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Going Strong: Older Americans on the Job
August 1, 1995 – October 29, 1995

American History Museum
The Ancient Nubian City of Kerma, 2500-1500 B.C.
July 26, 1995 – May 31, 2004

See 40 objects that celebrate the wealth and artistic traditions of Kerma, the oldest city in Africa outside Egypt that has been excavated.

African Art Museum
The Ancient West African City of Benin, A.D. 1300-1897
July 26, 1995 – May 31, 2004

See a reinstallation of 24 objects that features the royal court of Benin (located in present-day Nigeria) as it existed before British colonial rule.

African Art Museum
Painted Prayers
July 23, 1995 – April 7, 1996

See 61 color photographs by Stephen Hullers that document Indian ritual paintings created by women.

Sackler Gallery
Directions: Martin Kippenberger
July 20, 1995 – October 22, 1995

Satirical drawings and collages by this German artist lampoon Germany's politics, culture, and consumerism.

Hirshhorn Museum
Gene Davis in Black and White: Drawings from the Fifties and the Eighties
July 14, 1995 – January 7, 1996

See 30 drawings and collages, primarily in black and white, that showcase the artist's work.

American Art Museum
Farm Worker's Altar
July 1, 1995 – October 15, 1995

View an altar by Emanuel Martinez that was designed for a mass celebrating the end of Cesar Chavez's fast protesting the plight of migrant farm workers.

American Art Museum
The Collection in Context: Thomas Eakins's Portrait of Frank Hamilton Cushing
June 30, 1995 – January 15, 1996

Sketches, photographs, correspondence, and documents explore the 1895 portrait of Smithsonian ethnologist Frank Cushing, who had lived with the Zuni Indians.

Hirshhorn Museum
Secrets of the Dark Chamber: The Art of the American Daguerreotype Secrets of the Dark Chamber: The Art of the American Daguerreotype
June 30, 1995 – October 29, 1995

Document the contribution this medium has made to American art and culture with 152 daguerreotypes.

American Art Museum
The Enola Gay
June 28, 1995 – May 17, 1998

See an exhibition, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II, that tells the story of the role of the Enola Gay in securing Japanese surrender.

Air and Space Museum
Anacostia: Not the Same Old Story (The Moten Elementary Collector's Exhibition)
June 17, 1995 – August 27, 1995

See an exhibition that explores African American history through art, poems, and stories, researched by local elementary students.

Anacostia Community Museum
Cape Verde Photographs
June 17, 1995 – July 15, 1995

See an exhibit of photographs by Ron Barboza being held in conjunction with Smithsonian's Folklife Festival.

Ripley Center
The Passionate Observer: Photographs by Carl Van Vechten
June 16, 1995 – August 13, 1995

See 76 portrait photographs that serve as a visual catalogue of the artist's life and times from 1880-1964.

Portrait Gallery
Sean Scully: Twenty Years, 1976-1995
June 14, 1995 – September 10, 1995

View 30 abstract paintings and 32 watercolors by this Irish-born American artist.

Hirshhorn Museum
Flight Time Barbie: Dolls from the Popular Culture Collection of the National Air and Space Museum
June 9, 1995 – September 4, 1995

Trace the history of Barbie from American Airlines stewardess in 1961 through astronaut in 1994 in this exhibit of 56 space- and aviation-related toys.

Air and Space Museum
Field for Dreams: A Recently Acquired 18th-Century Bedcover
June 6, 1995 – August 20, 1995

See a rare English embroidered bedcovering made between 1720 - 1740 and other related items from the museum's collection.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recent Acquisitions (1995-96)
June 2, 1995 – January 1, 1996

On view are paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, and photos recently acquired by the museum. Objects include a bust of Clinton.

Portrait Gallery
Recent Acquisitions on Paper
June 2, 1995 – October 29, 1995

See some 35 20th-century prints, drawings, and watercolors.

American Art Museum
1995 Presidential Scholars Installation
June 2, 1995 – June 20, 1995

This exhibition features art by high school students selected as 1995 Presidential Scholars in the Visual Arts.

American Art Museum
Science and the Artist's Book
May 26, 1995 – May 28, 1996

American History Museum