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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
Shoowa Design: Raffia Textiles from Zaire
June 15, 1988 – August 7, 1988

See more than 100 raffia textiles, known for their complex geometric designs, woven by men and embroidered by women of the Shoowa group of Zaire's Kuba peoples.

African Art Museum
Ceramics of the Weimar Republic, 1919-1933
June 14, 1988 – August 28, 1988

Enjoy approximately 100 examples of commercially made ceramics produced by German factories between the World Wars. 

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Creative Arts Council
June 10, 1988 – September 5, 1988

 Admire and purchase a variety of crafts by Washington-area craftspeople.

Renwick Gallery
Olympic Photographs
June 10, 1988 – October 31, 1988

In honor of the forthcoming Olympics, a selection of 20 dramatic photographs of athletic competitions before the 1984 games pay tribute to America's young men and women who spent years training for this event. 

American Art Museum
Paris Opera on Stage: Designs, Costumes, Jewels
June 9, 1988 – September 25, 1988

See costumes, jewelry, set designs, and models featuring a range of colorful theatrical designs and objects associated with the legendary Paris Opera. 

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recent Acquisition: Looking Out of Battle Harbor (by William Bradford)
June 1, 1988 – June 30, 1988

William Bradford, internationally acclaimed for his many views of the Arctic, depicts in this vessel scene both the danger and beauty of the northern seas. 

American Art Museum
The Outdoor Chair
May 24, 1988 – September 18, 1988

Sit down and try out chairs created by 43 architects, landscape architects, furniture designers, interior designers, and artists from the San Francisco bay area.

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Tropical Rain Forests: A Disappearing Treasure
May 21, 1988 – January 2, 1989

Examine tropical rain forests and the causes and global consequences of losing these natural resources.

Ripley Center
Terra Cottas from South India
May 21, 1988 – March 17, 1991

Visit 11 large terra cotta figures representing Hindu deities and animals, made by potters of South India during the Aditi exhibiton, held at the Smithsonian in 1985 during the "Festival of India."

Sackler Gallery
Native American Flora
May 1, 1988 – August 30, 1988

Visit a wildflower collection commemorating the 75th birthday of Lady Bird Johnson, former First Lady.

A&I
Color in Clay: New Expressions in Ancient Art
May 1, 1988 – June 5, 1988

Admire and purchase cups, plates, and vases created in sculptural forms by artists from across the country.

Renwick Gallery
The Chinese Scholar's Studio: Artistic Life in the Late Ming Period
May 1, 1988 – June 26, 1988

View 150 paintings, jades, lacquers, ceramics, musical instruments, and books dating from the neolithic period to the 17th century.

Sackler Gallery
Recent Acquisition: The Misses Mary and Hannah Murray (by John Trumbull)
May 1, 1988 – May 31, 1988

This portrait, painted for the sisters' father, a prosperous New York merchant, reflects Trumbull's mature portrait style at its apogee.

American Art Museum
Horizons: Paintings and Drawings by Robert Taylor
April 28, 1988 – April 2, 1989

See 50 oil paintings and numerous pencil studies by this contemporary British artist whose work captures the role of Britain in the air battles of World War II, along with other events in British aviation and naval history.

Air and Space Museum