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Bledsoe Seashell Collection
August 1, 1988 – June 30, 1989

See 13 shells from the collection of the late William D. Bledsoe of Brentwood, California, who collected 9,000 sea shells over a 30-year period.  

Natural History Museum
Featured Object (by Tom Patti) Bi-axial Tubated Green Riser
August 1, 1988 – September 5, 1988

Admire a diminutive, exquisitely conceived piece that is a superb example of the artist's use of glass.

Renwick Gallery
Champions on Time
July 30, 1988 – January 28, 1990

Examine portraits of 25 major sports figures who appeared on the covers of Time magazine, including Althea Gibson, Reggie Jackson, Pete Rose, Joe Namath, Roger Staubach, Bob Mathias and Oscar Robertson.

Portrait Gallery
Art of India: Painting and Decorative Objects
July 30, 1988 – April 16, 1989

See 15 examples of art from India, including sculpture, painting, drawing, a gold coin and 2 decorative boxes exploring the stylistic and thematic directions in 13th- through 19th-century art in India.

Sackler Gallery
Aldabra: Naturalist Paradise
July 29, 1988 – May 30, 1989

Explore research done at the giant tortoise nature reserve located on these Indian Ocean islands, which are part of the Republic of the Seychelles.   

Natural History Museum
What Could Have Been: Unbuilt Architecture of the 80s
July 19, 1988 – October 16, 1988

View architectural designs from the 1980s, including drawings and models, of plans that have not been constructed.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Russian & Soviet Paintings: 1900-1930: From State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, & State Russian Museum
July 12, 1988 – September 25, 1988

View more than 90 paintings by 69 artists from the collections of the two largest museums of Russian and Soviet art in the U.S.S.R.  

Hirshhorn Museum
Annual Reports
July 5, 1988 – September 25, 1988

Visit an exhibition featuring case studies over the past 100 years with 3 companies--Domino's Pizza, H.J. Heinz, and Potlatch Corp.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Insect Sculptures
July 2, 1988 – July 31, 1989

Visit  a selection of sculptures of insects by two artists, Patrick Bremer and George Foster.  

Natural History Museum
Recent Acquisition: The Pilgrim of the World at the End of His Journey (by Thomas Cole)
July 1, 1988 – July 31, 1988

This painting (circa 1846-48) reflects Thomas Cole's ambition to redirect the moral and political outlook of the young American republic.

American Art Museum
Frank Lloyd Wright: In the Realm of Ideas
July 1, 1988 – September 30, 1988

Explored are the ideas and achievements of the noted American architectural theorist, designer, and educator (1869-1959).

American History Museum
Directions: Robert Cumming: Intuitive Inventions
June 22, 1988 – October 10, 1988

See 40 drawings and sketches, paintings on paper, and sculptures executed by the New England artist over the last 10 years.

Hirshhorn Museum
Vernon Fisher Works
June 22, 1988 – October 10, 1988

This site-specific installation shows how the Texas artist combines texts and objects to create his art. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Images from Bamum: German Colonial Photography at the Court of King Njoya, Cameroon, West Africa
June 15, 1988 – September 6, 1988

See 60 photographs that portray life at the court of King Njoya (1902-1915), including Bamum festivals, palace architecture, and royal art as well as the royal family.

African Art Museum
Shoowa Design: Raffia Textiles from Zaire
June 15, 1988 – August 7, 1988

See more than 100 raffia textiles, known for their complex geometric designs, woven by men and embroidered by women of the Shoowa group of Zaire's Kuba peoples.

African Art Museum
Ceramics of the Weimar Republic, 1919-1933
June 14, 1988 – August 28, 1988

Enjoy approximately 100 examples of commercially made ceramics produced by German factories between the World Wars.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Creative Arts Council
June 10, 1988 – September 5, 1988

Admire and purchase a variety of crafts by Washington-area craftspeople.

Renwick Gallery
Olympic Photographs
June 10, 1988 – October 31, 1988

In honor of the forthcoming Olympics, a selection of 20 dramatic photographs of athletic competitions before the 1984 games pay tribute to America's young men and women who spent years training for this event.

American Art Museum
Paris Opera on Stage: Designs, Costumes, Jewels
June 9, 1988 – September 25, 1988

See costumes, jewelry, set designs, and models featuring a range of colorful theatrical designs and objects associated with the legendary Paris Opera.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recent Acquisition: Looking Out of Battle Harbor (by William Bradford)
June 1, 1988 – June 30, 1988

William Bradford, internationally acclaimed for his many views of the Arctic, depicts in this vessel scene both the danger and beauty of the northern seas.

American Art Museum