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The Arts of China The Arts of China
November 18, 1990 – September 7, 2014

View impressive examples of ancient jades and bronzes, as well as paintings, calligraphy, and decorative objects from the Sackler's permanent collection.

Sackler Gallery
Gathered Visions: Selected Works by African American Women
November 18, 1990 – April 28, 1991

See contemporary performance art, paintings, prints, and sculptures by 15 African American women of the Washington, D.C., area.

Anacostia Community Museum
Moscow: Treasures & Traditions
November 16, 1990 – February 3, 1991

View more than 200 works of Russian art dating from the 15th to the 20th century, including icons, paintings, engravings, fine metalwork of gold and silver, porcelains, and historic costumes.

Ripley Center
Old Hickory: A Life Sketch of Andrew Jackson
November 9, 1990 – January 13, 1991

See over 70 likenesses of the nation's 7th president, plus maps, personal letters, and portraits of his contemporaries.

Portrait Gallery
Glassworks, Part II
November 9, 1990 – September 15, 1991

See glass objects that range from architectonic structures and stained glass to figurative sculpture, in works by William Morris and Ginny Ruffner.

Renwick Gallery
Glassworks, Part I
November 9, 1990 – February 3, 1991

Visit glass objects that range from architectonic structures and stained glass to figurative sculpture, by 5 different glass artists.

Renwick Gallery
Recent Acquisitions (1990-91)
November 8, 1990 – May 5, 1991

View paintings, sculpture, prints, and photographs recently acquired by the National Portrait Gallery.

Portrait Gallery
Traditional Iroquois Clothing
November 7, 1990 – March 10, 1991

See intricate bead and ribbon work that decorates these modern items of clothing created by Sheila Smith (Oneida).

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Directions: Boyd Webb
November 1, 1990 – January 27, 1991

View a selection of large-scale color photography by this New Zealand-born, London-based artist.

Hirshhorn Museum
Seminole Interpretations
November 1, 1990 – April 30, 1992

On view are clothing, bead necklaces, and ceremonial objects that reveal how these objects are regarded by the Native Americans who made them and by an anthropologist who has studied them. 

Natural History Museum
Featured Object: Storage Jar (Columnar Series)
November 1, 1990 – December 18, 2013

See a wheelthrown utilitarian vessel, is part of a suite of tall, columnar, lidded vessels made in the 1980s by Val Cushing.

Renwick Gallery
This is Your Childhood, Charlie Brown: Children in American Culture, 1945-1968
October 31, 1990 – April 30, 1991

Peanuts comic-strip characters examine children's lives from post WW II America.

American History Museum
Sharks! Fact and Fantasy
October 26, 1990 – January 20, 1991

This study of shark behavior--both myth and mystery--includes a walk-in shark cage, interactive devices, and touch samples of shark skins, and explores ancient species of sharks, shark habitats, and sharks and their relationship to man. 

Natural History Museum
Turning Over Old Leaves: A Sampler of Written Records
October 25, 1990 – March 5, 1991

A selection of written records from the Smithsonian Institution Libraries' collections reflects the variety of subjects studied at the Institution. 

American History Museum
John Baldessari
October 18, 1990 – January 6, 1991

View a survey of over 70 paintings, photoworks, and photographic composites--often interwoven with text--by this influential Los Angeles artist. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Carry Me Home
October 17, 1990 – December 30, 1990

Photographs review Debbie Caffery's early documentary work of the sugar cane culture of Louisiana. 

American History Museum
Mondo Materialis
October 16, 1990 – February 24, 1991

See over 120 collage panels that use innovative new materials created by international architects, interior designers, and artists.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Chinese Lacquered Furniture
October 14, 1990 – July 14, 1991

Visit 4 examples of Chinese lacquered furniture from the 15th to the 18th century.

Sackler Gallery
Dwight D. Eisenhower Centennial
October 13, 1990 – March 31, 1991

A special installation of 1952 and 1956 campaign memorabilia includes buttons, ribbons, and neckties.

Portrait Gallery
Lassie Come-Home
October 13, 1990 – January 27, 1991

This 50th anniversary commemorative installation features an egg tempera portrait of Eric Knight and a wood sculpture of Lassie carved by Knight.

Portrait Gallery