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Bill of Rights
December 18, 1991 – February 23, 1992

See one of the 13 original copies on loan from the state of Rhode Island. 

American History Museum
Collecting Portrait Prints: Washington Print Club Biennial
December 17, 1991 – May 17, 1992

See 54 portrait prints, dating from the 15th century to the present.

Portrait Gallery
Gene Davis
December 14, 1991 – March 1, 1992

See 9 paintings drawn from the 1990 bequest of Davis's widow, Florence Coulson Davis, to the NMAA, that represent several stages of the artist's prolific career as one of America's most innovative and accomplished 20th-century painters.

American Art Museum
1991 Trees of Christmas
December 14, 1991 – January 5, 1992

Ten spruce, fir, or pine trees are decorated with handcrafted ornaments illustrating a particular time period, ethnic tradition, or style. 

American History Museum
Darkened Waters: Profile of an Oil Spill
December 13, 1991 – April 19, 1992

 This exhibition focuses on America's largest oil spill, the Exxon Valdez disaster off the coast of Alaska in 1989. 

Natural History Museum
Time Covers the War: Personalities from World War II
December 7, 1991 – May 17, 1992

Visit an exhibition of Time magazine covers marking the 50th anniversary of America's entrance into World War II.

Portrait Gallery
The All-American Horse: Paintings of G. Harvey
December 6, 1991 – September 7, 1992

See 30 of G. Harvey's more recent paintings that comprise a tribute to the horse and its role in the conquest and settlement of America.  

Natural History Museum
Musical Instruments: Instruments from Mozart's Time
December 2, 1991 – May 31, 1999

This exhibition features a forte-piano by Schmidt (Salzburg, 1788), a 1761 Parisian harpsichord by Stehlin, all manner of 18th-century wind and brass instruments by the great Tyrolean maker Stainer, and a pair of kettle drums. 

American History Museum
Powers of Ten
November 25, 1991 – January 24, 1992

Gain an increased understanding of astronomy, specifically the sizes of, locations of, and distances between celestial objects in the universe in this exhibition.

A&I
In Process...Black Mosaic—The Many Faces of Black Life in Washington, D.C.
November 24, 1991 – January 10, 1992

Preview the 1992 Quincentenary photography exhibition that will open in the Main Gallery.

Anacostia Community Museum
Challenging the Past: The Paintings of Chang Dai-chien
November 24, 1991 – April 5, 1992

Examine the paradox of Chang Dai-chien (1899-1983), in his dual role as the last of China's traditional painters and the great innovator who introduced a contemporary aesthetic of abstract expressionism in this collection of 87 paintings.

Sackler Gallery
Albert Paley: Sculptural Adornment
November 22, 1991 – April 5, 1992

Admire 52 unconventional pins, brooches, and neckpieces, many of which are complex in design as body ornaments, fabricated from gold, copper, silver, and gemstones.

Renwick Gallery
Robert Motherwell: Prints and Collages from the Collection
November 14, 1991 – April 12, 1992

This homage includes 16 works, created between 1968 and 1974, by the celebrated founder of Abstract Expressionism (1915-1991).

Hirshhorn Museum
Beadwork: Cornhusk Dolls and Cradleboards
November 13, 1991 – March 15, 1992

View the craft, design, and technique of making cornhusk dolls and cradleboards, featuring outstanding work by Tammy Rahr.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Finding Your Way: A Historical and Hands-on Approach to Navigating
November 11, 1991 – January 31, 1992

Find your way through land, sea, and space in this exhibition from The Exploratorium.

A&I
Sales Exhibition: "Special Delivery: Craft America"
November 8, 1991 – April 14, 1992

View and shop for multi-media functional ware including jewelry, glass ornaments, vases, perfume bottles, and ceramics in the Museum Shop.

Renwick Gallery
Alfredo Jaar Works
November 7, 1991 – March 29, 1992

A serene museum ambience is juxtaposed with disturbing images of victims from the Persian Gulf War in this site-specific project by this Chilean-born artist. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Ralph Earl: The Face of the Young Republic
November 1, 1991 – January 8, 1992

Approximately 70 paintings, including several works by Earl's followers, offer a rare view of the last quarter of the 18th century and the early Federalist period.

Portrait Gallery
Seeds of Change
October 26, 1991 – May 23, 1993

Examine the exchange of plants and seeds between the Old and New Worlds following Columbus's discovery of America in 1492.

Natural History Museum
Directions: Saint Clair Cemin
October 17, 1991 – January 19, 1992

Recent sculptures by this Brazilian-born artist evoke several associations at once--applied art and furniture, past sculptural traditions, and expressions of popular culture such as toys and Victorian bric-a-brac.

Hirshhorn Museum