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Caribbean Festival Arts
June 3, 1989 – February 15, 1990

Examine how three Caribbean festivals - Jonkonnu, Carnival, and Hosay - represent the intellectual life, culture, politics, and natural resources of the region.

Ripley Center
Jamaica: A Photographic Essay
June 3, 1989 – February 15, 1990

View 130 images showing every facet of the land and its people by Jamaican-born photographer Ray Chen.

Ripley Center
Lahore: The City Within
June 1, 1989 – July 29, 1989

View 50 photographs by Pakistani photographer Samina Quraeshi of historical Lahore, a Mogul city and British colonial capital in northeast Pakistan.

Ripley Center
Recent Installation: Marvin Beerbohm's Automotive Industry
June 1, 1989 – November 30, 1989

Glorifying both Detroit's workmen and its thundering assembly lines, Marvin Beerbohm's mural depicts men wielding and riveting against a background of overhead pulleys, conveyor belts, and stamping presses. 

American Art Museum
Recent Acquisition: Max White
June 1, 1989 – June 30, 1989

On view is this early canvas by Alice Neel--a portrait of Charles Williams White, a reclusive young novelist who wrote under the penname of Max White.

American Art Museum
The Real McCoy: African-American Invention and Innovation, 1619-1930
May 21, 1989 – May 31, 1990

See an exhibition that focuses on outstanding black inventors, as well as anonymous innovators, who, as slaves, craftsmen and workers, made important contributions to the United States.

Anacostia Community Museum
The "Edgehill" Portrait of Thomas Jefferson
May 18, 1989 – May 1, 1992

Admire the painting of American president and gentleman scholar Thomas Jefferson, painted by renowned American artist Gilbert Stuart. 

Portrait Gallery
Beyond the Limits: Flight Enters the Computer Age Beyond the Limits: Flight Enters the Computer Age
May 12, 1989 – May 23, 2011

The gallery illustrates how the electronic computer has revolutionized aerospace engineering, aviation, and spaceflight.

Air and Space Museum
Directions: Ericka Beckman
May 10, 1989 – July 23, 1989

This multimedia installation by New York filmmaker and sculptor Ericka Beckman incorporates sound, light, and photographs. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Filipino Women in America, 1860-1985
May 8, 1989 – July 2, 1989

See photographs and artifacts that chronicle the historical and contemporary roles of Filipino women in America, from 19th-century immigrants in Louisiana to Filipino Americans of today.

Ripley Center
Sales Exhibition--Designs for Dining
May 5, 1989 – August 13, 1989

Admire and purchase crafts designed for the kitchen and dining room, including wooden bowls, baskets, and utensils; goblets; metalwork of iron and brass, ceramics; placements; and table runners.

Renwick Gallery
The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen and the French Constitution of 1791
May 3, 1989 – October 31, 1989

See two 18th-century copies of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen and the French Constitution of 1791 that are on loan from the French National Archives to celebrate the French bicentennial.

A&I
Photographs of Afghanistan by Luke Powell
April 30, 1989 – October 31, 1989

See 17 color photographs of the land, the people, and the architecture of the land-locked, war-torn Asian nation, taken between 1974 and 1978 by artist, traveler, and amateur archaeologist Luke Powell.

Sackler Gallery
Photography of Invention: American Pictures of the 1980s
April 28, 1989 – August 13, 1989

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the invention of photography with these 185 non-traditional contemporary works by 90 artists.

 

American Art Museum
Sounding Forms: African Musical Instruments
April 26, 1989 – June 18, 1989

See 150 musical instruments made by a number of sub-Saharan African peoples, as well as art objects that depict musicians and their instruments.

African Art Museum
Bound to Vary: Billy Budd, Sailor (Hand-bound Copies of Billy Budd)
April 17, 1989 – July 30, 1989

See 16 uniquely bound editions of the book Billy Budd, Sailor by 19th-century American author Herman Melville, in a variety of artistic styles and techniques.

Renwick Gallery
Timur and the Princely Vision: Persian Art and Culture in the Fifteenth Century
April 16, 1989 – July 6, 1989

View some 160 artifacts and artworks that present the cultural achievements of Timur or Tamerlane, the Asian emperor whose military conquests reshaped the social, political, and cultural climate of large parts of Iran and Central Asia during the 15th century.

Sackler Gallery
Isamu Noguchi Portrait Sculpture
April 15, 1989 – August 20, 1989

Take in 30 portrait sculptures by the Japanese-American artist, who died in January 1989. Primarily known for his large abstract sculptures, the artist also created many portraits of significant Americans between 1924 and 1950.

Portrait Gallery
Jonathan Scott Hartley's Sculpture of Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre
April 10, 1989 – Permanant

The sculpture of Daguerre, the French pioneer of photography, is reinstalled to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the invention of photography.

Portrait Gallery
The Boat Show: Fantastic Vessels, Fictional Voyages
April 7, 1989 – August 6, 1989

See 18 three-dimensional "boats" made of glass, wood, hay, and other materials by 16 contemporary American artists. 

Renwick Gallery