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Exploring Marine Ecosystems
May 19, 1995 – October 3, 1999

This renovated exhibition explores two of the many ecosystems contained within the earth's oceans: a tropical coral reef and a temperate rocky shore reef. 

Natural History Museum
Whistler & Japan
May 14, 1995 – February 11, 1996

View prints, drawings, and paintings created by Whistler during the 1860s and 1870s from the museum's collection.

Freer Gallery
Are We There Yet? Vacationing in America
May 12, 1995 – April 20, 1997

Take a whimsical look at American-style vacationing through this display of 25 postcards from popular destinations and tourist spots.

Postal Museum
The White House Collection of American Crafts The White House Collection of American Crafts
April 28, 1995 – September 4, 1995

View 72 craft works of glass, ceramic, metal, wood, and fiber from artists across the nation.

American Art Museum
Ocean Planet
April 22, 1995 – April 30, 1996

This exhibition explores both the majesty, diversity, and bounty of the world's oceans and the threats to the marine ecosystem.

Natural History Museum
The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art
April 20, 1995 – July 30, 1995

This exhibition features 123 paintings, photos, and sculptures by 71 African American artists of the 19th and 20th centuries.

A&I
Air Power in World War II: The Grumman F6F Hellcat
April 19, 1995 – April 2, 1996

See an F6F-5, one of the carrier-based fighter planes of World War II that was responsible for almost 75% of the U.S. Navy's air victories during the war in the Pacific.

Air and Space Museum
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

View 69 black-and-white photographs made between 1977 and 1980 that suggest stills from Grade-B, Hitchcock-esque, noir films. 

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