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Elmina: Art and Trade on the West African Coast
October 14, 1992 – May 2, 1993

View unique gold objects, appliqued and embroidered cloths, and brass weights that reflect the many influences that shaped Elmina, a fortified trading post established in 1480 by the Portuguese.

African Art Museum
Paul Cadmus
October 9, 1992 – October 10, 1993

A selection of 10 works by the artist is on view from the museum's permanent collection. This mini-retrospective includes the controversial 1934 painting The Fleet's In! 

American Art Museum
The Power of Maps
October 6, 1992 – March 7, 1993

Learn the process of mapping and take a look at maps as both records and symbols of changing perceptions of the world in this exhibition celebrating the Columbus Quincentenary.

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Imperial Austria: Treasures of Art, Arms, and Armor from the State of Styria
October 4, 1992 – January 24, 1993

For the first time outside of Europe, see over 250 works of art, arms, and armor that chronicle the vast changes that swept Austria and Europe from the late Middle Ages through the 17th century.

Ripley Center
The Cutting Edge: 200 Years of Cut Crystal
October 4, 1992 – January 24, 1993

See 15 exquisite crystal objects, such as decanters, bowls, and goblets from the 18th century to the present day that show both the evolution and the technological, aesthetic, and cultural story of the cut crystal object over the last 200 years.

Ripley Center
Who's Gonna Sing Our Song
October 3, 1992 – October 28, 1992

See 25 photographs by students from the Johnson Jr. High School that document the Anacostia community.

Anacostia Community Museum
Memory and Metaphor: The Art of Romare Bearden, 1940-1987
October 2, 1992 – January 3, 1993

Follow the career of this African American artist through 140 works, including early cubist works of the 1940s, lyrical abstractionist works of the 1950s and 1960s, and photo-collages of the late 1960s. 

American Art Museum
The Kids Bridge
September 30, 1992 – March 1, 1993

Visit a hands-on interactive exhibition from the Children's Museum of Boston which allows kids to explore issues about identity, ethnicity, race, and racism.

A&I
American Crafts: The Nation's Collection
September 25, 1992 – January 24, 1993

In celebration of the 20th anniversary, visit a gallerywide installation of 130 major craft objects showing the scope and prominence of the collection.  

Renwick Gallery
Albert Paley: Studies for the Renwick Gallery's Portal Gallery
September 25, 1992 – January 10, 1993

View 8 drawings related to the creation of the gallery's signature Portal Gates, crafted by Albert Paley.  

Renwick Gallery
Directions: Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: Animal Farm
September 17, 1992 – December 6, 1992

A 9 x 40-foot mural with animated caricatures of world leaders in a barnyard created by artist-teacher Tim Rollins.

Hirshhorn Museum
"The Spirit of Party": Hamilton and Jefferson at Odds
September 11, 1992 – February 15, 1993

The personal and political differences between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson are explored in this exhibition.

Portrait Gallery
Diverse Concepts
August 9, 1992 – September 27, 1992

View watercolors, oils, and mixed-media collage by artists from communities east of the Anacostia River that are featured in this exhibition organized by Tomorrow's World Art Center of Washington, D.C.

Anacostia Community Museum
Ancient Japan
August 9, 1992 – November 1, 1992

Visit 250 objects in stone, clay, wood, bone, lacquer, bronze, and gold--dating from as early as 200,000 B.C. through the 7th century A.D.--that present the evolution of early Japanese culture and provide insight into the status of archeology in Japan today.

Sackler Gallery
Heritage Gardens: African American and Native American
August 1, 1992 – November 1, 2010

On view are living examples of plants used by Native Americans and African Americans for food and medicines.

National Zoo
Noble Heritage: Five Centuries of Portraits from the Hosokawa Family
July 24, 1992 – November 29, 1992

Family portraits from the 14th to the 19th centuries and significant associative objects document this family's important role in Japanese history.

Portrait Gallery
Helen Levitt
July 17, 1992 – October 18, 1992

Approximately 85 photographs of children, games, graffiti, and chalk drawings created from the 1930s through the 1980s by one of the major masters of American 20th-century photography are complemented by a 16-minute film, by the artist, titled In the Street

American Art Museum
Ralph Eugene Meatyard: An American Visionary
July 17, 1992 – October 18, 1992

Approximately 100 photographic works focus on the bizarre and mysterious that Meatyard experienced in everyday life in Lexington, Kentucky. 

American Art Museum
Recent Acquisitions (1992)
July 16, 1992 – December 14, 1992

Visit portraits of notable Americans--selected from the images recently acquired during the past few years by the National Portrait Gallery--include Buckminster Fuller, John Singleton Copley, Fiorello LaGuardia, Gloria Swanson, Greta Garbo, and Boris Karloff.

Portrait Gallery
Drawings by Craft Artists
June 26, 1992 – March 21, 1993

View an exhibition of 12 drawings by 6 craft artists known to audiences primarily for their remarkable 3-dimensional works in clay, fiber, and glass.

Renwick Gallery