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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
1989 Friends of the National Zoo Photography Contest
October 16, 1989 – November 26, 1989

See amateur photographs taken at the National Zoo.  

National Zoo
Portraits of the American Law
October 13, 1989 – January 15, 1990

Enjoy a selection of portraits of prominent members of the legal profession from the early years of our history to the present. 

Portrait Gallery
Slave Quilts from the Ante-bellum South
October 6, 1989 – January 1, 1990

View approximately 30 quilts made before 1865 and 5 related pieces of furniture by African Americans of the Old South. 

Renwick Gallery
The Noble Path: Buddhist Art of South Asia and Tibet
October 1, 1989 – September 30, 1990

Follow the evolution of Buddhism in South Asia and Tibet through some 100 objects on loan from the Los Angeles County Art Museum.

Sackler Gallery
Ancient Chinese Jades and Bronzes
October 1, 1989 – September 9, 1990

See Chinese bronze, jade, and turquoise pieces from the Shang and Zhou dynasties in the permanent collection.

Sackler Gallery
Recent Acquisition: Around Toroweap Point
October 1, 1989 – October 31, 1989

See a 5-image panorama of a remote part of the Grand Canyon by photographer Mark Klett.

American Art Museum
Masterworks of Louis Comfort Tiffany
September 29, 1989 – March 4, 1990

View 62 of Tiffany's finest works, including paintings; stained-glass windows; lead-glass lamps, chandeliers, and lanterns; mosaic wall decorations; art glass cases; enamelware; ceramics; and jewelry. 

Renwick Gallery
Sales Exhibition: Native American Crafts of North and South Dakota
September 29, 1989 – November 5, 1989

See jewelry, sculpture, beadwork, and headdresses.

Renwick Gallery
Carrier War in the Pacific
September 29, 1989 – Closed

Review 6 principal carrier battles of World War II through models, maps, photographs, and original newsreel footage.

Air and Space Museum
Australia Pavilion
September 15, 1989 – July 5, 2002

Visit 2 great grey kangaroos and 3 dama wallabies, and also view a barrier reef aquatic exhibit.

National Zoo
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Collection: American Abstraction 1930-1945
September 8, 1989 – February 11, 1990

See approximately 75 paintings, drawings, collages, and sculpture by members of the American Abstract Artists group. 

American Art Museum
Recent Acquisitions (1989-90)
September 5, 1989 – April 2, 1990

View 8 paintings include portraits of Benny Goodman by Rene Bouche, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas by Francis Rose, and a self-portrait by Mark Tobey. 

Portrait Gallery
Recent Acquisition: Recording Sound
September 1, 1989 – October 1, 1989

View is a unique combination of painting and sculpture by Theodore Roszak, influenced by surrealism and the Bauhaus.

American Art Museum
Copley Portrait
September 1, 1989 – Permanent

See a portrait of Mr. Robert Hooper. 

American Art Museum
Jewelry: A Selection from the Cooper-Hewitt Collection
August 22, 1989 – January 7, 1990

See over 100 examples of the jeweler's art from 19th-century England, Italy, France, and the East, including Pio Fortunado, Castillani, and Carlos Guiliano. 

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Views of Rome: Drawings and Watercolors from the Vatican Library Views of Rome: Drawings and Watercolors from the Vatican Library
August 8, 1989 – October 29, 1989

See over 80 drawings that trace the physical changes of ancient monuments from the Thomas Ashby collection of the Vatican Library.

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Modernist Abstraction in American Prints
August 4, 1989 – November 19, 1989

View 60 works from pre-World War II America. Images range from geometric forms to surreal shapes that explore the principles of early abstraction.

American Art Museum
Directions: Keith Sonnier Neon
August 2, 1989 – October 29, 1989

Recent neon sculptures, including the artist's series Ba-O-Ba and Pictogram, are on view.  

Hirshhorn Museum