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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
Paintings from Shiraz
December 24, 1994 – August 27, 1995

See 8 bound manuscripts and 20 paintings created during the 14th through 16th centuries in Shiraz, located in southern Iran.

Sackler Gallery
Recent Acquisitions (1994-95)
December 9, 1994 – May 29, 1995

On view are recently acquired color carbro photographic prints and caricatures. The prints by Harry Warnecke are of Lucille Ball and Orson Welles. The caricatures are by Alfred Frueh.

Portrait Gallery
Monumental Propaganda
December 9, 1994 – February 20, 1995

See historic Socialist-Realist monuments from Russia's totalitarian past re-created and reinterpreted in 150 drawings, photographs and proposals by artists worldwide.

Ripley Center
1994 Christmas Trees
December 6, 1994 – January 9, 1995

See 4 Christmas trees are decorated with ornaments from the Trees of Christmas Collection curated by the Horticultural Services Division.

A&I
In Search of Common Ground: Senior Citizens and Community Life at Potomac Gardens
December 4, 1994 – January 15, 1995

Explore an exhibit of photos, objects, and recordings that reveals how both senior citizens and public housing residents are perceived as making positive contributions to urban communities.

Anacostia Community Museum
Federal Profiles: Saint-Memin in America, 1793-1814
December 2, 1994 – May 29, 1995

Visit a portrain record of Federal America by French artist Saint-Memin, including those of Thomas Jefferson, Stephen Decatur, Meriwether Lewis, and Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton.

Portrait Gallery
Images Against AIDS
November 29, 1994 – December 11, 1994

View 36 posters by artists from around the world that pertain to the psychological, emotional, and social aspects of the AIDS epidemic.

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Best Wishes: Holiday Greetings from the White House
November 28, 1994 – April 23, 1995

This special holiday display features Christmas cards from the first families beginning with the Eisenhower administration to 1995.

Postal Museum
Grace Kwami Sculpture: an Artist's Book by Atta Kwami
November 23, 1994 – April 16, 1995

See a 48-page book created by Ghanaian artist Atta Kwami (b. 1956) that opens like the legs of a spider (ananse), a symbol of wisdom and ingenuity in Ghanaian culture.

African Art Museum
Wenceslaus Hollar: 17th-century Prints from the Museum Boymans-van Beunigen, Rotterdam
November 23, 1994 – January 23, 1995

See some 150 engravings, including portraits, still lifes, and landscapes by Czechoslovakian artist and humanist Hollar (1607-1677) that present a reliable record of the land and people during this period.

Ripley Center
Directions: Gary Simmons
November 17, 1994 – February 12, 1995

This African American artist's 1st solo exhibit features his 1993 series "Erasures."

Hirshhorn Museum
Mohammad Omer Khalil, Etchings; Amir I. M. Nour, Sculpture
November 16, 1994 – February 26, 1995

See etchings by Khalil and sculptures by Nourthat reflect the artists' African and Islamic heritages in Sudan (the Republic of Sudan).

African Art Museum
Allan West Meets East: Four Folding Screens
November 10, 1994 – February 5, 1995

See 4 Japanese-style screens that interpret the visible and invisible forces of nature. West's works combine traditional Japanese landscapes, American Color Field Painting, and the style of Sam Gilliam.

Renwick Gallery
Bruce Nauman
November 3, 1994 – January 29, 1995

This comprehensive overview features some 60 sculptural and mixed-media installations by this experimental American artist.

Hirshhorn Museum
Creation's Journey: Masterworks of Native American Identity and Belief
October 30, 1994 – October 2, 2000

Examine 165 major objects from 200 different tribal groups of the Americas dating from 3200 B.C. to the 20th century.

American Indian Museum New York
All Roads Are Good: Native Voices on Life and Culture
October 30, 1994 – April 28, 2002

This inaugural exhibition presents the world views of indigenous peoples of the Western Hemisphere as reflected in more than 300 objects chosen by 23 Native Americans to illustrate the diversity and continuity of Native cultures.

American Indian Museum New York
This Path We Travel: Celebrations of Contemporary Native American Creativity
October 30, 1994 – April 8, 1996

Drawing on ancient and modern influences using sounds, objects, and videos, 15 contemporary Native American artists, writers, musicians and dancers make a collective statement about the continuity of the Indian American spirit.

American Indian Museum New York
Orientation Exhibition Orientation Exhibition
October 30, 1994 – 2006

This small display provides a brief history of the indigenous peoples of Manhattan, the museum's mission, and the architecture of the Custom House.

American Indian Museum New York
Free Within Ourselves: African American Art from the National Museum of American Art
October 28, 1994 – February 26, 1995

Visit paintings, sculptures, works on paper, photos, and folk art by 94 African Americans.

American Art Museum