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Quetzalcoatlus northropi (QN)
September 16, 1988 – December 31, 1990

Marvel at a life-size, radio-controlled replica of a large prehistoric "creature," a pterodactyl-like craft resembling the Quetzalcoatlus northropi, whose 35-foot-plus fossil remains were found in Texas in the early 1970s.

National Zoo
The Countess' Treasury: Gems and Curiosities from Burghley House
September 6, 1988 – November 27, 1988

Visit the Burghley collection, a rare surviving compendium of the small "treasury" pieces that used to be essential to a great nobleman's surroundings. 

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Sales Exhibition: Saluting Excellence
September 1, 1988 – October 9, 1988

Admire and purchase a variety of crafts by Washington-area craftspeople, all of them Creative Crafts Council award winners. 

Renwick Gallery
Escape (Altar by Rudy Fernandez)
September 1, 1988 – September 30, 1988

The intricate mixture of religious, regional, and personal symbolism of this alter exemplifies the complexity of the artist's unique vision.  

American Art Museum
Recent Acquisition: Hovering (Drawing by Philip Guston) Part of Drawings
September 1, 1988 – September 25, 1988

Philip Guston's provocative Hovering is a prime example of his representational paintings and drawings that shocked and dismayed the New York art world when they were first exhibited.  

American Art Museum
Preamble (License Plate Project)
September 1, 1988 – Permanent

Enjoy 50 "vanity" license tags arranged alphabetically by state, and phonetically spelling out the preamble to the U.S. Constitution.  

American Art Museum
The Instant Likeness: Polaroid Portraits
August 27, 1988 – December 4, 1988

Observe likenesses of, or works by, Ansel Adams, Andy Warhol, Lucas Samaras, and David Hockney.

Portrait Gallery
European Space Agency (ESA) Exhibition
August 25, 1988 – January 20, 1989

View models and artifacts that highlight 4 space science missions of the European Space Agency.

Air and Space Museum
Recent Acquisitions (1988-89)
August 20, 1988 – January 22, 1989

See portraits of Thornton Wilder by Reginald Marsh, Katharine Hepburn by Boris Chaliapin,  a self-portrait by Anders Zorn and other paintings, sculpture, prints, and photographs recently acquired by the Portrait Gallery.

Portrait Gallery
Lucas Samaras: Objects and Subjects, 1969-1986
August 12, 1988 – October 16, 1988

This retrospective of 150 works surveys the broad-ranging media and themes explored by Samaras, a Greek-born American. The works span sculpture, photography, painting, and assemblage. 

American Art Museum
Composition Four: Melancholia (Painting by Raymond Jonson)
August 3, 1988 – August 31, 1988

Painted in 1926, two years after moving from Chicago to New Mexico, this is a pivotal work for Jonson, expressing emotional reactions to a particular time in his life, and is boldly nonrepresentational as well.  

American Art Museum
Featured Object (by Tom Patti) Bi-axial Tubated Green Riser
August 1, 1988 – September 5, 1988

 Admire a diminutive, exquisitely conceived piece that is a superb example of the artist's use of glass.

Renwick Gallery
Champions on Time
July 30, 1988 – January 28, 1990

Examine portraits of 25 major sports figures who appeared on the covers of Time magazine, including Althea Gibson, Reggie Jackson, Pete Rose, Joe Namath, Roger Staubach, Bob Mathias and Oscar Robertson.

Portrait Gallery
Art of India: Painting and Decorative Objects
July 30, 1988 – April 16, 1989

See 15 examples of art from India, including sculpture, painting, drawing, a gold coin and 2 decorative boxes exploring the stylistic and thematic directions in 13th- through 19th-century art in India.

Sackler Gallery
What Could Have Been: Unbuilt Architecture of the 80s
July 19, 1988 – October 16, 1988

View architectural designs from the 1980s, including drawings and models, of plans that have not been constructed. 

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Annual Reports
July 5, 1988 – September 25, 1988

Visit an exhibition featuring case studies over the past 100 years with 3 companies--Domino's Pizza, H.J. Heinz, and Potlatch Corp.

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recent Acquisition: The Pilgrim of the World at the End of His Journey (by Thomas Cole)
July 1, 1988 – July 31, 1988

This painting (circa 1846-48) reflects Thomas Cole's ambition to redirect the moral and political outlook of the young American republic.

American Art Museum
Frank Lloyd Wright: In the Realm of Ideas
July 1, 1988 – September 30, 1988

Explored are the ideas and achievements of the noted American architectural theorist, designer, and educator (1869-1959).

American History Museum
Directions: Robert Cumming: Intuitive Inventions
June 22, 1988 – October 10, 1988

On view are 40 drawings and sketches, paintings on paper, and sculptures executed by the New England artist over the last 10 years. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Images from Bamum: German Colonial Photography at the Court of King Njoya, Cameroon, West Africa
June 15, 1988 – September 6, 1988

See 60 photographs that portray life at the court of King Njoya (1902-1915), including Bamum festivals, palace architecture, and royal art as well as the royal family.

African Art Museum