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Science, Power, and Conflict
May 30, 1988 – October 31, 1988

The exhibition explores the power of science and its conflicts with and consequences for society.  

American History Museum
The Outdoor Chair
May 24, 1988 – September 18, 1988

Sit down and try out chairs created by 43 architects, landscape architects, furniture designers, interior designers, and artists from the San Francisco bay area.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Tropical Rain Forests: A Disappearing Treasure
May 21, 1988 – January 2, 1989

Examine tropical rain forests and the causes and global consequences of losing these natural resources.

Ripley Center
Terra Cottas from South India
May 21, 1988 – March 17, 1991

Visit 11 large terra cotta figures representing Hindu deities and animals, made by potters of South India during the Aditi exhibiton, held at the Smithsonian in 1985 during the "Festival of India."

Sackler Gallery
Castings of Faith: Old Russian Copper Crosses and Icons from the Kunz Collection
May 19, 1988 – January 8, 1989

See more than 50 icons and crosses from pre-Soviet Russia.  

American History Museum
Different Drummers
May 12, 1988 – August 14, 1988

View approximately 80 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by 9 post-World War II, American artists known for idiosyncratic, individualistic approaches to their work. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Golden Yellow Topaz
May 4, 1988 – January 30, 1995

Marvel at a 22,892.5-carat (12.3 pound) golden yellow topaz--as large as an automobile headlight. 

Natural History Museum
Across the Sea and Over the Mountains (APA Heritage Art Contest Winners)
May 2, 1988 – May 31, 1988

Focus on the hardships and rewards that new immigrants experience in the U.S. through this Smithsonian-sponsored art contest.

Natural History Museum
Native American Flora
May 1, 1988 – August 30, 1988

Visit a wildflower collection commemorating the 75th birthday of Lady Bird Johnson, former First Lady.

A&I
Color in Clay: New Expressions in Ancient Art
May 1, 1988 – June 5, 1988

Admire and purchase cups, plates, and vases created in sculptural forms by artists from across the country.

Renwick Gallery
The Chinese Scholar's Studio: Artistic Life in the Late Ming Period
May 1, 1988 – June 26, 1988

View 150 paintings, jades, lacquers, ceramics, musical instruments, and books dating from the neolithic period to the 17th century.

Sackler Gallery
Recent Acquisition: The Misses Mary and Hannah Murray (by John Trumbull)
May 1, 1988 – May 31, 1988

This portrait, painted for the sisters' father, a prosperous New York merchant, reflects Trumbull's mature portrait style at its apogee.

American Art Museum
100 Years of American Mathematics
May 1, 1988 – August 31, 1988

The exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of the American Society of Mathematics and explores the aspects of the practice of mathematics in the U.S. in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.  

American History Museum
Commerce and Conflict: The English in Virginia, 1625
April 30, 1988 – March 31, 1989

This exhibition examines tobacco production along the James River in Virginia by 17th-century English settlers and its effects on the area's American Indian population. 

American History Museum
Horizons: Paintings and Drawings by Robert Taylor
April 28, 1988 – April 2, 1989

See 50 oil paintings and numerous pencil studies by this contemporary British artist whose work captures the role of Britain in the air battles of World War II, along with other events in British aviation and naval history.

Air and Space Museum
Pottery Installation
April 22, 1988 – September 15, 1988

See 5 porcelain and stoneware works by various potters.

Renwick Gallery
Clay Revisions: Plate, Cup, Vase
April 22, 1988 – September 5, 1988

Examine 3 traditional ceramic forms--plate, cup, vase--as they have been transformed into nonfunctional art works.

Renwick Gallery
Diversity Endangered
April 19, 1988 – November 30, 1988

Learn about the diversity of life on Earth and why it is important through this poster exhibition.

Ripley Center
Korean Folk Art Exhibition
April 16, 1988 – May 31, 1988

See examples of traditional Korean folk art, including 5 paintings and some household artifacts. 

Natural History Museum
Andrew Jackson Grayson: Audubon of the West
April 15, 1988 – August 26, 1988

 See 156 portraits of birds by the 19th-century painter, Andrew Jackson Grayson, considered the "Audubon of the West." 

Natural History Museum