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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
The New Spirit: Artist-Organizers of the Armory Show (Madison Gallery Group)
December 21, 1987 – March 13, 1988

The exhibition focuses on the overlooked careers and achievements of the original show's five artists-organizers, collectively known as the Madison Gallery Group. 

Hirshhorn Museum
U.S. Customs Service: The War Against Drugs
December 18, 1987 – September 15, 1989

Through photographs, films, and aircraft models, the exhibition illustrates the complex technology used in tracking smugglers of illegal drugs.

Air and Space Museum
1987 Trees of Christmas
December 18, 1987 – January 6, 1988

This year's 10 trees feature ornaments reflecting America's history, cultural heritage, and craft traditions.

 

American History Museum
The Search for Life: Genetic Technology in the 20th Century
December 16, 1987 – March 30, 1988

Genetic technology is examined in this exhibition that chronicles the history of molecular biology and its application and impact on modern-day agriculture and medicine. 

American History Museum
Butterflies and Their Flowers: Paintings by Biruta Akerbergs Hansen
December 8, 1987 – September 29, 1996

See 10 acrylic paintings by Baltimore-based natural science illustrator Biruta Akerbergs Hansen, whose art has appeared in Smithsonian and other magazines, books, and museums locally and nationally.  

Natural History Museum
Christmas Tree Decorated by Associates
December 6, 1987 – January 8, 1988

See a Christmas tree, decorated by the National Associates Travel Program's Washington Anytime Weekend participants, that features handcrafted ornaments from the U.S. and abroad.

A&I
Directions: Joel Shapiro, Painted Wood
December 2, 1987 – February 28, 1988

Featured in this review are 12 painted wood sculptures by the artist, known for his sharply geometric, Minimalist style.

Hirshhorn Museum
Sol Lewitt Works
December 2, 1987 – February 28, 1988

For this first in a series of Works exhibition, displayed is a wall drawing by the Conceptual artist (b. 1928), known for his use of grids and other geometric forms. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Inventing Sound Recording: Emil Berliner, the Grammaphone and the Disk Record
December 2, 1987 – May 31, 1989

Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the development of the phonograph record by German-born U.S. inventor Emil Berliner, a pioneer in sound recording. 

American History Museum