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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
New American Furniture
April 20, 1990 – September 3, 1990

View American furniture created by 25 contemporary American studio-furniture makers.

Renwick Gallery
Sales Exhibition: Tree to Treen: Wooden Work
April 13, 1990 – July 15, 1990

View boxes, bowls, chairs, and kitchen utensils by 15 artists.

Renwick Gallery
Dinamation's Dinosaurs Alive and in Color
April 12, 1990 – January 2, 1991

Watch 18 robotic dinosaurs move and roar in simulated prehistoric habitats.  Ten nests of offspring eat and crane their necks toward visitors. 

Natural History Museum
20th-century Dinosaurs
April 12, 1990 – August 10, 1990

Marvel at 24 large, colorful, welded sculptures of dinosaurs by Jim Gary, made out of automobile and truck parts. 

Natural History Museum
Oliphant's Presidents: Twenty-Five Years of Caricature
April 6, 1990 – November 25, 1990

Discover 41 drawings of U.S. presidents created in the last 25 years by the political cartoonist.

Portrait Gallery
Albert Pinkham Ryder
April 6, 1990 – July 29, 1990

Document the evolution of his style through 82 paintings and 1 drawing.

American Art Museum
Color, Light, Surface: Contemporary Fabrics
April 3, 1990 – September 23, 1990

See commercially produced and one-of-a-kind textiles made in England, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Italy, and the United States in the last decade.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recent Acquisition: Fm/5' Awf #3
April 2, 1990 – April 30, 1990

View a sculpture by Ernest Trova.

American Art Museum
Irving Penn Master Images
March 30, 1990 – August 19, 1990

Visit 60 photographs of noted Americans.

Portrait Gallery
Photographic Treasures from the Collection
March 30, 1990 – August 19, 1990

This exhibition includes portraits of Mathew Brady, Alfred Stieglitz, dancer Martha Graham, and performer Gypsy Rose Lee, among others.

Portrait Gallery
Irving Penn Master Images
March 30, 1990 – August 19, 1990

Admire 60 fashion photographs, portraits, still lifes, nudes, ethnographic portraits, and recent photographs of skulls.

American Art Museum