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Holiday Cone Tree
December 1, 1988 – January 3, 1989

Celebrate the holiday season with a festive display of seasonal greenery.

A&I
Recent Acquisition: Marsden Hartley: Yliaster (Paracelsus)
December 1, 1988 – December 30, 1988

Explore a painting by the American artist based on the theory of creation expounded by Paracelsus, a Swiss doctor and mystic of the 16th century. 

American Art Museum
Stillscape I and II
December 1, 1988 – Permanent

See Stillscape I and Stillscape II, major bronze sculptures by contemporary artist Bryan Hunt. 

American Art Museum
Sculpture Installation
December 1, 1988 – December 31, 1988

See 6 small sculptures in a wall case, including Belle Lachaise by Gaston Lachaise; Head of Gertrude Lawrence by Jose de Creeft; and works by Emily Bishop, Arthur Davies, David Hare, and Sargent Johnson.  

American Art Museum
Threadworks: Miniature Textile Art
November 21, 1988 – April 11, 1989

Admire 47 contemporary examples of miniature fiber art works that incorporate a variety of techniques.

Ripley Center
A Jeweler's Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection
November 20, 1988 – April 30, 1989

View 160 Persian and Indian paintings, manuscripts, calligraphies, and bookbindings, that offer a comprehensive survey of the art of the Islamic book from the 11th to the 19th centuries.

Sackler Gallery
Courts and Colonies: The William and Mary Style in Holland, England, and America
November 15, 1988 – February 12, 1989

See some 250 works of art, architectural prints, drawings, furniture, ceramics, and silver from the late 17th and early 18th centuries, commemorating the 300th anniversary of the accession of William and Mary to the English throne.

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Echoes of the Kalabari: Sculpture by Sokari Douglas Camp
November 11, 1988 – January 29, 1989

View 13 life-sized sculptures of masqueraders, drummers, and female audience figures--many of them motorized and audible--by the contemporary Nigerian artist.

African Art Museum
Kalabari Ancestral Screens: Levels of Meaning
November 11, 1988 – January 29, 1989

Explore the traditional function, history, and formal qualities of sacred screens used to commemorate the most important ancestors of southern Nigeria's Kalabari people.

African Art Museum
Featured Object: "Oval Chamber" by William Daley
November 1, 1988 – February 12, 1989

See a large stoneware ceramic piece by the artist, a principal figure in contemporary American ceramics.  

Renwick Gallery
Frank Stella: Swan Engraving V
November 1, 1988 – November 30, 1988

See an abstract engraving by the artist that features both relief and intaglio printing.  

American Art Museum
Focus on Flight (1988 Photography Contest Winners)
October 31, 1988 – April 30, 1989

See the photographs from a recent contest for amateur photographers held at the Air & Space Museum.

Air and Space Museum
Directions: Walter Pinchler
October 26, 1988 – January 22, 1989

This small-scale solo show features drawings by Austrian artist Walter Pichler.

Hirshhorn Museum
The Perpetual Campaign: How Presidents Try to Persuade the People (and Vice Versa)
October 26, 1988 – August 31, 1989

Documenting the office of the president as it has evolved over the years, the exhibition celebrates the bicentennial of the first presidential inauguration on April 29, 1789.

American History Museum
Stephen de Staebler: The Figure
October 21, 1988 – February 12, 1989

See 32 clay and bronze works--standing or seated life-size male and female figures as well as torsos and fragments of figures--by the California artist. 

Renwick Gallery
Erich Mendelsohn: Architectural Drawings
October 18, 1988 – January 8, 1989

See project drawings by the German-born Mendelsohn, a contemporary of many of Europe's "second generation" of architects -- Mies van der Rohe, Walter Gropius, and Bruno and Max Taut -- who determined the direction of European architecture in the 1920s and 1930s.

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
California Craft
October 14, 1988 – January 22, 1989

Admire and purchase the diverse objects in this sales exhibition, including wood letter openers and bracelets, quilts, silver and glass jewelry, glass and wood perfume bottles, glass vases, and ceramic bottle forms. 

Renwick Gallery
Recent Acquisitions: Japanese Art
October 8, 1988 – January 1, 1990

See 2 recent acquisitions of Japanese art made by the Sackler Gallery: a gold-and-black lacquer ceremonial palanquin, and a pair of 17th-century 6-panel folding screens.

Sackler Gallery
On the Air: Pioneers of American Broadcasting
October 7, 1988 – January 2, 1989

Stroll down memory late with this exhibition highlighting people who made radio and television broadcast history from the early 1900s to the 1960 Kennedy-Nixon debates.

Portrait Gallery
The Modern Dutch Poster: The First Fifty Years, 1890-1940
October 4, 1988 – January 8, 1989

Enjoy the diversity and unique quality of Dutch poster arts during the first half of this century.  

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum