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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
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
Patty Wagstaff: National Aerobatic Champion
March 11, 1994 – March 31, 1995

Honor the career of Patty Wagstaff, 1st woman to win the U.S. National Aerobatic Championship in 1991, and again in 1992 and 1993, in her aircraft the Extra 260.

Air and Space Museum
From Elizabeth I to Elizabeth II: Master Drawings from the National Portrait Gallery, London
February 25, 1994 – April 24, 1994

This special collection surveys drawings by major British artists of the past 400 years.

Portrait Gallery
KPMG Peat Marwick Collection of American Craft: A Gift to the Renwick Gallery
February 25, 1994 – April 17, 1994

Admire 22 objects made from clay, fiber, wood, paper, and metal by 18 modern artists, on view for the first time.

Renwick Gallery