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Iroquois Beadwork
February 21, 1989 – June 1, 1989

Trace the history of Iroquois beadwork from the introduction of glass beads in the mid-1700s to the present time. 

Natural History Museum
The Art of Paul Manship
February 17, 1989 – July 23, 1989

Enjoy a variety of work by Paul Manship--approximately 120 sculptures, medals, and works on paper drawn from holdings which the artist bequeathed to American Art.

American Art Museum
Finishing Touches: Silver and Silk
February 10, 1989 – April 16, 1989

Admire and purchase scarves, pins, brooches, and pendants made by leading U.S. craftspersons employing various media: silver, silk, wood, cotton, wool, or gold.

Renwick Gallery
Flora of Southern Africa
February 5, 1989 – April 30, 1989

See over 30 botanical plates by watercolorist Elise Bodley for a book on the botany of southern Africa.  

Natural History Museum
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
Flowers from the Royal Gardens of Kew: Two Centuries of Curtis's Botanical Magazine
January 26, 1989 – April 30, 1989

Enjoy 76 original watercolors from the collections of the Royal Botanic Gardens and a related assortment of 30 engraved and lithographic prints, portraits and related memorabilia. 

Natural History Museum
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
"Coyote": A Myth in the Making
December 21, 1988 – March 21, 1989

Visit a 10-year retrospective of "Coyote" art by American Indian artist Henry Fonseca.  

Natural History 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