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On Location: Landscapes and Cityscapes in American Photography from the Museum's Collection
December 17, 1993 – April 3, 1994

This exhibition features works from Ansel Adams Parmelian Prints of the High Sierra 5" portfolio and other land- and cityscape views by photographers such as Berenice Abbott, William Eggleston, and Frank Gohlke.

American Art Museum
Earthly Constellation: Photographs by Linda Connor
December 17, 1993 – March 20, 1994

Admire 45 black-and-white photos from the late 1970s to today that depict spiritual artifacts and landscapes worldwide, including Nepal, Sri Lanka, Ireland, Hawaii, and the American Southwest. M

American Art Museum
Asen: Iron Altars from Ouidah, Republic of Benin
December 17, 1993 – April 24, 1994

See two metal altars, called "asen," that typify the blending of European and inland African peoples in the city of Ouidah, once a slave port in what is now the Republic of Benin.

African Art Museum
Before Freedom Came: African American Life in the Antebellum South
December 12, 1993 – March 1, 1994

View an exhibit that examines the lives of African Americans, free and enslaved, during the Antebellum South.

Anacostia Community Museum
To the President: Folk Portraits by the People
December 10, 1993 – September 5, 1994

Spanning 60 years and 12 presidents, this exhibition includes approximately 56 one-of-a-kind creations made by Americans for their presidents.

Portrait Gallery
Contemporary Porcelain from Japan
November 21, 1993 – September 5, 1994

View 30 works of art made of porcelain between 1972-1992 by the members of the Ceramic Arts Division of the Issuikai.

Sackler Gallery
In the Temple of Solomon and the Tomb of Caiaphas
November 19, 1993 – November 28, 1993

In conjunction with a conference of Biblical scholars, 2 artifacts on loan from Israel are presented.

Ripley Center
Buffalo Soldiers: African-Americans in the 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiments
November 16, 1993 – May 29, 1994

American History Museum
Directions: Glenn Ligon: To Disembark
November 11, 1993 – February 21, 1994

See 2 suites of prints, 9 audio sculptures, and 3 related wall drawings that focus on the life and slavery of Henry "Box" Brown. 

Hirshhorn Museum
From Concept to Building: A Project in Singapore by Architect Paul Rudolph
November 9, 1993 – February 20, 1994

Trace the evolution of the Concourse Building in Singapore through artist's drawings, blueprints, and photographs.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The Power of Maps
November 9, 1993 – January 25, 1994

See a variety of maps from around the world, ranging from a 1500 B.C. Mesopotamian clay tablet to 19th-century Native American maps and a superconductor map of the current ozone hole over Antarctica.

Ripley Center
Dress Codes: Urban Folk Fashion
November 5, 1993 – March 25, 1994

See how textiles and clothing are communicators of American values.

A&I
Table of Plenty
November 2, 1993 – November 28, 1993

View an exhibit displaying a tile-sculpture of a table that pays homage to the collard green plant, which often stood between African Americans and starvation in desperate times.

Anacostia Community Museum
Walter Crane: Design for Children
November 2, 1993 – May 1, 1994

Follow the process of design as it relates to the work of the English book illustrator Walter Crane from 1867 to 1913.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Chiefly Feasts: The Enduring Kwakiutl Potlatch
October 29, 1993 – March 6, 1994

Northwest Coast Kwakiutl Indian ceremonial potlatches are brought to life through 120 artworks, some exhibited for the first time. 

Natural History Museum
World War II GI: The American Soldier's Experience
October 29, 1993 – June 1, 2002

American History Museum
Air Power in World War II: The Arado 243B "Blitz"
October 26, 1993 – August 30, 1994

See the German-built aircraft Arado, the 1st operational jet bomber.

Air and Space Museum
Van Der Zee, Photographer, 1886-1983
October 22, 1993 – February 13, 1994

On view are photographs of the Harlem community by African American photographer VanDerZee.

Portrait Gallery
20th-Century Self-Portraits from the NPG Collection
October 22, 1993 – February 13, 1994

This exhibition features 47 portraits by notable 20th-century American artists such as Chuck Close, Thomas Hart Benton, George Bellows, and Alexander Calder.

Portrait Gallery
Jasper Johns: Love and Death
October 22, 1993 – February 20, 1994

Visit a select group of drawings, paintings, and lithographs by this 20th-century artist, ranging from his charcoal and pastel drawing Painting with Two Balls (1960), to his series Tantric I, II, and III (1980-81).

American Art Museum