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Irving Penn Master Images
March 30, 1990 – August 19, 1990

Visit 60 photographs of noted Americans.

Portrait Gallery
Photographic Treasures from the Collection
March 30, 1990 – August 19, 1990

This exhibition includes portraits of Mathew Brady, Alfred Stieglitz, dancer Martha Graham, and performer Gypsy Rose Lee, among others.

Portrait Gallery
Irving Penn Master Images
March 30, 1990 – August 19, 1990

Admire 60 fashion photographs, portraits, still lifes, nudes, ethnographic portraits, and recent photographs of skulls.

American Art Museum
Directions: Ilya Kabakov, Ten Characters
March 7, 1990 – June 10, 1990

A series of room-like environments allude to 10 fictitious characters living in a communal Moscow apartment.

Hirshhorn Museum
19th-Century African-American Artists
March 7, 1990 – April 30, 1991

See 12 paintings and sculptures by 19th-century African-American artists Robert Scott Duncanson, Edmonia Lewis, Edward Mitchell Bannister, and Henry Ossawa Tanner.

American Art Museum
Variations on a Script (Islamic Calligraphy from the Vever Collection)
February 18, 1990 – September 16, 1990

View 21 examples of Islamic calligraphy from the Vever Collection.

Sackler Gallery
Architectural Viewpoints: Americans in Europe 1880-1930
February 16, 1990 – May 28, 1990

On view are 70 watercolors, prints, and drawings created by American artists traveling in Europe between 1880 and 1930.

American Art Museum
George Ohr: Modern Potter (1857-1918)
February 9, 1990 – June 3, 1990

Enjoy approximately 75 examples of eccentric pottery.

Renwick Gallery
Culture and Commentary: An Eighties Perspective
February 8, 1990 – May 6, 1990

See works by 15 international artists that reflect society's changes in the 1980s. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Recent Acquisition: Frederick Brown's "Junior Wells"
February 1, 1990 – February 28, 1990

An oil painting portrait of the Tennessee-born blues musician is on view.

American Art Museum
Greek Revival
January 17, 1990 – March 31, 1990

Photographs document the various styles of Greek architecture popular in the U.S. from 1825 to 1855. 

American History Museum
Portraits of Great Saturniid Moths
January 15, 1990 – June 1, 1990

View moth illustrations by Dr. John Cody, a Kansas psychiatrist.

Natural History Museum
Recent Acquisition: Sun (by Arthur Dove)
January 1, 1990 – January 31, 1990

On view are 2 preparatory studies and a finished oil by Arthur Dove.

American Art Museum
African Artifacts from the Collection of Philip Abrams
December 22, 1989 – September 30, 1990

See 2 late 19th- or early 20th-century wooden helmet masks worn by women during West African women's initiation ceremonies.   

Natural History Museum
Drawings and Things by Rowland Emett
December 21, 1989 – November 26, 1990

Take a light-hearted look at aircraft and spacecraft, Including drawings, paintings, and artistic machines by the artist who created the moving sculpture Pussiewillow II for the Air and Space Museum.

Air and Space Museum
1989 Trees of Christmas
December 15, 1989 – January 2, 1990

See a half-dozen trees decorated with handcrafted ornaments illustrating a particular craft, tradition, or style. 

American History Museum
The First Egyptians
December 8, 1989 – April 1, 1990

This exhibition explores predynastic Egyptian culture in the years 3700-3200 B.C. and includes 130 artifacts: pottery, bone bracelets and rings, shells, and slate plates. 

Natural History Museum
Matt Mullican Works
December 6, 1989 – March 11, 1990

A brightly colored rug alluding to city planning serves as a counterpoint to the broad vista of museums and monuments seen through the window.  

Hirshhorn Museum
Sculpture Installation: John Scott's "Blues Migration"
December 3, 1989 – October 25, 1990

See a site-specific work created for the Washington Project for the Arts' exhibition, The Blues Aesthetic: Black Culture and Modernism. 8-foot aluminum rods reflect the interplay of a jazz ensemble.

American Art Museum
Training the Hand and Eye: American Drawings from the Cooper-Hewitt Museum
December 3, 1989 – February 11, 1990

View 75 drawings, watercolors, and oil sketches feature such artists as Winslow Homer, Frederic Edwin Church, Thomas Hart Benton, Elihu Vedder, and William Merritt Chase.

American Art Museum

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