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The Madden Family Letters
July 30, 1993 – September 10, 1994

A collection of letters trace the history of an African American family from Virginia through 5 generations (1740-1992).

Postal Museum
Always There: The African American Presence in American Quilts
July 18, 1993 – October 17, 1993

See 27 African American quilts, black-and-white photographs, and quilters' tools

Anacostia Community Museum
Legend's Image: The Great War in the Air Pictured
July 12, 1993 – Closed

See archival treasures of aircraft history, including a photograph of an 1857 gas balloon and a negative and print of the first Wright military aircraft.

Air and Space Museum
The Divine Word of Islam
July 4, 1993 – February 6, 1994

See a Koran (the holy scripture of Islam), books of prayer, folios from dispersed volumes as well as a ceramic tombstone, dating from the 14th through the 18th century from Egypt, Iran, and Turkey.

Sackler Gallery
Cartoons, Caricatures and Comics
June 28, 1993 – September 30, 1993

See 250 works that demonstrate how cartoons, comics, and caricatures have functioned as popular and fine art.

A&I
Muttonman Discovers Columbus
June 28, 1993 – September 30, 1993

Look at cartoons by the Navajo performance artist Vincent Craig to see how he evaluates his culture through incorporating humor and comedy in his works.

A&I
Jean Dubuffet 1943-1963: Paintings, Sculptures, Assemblages
June 17, 1993 – September 12, 1993

Hirshhorn Museum
1993 Presidential Scholars
June 14, 1993 – June 25, 1993

This exhibition consists of art by high school students selected as 1993 Presidential Scholars in the Visual Arts and passages written by 1993 Presidential Scholars in Writing.

American Art Museum
Recent Acquisitions (1993-94)
June 10, 1993 – January 9, 1994

See portraits of 9 notable Americans recently obtained by the National Portrait Gallery.

Portrait Gallery
Dreaming the Other World: Figurative Art of the Baule, Cote d'Ivoire
June 9, 1993 – November 30, 1993

View an exhibition that examines the Baule idea that each person has a mate of the opposite sex in the "Other World", and the sculptural depiction of these mates in relation to human aesthetics.

African Art Museum
Shared Visions: Native American Painters and Sculptors in the Twentieth Century
May 24, 1993 – October 3, 1993

See an historical overview of 20th-century Native American art, along with a section on contemporary art, in this exhibition of 125 works.

Ripley Center
1993 Discover Graphics
May 21, 1993 – July 19, 1993

View 60 selected graphics by students from 24 area high schools.

Ripley Center
Photography of the Pearl Primus Residency
May 16, 1993 – June 27, 1993

View photographs that document the 1992-1993 Howard University residency of renowned choreographer Pearl Primus.

Anacostia Community Museum
Buddhist Art Buddhist Art
May 9, 1993 – August 8, 2011

See how the civilizations that have embraced Buddhism have given a local and distinctive interpretation and sensibility to the representation of the Buddha as well as to the other images and symbols characteristic of Buddhist art.

Freer Gallery
Luxury Arts of the Silk Route Empires
May 9, 1993 – January 28, 2007

Follow the ancient Silk Route, an exchange network linking the continent of Asia two thousand years before today's global economy.

Freer Gallery
America Meets Asia at the Freer Gallery of Art
May 9, 1993 – April 30, 1994

This changing exhibition of Asian and 19th/20th-century American art from the permanent collection reflects Mr. Freer's conviction that the Asian art he selected was harmonious with his American collection.

Freer Gallery
Luxury Arts of the Silk Route Empires
May 9, 1993 – January 28, 2007

Explore the rich artistic interactions that resulted from commercial ties along the Silk Route in this collection of luxury possessions.

Sackler Gallery
"Blueprint for Space" from Collier's Magazine
May 5, 1993 – April 30, 1994

Picture the vision of space flight, as seen in a 1950s Collier's magazine series that explored the collaborative efforts between artists and scientists.

Air and Space Museum
Design and Fabric Technology: Pushing the Limits
May 4, 1993 – September 26, 1993

Visit an exhibition that demonstrates unique and creative mergers of commercial and artistic concerns.

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Tools for the Table--Designs for Dining
May 4, 1993 – September 26, 1993

Discover approximately 40 European and American dining objects -- including porcelain, silver, glass, and plastic -- ranging from the early 18th century to the present.

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum