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Typewriters: The Case Against Qwerty
May 15, 1989 – October 1, 1997

Examine 20th-century typewriter keyboard arrangements.   

American History Museum
Scouts on Stamps
May 15, 1989 – June 1, 1990

See an exhibition of postal stamps depicting Boy and Girl Scout activities worldwide.

American History Museum
Beyond the Limits: Flight Enters the Computer Age Beyond the Limits: Flight Enters the Computer Age
May 12, 1989 – May 23, 2011

The gallery illustrates how the electronic computer has revolutionized aerospace engineering, aviation, and spaceflight.

Air and Space Museum
John Muir's High Sierra: A Watercolor Diary by Tony Foster
May 12, 1989 – August 13, 1989

Enjoy watercolor paintings by Englishman Tony Foster of natural scenes in California's High Sierra region. 

Natural History Museum
Directions: Ericka Beckman
May 10, 1989 – July 23, 1989

This multimedia installation by New York filmmaker and sculptor Ericka Beckman incorporates sound, light, and photographs.

Hirshhorn Museum
Buster Simpson Works
May 10, 1989 – July 23, 1989

American artist Buster Simpson uses the waters of the Hirshhorn's circular fountain in a specially commissioned project. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Filipino Women in America, 1860-1985
May 8, 1989 – July 2, 1989

See photographs and artifacts that chronicle the historical and contemporary roles of Filipino women in America, from 19th-century immigrants in Louisiana to Filipino Americans of today.

Ripley Center
Sales Exhibition--Designs for Dining
May 5, 1989 – August 13, 1989

Admire and purchase crafts designed for the kitchen and dining room, including wooden bowls, baskets, and utensils; goblets; metalwork of iron and brass, ceramics; placements; and table runners.

Renwick Gallery
The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen and the French Constitution of 1791
May 3, 1989 – October 31, 1989

See two 18th-century copies of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen and the French Constitution of 1791 that are on loan from the French National Archives to celebrate the French bicentennial.

A&I
At Home in America: Heritage, Hope and Reality
May 1, 1989 – May 31, 1989

See everyday life of Asian Americans portrayed through photographs.  

American History Museum
Photographs of Afghanistan by Luke Powell
April 30, 1989 – October 31, 1989

See 17 color photographs of the land, the people, and the architecture of the land-locked, war-torn Asian nation, taken between 1974 and 1978 by artist, traveler, and amateur archaeologist Luke Powell.

Sackler Gallery
Kiva, Cross, and Crown at Pecos Pueblo
April 29, 1989 – May 1, 1990

The exhibition examines cultural interaction at Pecos, New Mexico in the 16th, 17th, and early 18th centuries. 

American History Museum
Photography of Invention: American Pictures of the 1980s
April 28, 1989 – August 13, 1989

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the invention of photography with these 185 non-traditional contemporary works by 90 artists.

American Art Museum
Sounding Forms: African Musical Instruments
April 26, 1989 – June 18, 1989

See 150 musical instruments made by a number of sub-Saharan African peoples, as well as art objects that depict musicians and their instruments.

African Art Museum
American Television from the Fair to the Family, 1939-1989
April 19, 1989 – July 31, 1990

The exhibition follows television's rise in status from mere furniture to the all-pervasive window on the world. 

American History Museum
Bound to Vary: Billy Budd, Sailor (Hand-bound Copies of Billy Budd)
April 17, 1989 – July 30, 1989

See 16 uniquely bound editions of the book Billy Budd, Sailor by 19th-century American author Herman Melville, in a variety of artistic styles and techniques.

Renwick Gallery
Timur and the Princely Vision: Persian Art and Culture in the Fifteenth Century
April 16, 1989 – July 6, 1989

View some 160 artifacts and artworks that present the cultural achievements of Timur or Tamerlane, the Asian emperor whose military conquests reshaped the social, political, and cultural climate of large parts of Iran and Central Asia during the 15th century.

Sackler Gallery
Isamu Noguchi Portrait Sculpture
April 15, 1989 – August 20, 1989

Take in 30 portrait sculptures by the Japanese-American artist, who died in January 1989. Primarily known for his large abstract sculptures, the artist also created many portraits of significant Americans between 1924 and 1950.

Portrait Gallery
The Way to Independence: Memories of a Hidatsa Indian Family, 1840-1920
April 12, 1989 – September 30, 1989

The transformation of American society between 1840 and 1920 is shown though the experiences of three members of a Hidatsa Indian family.  

American History Museum
The Boat Show: Fantastic Vessels, Fictional Voyages
April 7, 1989 – August 6, 1989

See 18 three-dimensional "boats" made of glass, wood, hay, and other materials by 16 contemporary American artists.

Renwick Gallery