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Infinite Illusions: Electronically Created Imagery
September 7, 1990 – September 16, 1990

This exhibition highlights computer graphics, including hanging sculptures, video walls, still pieces, and internal photographs.

Ripley Center
Visual Poetry: The Drawings of Joseph Stella
September 7, 1990 – November 12, 1990

See 60 drawings and collages by this prolific master draftsman and early modernist master.

American Art Museum
A Journey Through Chinese Hell: "Hell Scrolls" of Taiwan
September 6, 1990 – March 10, 1991

View two rare sets of Chinese "Hell Scrolls," which depict the 10 stages or "courts" of hell, as envisioned by this culture. 

Natural History Museum
400-million-year-old Trilobite
September 1, 1990 – November 30, 1990

In conjunction with Smithsonian Resident Associate Program's 25th Anniversary, this exhibition features a 400-million-year-old trilobite found by RAP member Y. Kirkpatrick Howard during a RAP course collecting trip in Strasburg, Virginia. 

Natural History Museum
Recent Acquisitions
August 31, 1990 – September 28, 1990

See 2 lithographs commissioned by RAP and donated to the museum: In Celebration by Sam Gilliam (1987) and Tunis on My Mind by Willem deLooper (1988).

American Art Museum
Magellan Venus Probe Video
August 28, 1990 – Closed

Watch a 6-minute video showing footage from the unmanned Magellan Venus Probe, launched May 4, 1989 and now orbiting Venus.

Air and Space Museum
Art of Cambodia
August 25, 1990 – February 28, 1993

View a group of 10th to 13th century Cambodian stone sculptures and a display of Hindu stone, bronze, brass, and terra-cotta sculptures from South India dating from the 8th through the 14th century.

Sackler Gallery
South Indian Hindu Temple Sculpture
August 25, 1990 – February 28, 1993

See 7 bronze and stone sculptures from south Indian Hindu temples.

Sackler Gallery
North American Wild Flowers by Mary Vaux Walcott
August 9, 1990 – January 6, 1991

See 50 watercolors by Mary Vaux Walcott (1860-1940), known as the "Audubon of Wild Flowers."  

Natural History Museum
The Great Strike - Lawrence 1912
August 3, 1990 – September 30, 1990

A painting by Ralph Fasanella, 1978, depicts textile strike of 1912 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, capturing the worst aspects of early industrialization. 

American History Museum
Renwick Featured Object
August 1, 1990 – September 30, 1990

Admire striking walnut library ladder by Daniel Jackson.

Renwick Gallery
Recent Acquisitions: Fire in the Ashes and Ashes in the Wind (by George LeGrady)
August 1, 1990 – August 30, 1990

See George LeGrady's computer-generated images from television broadcasts.

American Art Museum
Structure and Surface: Beads in Contemporary American Art
July 27, 1990 – November 25, 1990

Enjoy 44 necklaces, sculptures, collages, adornments, and tableaux made of beads by 12 artists.

Renwick Gallery
David Ireland Works
July 25, 1990 – November 4, 1990

The California artist's site-specific work composed of a floor-to-ceiling wall with rectangular openings provides vistas of the National Mall. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Sensational Statements: Artware
July 20, 1990 – October 7, 1990

View accessories for men and women.

Renwick Gallery
Whose Art Is It, Anyway?: The Arts in Public Places
July 15, 1990 – September 16, 1990

View an exhibition that explores the visual and performing arts in public spaces.

Anacostia Community Museum
A Jeweler's Art: Masterpieces from Van Cleef & Arpels
July 13, 1990 – November 30, 1990

View brooches, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, vanity and powder boxes, watches, evening bags, and special commissions dating from the 1920s through the 1950s.  

Natural History Museum
On the East Broad Top Railroad
July 6, 1990 – September 13, 1990

Approximately 40 photographs document the overhaul of a 1912 narrow-gauge steam locomotive. 

American History Museum
Quilts: A Selection from the National Collection
July 4, 1990 – December 31, 1991

See approximately 30 quilts created in America, representative of techniques, patterns, and materials used in America from the 18th through the early 20th century. 

American History Museum
Featured Object: Teapot
July 1, 1990 – September 30, 1990

Enjoy a distinctive, ceramic teapot by Ralph Bacerra.

Renwick Gallery