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The Noble Path: Buddhist Art of South Asia and Tibet
October 1, 1989 – September 30, 1990

Follow the evolution of Buddhism in South Asia and Tibet through some 100 objects on loan from the Los Angeles County Art Museum.

Sackler Gallery
Ancient Chinese Jades and Bronzes
October 1, 1989 – September 9, 1990

See Chinese bronze, jade, and turquoise pieces from the Shang and Zhou dynasties in the permanent collection.

Sackler Gallery
Recent Acquisition: Around Toroweap Point
October 1, 1989 – October 31, 1989

See a 5-image panorama of a remote part of the Grand Canyon by photographer Mark Klett.

American Art Museum
Masterworks of Louis Comfort Tiffany
September 29, 1989 – March 4, 1990

View 62 of Tiffany's finest works, including paintings; stained-glass windows; lead-glass lamps, chandeliers, and lanterns; mosaic wall decorations; art glass cases; enamelware; ceramics; and jewelry.

Renwick Gallery
Sales Exhibition: Native American Crafts of North and South Dakota
September 29, 1989 – November 5, 1989

See jewelry, sculpture, beadwork, and headdresses.

Renwick Gallery
Carrier War in the Pacific
September 29, 1989 – Closed

Review 6 principal carrier battles of World War II through models, maps, photographs, and original newsreel footage.

Air and Space Museum
Australia Pavilion
September 15, 1989 – July 5, 2002

Visit 2 great grey kangaroos and 3 dama wallabies, and also view a barrier reef aquatic exhibit.

National Zoo
Wilderness America
September 8, 1989 – November 26, 1989

Commemorate the Silver Anniversary of the Wilderness Society through photographs, maps, and text. 

Natural History Museum
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Collection: American Abstraction 1930-1945
September 8, 1989 – February 11, 1990

See approximately 75 paintings, drawings, collages, and sculpture by members of the American Abstract Artists group.

American Art Museum
Recent Acquisitions (1989-90)
September 5, 1989 – April 2, 1990

View 8 paintings include portraits of Benny Goodman by Rene Bouche, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas by Francis Rose, and a self-portrait by Mark Tobey.

Portrait Gallery
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