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Africa Illustrated: Fantasy and Reality Before 1900
June 5, 1991 – November 10, 1991

See early history, ethnology, and travel books on Africa containing illustrations that reflected and shaped European perceptions of the continent between the 17th and 19th centuries.

African Art Museum
Crossroads/Footprints/Dreamkeeper
June 3, 1991 – July 7, 1991

Engage in a video/audio installation to explore African/Diaspora symbolic language, including religious icons, African drumming, and scenes of everyday life.

A&I
Camp Logan
June 1, 1991 – June 30, 1991

See reproductions of historical documents and photographs on the Houston Riot and Court Marital of 1917, involving members of the 24th Infantry regiment stationed at Camp Logan in Houston, Texas.

Anacostia Community Museum
Court Arts of Indonesia
May 19, 1991 – September 2, 1991

See more than 150 works from the 8th to the 20th century reflect the traditions of the royal court of Indonesia.

Sackler Gallery
1991 Discover Graphics
May 18, 1991 – August 18, 1991

See 60 winning graphics from the eighth annual juried exhibition by Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia high-school artists.

Ripley Center
Art of the Cosmic Age
May 15, 1991 – January 6, 1992

Enjoy approximately 70 paintings, prints, and sculptures in a collaborative exhibition by Western and Soviet space artists.

Air and Space Museum
Vietnam Vets Memorial: A National Experience
May 14, 1991 – September 30, 1991

See photographs of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Ripley Center
Annie Leibovitz Photographs 1970-1990
April 19, 1991 – August 11, 1991

This is the premiere showing of a touring exhibition of more than 80 photographs of such popular figures as John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Mohammed Ali, Ella Fitzgerald, and Ray Charles.

Portrait Gallery
Brazil Via New York/Oxygen Share
April 17, 1991 – July 7, 1991

Learn about the depletion of the Brazilian rain forest in an exhibition dedicated to Chico Mendes, recently murdered activist and popular leader.

A&I
Lenore Tawney: A Retrospective
April 12, 1991 – July 21, 1991

Celebrate 111 works by a noted pioneer fiber-artist who freed textiles from the loom, including architecturally scaled "clouds" of thousands of threads suspended from canvas supports. 

Renwick Gallery
The Gulf War: Air Power in Operation Desert Storm
April 8, 1991 – September 3, 1991

Take a close look at how air technology fared during one of the largest-scale air offensives in history.

Air and Space Museum
The Space Shuttle: 10th Anniversary
April 4, 1991 – May 31, 1991

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the space shuttle with a display of various shuttle models sporting creative paint schemes.

Air and Space Museum
The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource
March 26, 1991 – August 30, 1992

Celebrate the museum with an exhibition of approximately 1,200 objects including drawings, prints, textiles, wall coverings, furniture, ceramics, glass, jewelry, rare books, and metalwork. 

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Indians As Children See Them
March 19, 1991 – June 2, 1991

Discover 51 works by New York schoolchildren who offer  vivid interpretations of Native American cultures in the Fourth Annual Juried Native American Art & Essay Exhibition.

American Indian Museum New York
Personal Views:Young Photographers Focus on Anacostia (DC Art/Works Summer Youth Employment Program)
March 17, 1991 – May 29, 1991

Students instructed by Ron Cooke, Tomorrow's World Art Center, present photographs of their views of Anacostia.

Anacostia Community Museum
The West As America: Reinterpreting Images of the Frontier, 1820-1920
March 15, 1991 – July 28, 1991

164 paintings, sculptures, graphics, and photographs link the opening of the western frontier and critically examine popular misconceptions created by these images of expansion.

American Art Museum
Dancing Traditions: Plains Dolls
March 13, 1991 – July 14, 1991

View 10 dolls including female and male doll dancers with original regalia by Charles Chief Eagle (Oglala Sioux).

American Indian Museum New York
African Reflections: Art from Northeastern Zaire
March 6, 1991 – January 12, 1992

See several hundred works made by artists from the Mangbetu, Azande, and other peoples of northeastern Zaire, including sculpture, pottery, musical instruments, basketry, jewelry, and furniture that are drawn from objects collected on an expedition by mammalogist and photographer Herbert Lang and ornithologist and artist James Chapin.

African Art Museum
Every 18 Minutes
February 20, 1991 – March 7, 1991

View a video project on Responses to AIDS in the Black Gay Community, Part I: When It Hits Home: Coming Out In the Age of AIDS.

Anacostia Community Museum
Reaching the Other World
February 20, 1991 – March 7, 1991

See an exhibition about 8 men and women from Massachusetts who present their experience of intravenous drug addiction.

Anacostia Community Museum