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Winslow Homer in the 1890s: Prout's Neck Observed
February 8, 1991 – May 27, 1991

Explore Homer's favorite themes of man and nature, fishermen and the sea, and his home and family in 15 paintings and 13 works on paper.

American Art Museum
"A Cloth of Honor" by Okon Akpan Abuje
February 6, 1991 – May 5, 1991

View a shrine cloth (12 ft. high, 5 ft. wide) featuring an applique panel depicting the deceased, his wife, and his daughter.

African Art Museum
Small Wonder: The Harmonica in America
February 5, 1991 – July 1, 1991

Enjoy approximately 50 harmonicas from the late 19th to the early 20th century.

American History Museum
Casitas: An Urban Cultural Alternative
February 1, 1991 – June 30, 1991

Learn about the style and use of "casitas," a Caribbean architectural form, and see one built on-site by members of the Puerto Rican community from the Bronx.

A&I
Lincoln and His Contemporaries: Photographs by Mathew Brady from Frederick Hill Meserve Collection
February 1, 1991 – July 12, 1992

See an exhibition of 60 prints made from the original Mathew Brady glass plate negatives of mid-19th-century Americans, including Abraham Lincoln and P.T. Barnum.

Portrait Gallery
Principles of Flight
January 31, 1991 – March 31, 1991

Visit a hands-on interactive exhibit that helps children understand how planes fly.

A&I
Project Face to Face
January 31, 1991 – March 30, 1991

This exhibition includes life masks of people from all walks of life who have been diagnosed as HIV positive.

A&I
Paper and Clay from Modern Japan
January 20, 1991 – March 17, 1991

Visit 16 works on paper and 11 ceramic objects by well-known 20th-century Japanese artists on exhibit for the first time.

Sackler Gallery
Home of the Brave: Contemporary American Immigrants
January 15, 1991 – March 15, 1991

See approximately 41 photographs of immigrants. 

American History Museum
Featured Object: Garden Pin
January 1, 1991 – January 28, 1991

Marvel at the playfully shaped silver and enamel elements that make up a storybook garden diorama in this pin, by one of America's most important studio jewelers.

Renwick Gallery
Recent Acquisition: The Top of Mount Sinai (by Miner Kellogg)
December 31, 1990 – January 31, 1991

This painting by Miner Kellogg typifies the interest of 19th-century painters in Asian subjects taken from the richly Islamic and Hebrew cultures.

American Art Museum
From Crystal Gardens
December 19, 1990 – January 3, 1995

See approximately 22 specimens that illustrate how crystals "grow" and how their environment affects the way they form.   

Natural History Museum
300 Years of American Papermaking
December 19, 1990 – January 5, 1992

Commemorate paper making from 1690-1990 by examining the many aspects of the trade, including paper making by hand, paper as fiber art, and paper as an industrial product. 

American History Museum
Camera Portraits: Photographs from the National Portrait Gallery, London, 1839-1989
December 14, 1990 – February 18, 1991

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the invention of photography, see 150 images of legendary British personalities from London's National Portrait Gallery.

Portrait Gallery
Comparisons: An Exercise in Looking
December 11, 1990 – June 30, 1991

Explore the question of how one work of art may be judged against the other by examining 15 pairs of comparable objects by the same artists.  

Hirshhorn Museum
History As Seen from the National Museum of American History
December 10, 1990 – March 10, 1991

Approximately 32 photographs document events that occurred around the National Mall over the past year.

American History Museum
AIDS Series/Oiran and Mirror
December 1, 1990 – December 31, 1990

View a painting by Asian American artist Masami Teraoka that deals with the use of condoms, in conjunction with "AIDS Awareness Day."

American Art Museum
Recent Acquisition: Metamorphosis and Jacob and the Angel
November 30, 1990 – December 31, 1990

These drawings by Jacob Kainen demonstrate his expressive use of spontaneous gesture and abstract shape.

American Art Museum
Healing a River: 50 Years in the Life of the Potomac
November 29, 1990 – April 7, 1991

This exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of efforts to control and reduce pollution in the Potomac River Basin and includes graphics, maps, and more than 100 photographs. 

Natural History Museum
Lawrence Weiner Works
November 28, 1990 – March 3, 1991

View a site-specific installation of text along the museum's covered ceiling by this New York-based artist. 

Hirshhorn Museum