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Directions: Mel Chin
February 1, 1989 – April 23, 1989

A mixed-media installation and 3 recent sculptures by Mel Chin reflect the metaphysical concerns of this New York artist.

Hirshhorn Museum
Daniel Buren Works
February 1, 1989 – April 23, 1989

See a site-specific installation by the French artist, who uses striped forms. 

Hirshhorn Museum
William Hawkins: "Food Bar"
February 1, 1989 – February 28, 1989

Visit an enamel-on-panel painting called Food Bar (1980) by the self-taught Afro-American artist.

American Art Museum
Recent Acquisitions (1989)
January 28, 1989 – September 5, 1989

Visit 50 sculptures, paintings, prints, and photographs, including portraits of such well-known figures as Julia Westray Wood (by Rembrandt Peale), Senator William Pitt Fessenden of Maine, John Barrymore, Igor Stravinsky, Ezra Pound, and Alexander Calder.

Portrait Gallery
Drawings from the Cooper-Hewitt Museum: Training the Hand and Eye
January 24, 1989 – March 5, 1989

View 75 drawings, watercolors, and oil sketches--many of them never before exhibited--from the museum's collection of more than 7,000 drawings.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Inspiration: 1961-1989 (D.C. Art Association Show)
January 15, 1989 – March 5, 1989

See a retrospective exhibition featuring 62 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by 35 artists that celebrates the District of Columbia Art Association's 18th anniversary.

Anacostia Community Museum
Featured Object: Sterling Silver Beverage Pitcher by Frederick A. Miller
January 3, 1989 – February 28, 1989

Admire a sterling silver beverage pitcher made by American metalsmith Frederick A. Miller.

Renwick Gallery
Recent Acquisitions: McKendree Robbins Long: "Visions from 'The Book of Revelations'"
January 3, 1989 – January 31, 1989

See a painting from the artist's Revelation series, which depicts Long's visionary response to passages from Revelations in the Bible's New Testament.

American Art Museum
Graphics Installation
January 3, 1989 – January 31, 1989

Enjoy these new acquisitions that comprise a representative selection of the works on paper acquired by the museum during the past 2-1/2 years.

American Art Museum
RAP Commissions Art in 1989
January 1, 1989 – April 30, 1989

See 16 serigraphs, lithographs, and posters commissioned by the Resident Associate Program since 1972, to celebrate Smithsonian Resident Associate and Washington-area occasions, and to help support RAP's outreach projects.

Ripley Center
1989 Staff Art Showcase
January 1, 1989 – January 29, 1989

Staff members from the American Art Museum, the Portrait Gallery, and the Archives of American Art display their creativity in this annual exhibition.

American Art Museum
Gerhard Richter
December 14, 1988 – February 12, 1989

Visit 46 figurative and abstract paintings, 2 objects, and 1 installation piece by West German artist Gerhard Richter (b. 1932) in his first North American retrospective. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Purses, Pockets, Pouches
December 6, 1988 – March 5, 1989

Admire an exhibition that illustrates the textile techniques used to make purses, pockets, portfolios, and pouches, all drawn from the museum's collections.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Christmas Tree Decorated by Associates in 1988
December 5, 1988 – January 6, 1989

See the Christmas tree that features hand-crafted ornaments from the U.S. and abroad donated by the Smithsonian Associates over the last 16 years.

Ripley Center
Perpetual Motif: The Art of Man Ray
December 2, 1988 – February 20, 1989

This major retrospective includes 268 paintings, works on paper, photographs, rayographs, films, and objects by Ray, considered one of the founding fathers of modernism and a pioneer of both Dada and Surrealism.

American Art Museum
Holiday Cone Tree
December 1, 1988 – January 3, 1989

Celebrate the holiday season with a festive display of seasonal greenery.

Recent Acquisition: Marsden Hartley: Yliaster (Paracelsus)
December 1, 1988 – December 30, 1988

Explore a painting by the American artist based on the theory of creation expounded by Paracelsus, a Swiss doctor and mystic of the 16th century.

American Art Museum
Sculpture Installation
December 1, 1988 – December 31, 1988

See 6 small sculptures in a wall case, including Belle Lachaise by Gaston Lachaise; Head of Gertrude Lawrence by Jose de Creeft; and works by Emily Bishop, Arthur Davies, David Hare, and Sargent Johnson.

American Art Museum
Threadworks: Miniature Textile Art
November 21, 1988 – April 11, 1989

Admire 47 contemporary examples of miniature fiber art works that incorporate a variety of techniques.

Ripley Center
A Jeweler's Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection
November 20, 1988 – April 30, 1989

View 160 Persian and Indian paintings, manuscripts, calligraphies, and bookbindings, that offer a comprehensive survey of the art of the Islamic book from the 11th to the 19th centuries.

Sackler Gallery