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City Life: Photographs by Bruce Davidson
March 4, 1988 – June 19, 1988

Explore the differences and similarities of his approach to urban subjects in New York in 3 series by Davidson, shown together for the first time.

American Art Museum
The Triumph of Simplicity: 350 Years of Swedish Silver
March 1, 1988 – June 5, 1988

See 80 examples of the art of silversmiths in Sweden, dating from the 17th century to the present day.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Taking Sides in South Africa: A Photographic Documentary of the Conflict During 1985-1986
March 1, 1988 – March 15, 1988

View some 20 photographs by the South African photographers' cooperative, Afrapix, that graphically portray the intense and sometimes violent scenes from the conflict over apartheid

Ripley Center
Drawings from the Collection
March 1, 1988 – September 25, 1988

View 48 works that suggest the scope of the museum's holdings, particularly from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The works are also selected because, in some cases, they have rarely been shown, and yet they demonstrate the strength of American drawing.

American Art Museum
Versailles: The View from Sweden, Drawings from the National Museum and the Royal Palace, Stockholm
February 23, 1988 – May 15, 1988

See 120 architectural drawings and related designs demonstrating the impact exerted upon the Swedish royal court by Louis XVI's Versailles.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recent Acquisitions (1988)
February 20, 1988 – August 14, 1988

View paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, and drawings recently acquired by the NPG, including large-scale color posters of Rita Hayworth and Thomas A. Edison.

Portrait Gallery
Expressiv: Central European Art Since 1960
February 18, 1988 – April 17, 1988

Survey the expressionist impulse in central European art of the past three decades through works by more than 30 artists. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Recent Acquisition: Brownstone (by Harvey Dinnerstein)
February 2, 1988 – February 28, 1988

Dinnerstein's traditional realist style utilizes the focused light that recalls the works of Caravaggio, Watteau, and Manet. This painting, portraying neighborhood activities around a brownstone's doorway, represents a conscious rebuttal to abstract art.

American Art Museum
Focus on Flight (1987 Photography Contest Winners)
January 27, 1988 – July 30, 1988

See 40 photographs, including 12 award winners, that were entries in a recent photography contest at the museum.

Air and Space Museum
Special Delivery: Murals for the New Deal Era (Post Office Mural Studies)
January 15, 1988 – September 11, 1988

Recall the "New Deal" through 70 paintings, drawings, and sculptures commissioned by the U.S. Treasury Department as part of the Depression's social programs.

American Art Museum
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
The New Spirit: Artist-Organizers of the Armory Show (Madison Gallery Group)
December 21, 1987 – March 13, 1988

The exhibition focuses on the overlooked careers and achievements of the original show's five artists-organizers, collectively known as the Madison Gallery Group. 

Hirshhorn 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, known for his sharply geometric, Minimalist style.

Hirshhorn Museum
Sol Lewitt Works
December 2, 1987 – February 28, 1988

For this first in a series of Works exhibition, displayed is a wall drawing by the Conceptual artist (b. 1928), known for his use of grids and other geometric forms. 

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