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Royal Benin Art in the Collection of the National Museum of African Art
September 28, 1987 – February 28, 1988

View 21 objects from the permanent collection, ranging in date from the 16th to the 19th centuries, including wall plaques, altar pieces, and regalia.

African Art Museum
Images of Power and Identity
September 28, 1987 – May 31, 2004

View over 100 works of African art (wood, ivory, metal) selected from the museum's permanent collection.

African Art Museum
Contemporary Japanese Ceramics: Focus of Decoration
September 28, 1987 – April 24, 2005

See 9 ceramic vessels (in display cases) by Japanese artists who focus on innovative approaches to decoration.

Sackler Gallery
Generations
September 28, 1987 – March 31, 1988

See some 275 artifacts selected from Smithsonian museums and collections worldwide that examine the universality of the birth experience, an event which every culture in the world marks with symbolic images.

Ripley Center
Monsters, Myths and Minerals
September 28, 1987 – November 30, 1996

See over 120 Chinese jades, metalware, and ceramics from the Sackler gift.

Sackler Gallery
Nomads and Nobility: Art of the Ancient Near East
September 28, 1987 – October 26, 1992

View over 100 gold, silver, other metalware, and ivory objects from the Sackler gift, including many silver vessels such as animal-shaped rhytons and silver-and-gilt pouring vessels, or ewers.

Sackler Gallery
Temple Sculpture of South and Southeast Asia
September 28, 1987 – August 20, 1990

View 8 sculptures in bronze, schist, and granite from India, Indonesia, Cambodia, and present day Pakistan dating from the 3rd to the 14th centuries.

Sackler Gallery
Chinese Buddhist and Daoist Imagery
September 28, 1987 – August 20, 1990

See 10 sculptures in gilt, bronze, stone, and jade dating from the 2nd to the 11th centuries.

Sackler Gallery
In Praise of Ancestors: Ritual Objects from China
September 28, 1987 – January 2, 1989

View bronzes and neolithic jade from the Sackler gift, including 2 bronze vessels showing how naturalistic forms could be adapted to abstract interpretations; a dramatic graduated set of 6 bronze bells; and a silk manuscript, which is one of the most famous early Chinese documents known.

Sackler Gallery
Pavilions and Immortal Mountains: Chinese Decorative Art and Painting
September 28, 1987 – August 31, 1988

See over 200 jades, painting, lacquerware, and furniture from the Sackler gift, including Chinese paintings in three formats--hanging scrolls, handscrolls and album leaves--, and 16 articles of Chinese furniture from the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties.

Sackler Gallery
Persian and Indian Paintings: Selections from a Recent Acquisition (The Vever Collection)
September 28, 1987 – February 29, 1988

See 15 examples of painting and calligraphy from the Vever collection that offer a sampling of the collection of nearly 500 Islamic paintings and manuscripts that disappeared in the 1940s and remained unaccounted for until it was purchased by the museum.

Sackler Gallery
American Traditions in Watercolor: The Worcester Art Museum Collection
September 17, 1987 – November 22, 1987

The Worcester Art Museum possesses one of the foremost public collections of watercolors in the U.S. On view are 75 selections from their collection, including works by John La Farge, Andrew Wyeth, Childe Hassam, Edward Hopper, and Maurice Prendergast.

American Art Museum
Sales Exhibition: Crafts from West Virginia
September 1, 1987 – September 27, 1987

Admire and purchase crafts from West Virginia , including quilts, pottery, baskets, and other craft objects.

Renwick Gallery
Recent Acquisition: Young Moravian Girl (by John Valentine Haidt)
September 1, 1987 – September 30, 1987

Haidt (1700-1780) immigrated to America in 1754 to serve as both lay preacher and painter for the Moravian community in Bethehem, Pennsylvania. Austere and contemplative, his subjects differed from the prosperous colonists who sat for Copley, Benjamin West, and Charles Willson Peale.

American Art Museum
First Ladies' Gowns
September 1, 1987 – January 1, 1990

On view are gowns worn by First Ladies Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Lady Bird Johnson, Patricia Nixon, Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, and Nancy Reagan.

American History Museum
Recent Acquisitions (1987-88)
August 15, 1987 – February 14, 1988

Admire paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, and drawings recently acquired by the NPG.

Portrait Gallery
Out of Africa
August 1, 1987 – January 6, 1989

View a poster panel exhibition of photographs, illustrations, text, and quotations from contemporary publications, that trace the passage from West Africa to America, and back to West Africa.

Anacostia Community Museum
Video Interview of Artists from Contemporary Visual Expressions
August 1, 1987 – October 11, 1987

View a videotape showing artists from the Contemporary Visual Expressions exhibition (recently closed), speaking about their art and themselves.

Anacostia Community Museum
Portrait of Kahlil Gibran--Recent Acquisition
August 1, 1987 – August 31, 1987

On view is a graphite and watercolor on paper of Kahlil Gibran, the noted Lebanese writer and artist, by Rose O'Neill, an illustrator and close friend.

American Art Museum
Art Display
July 31, 1987 – July 31, 1987

View works by young people, ages 9-12, including linoleum block printing, silk screening, and collage construction, created during the Creative Arts Workshop July 6-31.

Anacostia Community Museum