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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
The Tongass: Alaska's Magnificent Rain Forest
April 22, 1994 – September 11, 1994

View 42 photographs that celebrate the beauty and power of Alaska's vast, but little-known rain forest.  

Natural History Museum
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