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Beaded Splendor
June 1, 1994 – October 10, 1994

See an exhibition that illustrates the colorful tradition of beadworking in dress and regalia, as a way for Africans to express individual status and group identity.

African Art Museum
Traditions from There to Here: Mixed-Media Works by Lydia Thompson
June 1, 1994 – September 4, 1994

View an exhibition that features works by artist Lydia Thompson.

Anacostia Community Museum
The Collection Reviewed: Thomas Eakins
May 28, 1994 – September 11, 1994

Commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of artist Thomas Eakins with 15 paintings and photos created between 1871 and 1904.

Hirshhorn Museum
Talents of the Brush: Jill Sackler Chinese Calligraphy Competition
May 28, 1994 – September 25, 1994

See more than 100 works of contemporary Chinese Calligraphy chosen from among the winners of biannual competitions in China.

Ripley Center
A Royal Gift: The 1826 Porcelain Jewel Cabinet
May 17, 1994 – January 22, 1995

Study the process of design through the 1826 Sevres cabinet, an example of fine French craftsmanship.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
A New Angle on Familiar Places
May 15, 1994 – May 22, 1994

On view are photos by 100 finalists from an area-wide competition of high school students.

American Art Museum
Recent Acquisitions (1994)
May 6, 1994 – December 4, 1994

On view are paintings, drawings, prints, and photos recently acquired for the permanent collection.

Portrait Gallery
Science in American Life Science in American Life
April 27, 1994 – November 27, 2011

This exhibition examines the interaction between science and society from 1876 to the present.

American History Museum
Reporting the War: The Journalistic Coverage of World War II
April 22, 1994 – September 5, 1994

Paintings, photos, recordings, manuscripts, and memorabilia of 35 journalists tell the story of WWII.

Portrait Gallery
The Face of the Spirits: Masks from the Zaire Basin
April 20, 1994 – September 25, 1994

See more than 105 masks that reveal artistry and cultural values of 40 ethnic groups found in the Zaire River Basin.

African Art Museum
A Glass Act
April 16, 1994 – May 15, 1994

See sections of Dale Chihuly's glasswork sets used in the opera Palleas & Melisande, created for the Seattle Opera in 1993.

Renwick Gallery
North American Wildflowers: Watercolors by Mary Vaux Walcott
April 15, 1994 – August 29, 1994

Admire 50 original watercolors from North American Wildflowers published in 1925 by the Smithsonian Institution, that represent a fraction of the over 700 watercolors Walcott created.

American Art Museum
Capital View: A New Washington Panorama by Mark Klett
April 15, 1994 – August 14, 1994

Take in a 360-degree panorama of Washington, D.C., photographed by Mark Klett from the Tower of the Old Post Office Building from September 1992 through April 1993.

American Art Museum
Art Deco New York: The Chanin Gates
April 5, 1994 – August 20, 1995

Examine the Art Deco gates, designed by architect Irwin Chanin, acquired by Cooper-Hewitt when New York City's Chanin Building was sold.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Redesigning Cooper-Hewitt: Drawings by James S. Polshek and Partners Architects
April 5, 1994 – August 20, 1995

View a selection of presentation panels by Polshek and Partners, the architectural firm engaged in the Cooper-Hewitt's renovation project.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Malcolm X: Man, Ideal, Icon
April 3, 1994 – June 5, 1994

View an exhibit that examines Malcolm X as a historical figure through writings, speeches, and photographs; as the inspiration for representational and abstract art; and as a symbol for popular culture merchandise.

Anacostia Community Museum
Takbir! Allahu Akbar: Photographs of African American Muslims in Washington, D.C.
April 3, 1994 – May 8, 1994

View Fareed H. Nu'man's black and white photographs that document African American local participation in Islam.

Anacostia Community Museum
Thomas Cole: Landscape Into History
March 18, 1994 – August 7, 1994

This major retrospective of 70 paintings by a major Hudson River School painter looks at the man behind the art and the society that fueled his imagination.

American Art Museum
Directions: Sue Coe
March 17, 1994 – June 19, 1994

View a selection of large-scale narrative drawings that explore such issues as violence against women, racism, capitalism, and war.

Hirshhorn Museum
A Mughal Hunt
March 13, 1994 – November 27, 1994

Learn how the process of determining the authorship of a painting is based on a comparison of stylistic elements in this exhibition of 17 Indian paintings by Payag.

Sackler Gallery