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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
Directions: Mike Kelley: "Half a Man"
February 20, 1991 – May 19, 1991

Stuffed animals, home-knit afghans, and baby blankets reflect adult issues in this selection of 32 recent sculptures by this Los Angeles-based artist. 

Hirshhorn Museum
"A Cloth of Honor" by Okon Akpan Abuje
February 6, 1991 – May 5, 1991

View a shrine cloth (12 ft. high, 5 ft. wide) featuring an applique panel depicting the deceased, his wife, and his daughter.

African Art Museum
Casitas: An Urban Cultural Alternative
February 1, 1991 – June 30, 1991

Learn about the style and use of  "casitas," a Caribbean architectural form, and see one built on-site by members of the Puerto Rican community from the Bronx.

A&I
Lincoln and His Contemporaries: Photographs by Mathew Brady from Frederick Hill Meserve Collection
February 1, 1991 – July 12, 1992

An exhibition of 60 prints made from the original Mathew Brady glass plate negatives of mid-19th-century Americans, including Abraham Lincoln and P.T. Barnum.

Portrait Gallery
Principles of Flight
January 31, 1991 – March 31, 1991

Visit a hands-on interactive exhibit that helps children understand how planes fly.

A&I
Project Face to Face
January 31, 1991 – March 30, 1991

This exhibition includes life masks of people from all walks of life who have been diagnosed as HIV positive.

A&I
Paper and Clay from Modern Japan
January 20, 1991 – March 17, 1991

Visit 16 works on paper and 11 ceramic objects by well-known 20th-century Japanese artists  on exhibit for the first time.

Sackler Gallery
Featured Object: Garden Pin
January 1, 1991 – January 28, 1991

Marvel at the playfully shaped silver and enamel elements that make up a storybook garden diorama in this pin, by one of America's most important studio jewelers.  

Renwick Gallery
Paramount Chiefs of Sierra Leone: Photographic Portraits by Vera Viditz-Ward
November 21, 1990 – September 2, 1991

View 38 black-and-white and 10 color photographs of paramount chiefs of Sierra Leone by American-born photographer Vera Viditz-Ward.

African Art Museum
Gathered Visions: Selected Works by African American Women
November 18, 1990 – April 28, 1991

See contemporary performance art, paintings, prints, and sculptures by 15 African American women of the Washington, D.C., area.

Anacostia Community Museum
Moscow: Treasures & Traditions
November 16, 1990 – February 3, 1991

View more than 200 works of Russian art dating from the 15th to the 20th century, including icons, paintings, engravings, fine metalwork of gold and silver, porcelains, and historic costumes.

Ripley Center
Glassworks, Part II
November 9, 1990 – September 15, 1991

See glass objects that range from architectonic structures and stained glass to figurative sculpture, in works by William Morris and Ginny Ruffner. 

Renwick Gallery
Glassworks, Part I
November 9, 1990 – February 3, 1991

Visit glass objects that range from architectonic structures and stained glass to figurative sculpture, by 5 different glass artists. 

Renwick Gallery
Traditional Iroquois Clothing
November 7, 1990 – March 10, 1991

See intricate bead and ribbon work that decorates these modern items of clothing created by Sheila Smith (Oneida).

American Indian Museum New York
Directions: Boyd Webb
November 1, 1990 – January 27, 1991

A selection of large-scale color photography by this New Zealand-born, London-based artist is on view. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Featured Object: Storage Jar (Columnar Series)
November 1, 1990 – December 18, 2013

See a wheelthrown utilitarian vessel, is part of a suite of tall, columnar, lidded vessels made in the 1980s by Val Cushing.

Renwick Gallery