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Lasers
November 17, 1988 – March 1, 1989

This exhibition documents the activities of the Laser History Project. Barely 25 years old, it has had an enormous impact on all areas of society.

American History Museum
Sports Feelings: U.S./Soviet Sports Photography
November 16, 1988 – February 5, 1989

The first joint effort of its kind, the exhibition features 120 photographs of sporting events focusing on the universality and humanity of sports. 

American History Museum
Courts and Colonies: The William and Mary Style in Holland, England, and America
November 15, 1988 – February 12, 1989

See some 250 works of art, architectural prints, drawings, furniture, ceramics, and silver from the late 17th and early 18th centuries, commemorating the 300th anniversary of the accession of William and Mary to the English throne.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Echoes of the Kalabari: Sculpture by Sokari Douglas Camp
November 11, 1988 – January 29, 1989

View 13 life-sized sculptures of masqueraders, drummers, and female audience figures--many of them motorized and audible--by the contemporary Nigerian artist.

African Art Museum
Kalabari Ancestral Screens: Levels of Meaning
November 11, 1988 – January 29, 1989

Explore the traditional function, history, and formal qualities of sacred screens used to commemorate the most important ancestors of southern Nigeria's Kalabari people.

African Art Museum
Numbers--Letters--Images
November 9, 1988 – May 14, 1989

View 17 modern and contemporary works from the museum's permanent collection reflecting the themeNumbers--Letters--Images

Hirshhorn Museum
Featured Object: "Oval Chamber" by William Daley
November 1, 1988 – February 12, 1989

See a large stoneware ceramic piece by the artist, a principal figure in contemporary American ceramics.

Renwick Gallery
Frank Stella: Swan Engraving V
November 1, 1988 – November 30, 1988

See an abstract engraving by the artist that features both relief and intaglio printing.

American Art Museum
Focus on Flight (1988 Photography Contest Winners)
October 31, 1988 – April 30, 1989

See the photographs from a recent contest for amateur photographers held at the Air & Space Museum.

Air and Space Museum
Directions: Walter Pinchler
October 26, 1988 – January 22, 1989

This small-scale solo show features drawings by Austrian artist Walter Pichler.

Hirshhorn Museum
The Perpetual Campaign: How Presidents Try to Persuade the People (and Vice Versa)
October 26, 1988 – August 31, 1989

Documenting the office of the president as it has evolved over the years, the exhibition celebrates the bicentennial of the first presidential inauguration on April 29, 1789.

American History Museum
Kryzysztof Wodiczko Works
October 25, 1988 – January 22, 1989

Wodiczko (b. 1943), a Canadian artist who resides in New York City, specializes in slide projections that reflect social issues. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Rome at War As Seen Through Coins
October 22, 1988 – January 1, 1989

Rome's conquest of the Mediterranean world is illustrated by the coins Romans and their adversaries minted.  

American History Museum
Stephen de Staebler: The Figure
October 21, 1988 – February 12, 1989

See 32 clay and bronze works--standing or seated life-size male and female figures as well as torsos and fragments of figures--by the California artist.

Renwick Gallery
"The Fabric of a Friendship" and "Delaware 350": Commemorating New Sweden, 1638-1988
October 21, 1988 – January 31, 1989

Marking the 350th anniversary of the first Swedish settlement in the U.S., this exhibition looks at the contributions of Swedish and Finnish settlers in the Delaware River Valley and their relationship with the Algonquin Indians.

American History Museum
Erich Mendelsohn: Architectural Drawings
October 18, 1988 – January 8, 1989

See project drawings by the German-born Mendelsohn, a contemporary of many of Europe's "second generation" of architects -- Mies van der Rohe, Walter Gropius, and Bruno and Max Taut -- who determined the direction of European architecture in the 1920s and 1930s.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
California Craft
October 14, 1988 – January 22, 1989

Admire and purchase the diverse objects in this sales exhibition, including wood letter openers and bracelets, quilts, silver and glass jewelry, glass and wood perfume bottles, glass vases, and ceramic bottle forms.

Renwick Gallery
Sounding the Body: A History of Diagnostic Ultrasound ("Case of the Month")
October 14, 1988 – February 1, 1990

This exhibition focuses on some of the pioneers of ultrasound technology as well as early clinical applications and current uses of ultrasound in medicine.  

American History Museum
Recent Acquisitions: Japanese Art
October 8, 1988 – January 1, 1990

See 2 recent acquisitions of Japanese art made by the Sackler Gallery: a gold-and-black lacquer ceremonial palanquin, and a pair of 17th-century 6-panel folding screens.

Sackler Gallery
On the Air: Pioneers of American Broadcasting
October 7, 1988 – January 2, 1989

Stroll down memory late with this exhibition highlighting people who made radio and television broadcast history from the early 1900s to the 1960 Kennedy-Nixon debates.

Portrait Gallery