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Treasures of American Folk Art from the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center
November 22, 1989 – February 19, 1990

Take in 183 examples of American folk art from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.

American Art Museum
E. McKnight Kauffer: Graphic Art and Theater Design
November 21, 1989 – April 1, 1990

Visit a retrospective of the artist's graphic and theater design career that includes posters for British Rail and American Airlines and stage and costume designs.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Nomads: Masters of the Eurasian Steppe
November 17, 1989 – February 18, 1990

Explore life on the Eurasian steppe from the Black Sea to the Great Wall of China through some 1,000 artifacts from Soviet museums. 

Natural History Museum
Directions: Susana Solano
November 16, 1989 – February 11, 1990

View  sculptures made of handworked iron and other industrial materials by this Barcelona sculptor.

Hirshhorn Museum
The Aviation Careers of Igor Sikorsky
November 16, 1989 – September 23, 1991

Discover highlights of the life and achievements of Igor Sikorsky, a pioneer of vertical flight. The exhibit features the original VS-300 helicopter.

Air and Space Museum
Tropical Plants
November 11, 1989 – November 13, 1989

See a selection of "exotics," or tropical plants, including banana, citrus, and coffee trees; pineapple plants; and a variety of orchids.

Ripley Center
Sales Exhibition: Glass: Reflections Today
November 10, 1989 – March 8, 1990

Admire and purchase contemporary and traditional glass goblets, vases, plates, and perfume bottles by 16 artists in the Museum Store.

Renwick Gallery
The African Desert, 1975-1977: Photographs by Bernard Plossu
November 8, 1989 – January 28, 1990

View color and black-and-white photographs that reveal the vitality of the Saharan peoples and their harmony with their vast surroundings.

African Art Museum
Trees and Seas of Life: Philippine Environmental Rebirth
November 5, 1989 – November 26, 1989

Focus on the forests, marine resources, and the trees of life in a Pacific Archipelago.  

Natural History Museum
Commuting in the Modern Manner: The Grumman "Goose" Amphibian
November 3, 1989 – Closed

View photographs, timetables, and original drawings by aviation artist Mike Machat, and a recently restored Goose or "limousine of the air."

Air and Space Museum
Lobster Tales
November 1, 1989 – October 31, 1990

This case explores the world's diversity of lobsters and includes four different families, several different species, and fossils. 

Natural History Museum
Recent Acquisition: Bright Surround
November 1, 1989 – November 30, 1989

A print by Washington artist Jacob Kainen reflects his feeling for the grand moods of nature he witnesses from his rural Maryland studio.

American Art Museum
To Color America: Portraits by Winold Reiss
October 27, 1989 – April 1, 1990

See 81 portrait of non-white Americans, painted mostly in the 1920s and 1930s, by the German-born artist.

Portrait Gallery
Icons: Ideals and Power in the Art of Africa
October 25, 1989 – September 3, 1990

See 100 works focusing on 5 themes in African art--the male and female couple, the woman-and-child, the forceful male with weapon, the rider of horses and other animals, and the outsider/stranger.

African Art Museum
The Intimate World of Alexander Calder
October 17, 1989 – March 11, 1990

Enjoy over 300 small sculptures, toys, jewelry, and household objects by the artist, who is best-known for his monumental sculptures.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
1989 Friends of the National Zoo Photography Contest
October 16, 1989 – November 26, 1989

See amateur photographs taken at the National Zoo.

National Zoo
Portraits of the American Law
October 13, 1989 – January 15, 1990

Enjoy a selection of portraits of prominent members of the legal profession from the early years of our history to the present.

Portrait Gallery
Francis Bacon
October 12, 1989 – January 7, 1990

Take in a survey of 60 of the Irish-born artist's works from 1945 to the present. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Slave Quilts from the Ante-bellum South
October 6, 1989 – January 1, 1990

View approximately 30 quilts made before 1865 and 5 related pieces of furniture by African Americans of the Old South.

Renwick Gallery
Robert Rauschenberg Lithographs: Selections from the "Stoned Moon" Series
October 1, 1989 – January 14, 1990

Commemorate the lunar landing of 1969 through these 16 prints. 

Hirshhorn Museum