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King Herod's Dream: Caesarea on the Sea
March 23, 1988 – June 19, 1988

Caesarea served as an important urban center and Mediterranean seaport through 6 historical periods. Examine more than 200 archaeological artifacts from 22 B.C. through the late 13th century A.D. 

Natural History Museum
Directions: Sherrie Levine
March 9, 1988 – May 30, 1988

Featured are 24 works from two of the artist's recent painting series Knots and Lead Checks

Hirshhorn Museum
Kate Ericson/Mel Ziegler Works: The Conscious Stone
March 9, 1988 – May 30, 1988

This outdoor installation features small groups of granite, sandstone, and marble stones that originated from the same quarries used to build several of Washington's well-known structures, including the Smithsonian Castle and the Washington Monument. 

Hirshhorn Museum
City Life: Photographs by Bruce Davidson
March 4, 1988 – June 19, 1988

Explore the differences and similarities of his approach to urban subjects in New York in 3 series by Davidson, shown together for the first time.

American Art Museum
The Triumph of Simplicity: 350 Years of Swedish Silver
March 1, 1988 – June 5, 1988

See 80 examples of the art of silversmiths in Sweden, dating from the 17th century to the present day.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Taking Sides in South Africa: A Photographic Documentary of the Conflict During 1985-1986
March 1, 1988 – March 15, 1988

View some 20 photographs by the South African photographers' cooperative, Afrapix, that graphically portray the intense and sometimes violent scenes from the conflict over apartheid

Ripley Center
Drawings from the Collection
March 1, 1988 – September 25, 1988

View 48 works that suggest the scope of the museum's holdings, particularly from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The works are also selected because, in some cases, they have rarely been shown, and yet they demonstrate the strength of American drawing.

American Art Museum
Versailles: The View from Sweden, Drawings from the National Museum and the Royal Palace, Stockholm
February 23, 1988 – May 15, 1988

See 120 architectural drawings and related designs demonstrating the impact exerted upon the Swedish royal court by Louis XVI's Versailles.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recent Acquisitions (1988)
February 20, 1988 – August 14, 1988

View paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, and drawings recently acquired by the NPG, including large-scale color posters of Rita Hayworth and Thomas A. Edison.

Portrait Gallery
Expressiv: Central European Art Since 1960
February 18, 1988 – April 17, 1988

Survey the expressionist impulse in central European art of the past three decades through works by more than 30 artists. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Red Diamond
February 2, 1988 – January 30, 1995

See a 5.03-carat red diamond--the first of its kind ever permanently displayed in a public museum. 

Natural History Museum
Recent Acquisition: Brownstone (by Harvey Dinnerstein)
February 2, 1988 – February 28, 1988

Dinnerstein's traditional realist style utilizes the focused light that recalls the works of Caravaggio, Watteau, and Manet. This painting, portraying neighborhood activities around a brownstone's doorway, represents a conscious rebuttal to abstract art.

American Art Museum
"Industry, Skill, Ingenuity": Southern Black Expositions, 1880-1915
February 2, 1988 – June 1, 1988

Featured is a display of objects from the "Colored People's Industrial Exhibition" at the Cotton Centennial in New Orleans (1884-1885). 

American History Museum
Focus on Flight (1987 Photography Contest Winners)
January 27, 1988 – July 30, 1988

See 40 photographs, including 12 award winners, that were entries in a recent photography contest at the museum.

Air and Space Museum
Symbols and Images of American Labor
January 19, 1988 – September 5, 1988

Examine the relationship between different groups as expressed in the iconography of labor. 

American History Museum
Special Delivery: Murals for the New Deal Era (Post Office Mural Studies)
January 15, 1988 – September 11, 1988

Recall the "New Deal" through 70 paintings, drawings, and sculptures commissioned by the U.S. Treasury Department as part of the Depression's social programs.

American Art Museum
1988 Staff Art Show
January 1, 1988 – January 31, 1988

This 2-week exhibition features the works of 30 artists who create art in their "time off" from working at a variety of careers at the museum. Included are works on canvas and other media.

American Art Museum
Recent Acquisitions Night Ship/Submerged Channel/The Frozen Sea
January 1, 1988 – January 31, 1988

John Roloff, the artist, experiments with clay formulas and unorthodox materials for glazes to achieve, in this case, a magic aqueous winter garden in miniature, suggesting ancient underwater wrecks, ghostly ships that have sunk to abyssal depths.

American Art Museum
Imperishable Beauty: Pictures Printed in Collotype
January 1, 1988 – February 28, 1989

Explore the history of the collotype printing process from 1870 to 1960, and its importance in the development of communication technologies.  

American History Museum
Music on Stamps: A Selection From the Charles Haywood Collection
January 1, 1988 – July 31, 1988

See a selection of international postage stamps and first day covers, all conveying a musical theme. 

American History Museum