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19th-Century Photographs from Sri Lanka
December 20, 1992 – May 9, 1993

See 22 photographs were taken by resident British photographers W. L. H. Skeen and Charles T. Scowen at the end of the 19th century when Sri Lanka was a British colony.

Sackler Gallery
Directions: Jac Leirner
December 17, 1992 – March 14, 1993

Accumulations of once-valued, now useless, objects characterize the work of Leirner.

Hirshhorn Museum
Where Next, Columbus?
December 12, 1992 – March 4, 2002

Examine the motives and methods of past and present space exploration, as well as the options and possibilities for the future.

Air and Space Museum
Aids Awareness Installation
December 1, 1992 – February 28, 1993

See works from the museum's collections by architects and designers who have died of AIDS. 

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Metalwork and Ceramics from Ancient Iran
November 26, 1992 – February 8, 2004

See 51 metal and clay artifacts created in western Iran in the period 2300 B.C.-100 B.C. that are evidence of the manipulation of the properties of materials by the application of heat.

Sackler Gallery
From Background to Foreground: Looking at an 18th-Century Wallpaper
November 24, 1992 – April 6, 1993

See an arabesque-patterned wallpaper printed by the renowned French manufacturer Jean-Baptiste Reveillon that shows the range of designs available during the 1780s and how the designs were derived from pattern books and other sources.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Revolution, Life, and Labor: Soviet Porcelains, 1918-1985
November 24, 1992 – April 4, 1993

See 250 plates, vessels, and figures ornamented with communist political slogans, soviet heroes, and traditional Russian themes that document history from the Bolshevik Revolution (1917) to glasnost (1985).  

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Pathways of Tradition: Indian Insights into Indian Worlds
November 15, 1992 – January 24, 1993

Visit a selection of 103 objects representing a cross-section of American Indian cultures from the museum's one million artifact collection. 

American Indian Museum New York
Life in the White House
November 9, 1992 – January 21, 1993

Explore life in the White House as depicted by students with disabilities in this juried exhibition sponsored by the White House Historical Association and Very Special Arts.

Ripley Center
In Pursuit of Fame: Rembrandt Peale 1778-1860
November 6, 1992 – February 15, 1993

75 paintings, letters, and publications explore Peale's gift for using portraiture to express the social, philosophical, and political concerns of his time.

Portrait Gallery
An Eye on the Past: Photographs of Washington's Historical Landmarks
November 1, 1992 – December 13, 1992

See 25 large format images photographed by architectural photographer Carol M. Highsmith that capture the rich beauty and diversity of the District's architecture.

Anacostia Community Museum
The Golden Age of Sculpture from Sri Lanka
November 1, 1992 – September 26, 1993

Observe 52 ancient masterpieces of bronze casting include Buddhist and Hindu sculpture that provide evidence of a distinct Sri Lankan aesthetic.

Sackler Gallery
Personal Legacy: The Healing of a Nation -- Keepsakes from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
October 27, 1992 – September 14, 2003

American History Museum
Eva Hesse: A Retrospective
October 15, 1992 – January 10, 1993

Hirshhorn Museum
Elmina: Art and Trade on the West African Coast
October 14, 1992 – May 2, 1993

View unique gold objects, appliqued and embroidered cloths, and brass weights that reflect the many influences that shaped Elmina, a fortified trading post established in 1480 by the Portuguese.

African Art Museum
The Power of Maps
October 6, 1992 – March 7, 1993

Learn the process of mapping and take a look at maps as both records and symbols of changing perceptions of the world in this exhibition celebrating the Columbus Quincentenary.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Imperial Austria: Treasures of Art, Arms, and Armor from the State of Styria
October 4, 1992 – January 24, 1993

For the first time outside of Europe, see over 250 works of art, arms, and armor that chronicle the vast changes that swept Austria and Europe from the late Middle Ages through the 17th century.

Ripley Center
The Cutting Edge: 200 Years of Cut Crystal
October 4, 1992 – January 24, 1993

See 15 exquisite crystal objects, such as decanters, bowls, and goblets from the 18th century to the present day that show both the evolution and the technological, aesthetic, and cultural story of the cut crystal object over the last 200 years.

Ripley Center
Who's Gonna Sing Our Song
October 3, 1992 – October 28, 1992

See 25 photographs by students from the Johnson Jr. High School that document the Anacostia community.

Anacostia Community Museum
The Kids Bridge
September 30, 1992 – March 1, 1993

Visit a hands-on interactive exhibition from the Children's Museum of Boston which allows kids to explore issues about identity, ethnicity, race, and racism.

A&I