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Lucas Samaras: Objects and Subjects, 1969-1986
August 12, 1988 – October 16, 1988

This retrospective of 150 works surveys the broad-ranging media and themes explored by Samaras, a Greek-born American. The works span sculpture, photography, painting, and assemblage.

American Art Museum
The Year in Pictures: History Are Seen from the Mall
August 8, 1988 – January 15, 1989

View 60 black-and-white photographs documenting events that occurred on or near the Mall in between March 1987 and 1988. 

American History Museum
Composition Four: Melancholia (Painting by Raymond Jonson)
August 3, 1988 – August 31, 1988

Painted in 1926, two years after moving from Chicago to New Mexico, this is a pivotal work for Jonson, expressing emotional reactions to a particular time in his life, and is boldly nonrepresentational as well.

American Art Museum
The "Incomparable" (Zale Diamond)
August 1, 1988 – September 13, 1988

Marvel at the 407.43-carat, gold-colored diamond, the largest fancy-colored diamond in the world. 

Natural History Museum
Bledsoe Seashell Collection
August 1, 1988 – June 30, 1989

See 13 shells from the collection of the late William D. Bledsoe of Brentwood, California, who collected 9,000 sea shells over a 30-year period.  

Natural History Museum
Featured Object (by Tom Patti) Bi-axial Tubated Green Riser
August 1, 1988 – September 5, 1988

Admire a diminutive, exquisitely conceived piece that is a superb example of the artist's use of glass.

Renwick Gallery
International Art Medals (FIDEM Exhibition)
August 1, 1988 – October 1, 1988

See 200 contemporary art medals from the Federation Internationale de la Medale (FIDEM). 

American History Museum
Champions on Time
July 30, 1988 – January 28, 1990

Examine portraits of 25 major sports figures who appeared on the covers of Time magazine, including Althea Gibson, Reggie Jackson, Pete Rose, Joe Namath, Roger Staubach, Bob Mathias and Oscar Robertson.

Portrait Gallery
Art of India: Painting and Decorative Objects
July 30, 1988 – April 16, 1989

See 15 examples of art from India, including sculpture, painting, drawing, a gold coin and 2 decorative boxes exploring the stylistic and thematic directions in 13th- through 19th-century art in India.

Sackler Gallery
Aldabra: Naturalist Paradise
July 29, 1988 – May 30, 1989

Explore research done at the giant tortoise nature reserve located on these Indian Ocean islands, which are part of the Republic of the Seychelles.   

Natural History Museum
"There's No Business Like Show Business": Irving Berlin's Centennial
July 23, 1988 – January 31, 1989

The exhibition commemorates the 100th birthday of the American composer, who during his career has written some 800 songs. 

American History Museum
What Could Have Been: Unbuilt Architecture of the 80s
July 19, 1988 – October 16, 1988

View architectural designs from the 1980s, including drawings and models, of plans that have not been constructed.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Russian & Soviet Paintings: 1900-1930: From State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, & State Russian Museum
July 12, 1988 – September 25, 1988

View more than 90 paintings by 69 artists from the collections of the two largest museums of Russian and Soviet art in the U.S.S.R.  

Hirshhorn Museum
Annual Reports
July 5, 1988 – September 25, 1988

Visit an exhibition featuring case studies over the past 100 years with 3 companies--Domino's Pizza, H.J. Heinz, and Potlatch Corp.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Insect Sculptures
July 2, 1988 – July 31, 1989

Visit  a selection of sculptures of insects by two artists, Patrick Bremer and George Foster.  

Natural History Museum
Recent Acquisition: The Pilgrim of the World at the End of His Journey (by Thomas Cole)
July 1, 1988 – July 31, 1988

This painting (circa 1846-48) reflects Thomas Cole's ambition to redirect the moral and political outlook of the young American republic.

American Art Museum
The Legacy Endures (Duck Stamp)
July 1, 1988 – December 30, 1988

This exhibition traces national efforts to preserve and restore migratory waterfowl populations and their wetland habitats. 

American History Museum
Frank Lloyd Wright: In the Realm of Ideas
July 1, 1988 – September 30, 1988

Explored are the ideas and achievements of the noted American architectural theorist, designer, and educator (1869-1959).

American History Museum
Directions: Robert Cumming: Intuitive Inventions
June 22, 1988 – October 10, 1988

See 40 drawings and sketches, paintings on paper, and sculptures executed by the New England artist over the last 10 years.

Hirshhorn Museum
Vernon Fisher Works
June 22, 1988 – October 10, 1988

This site-specific installation shows how the Texas artist combines texts and objects to create his art. 

Hirshhorn Museum

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