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A Journey Through Chinese Hell: "Hell Scrolls" of Taiwan
September 6, 1990 – March 10, 1991

View two rare sets of Chinese "Hell Scrolls," which depict the 10 stages or "courts" of hell, as envisioned by this culture. 

Natural History Museum
400-million-year-old Trilobite
September 1, 1990 – November 30, 1990

In conjunction with Smithsonian Resident Associate Program's 25th Anniversary, this exhibition features a 400-million-year-old trilobite found by RAP member Y. Kirkpatrick Howard during a RAP course collecting trip in Strasburg, Virginia. 

Natural History Museum
Recent Acquisitions
August 31, 1990 – September 28, 1990

See 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).

American Art Museum
Magellan Venus Probe Video
August 28, 1990 – Closed

Watch a 6-minute video showing footage from the unmanned Magellan Venus Probe, launched May 4, 1989 and now orbiting Venus.

Air and Space Museum
Art of Cambodia
August 25, 1990 – February 28, 1993

View a group of 10th to 13th century Cambodian stone sculptures and a display of Hindu stone, bronze, brass, and terra-cotta sculptures from South India dating from the 8th through the 14th century.

Sackler Gallery
South Indian Hindu Temple Sculpture
August 25, 1990 – February 28, 1993

See 7 bronze and stone sculptures from south Indian Hindu temples.

Sackler Gallery
North American Wild Flowers by Mary Vaux Walcott
August 9, 1990 – January 6, 1991

See 50 watercolors by Mary Vaux Walcott (1860-1940), known as the "Audubon of Wild Flowers."  

Natural History Museum
Renwick Featured Object
August 1, 1990 – September 30, 1990

Admire striking walnut library ladder by Daniel Jackson.

Renwick Gallery
Recent Acquisitions: Fire in the Ashes and Ashes in the Wind (by George LeGrady)
August 1, 1990 – August 30, 1990

See George LeGrady's computer-generated images from television broadcasts.

American Art Museum
Structure and Surface: Beads in Contemporary American Art
July 27, 1990 – November 25, 1990

Enjoy 44 necklaces, sculptures, collages, adornments, and tableaux made of beads by 12 artists.

Renwick Gallery
David Ireland Works
July 25, 1990 – November 4, 1990

The California artist's site-specific work composed of a floor-to-ceiling wall with rectangular openings provides vistas of the National Mall. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Sensational Statements: Artware
July 20, 1990 – October 7, 1990

View accessories for men and women.

Renwick Gallery
Whose Art Is It, Anyway?: The Arts in Public Places
July 15, 1990 – September 16, 1990

View an exhibition that explores the visual and performing arts in public spaces.

Anacostia Community Museum
A Jeweler's Art: Masterpieces from Van Cleef & Arpels
July 13, 1990 – November 30, 1990

View brooches, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, vanity and powder boxes, watches, evening bags, and special commissions dating from the 1920s through the 1950s.  

Natural History Museum
Featured Object: Teapot
July 1, 1990 – September 30, 1990

Enjoy a distinctive, ceramic teapot by Ralph Bacerra.

Renwick Gallery
Okiek Portraits: A Kenyan People Look at Themselves
June 30, 1990 – November 12, 1990

See photographs by Corinne Kratz of Kaplelach and Kipchornwonek Okiek people of Kenya, taken between 1982 and 1989 

Natural History Museum
Recent Acquisition: The Trial of Red Jacket (by John Mix Stanley)
June 29, 1990 – July 31, 1990

Visit a painting by John Mix Stanley of the famous leader of the Seneca tribe defending himself against charges of witchcraft.

American Art Museum
From Parlor to Politics: Women & Reform in America, 1890-1925
June 28, 1990 – August 28, 2004

American History Museum
Directions: Christian Marclay
June 27, 1990 – September 30, 1990

See mundane and discarded materials from the world of music and recording technology transformed by the artist.

Hirshhorn Museum
A Gift from the Heart: Two Pomo Artists
June 21, 1990 – December 31, 1991

Explore over 80 exquisite baskets as well as ethnographic models of traditional ceremonial objects created by California Pomo artists William and Mary Benson.

American Indian Museum Heye Center