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Recent Acquisition: Drawing for the Southwest Pieta
June 1, 1990 – June 30, 1990

See a study for sculpture created for the city of Albuquerque by Luis Jimenez, Jr.

American Art Museum
Yokohama: Prints from 19th-Century Japan
May 27, 1990 – September 9, 1990

Enjoy 80 woodblock prints that focus on the manners and customs of the foreign residents of the port city of Yokohama.

Sackler Gallery
American Collages from the Permanent Collection
May 24, 1990 – September 23, 1990

View collages, mostly from the 1960s, by such artists as Joseph Cornell, Romare Bearden, and Robert Motherwell. 

Hirshhorn Museum
1990 Discover Graphics
May 20, 1990 – July 19, 1990

See etchings and lithographs created by local high school students selected to participate in the Smithsonian Resident Associate Program during 1989-1990 school year.

Ripley Center
Life in the Ancient Seas Life in the Ancient Seas
May 18, 1990 – October 21, 2013

Fantastic marine fossils tell the story of evolution and extinction in the seas in three acts: the Paleozoic Era (540 to 250 million years ago), the Mesozoic Era (250 to 65 million years ago), and the Cenozoic Era (65 million years ago to today).

Natural History Museum
Yoruba: Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought
May 16, 1990 – August 26, 1990

View 100 masterworks of the Yoruba people of Nigeria and Benin.

African Art Museum
Recent Acquisitions (1990)
May 11, 1990 – November 4, 1990

View paintings, sculptures, prints, and photographs, including Rubens Peale by Rembrandt Peale.

Portrait Gallery
Information Age: People, Information and Technology
May 9, 1990 – September 4, 2006

Beginning with Samuel Morse's invention of the telegraph in the 1830s, this exhibition of more than 700 artifacts explores how information technology has changed our lives -- as individuals and as a society -- over the past 150 years. 

American History Museum
Icons of Invention: American Patent Models
May 4, 1990 – September 3, 1990

Enjoy patent models originally displayed in the Old Patent Office.

Portrait Gallery
Four Contemporary Calligraphers
May 4, 1990 – January 1, 1991

View 22 English, Chinese, Arabic, and Hebrew manuscripts created by 4 contemporary calligraphers.

Renwick Gallery
Recent Acquisition: After Wood
May 1, 1990 – May 31, 1990

View a rotating, geometric sculpture by Robert Hudson.

American Art Museum
Modern Carrier Aviation: Seapower in a Changing World
April 27, 1990 – Closed

Examine text, charts, photographs, artifacts and learn about the technological changes affecting the way navies operate, both from a historical standpoint and by how they have influenced war at sea.

Air and Space Museum
Dennis Adams Works
April 25, 1990 – July 8, 1990

Visit The Archive, a photographic installation of the plaza tunnel.  

Hirshhorn Museum
The Heritage of Danish Porcelain
April 24, 1990 – September 2, 1990

See 150 porcelain pieces from tea services to figurines and tureens, including a 1790 Flora Danica table service.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New American Furniture
April 20, 1990 – September 3, 1990

View American furniture created by 25 contemporary American studio-furniture makers.

Renwick Gallery
Go Forth and Serve: History of Black Land Grant Colleges
April 18, 1990 – October 31, 1990

Commemorate the 100th anniversary of Black Land Grant Colleges, focusing on the origins of the Morrill Land Grant Act of 1890.

American History Museum
The Legacy of Cecil Sharp
April 18, 1990 – June 30, 1990

Celebrate the work of this English folklorist, who collected songs and dances of Appalachia and was instrumental in founding the Country Dance & Song Society of America.

American History Museum
Sales Exhibition: Tree to Treen: Wooden Work
April 13, 1990 – July 15, 1990

View boxes, bowls, chairs, and kitchen utensils by 15 artists.

Renwick Gallery
Dinamation's Dinosaurs Alive and in Color
April 12, 1990 – January 2, 1991

Watch 18 robotic dinosaurs move and roar in simulated prehistoric habitats.  Ten nests of offspring eat and crane their necks toward visitors. 

Natural History Museum
20th-century Dinosaurs
April 12, 1990 – August 10, 1990

Marvel at 24 large, colorful, welded sculptures of dinosaurs by Jim Gary, made out of automobile and truck parts. 

Natural History Museum