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Different Drummers
May 12, 1988 – August 14, 1988

View approximately 80 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by 9 post-World War II, American artists known for idiosyncratic, individualistic approaches to their work. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Golden Yellow Topaz
May 4, 1988 – January 30, 1995

Marvel at a 22,892.5-carat (12.3 pound) golden yellow topaz--as large as an automobile headlight. 

Natural History Museum
Across the Sea and Over the Mountains (APA Heritage Art Contest Winners)
May 2, 1988 – May 31, 1988

Focus on the hardships and rewards that new immigrants experience in the U.S. through this Smithsonian-sponsored art contest.

Natural History Museum
Native American Flora
May 1, 1988 – August 30, 1988

Visit a wildflower collection commemorating the 75th birthday of Lady Bird Johnson, former First Lady.

A&I
Color in Clay: New Expressions in Ancient Art
May 1, 1988 – June 5, 1988

Admire and purchase cups, plates, and vases created in sculptural forms by artists from across the country.

Renwick Gallery
The Chinese Scholar's Studio: Artistic Life in the Late Ming Period
May 1, 1988 – June 26, 1988

View 150 paintings, jades, lacquers, ceramics, musical instruments, and books dating from the neolithic period to the 17th century.

Sackler Gallery
Recent Acquisition: The Misses Mary and Hannah Murray (by John Trumbull)
May 1, 1988 – May 31, 1988

This portrait, painted for the sisters' father, a prosperous New York merchant, reflects Trumbull's mature portrait style at its apogee.

American Art Museum
Horizons: Paintings and Drawings by Robert Taylor
April 28, 1988 – April 2, 1989

See 50 oil paintings and numerous pencil studies by this contemporary British artist whose work captures the role of Britain in the air battles of World War II, along with other events in British aviation and naval history.

Air and Space Museum
Pottery Installation
April 22, 1988 – September 15, 1988

See 5 porcelain and stoneware works by various potters.

Renwick Gallery
Clay Revisions: Plate, Cup, Vase
April 22, 1988 – September 5, 1988

Examine 3 traditional ceramic forms--plate, cup, vase--as they have been transformed into nonfunctional art works.

Renwick Gallery
Diversity Endangered
April 19, 1988 – November 30, 1988

Learn about the diversity of life on Earth and why it is important through this poster exhibition.

Ripley Center
Korean Folk Art Exhibition
April 16, 1988 – May 31, 1988

See examples of traditional Korean folk art, including 5 paintings and some household artifacts. 

Natural History Museum
Andrew Jackson Grayson: Audubon of the West
April 15, 1988 – August 26, 1988

 See 156 portraits of birds by the 19th-century painter, Andrew Jackson Grayson, considered the "Audubon of the West." 

Natural History Museum
Masterpieces from Gripsholm Castle: The Swedish National Portrait Collection
April 12, 1988 – July 10, 1988

In recognition of the 350th anniversary of the first Swedish settlement in North America, this exhibition is part of a program of cultural, social and educational events throughout the U.S. called New Sweden '88.

Portrait Gallery
Wanderlust (Hallmark Exhibition)
April 8, 1988 – June 19, 1988

Enjoy 64 color photographs (24 color and 40 b&w) by 8 photographers that focus on foreign peoples and places.

American Art Museum
A Material World
April 8, 1988 – December 1, 2002

Through artifacts dating from the 1700s to the 1980s, this exhibition traces the changes in the material composition of objects of everyday life.

American History Museum
The Art That Is Life: The Arts and Crafts Movement in America, 1875-1920
April 5, 1988 – June 26, 1988

View nearly 200 objects ranging from stained glass, silver, jewelry, books, pottery and architectural drawings that represent the Arts and Crafts Movement.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Art in the Service of Science
April 1, 1988 – November 30, 1988

See 24 natural science illustrations depicting various techniques used in research. 

Natural History Museum
Recent Acquisition: Foundry in Baltimore (Pastel on Paper by Max Weber)
April 1, 1988 – April 30, 1988

The modernist artist and writer Max Weber (1881 Russia-1961 U.S.) probably conceived and drew this work during a 1915 trip to Baltimore on the occasion of an exhibition of his works there.

American Art Museum
The Artist's Mother: Portraits and Homages
March 26, 1988 – June 5, 1988

Pay homage to moms everywhere with 40 works in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, graphic art, photography and film by 20th-century artists such as David Hockey, Alice Neel, Raphael Soyer, and George Bellows.

Portrait Gallery