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Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpaper from the 1950s
April 11, 1995 – August 20, 1995

See how post-WWII interests are expressed in over 50 wallpaper designs by Le Corbusier, Calder, Matisse, and Miro.

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
In Pursuit of the Butterfly: Portraits of James McNeill Whistler
April 7, 1995 – August 13, 1995

View 80 paintings, sculptures, prints, and photos that show aspects of the artist's public and private lives (1834-1903) as portrayed by fellow artists.

Portrait Gallery
Uncommon Beauty in Common Objects: The Legacy of African American Craft Art
April 7, 1995 – June 18, 1995

See one of the first circulating exhibits of African American crafts featuring works by 85 recognized and emerging artists from across the country.

Renwick Gallery
On the River
April 1, 1995 – January 21, 1996

See 27 scrolls, album leaves, and fans that illustrate everyday life along China's waterways during the 13th-19th centuries.

Freer Gallery
Marriage in Form: Kay Sekimachi and Bob Stocksdale
March 31, 1995 – June 18, 1995

View 36 baskets and woven hangings by Sekimachi and 42 turned wooden bowls by Stocksdale.

Renwick Gallery
Building the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Photographs from the NASM Archives
March 30, 1995 – October 2, 1995

Recall the efforts on the WWII home front of both military personnel and civilians working to support those on the front lines and make America the "Arsenal of Democracy".

Air and Space Museum
Color of Abstraction
March 17, 1995 – September 24, 1995

Learn about the Washington Color School through16 paintings by Washington-area artists

American Art Museum
Will Barnet: An Intimate View from the Museum's Collection
March 17, 1995 – July 4, 1995

Paintings, prints, and newly acquired drawings span 6 decades and several styles of this artist's work from the museum's collection.

American Art Museum
Directions: Cindy Sherman: Film Stills
March 15, 1995 – June 25, 1995

On view are 69 black-and-white photographs made between 1977 and 1980.

Hirshhorn Museum
Body Language: Jewelry and Accessories at the National Design Museum
March 14, 1995 – August 20, 1995

Enjoy over 100 items from ancient to modern that explore the cultural significance and history of jewelry design.

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Full Deck Art Quilts
March 6, 1995 – April 30, 1995

View 54 American quilts, each representing a card in a deck of playing cards. Styles range from photographic realism to abstractions of color and form.

Renwick Gallery
Art Changes Things: The Art and Activism of Georgette Seabrooke Powell
March 4, 1995 – May 28, 1995

See a retrospective exhibition featuring works by post-Harlem Renaissance artist Georgette Powell.

Anacostia Community Museum
Benedicte Wrensted: An Idaho Photographer in Focus Benedicte Wrensted: An Idaho Photographer in Focus
March 1, 1995 – April 2, 1995

View photos of European and Native Americans taken by Danish immigrant Benedicte Wrensted in her Pocatello, Idaho studio in the late 19th century.

Ripley Center
From Truman to Clinton: Presidents on Time
February 24, 1995 – July 21, 1996

See 26 original Time magazine cover-art portraits that depict 10 presidents at newsworthy moments.

Portrait Gallery
With Pen and Graver: Women Graphic Artists Before 1900
February 24, 1995 – January 28, 1996

American History Museum
Majestic in his Wrath: The Life of Frederick Douglass
February 10, 1995 – November 19, 1995

Some 80 paintings, prints, photographs, documents, and memorabilia evoke Douglass' life and legacy as a force against slavery.

Portrait Gallery
Chicago Artists: Koffler Collection
February 10, 1995 – May 21, 1995

See 12 works by Chicago artists from the Samuel W. Koffler collection.

American Art Museum
Elaine Lustig Cohen: Modern Graphic Designer
February 7, 1995 – May 23, 1995

Visit books, stationery, signage, and other works that reveal Cohen's importance in the evolution of design.

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Images of Vietnam: March 1970 - February 1971
February 7, 1995 – July 16, 1995

American History Museum
Posy Holders Posy Holders
January 3, 1995 – January 11, 2004

Visit two showcases contain approximately 80 one-of-a-kind posy holders made of precious metals and semi-precious stones, donated by Frances Jones Poetker.

A&I