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Directions: Ilya Kabakov, Ten Characters
March 7, 1990 – June 10, 1990

A series of room-like environments allude to 10 fictitious characters living in a communal Moscow apartment.

Hirshhorn Museum
19th-Century African-American Artists
March 7, 1990 – April 30, 1991

See 12 paintings and sculptures by 19th-century African-American artists Robert Scott Duncanson, Edmonia Lewis, Edward Mitchell Bannister, and Henry Ossawa Tanner.

American Art Museum
Variations on a Script (Islamic Calligraphy from the Vever Collection)
February 18, 1990 – September 16, 1990

View 21 examples of Islamic calligraphy from the Vever Collection.

Sackler Gallery
Architectural Viewpoints: Americans in Europe 1880-1930
February 16, 1990 – May 28, 1990

On view are 70 watercolors, prints, and drawings created by American artists traveling in Europe between 1880 and 1930.

American Art Museum
George Ohr: Modern Potter (1857-1918)
February 9, 1990 – June 3, 1990

Enjoy approximately 75 examples of eccentric pottery.

Renwick Gallery
Culture and Commentary: An Eighties Perspective
February 8, 1990 – May 6, 1990

See works by 15 international artists that reflect society's changes in the 1980s. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Recent Acquisition: Frederick Brown's "Junior Wells"
February 1, 1990 – February 28, 1990

An oil painting portrait of the Tennessee-born blues musician is on view.

American Art Museum
Portraits of Great Saturniid Moths
January 15, 1990 – June 1, 1990

View moth illustrations by Dr. John Cody, a Kansas psychiatrist.

Natural History Museum
Recent Acquisition: Sun (by Arthur Dove)
January 1, 1990 – January 31, 1990

On view are 2 preparatory studies and a finished oil by Arthur Dove.

American Art Museum
African Artifacts from the Collection of Philip Abrams
December 22, 1989 – September 30, 1990

See 2 late 19th- or early 20th-century wooden helmet masks worn by women during West African women's initiation ceremonies.   

Natural History Museum
Drawings and Things by Rowland Emett
December 21, 1989 – November 26, 1990

Take a light-hearted look at aircraft and spacecraft, Including drawings, paintings, and artistic machines by the artist who created the moving sculpture Pussiewillow II for the Air and Space Museum.

Air and Space Museum
The First Egyptians
December 8, 1989 – April 1, 1990

This exhibition explores predynastic Egyptian culture in the years 3700-3200 B.C. and includes 130 artifacts: pottery, bone bracelets and rings, shells, and slate plates. 

Natural History Museum
Matt Mullican Works
December 6, 1989 – March 11, 1990

A brightly colored rug alluding to city planning serves as a counterpoint to the broad vista of museums and monuments seen through the window.  

Hirshhorn Museum
Sculpture Installation: John Scott's "Blues Migration"
December 3, 1989 – October 25, 1990

See a site-specific work created for the Washington Project for the Arts' exhibition, The Blues Aesthetic: Black Culture and Modernism. 8-foot aluminum rods reflect the interplay of a jazz ensemble.

American Art Museum
Training the Hand and Eye: American Drawings from the Cooper-Hewitt Museum
December 3, 1989 – February 11, 1990

View 75 drawings, watercolors, and oil sketches feature such artists as Winslow Homer, Frederic Edwin Church, Thomas Hart Benton, Elihu Vedder, and William Merritt Chase.

American Art Museum
Aids Memorial Quilt Panels
December 1, 1989 – December 3, 1989

View 10 AIDS Memorial Quilt panels that will join the Name Project Quilt, in an observance of A Day Without Art: A National Day of Action and Mourning in Response to the AIDS Crisis.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Words in Remembrance
December 1, 1989 – December 31, 1989

View Asian poetry, written between the 1st and 12th centuries on the themes of life, death, and friends who have died, illustrated by Asian calligraphers in the Washington, D.C. area.

Sackler Gallery
World Aerobatic Championship Trophies
December 1, 1989 – May 31, 1990

See 3 trophies won by U.S. Aerobatic Team in the 1988 world competition.

Air and Space Museum
Recent Acquisition: Still Life With Grapes
December 1, 1989 – December 31, 1989

Edwin Deakin's trompe l'oeil painting is on view.

American Art Museum
India Along the Ganges: Photographs by Raghubir Singh
November 23, 1989 – April 15, 1990

Celebrate life on India's sacred river, from its source in the Himalayas to its delta at the Bay of Bengal in this exhibition of 50 dye-transfer images.

Sackler Gallery