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English and French Caribbean Music in Washington, D.C.
January 8, 1996 – June 16, 1996

Follow the development of Washington, D.C.'s Caribbean music community by examining the history of performance and the presence of Caribbean music on Washington radio.

Anacostia Community Museum
Recent Acquisitions (1996)
January 5, 1996 – July 7, 1996

On view are two paintings, one print, and one drawing recently acquired by the museum.

Portrait Gallery
The Life of a Japanese Painting
December 17, 1995 – October 8, 1996

Understand different approaches to conserving and remounting Japanese paintings and the characteristics of Japanese painting formats and mounting styles in this exhibition.

Freer Gallery
Whispered Silences: Japanese American Detention Camps, Fifty Years Later
December 15, 1995 – January 15, 1996

Let 44 contemporary prints by photographer Joan Myers evoke the wartime experiences of Japanese Americans, as told through the weathered objects, abandoned gardens, and building fragments of World War II detention camp sites.

Ripley Center
Gilded Age Watercolors and Pastels from the Collection
December 15, 1995 – May 27, 1996

View 60 works from the permanent collection by such as artists as Childe Hassam, John Twachtman, Winslow Homer, and Thomas Moran.

American Art Museum
An Historic Collection from the French Revolution and Napoleonic Era
December 8, 1995 – May 15, 1997

See pre-stamp letters and historic documents that trace the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon.

Postal Museum
Three Explorations: Yoruba, Temne, and Baga
November 22, 1995 – February 25, 1996

Examine a Yoruba mask, a Temne female figure, and a Baga ritual object in the context of their creation, use, and history.

African Art Museum
Traders and Raiders on China's Northern Frontier
November 19, 1995 – September 2, 1996

See some 100 metal buckles, chariot and harness fittings, weapons, tools, and vessels from northern China.

Sackler Gallery
Directions: Carmen Lomas Garza
November 18, 1995 – February 18, 1996

Paintings and mixed-media works by this San Francisco-based, Texas-bred artist present a visual narrative of Chicano life.

Hirshhorn Museum
Metropolitan Lives: The Ashcan Artists and Their New York
November 17, 1995 – March 17, 1996

Reflect on the popular culture of early 20th-century New York through 100 paintings, drawings, prints, cartoons, and ads by 6 Americans.

American Art Museum
Elihu Vedder's Drawings for the "Rubaiyat"
November 10, 1995 – June 9, 1996

View 54 of Vedder's original drawings for Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (1884), a book of illustrations. An archival section features various editions of the Rubaiyat and photographs of the artist.

American Art Museum
From Nashville With Love: Tennessee Rarities from the Jeanette Cantrell Rudy Collection
November 7, 1995 – July 8, 1996

Rare stamps and covers reflect the history and culture of the state of Tennessee.

Postal Museum
From Soweto to Anacostia: Art Prints from the Funda Arts Centre
November 5, 1995 – March 3, 1996

See an exhibition that features linoleum prints from the Funda Art Centre, Soweto, South Africa.

Anacostia Community Museum
Stephen Balkenhol: Sculptures and Drawings
October 19, 1995 – January 15, 1996

This first major exhibit in the Americas features 30 figurative wood sculptures and large-scale blackboard drawings by this German artist.

Hirshhorn Museum
Southern City, National Ambition: The Growth of Washington, D.C., 1800-1860
October 14, 1995 – March 3, 1996

See an exhibition reflecting the early growth and development of Washington as an urban center, focusing on its communities and architecture.

Anacostia Community Museum
Voyages & Visions: 19th-Century European Images of the Middle East from the Victoria & Albert Museum
October 11, 1995 – January 1, 1996

View 82 watercolors and drawings of the region's lands & cultures, selected from the Searight Collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Ripley Center
Cecilia Beaux and the Art of Portraiture
October 6, 1995 – January 28, 1996

This first major retrospective in over 20 years features some 75 paintings and drawings by this American artist, some never before seen publicly.

Portrait Gallery
Flights of Fancy: Photographs by Jacques-Henri Lartigue, 1904-1922
September 30, 1995 – March 3, 1996

Relive early aviation in France in 84 photos by Jacques-Henri Lartigue.

Air and Space Museum
More American Stamps
September 29, 1995 – April 10, 1997

See commemorative and definitive stamps issued in the United States between 1977 and 1995.

Postal Museum
Twenty Models in Black: A Photographic Retrospective of James Hicks
September 24, 1995 – November 5, 1995

See 20 black-and-white works by high-fashion photographer James Hicks that record his transformation as an artist.

Anacostia Community Museum