989 – December 31, 1989

Edwin Deakin's trompe l'oeil painting is on view.

American Art Museum
India Along the Ganges: Photographs by Raghubir Singh
November 23, 1989 – April 15, 1990

Celebrate life on India's sacred river, from its source in the Himalayas to its delta at the Bay of Bengal in this exhibition of 50 dye-transfer images.

Sackler Gallery
Treasures of American Folk Art from the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center
November 22, 1989 – February 19, 1990

Take in 183 examples of American folk art from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.

American Art Museum
E. McKnight Kauffer: Graphic Art and Theater Design
November 21, 1989 – April 1, 1990

Visit a retrospective of the artist's graphic and theater design career that includes posters for British Rail and American Airlines and stage and costume designs.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Directions: Susana Solano
November 16, 1989 – February 11, 1990

5 sculptures made of handworked iron and other industrial materials by this Barcelona sculpture are on view.

Hirshhorn Museum
The Aviation Careers of Igor Sikorsky
November 16, 1989 – September 23, 1991

Discover highlights of the life and achievements of Igor Sikorsky, a pioneer of vertical flight. The exhibit features the original VS-300 helicopter.

Air and Space Museum
Tropical Plants
November 11, 1989 – November 13, 1989

See a selection of "exotics," or tropical plants, including banana, citrus, and coffee trees; pineapple plants; and a variety of orchids.

Ripley Center
Sales Exhibition: Glass: Reflections Today
November 10, 1989 – March 8, 1990

Admire and purchase contemporary and traditional glass goblets, vases, plates, and perfume bottles by 16 artists in the Museum Store.

Renwick Gallery
The African Desert, 1975-1977: Photographs by Bernard Plossu
November 8, 1989 – January 28, 1990

View color and black-and-white photographs that reveal the vitality of the Saharan peoples and their harmony with their vast surroundings.

African Art Museum
Commuting in the Modern Manner: The Grumman "Goose" Amphibian
November 3, 1989 – Closed

View photographs, timetables, and original drawings by aviation artist Mike Machat, and a recently restored Goose or "limousine of the air."

Air and Space Museum
Recent Acquisition: Bright Surround
November 1, 1989 – November 30, 1989

A print by Washington artist Jacob Kainen reflects his feeling for the grand moods of nature he witnesses from his rural Maryland studio.

American Art Museum
To Color America: Portraits by Winold Reiss
October 27, 1989 – April 1, 1990

See 81 portrait of non-white Americans, painted mostly in the 1920s and 1930s, by the German-born artist.

Portrait Gallery
Icons: Ideals and Power in the Art of Africa
October 25, 1989 – September 3, 1990

See 100 works focusing on 5 themes in African art--the male and female couple, the woman-and-child, the forceful male with weapon, the rider of horses and other animals, and the outsider/stranger.

African Art Museum
The Intimate World of Alexander Calder
October 17, 1989 – March 11, 1990

Enjoy over 300 small sculptures, toys, jewelry, and household objects by the artist, who is best-known for his monumental sculptures.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum