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Pottery Installation
April 22, 1988 – September 15, 1988

See 5 porcelain and stoneware works by various potters.

Renwick Gallery
Clay Revisions: Plate, Cup, Vase
April 22, 1988 – September 5, 1988

Examine 3 traditional ceramic forms--plate, cup, vase--as they have been transformed into nonfunctional art works. 

Renwick Gallery
Diversity Endangered
April 19, 1988 – November 30, 1988

Learn about the diversity of life on Earth and why it is important through this poster exhibition.

Ripley Center
Masterpieces from Gripsholm Castle: The Swedish National Portrait Collection
April 12, 1988 – July 10, 1988

In recognition of the 350th anniversary of the first Swedish settlement in North America, this exhibition is part of a program of cultural, social and educational events throughout the U.S. called New Sweden '88. 

Portrait Gallery
Wanderlust (Hallmark Exhibition)
April 8, 1988 – June 19, 1988

Enjoy 64 color photographs (24 color and 40 b&w) by 8 photographers that focus on foreign peoples and places. 

American Art Museum
A Material World
April 8, 1988 – December 1, 2002

Through artifacts dating from the 1700s to the 1980s, this exhibition traces the changes in the material composition of objects of everyday life.

American History Museum
The Art That Is Life: The Arts and Crafts Movement in America, 1875-1920
April 5, 1988 – June 26, 1988

View nearly 200 objects ranging from stained glass, silver, jewelry, books, pottery and architectural drawings that represent the Arts and Crafts Movement.

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recent Acquisition: Foundry in Baltimore (Pastel on Paper by Max Weber)
April 1, 1988 – April 30, 1988

The modernist artist and writer Max Weber (1881 Russia-1961 U.S.) probably conceived and drew this work during a 1915 trip to Baltimore on the occasion of an exhibition of his works there. 

American Art Museum
The Artist's Mother: Portraits and Homages
March 26, 1988 – June 5, 1988

Pay homage to moms everywhere with 40 works in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, graphic art, photography and film by 20th-century artists such as David Hockey, Alice Neel, Raphael Soyer, and George Bellows.

Portrait Gallery
American Art Pottery, 1880-1930, from the Copper-Hewitt Museum
March 25, 1988 – August 6, 1989

Enjoy art pottery represented by 75 major examples of historical and authentic development around the turn of the century from the Goodman collection of the Cooper-Hewitt.

Renwick Gallery
Directions: Sherrie Levine
March 9, 1988 – May 30, 1988

Featured are 24 works from two of the artist's recent painting series "Knots and Lead Checks."

Hirshhorn Museum
City Life: Photographs by Bruce Davidson
March 4, 1988 – June 19, 1988

Explore the differences and similarities of his approach to urban subjects in New York in 3 series by Davidson, shown together for the first time.

American Art Museum
The Triumph of Simplicity: 350 Years of Swedish Silver
March 1, 1988 – June 5, 1988

See 80 examples of the art of silversmiths in Sweden, dating from the 17th century to the present day. 

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Taking Sides in South Africa: A Photographic Documentary of the Conflict During 1985-1986
March 1, 1988 – March 15, 1988

View some 20 photographs by the South African photographers' cooperative, Afrapix, that graphically portray the intense and sometimes violent scenes from the conflict over apartheid

Ripley Center
Drawings from the Collection
March 1, 1988 – September 25, 1988

View 48 works that suggest the scope of the museum's holdings, particularly from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The works are also selected because, in some cases, they have rarely been shown, and yet they demonstrate the strength of American drawing.  

American Art Museum
Versailles: The View from Sweden, Drawings from the National Museum and the Royal Palace, Stockholm
February 23, 1988 – May 15, 1988

See 120 architectural drawings and related designs demonstrating the impact exerted upon the Swedish royal court by Louis XVI's Versailles. 

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recent Acquisitions (1988)
February 20, 1988 – August 14, 1988

View paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, and drawings recently acquired by the NPG, including large-scale color posters of Rita Hayworth and Thomas A. Edison. 

Portrait Gallery
Recent Acquisition: Brownstone (by Harvey Dinnerstein)
February 2, 1988 – February 28, 1988

Dinnerstein's traditional realist style utilizes the focused light that recalls the works of Caravaggio, Watteau, and Manet. This painting, portraying neighborhood activities around a brownstone's doorway, represents a conscious rebuttal to abstract art. 

American Art Museum
Focus on Flight (1987 Photography Contest Winners)
January 27, 1988 – July 30, 1988

See 40 photographs, including 12 award winners, that were entries in a recent photography contest at the museum.

Air and Space Museum
Special Delivery: Murals for the New Deal Era (Post Office Mural Studies)
January 15, 1988 – September 11, 1988

Recall the  "New Deal" through 70 paintings, drawings, and sculptures commissioned by the U.S. Treasury Department as part of the Depression's social programs.

American Art Museum