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Directions: Boyd Webb
November 1, 1990 – January 27, 1991

View a selection of large-scale color photography by this New Zealand-born, London-based artist.

Hirshhorn Museum
Seminole Interpretations
November 1, 1990 – April 30, 1992

On view are clothing, bead necklaces, and ceremonial objects that reveal how these objects are regarded by the Native Americans who made them and by an anthropologist who has studied them. 

Natural History Museum
Featured Object: Storage Jar (Columnar Series)
November 1, 1990 – December 18, 2013

See a wheelthrown utilitarian vessel, is part of a suite of tall, columnar, lidded vessels made in the 1980s by Val Cushing.

Renwick Gallery
Sharks! Fact and Fantasy
October 26, 1990 – January 20, 1991

This study of shark behavior--both myth and mystery--includes a walk-in shark cage, interactive devices, and touch samples of shark skins, and explores ancient species of sharks, shark habitats, and sharks and their relationship to man. 

Natural History Museum
John Baldessari
October 18, 1990 – January 6, 1991

View a survey of over 70 paintings, photoworks, and photographic composites--often interwoven with text--by this influential Los Angeles artist. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Mondo Materialis
October 16, 1990 – February 24, 1991

See over 120 collage panels that use innovative new materials created by international architects, interior designers, and artists.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Chinese Lacquered Furniture
October 14, 1990 – July 14, 1991

Visit 4 examples of Chinese lacquered furniture from the 15th to the 18th century.

Sackler Gallery
Dwight D. Eisenhower Centennial
October 13, 1990 – March 31, 1991

A special installation of 1952 and 1956 campaign memorabilia includes buttons, ribbons, and neckties.

Portrait Gallery
Lassie Come-Home
October 13, 1990 – January 27, 1991

This 50th anniversary commemorative installation features an egg tempera portrait of Eric Knight and a wood sculpture of Lassie carved by Knight.

Portrait Gallery
Childe Hassam: An Island Garden Revisited
October 5, 1990 – January 6, 1991

View 27 paintings and 13 works on paper that depict the Isles of Shoal by America's foremost Impressionist.

American Art Museum
Antoin Sevruguin: Photographs of Iran
September 30, 1990 – May 27, 1991

View photographs by Antoin Sevruguin, who worked in Iran from the 1880s to the 1920s.

Sackler Gallery
Images of American Industry from the Museum's Collection
September 26, 1990 – February 3, 1991

A thematic selection of paintings and works on paper by Lozowick, Jacquette, and others is on view. 

Hirshhorn Museum
18th-Century Scenic and Architectural Design
September 25, 1990 – December 30, 1990

See 70 drawings and engravings of theater and stage design by the Galli Bibiena family from the National Collection of Portugal.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Modern Turbine Engines
September 24, 1990 – Closed

Investigate the CFM International CFM56-2 turbofan and Pratt & Whitney Canada PW 123 turboprop engines, representative of engines developed in the 1970s and 1980s and used today to power many medium- and short-range transport aircraft.

Air and Space Museum
Made With Passion: The Hemphill Folk Art Collection
September 22, 1990 – January 21, 1991

Capture the whimsy of 199 folk art objects that span the 19th and 20th centuries, including weathervanes, trade signs, painted furniture, sculpture, and drawings from the Hemphill folk art collection.

American Art Museum
Franz Gertsch: Nine Large-scale Woodcuts
September 19, 1990 – December 16, 1990

Visit monumental works mostly from the Swiss artist's Natascha IV series of 1987-88.

Hirshhorn Museum
RAP 25th Anniversary Exhibition
September 18, 1990 – December 31, 1990

View photomontages of Discover Graphics and Discovery Theater.

A&I
Homage to RAP: Small Display
September 18, 1990 – December 18, 1990

View 2 lithographs commissioned by RAP and donated to the museum: In Celebration by Sam Gilliam(1987) and Tunis On My Mind by Willem deLooper (1988). 

Hirshhorn Museum
RAP Commissions Art Sale in 1990
September 18, 1990 – January 1, 1991

See limited-edition graphic art commissioned by RAP since 1972. Proceeds from sales of this art underwrite RAP's Discover Graphics program, a special outreach to local high-school area students and their teachers.

Ripley Center
Smithsonian Resident Associate Program Silver Anniversary Exhibition
September 16, 1990 – October 31, 1990

A panel of photographs of RAP/NPG collaborative events honors RAP's 25th anniversary.

Portrait Gallery