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Sales Exhibition: Glass: Reflections Today
November 10, 1989 – March 8, 1990

Admire and purchase contemporary and traditional glass goblets, vases, plates, and perfume bottles by 16 artists in the Museum Store.

Renwick Gallery
The African Desert, 1975-1977: Photographs by Bernard Plossu
November 8, 1989 – January 28, 1990

View color and black-and-white photographs that reveal the vitality of the Saharan peoples and their harmony with their vast surroundings.

African Art Museum
Trees and Seas of Life: Philippine Environmental Rebirth
November 5, 1989 – November 26, 1989

Focus on the forests, marine resources, and the trees of life in a Pacific Archipelago.  

Natural History Museum
Commuting in the Modern Manner: The Grumman "Goose" Amphibian
November 3, 1989 – Closed

View photographs, timetables, and original drawings by aviation artist Mike Machat, and a recently restored Goose or "limousine of the air."

Air and Space Museum
Lobster Tales
November 1, 1989 – October 31, 1990

This case explores the world's diversity of lobsters and includes four different families, several different species, and fossils. 

Natural History Museum
Recent Acquisition: Bright Surround
November 1, 1989 – November 30, 1989

A print by Washington artist Jacob Kainen reflects his feeling for the grand moods of nature he witnesses from his rural Maryland studio.

American Art Museum
Sunstone
November 1, 1989 – July 6, 2000

The Sunstone sculpture panels include information about the Mormon Trek from Nauvoo, Illinois, to Salt Lake City, Utah, completed on July 24, 1847.  

American History Museum
To Color America: Portraits by Winold Reiss
October 27, 1989 – April 1, 1990

See 81 portrait of non-white Americans, painted mostly in the 1920s and 1930s, by the German-born artist.

Portrait Gallery
Icons: Ideals and Power in the Art of Africa
October 25, 1989 – September 3, 1990

See 100 works focusing on 5 themes in African art--the male and female couple, the woman-and-child, the forceful male with weapon, the rider of horses and other animals, and the outsider/stranger.

African Art Museum
The Intimate World of Alexander Calder
October 17, 1989 – March 11, 1990

Enjoy over 300 small sculptures, toys, jewelry, and household objects by the artist, who is best-known for his monumental sculptures.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
History as Seen from the National Museum of American History: 25 Years on the Mall
October 17, 1989 – January 16, 1990

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of American History Museum through photographs. 

American History Museum
1989 Friends of the National Zoo Photography Contest
October 16, 1989 – November 26, 1989

See amateur photographs taken at the National Zoo.

National Zoo
Science and the French Revolutionaries
October 16, 1989 – January 14, 1990

Focus on scientists who played a significant political role in the French Revolution. 

American History Museum
Portraits of the American Law
October 13, 1989 – January 15, 1990

Enjoy a selection of portraits of prominent members of the legal profession from the early years of our history to the present.

Portrait Gallery
Francis Bacon
October 12, 1989 – January 7, 1990

Take in a survey of 60 of the Irish-born artist's works from 1945 to the present. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Slave Quilts from the Ante-bellum South
October 6, 1989 – January 1, 1990

View approximately 30 quilts made before 1865 and 5 related pieces of furniture by African Americans of the Old South.

Renwick Gallery
Workers and Managers: The Crises of Control in American Manufacturing
October 2, 1989 – February 28, 1990

Trace methods of worker control by management from the 1870s to the present. 

American History Museum
Robert Rauschenberg Lithographs: Selections from the "Stoned Moon" Series
October 1, 1989 – January 14, 1990

Commemorate the lunar landing of 1969 through these 16 prints. 

Hirshhorn Museum
The Noble Path: Buddhist Art of South Asia and Tibet
October 1, 1989 – September 30, 1990

Follow the evolution of Buddhism in South Asia and Tibet through some 100 objects on loan from the Los Angeles County Art Museum.

Sackler Gallery
Ancient Chinese Jades and Bronzes
October 1, 1989 – September 9, 1990

See Chinese bronze, jade, and turquoise pieces from the Shang and Zhou dynasties in the permanent collection.

Sackler Gallery