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Ralston Crawford Photographs
May 24, 1989 – September 24, 1989

See 19 photographs taken by the artist, who painted from 1930-1940. 

Hirshhorn Museum
The Real McCoy: African-American Invention and Innovation, 1619-1930
May 21, 1989 – May 31, 1990

See an exhibition that focuses on outstanding black inventors, as well as anonymous innovators, who, as slaves, craftsmen and workers, made important contributions to the United States.

Anacostia Community Museum
1989 Discover Graphics
May 20, 1989 – July 20, 1989

See etchings, lithographs, and other prints by high school students from the Washington, D.C. area.  

Natural History Museum
The "Edgehill" Portrait of Thomas Jefferson
May 18, 1989 – May 1, 1992

Admire the painting of American president and gentleman scholar Thomas Jefferson, painted by renowned American artist Gilbert Stuart.

Portrait Gallery
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