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Recent Acquisition: Recording Sound
September 1, 1989 – October 1, 1989

View is a unique combination of painting and sculpture by Theodore Roszak, influenced by surrealism and the Bauhaus.

American Art Museum
Jewelry: A Selection from the Cooper-Hewitt Collection
August 22, 1989 – January 7, 1990

See over 100 examples of the jeweler's art from 19th-century England, Italy, France, and the East, including Pio Fortunado, Castillani, and Carlos Guiliano.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Parting the Green Curtain/ The Evolution of Tropical Biology in Panama
August 18, 1989 – October 4, 1989

This STRI exhibition describes the study of tropical organisms and how their complex interrelationships illuminate fundamental problems in ecology and evolution. 

Natural History Museum
Views of Rome: Drawings and Watercolors from the Vatican Library Views of Rome: Drawings and Watercolors from the Vatican Library
August 8, 1989 – October 29, 1989

See over 80 drawings that trace the physical changes of ancient monuments from the Thomas Ashby collection of the Vatican Library.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Modernist Abstraction in American Prints
August 4, 1989 – November 19, 1989

View 60 works from pre-World War II America. Images range from geometric forms to surreal shapes that explore the principles of early abstraction.

American Art Museum
Directions: Keith Sonnier Neon
August 2, 1989 – October 29, 1989

Visit recent neon sculptures, including the artist's series Ba-O-Ba and Pictogram.

Hirshhorn Museum
Houston Conwill Works
August 2, 1989 – October 29, 1989

View an allegorical ground painting built around the Hirshhorn's circular fountain featuring the African American experience of the artist and paying homage to black leaders. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Renwick Installation
August 1, 1989 – December 8, 2013

View jewelry, teapots, stoneware and fiber pieces, earthenware, and wooden bowls.

Renwick Gallery
Recent Acquisitions
August 1, 1989 – August 31, 1989

See four recent acquisitions by Edward Moulthrop, Dale Chihuly, Frank Majore, and Dennis Adams.

American Art Museum
Neptune Encounter With the Voyager
August 1, 1989 – September 8, 1989

Watch the latest coverage of Voyager encountering Neptune via video monitors in Milestones of Flight and Space Hall.

Air and Space Museum
Polished Perfection: The Art of Turned-Wood Bowls
July 25, 1989 – October 1, 1989

See lathe-turned wood bowls in many styles and a variety of woods created by 21 master turners.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Eyewitness to Apollo 11 (Art Show)
July 14, 1989 – February 12, 1990

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the lunar landing through 26 works of art created during the Apollo program.

Air and Space Museum
The Deaf Way: Albert Newsam Lithographs
July 9, 1989 – September 5, 1989

See 4 portraits of Jaret Sparks, Luigi and Anibale Elena, and Robert Walsh by the deaf-mute artist, displayed in conjunction with the Deaf Way Conference.

Portrait Gallery
Science as Art: Marine Research in the Caribbean
July 8, 1989 – February 15, 1990

See scientific illustrations and underwater color photographs from the museum's coral reef station off the coast of Belize.

Ripley Center
Inside Active Volcanoes: Kilauea and Mount Saint Helens
July 6, 1989 – September 24, 1989

Color photomurals, backlit transparencies, film sequences, and models capture the power and beauty of eruptions of Kilauea and Mount St. Helens.  

Natural History Museum
Recent Installation: Market Day Outside the Walls of Tangier
July 1, 1989 – July 31, 1989

See paintings by Louis Comfort Tiffany.

American Art Museum
Flower Watercolors by M. Stodgell
June 30, 1989 – September 29, 1996

On view are watercolors of flowers by M. Stodgell.   

Natural History Museum
Yani: The Brush of Innocence
June 25, 1989 – October 22, 1989

See 69 paintings by young Chinese artist Wang Yani, who began painting at age 2, along with a small group of historical Chinese paintings that illustrate the artistic tradition from which her work emerges.

Sackler Gallery
Zoo Centennial Historic Photo Exhibition
June 22, 1989 – October 1, 1991

Visit selection of historic photographs taken during the past 100 years at the Zoo, commemorating both the 100th anniversary of the Zoo and the 150th anniversary of the invention of photography.

National Zoo
Robert Moskowitz: 1959-1989
June 21, 1989 – September 17, 1989

This retrospective features more than 65 collages, mixed-media drawings and paintings by the contemporary American artist, who gained wide recognition as a "New Image" painter in the late 1970s. 

Hirshhorn Museum