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1988 Staff Art Show
January 1, 1988 – January 31, 1988

This 2-week exhibition features the works of 30 artists who create art in their "time off" from working at a variety of careers at the museum. Included are works on canvas and other media.

American Art Museum
Recent Acquisitions Night Ship/Submerged Channel/The Frozen Sea
January 1, 1988 – January 31, 1988

John Roloff, the artist, experiments with clay formulas and unorthodox materials for glazes to achieve, in this case, a magic aqueous winter garden in miniature, suggesting ancient underwater wrecks, ghostly ships that have sunk to abyssal depths. 

American Art Museum
U.S. Customs Service: The War Against Drugs
December 18, 1987 – September 15, 1989

Through photographs, films, and aircraft models, the exhibition illustrates the complex technology used in tracking smugglers of illegal drugs.

Air and Space Museum
Christmas Tree Decorated by Associates
December 6, 1987 – January 8, 1988

See a Christmas tree, decorated by the National Associates Travel Program's Washington Anytime Weekend participants, that features handcrafted ornaments from the U.S. and abroad.

A&I
Directions: Joel Shapiro, Painted Wood
December 2, 1987 – February 28, 1988

Featured in this review are 12 painted wood sculptures by the artist.

Hirshhorn Museum
Renwick Featured Object--"Listening to the East Wind"
December 1, 1987 – March 6, 1988

View a ceramic sculpture by Rudy Autio that features robust female nudes and a pair of galloping horses. 

Renwick Gallery
Art in the Parks Contest Entries
December 1, 1987 – December 18, 1987

View 100 entries, including 6 finalists, in the recent Art in the Parks contest, sponsored by the National Park Foundation and the National Park Academy of the Arts.

Smithsonian Castle
Early American Cultures: Illustrations from the Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art
December 1, 1987 – February 1, 1988

View a bilingual, English-Spanish exhibition that features 12 original drawings by artist-researcher Jose Perez de Arce, which portray aspects of life in the Andean cultural area before the European conquest.

Ripley Center
Supreme Instants: The Photography of Edward Weston
December 1, 1987 – January 31, 1988

See 237 photographs by one of the most important figures in 20th-century photography.

American Art Museum
Recent Acquisitions "Bringing Home the Newborn Lamb" (painting by Elliott Daingerfield, 1890)
December 1, 1987 – December 31, 1987

The artist, whose work was modeled after the Barbizon school, spread through his work a "gospel" of the superiority of a rural life, as demonstrated in this painting. 

American Art Museum
Studies from Life: Portrait Photographs by Julia Margaret Cameron from the J. Paul Getty Museum
November 25, 1987 – February 7, 1988

See photographs of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Thomas Carlyle, William Rosetti, and others.

Portrait Gallery
Images of Innocence: The Child in American Art
November 25, 1987 – January 15, 1991

Paintings and sculptures portray children in America from the 1830s to the 1890s. 

American Art Museum
Vienna/New York, the Work of Joseph Urban, 1872-1933
November 17, 1987 – March 6, 1988

See approximately 80 objects of the work of architect and designer Joseph Urban, including original architectural drawings, set models, photographs, and furniture. 

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Cynthia Schira: New Work (Weavings)
November 13, 1987 – February 14, 1988

See 10 recent large-scale weavings, as well as Schira's work Reflections, from the Renwick's permanent collection.

Renwick Gallery
Renwick Featured Object--"Orange Swirl" (ceramic by Neil Tetowski)
November 4, 1987 – April 15, 1988

Discover a large-scale wall-mounted disc that features a broad rim, scribed with a series of parallel lines. Its restricted color palette--orange, white, yellow and dark brown--and the wet, fresh appearance enhance a texturally rich surface.

Renwick Gallery
Color by the Yard: Printed Fabric 1760-1860
November 3, 1987 – March 13, 1988

Explore both furnishings and clothing fabrics from around the world, from 1760 up to 1860.

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recent Acquisition--"Composition" (a painting by Lee Krasner)
November 1, 1987 – November 30, 1987

One of Lee Krasner's strongest early paintings is among the few to survive, since she often scraped canvases down for reuse by herself and her spouse Jackson Pollock.

American Art Museum
Surprise! Surprise! Pop-up and Movable Books
October 27, 1987 – February 21, 1988

Visit a selection of pop-up books representing subjects ranging from medicine to children's fairy tales, including examples by Lothar Meggendorfer and others. 

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
"Climbing Jacob's Ladder": The Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American Cities, 1740-1877
October 18, 1987 – October 30, 1988

See an exhibition that marks the 20th anniversary of the Anacostia Museum and examines the central role of black churches in black community development in 18th- and 19th-century American cities.

Anacostia Community Museum
Honor and Glory: Monumental Arches
October 13, 1987 – January 31, 1988

Examine the history of monumental arches, through some 60 drawings, prints, photographs, rare books, textiles, and models of a variety of arches from the Cooper-Hewitt collection. 

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum