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Bay Area Figurative Art, 1950-1965
June 13, 1990 – September 9, 1990

See 88 works that present a definitive look at the postwar expressionist impulse as manifested on the West Coast. 

Hirshhorn Museum
The Five of Hearts: Henry Adams and His Washington Circle
June 9, 1990 – November 4, 1990

See portraits, photographs, and memorabilia of this late 19th-century circle of friends in Washington, DC.

Portrait Gallery
Working for Time: The Covers of Robert Vickrey
June 9, 1990 – November 4, 1990

View 20 portraits by Robert Vickrey, which appeared on the cover of Time magazine.

Portrait Gallery
The Doghouse
June 8, 1990 – October 14, 1990

See doghouses created by leading American architects and designers that are accessible to visitors with visual impairments, in this exhibition developed in collaboration with Guiding Eyes for the Blind.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Missouri Portfolio: The Drawings of George Caleb Bingham
June 8, 1990 – August 19, 1990

View approximately 55 drawings, most of which are related to his paintings of western life.

American Art Museum
Pre-Hispanic Foods of Mexico/Presencia de la Comida Prehispanica
June 1, 1990 – September 30, 1990

See photographs of foods that were eaten by the people of Mexico before Columbus's arrival in the New World.

Ripley Center
Recent Acquisition: Drawing for the Southwest Pieta
June 1, 1990 – June 30, 1990

See a study for sculpture created for the city of Albuquerque by Luis Jimenez, Jr.

American Art Museum
Yokohama: Prints from 19th-Century Japan
May 27, 1990 – September 9, 1990

Enjoy 80 woodblock prints that focus on the manners and customs of the foreign residents of the port city of Yokohama.

Sackler Gallery
American Collages from the Permanent Collection
May 24, 1990 – September 23, 1990

View collages, mostly from the 1960s, by such artists as Joseph Cornell, Romare Bearden, and Robert Motherwell. 

Hirshhorn Museum
1990 Discover Graphics
May 20, 1990 – July 19, 1990

See etchings and lithographs created by local high school students selected to participate in the Smithsonian Resident Associate Program during 1989-1990 school year.

Ripley Center
Life in the Ancient Seas Life in the Ancient Seas
May 18, 1990 – October 21, 2013

Fantastic marine fossils tell the story of evolution and extinction in the seas in three acts: the Paleozoic Era (540 to 250 million years ago), the Mesozoic Era (250 to 65 million years ago), and the Cenozoic Era (65 million years ago to today).

Natural History Museum
Yoruba: Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought
May 16, 1990 – August 26, 1990

View 100 masterworks of the Yoruba people of Nigeria and Benin.

African Art Museum
Recent Acquisitions (1990)
May 11, 1990 – November 4, 1990

View paintings, sculptures, prints, and photographs, including Rubens Peale by Rembrandt Peale.

Portrait Gallery
Information Age: People, Information and Technology
May 9, 1990 – September 4, 2006

American History Museum
Icons of Invention: American Patent Models
May 4, 1990 – September 3, 1990

Enjoy patent models originally displayed in the Old Patent Office.

Portrait Gallery
Four Contemporary Calligraphers
May 4, 1990 – January 1, 1991

View 22 English, Chinese, Arabic, and Hebrew manuscripts created by 4 contemporary calligraphers.

Renwick Gallery
Recent Acquisition: After Wood
May 1, 1990 – May 31, 1990

View a rotating, geometric sculpture by Robert Hudson.

American Art Museum
Modern Carrier Aviation: Seapower in a Changing World
April 27, 1990 – Closed

Examine text, charts, photographs, artifacts and learn about the technological changes affecting the way navies operate, both from a historical standpoint and by how they have influenced war at sea.

Air and Space Museum
Dennis Adams Works
April 25, 1990 – July 8, 1990

Visit The Archive, a photographic installation of the plaza tunnel.  

Hirshhorn Museum
The Heritage of Danish Porcelain
April 24, 1990 – September 2, 1990

See 150 porcelain pieces from tea services to figurines and tureens, including a 1790 Flora Danica table service.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum