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Putting Her Best Quilt Forward: Exhibiting at the Fair
March 14, 1995 – April 14, 1996

This showcase examines fairs as a resource for learning about women's lives and features several quilts, including a quilt entitled A Representation of the Fair near Russellville, Kentucky, 1856.   

American History Museum
Full Deck Art Quilts
March 6, 1995 – April 30, 1995

View 54 American quilts, each representing a card in a deck of playing cards. Styles range from photographic realism to abstractions of color and form.

Renwick Gallery
Art Changes Things: The Art and Activism of Georgette Seabrooke Powell
March 4, 1995 – May 28, 1995

See a retrospective exhibition featuring works by post-Harlem Renaissance artist Georgette Powell.

Anacostia Community Museum
Benedicte Wrensted: An Idaho Photographer in Focus Benedicte Wrensted: An Idaho Photographer in Focus
March 1, 1995 – April 2, 1995

View photos of European and Native Americans taken by Danish immigrant Benedicte Wrensted in her Pocatello, Idaho studio in the late 19th century.

Ripley Center
From Truman to Clinton: Presidents on Time
February 24, 1995 – July 21, 1996

See 26 original Time magazine cover-art portraits that depict 10 presidents at newsworthy moments.

Portrait Gallery
With Pen and Graver: Women Graphic Artists Before 1900
February 24, 1995 – January 28, 1996

The changing role of women in the 19th & early 20th century is examined through prints, photographs of women printmakers, copperplates, books, and tools.  

American History Museum
Majestic in his Wrath: The Life of Frederick Douglass
February 10, 1995 – November 19, 1995

Some 80 paintings, prints, photographs, documents, and memorabilia evoke Douglass' life and legacy as a force against slavery.

Portrait Gallery
Chicago Artists: Koffler Collection
February 10, 1995 – May 21, 1995

See 12 works by Chicago artists from the Samuel W. Koffler collection.

American Art Museum
Elaine Lustig Cohen: Modern Graphic Designer
February 7, 1995 – May 23, 1995

Visit books, stationery, signage, and other works that reveal Cohen's importance in the evolution of design.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Images of Vietnam: March 1970 - February 1971
February 7, 1995 – July 16, 1995

See Vietnam photos by Stephen Warner, army journalist and Gettysburg College graduate. 

American History Museum
...and They Called Us 'colored'
January 24, 1995 – July 30, 1995

See 30 photographs of early 20th-century Seward, Oklahoma, taken by African American photographers Opal Childs-Glover and Fred Younger. 

American History Museum
Posy Holders Posy Holders
January 3, 1995 – January 11, 2004

Visit two showcases contain approximately 80 one-of-a-kind posy holders made of precious metals and semi-precious stones, donated by Frances Jones Poetker.

Paintings from Shiraz
December 24, 1994 – August 27, 1995

See 8 bound manuscripts and 20 paintings created during the 14th through 16th centuries in Shiraz, located in southern Iran.

Sackler Gallery
Recent Acquisitions (1994-95)
December 9, 1994 – May 29, 1995

On view are recently acquired color carbro photographic prints and caricatures. The prints by Harry Warnecke are of Lucille Ball and Orson Welles. The caricatures are by Alfred Frueh.

Portrait Gallery
Monumental Propaganda
December 9, 1994 – February 20, 1995

See historic Socialist-Realist monuments from Russia's totalitarian past re-created and reinterpreted in 150 drawings, photographs and proposals by artists worldwide.

Ripley Center
1994 Christmas Trees
December 6, 1994 – January 9, 1995

See 4 Christmas trees are decorated with ornaments from the Trees of Christmas Collection curated by the Horticultural Services Division.

In Search of Common Ground: Senior Citizens and Community Life at Potomac Gardens
December 4, 1994 – January 15, 1995

Explore an exhibit of photos, objects, and recordings that reveals how both senior citizens and public housing residents are perceived as making positive contributions to urban communities.

Anacostia Community Museum
Federal Profiles: Saint-Memin in America, 1793-1814
December 2, 1994 – May 29, 1995

Visit a portrain record of Federal America by French artist Saint-Memin, including those of Thomas Jefferson, Stephen Decatur, Meriwether Lewis, and Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton.

Portrait Gallery
Images Against AIDS
November 29, 1994 – December 11, 1994

View 36 posters by artists from around the world that pertain to the psychological, emotional, and social aspects of the AIDS epidemic.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Best Wishes: Holiday Greetings from the White House
November 28, 1994 – April 23, 1995

This special holiday display features Christmas cards from the first families beginning with the Eisenhower administration to 1995.

Postal Museum