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Polished Perfection: The Art of Turned-Wood Bowls
July 25, 1989 – October 1, 1989

See lathe-turned wood bowls in many styles and a variety of woods created by 21 master turners.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Eyewitness to Apollo 11 (Art Show)
July 14, 1989 – February 12, 1990

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the lunar landing through 26 works of art created during the Apollo program.

Air and Space Museum
The Deaf Way: Albert Newsam Lithographs
July 9, 1989 – September 5, 1989

See 4 portraits of Jaret Sparks, Luigi and Anibale Elena, and Robert Walsh by the deaf-mute artist, displayed in conjunction with the Deaf Way Conference.

Portrait Gallery
Science as Art: Marine Research in the Caribbean
July 8, 1989 – February 15, 1990

See scientific illustrations and underwater color photographs from the museum's coral reef station off the coast of Belize.

Ripley Center
Recent Installation: Market Day Outside the Walls of Tangier
July 1, 1989 – July 31, 1989

See paintings by Louis Comfort Tiffany.

American Art Museum
Yani: The Brush of Innocence
June 25, 1989 – October 22, 1989

See 69 paintings by young Chinese artist Wang Yani, who began painting at age 2, along with a small group of historical Chinese paintings that illustrate the artistic tradition from which her work emerges.

Sackler Gallery
Zoo Centennial Historic Photo Exhibition
June 22, 1989 – October 1, 1991

Visit selection of historic photographs taken during the past 100 years at the Zoo, commemorating both the 100th anniversary of the Zoo and the 150th anniversary of the invention of photography.

National Zoo
The Essential Gourd
June 20, 1989 – January 4, 1990

See approximately 100 gourds from Northern Nigeria that illustrate both traditional and modern motifs, as well as different decorative techniques.

African Art Museum
"Blockade and Airlift: Legend Or Lesson?" The Berlin Crisis of 1948-1949
June 19, 1989 – July 7, 1989

Aircraft models and more than 60 photographs illustrate the remarkable effort of the Berlin airlift.

Air and Space Museum
1989 Presidential Scholars' Exhibition
June 18, 1989 – June 25, 1989

See 30 works of art by 7 high school students-- the1989 Presidential Scholars in the Arts.

American Art Museum
Aeropittura Futurista: Images of Flight in Italian Art (1913-1942)
June 16, 1989 – October 2, 1989

Learn about Italian Futurism, the first modern art movement to embrace technology as subject matter, in this exhibit of paintings, photographs, documents and books.

Air and Space Museum
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