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The Founding of the American Society of Mammologists
June 15, 1994 – June 23, 1994

Three showcases feature a chronological history of the scientific study of mammals in North America from 1758 to the present. 

Natural History Museum
Angles of Repose: A Garden Exhibition of Central Park Bench
June 14, 1994 – October 24, 1994

Follow the evolving style of Central Park on the occasion of the reintroduction of the Central Park settee, the first mass-produced bench used in Central Park.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Spiders!
June 11, 1994 – January 2, 1995

Through state-of-the-art technology, this exhibition shows how spiders live, reproduce, and capture prey.  

Natural History Museum
Masterpieces of Chinese Calligraphy
June 11, 1994 – February 19, 1995

See 27 works from the permanent collection by more than 30 calligraphers, from the mid-first century B.C. to the 20th century.

Freer Gallery
Art and the Camera, 1900-1940: Pictorial Photographs from the National Portrait Gallery
June 10, 1994 – December 11, 1994

A selection of photos traces pictorialism from the turn of the century through the 1930s.

Portrait Gallery
1994 Presidential Scholars Exhibition
June 10, 1994 – July 4, 1994

On view are artistic works and written passages by high school students selected as 1994 Presidential Scholars in Visual Arts and Writing.

American Art Museum
The Guitar in American Popular Music
June 7, 1994 – March 2, 1995

American History Museum
Contemporary Navajo Weavings: The Gloria F. Ross Collection of the Denver Art Museum
June 3, 1994 – August 21, 1994

This exhibition showcases both the artistry of modern weaving and individual weavers and their unique style.

Renwick Gallery
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
In Search of Giant Squid
May 27, 1994 – October 3, 1999

Two preserved giant squids are on view, one a rare species never before displayed publicly anywhere in the world. 

Natural History Museum
The Creation Unfolds
May 23, 1994 – May 28, 1994

Tibetan monks will be constructing a sand mandala dedicated to the well-being of China, Tibet, and the United States. 

Natural History Museum
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
Cullinan Blue Diamond Necklace
May 10, 1994 – November 1, 1994

The Edwardian necklace features a 2.6 carat oval called the Cullinan Blue Diamond.  

Natural History 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