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Mondo Materialis
October 16, 1990 – February 24, 1991

See over 120 collage panels that use innovative new materials created by international architects, interior designers, and artists. 

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Chinese Lacquered Furniture
October 14, 1990 – July 14, 1991

Visit 4 examples of Chinese lacquered furniture from the 15th to the 18th century.

Sackler Gallery
Antoin Sevruguin: Photographs of Iran
September 30, 1990 – May 27, 1991

View photographs by Antoin Sevruguin, who worked in Iran from the 1880s to the 1920s.

Sackler Gallery
18th-Century Scenic and Architectural Design
September 25, 1990 – December 30, 1990

See 70 drawings and engravings of theater and stage design by the Galli Bibiena family from the National Collection of Portugal.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Modern Turbine Engines
September 24, 1990 – Closed

Investigate the CFM International CFM56-2 turbofan and Pratt & Whitney Canada PW 123 turboprop engines, representative of engines developed in the 1970s and 1980s and used today to power many medium- and short-range transport aircraft.

Air and Space Museum
RAP 25th Anniversary Exhibition
September 18, 1990 – December 31, 1990

View photomontages of Discover Graphics and Discovery Theater.

A&I
RAP Commissions Art Sale in 1990
September 18, 1990 – January 1, 1991

See limited-edition graphic art commissioned by RAP since 1972. Proceeds from sales of this art underwrite RAP's Discover Graphics program, a special outreach to local high-school area students and their teachers. 

Ripley Center
RAP 25th Anniversary Exhibition
September 16, 1990 – December 31, 1990

See 2 kites from the Smithsonian's Resident Associate Program Kite Festival.

Air and Space Museum
Contrasts: 40 Years of Change and Continuity in Puerto Rico
September 15, 1990 – October 15, 1990

American History Museum
Gold of Greece: Jewelry and Ornaments
September 11, 1990 – January 13, 1991

Take in 200 objects, spanning 4,000 years, from the Benaki Museum in Athens.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Infinite Illusions: Electronically Created Imagery
September 7, 1990 – September 16, 1990

This exhibition highlights computer graphics, including hanging sculptures, video walls, still pieces, and internal photographs.

Ripley Center
Magellan Venus Probe Video
August 28, 1990 – Closed

Watch a 6-minute video showing footage from the unmanned Magellan Venus Probe, launched May 4, 1989 and now orbiting Venus.

Air and Space Museum
Art of Cambodia
August 25, 1990 – February 28, 1993

View a group of 10th to 13th century Cambodian stone sculptures and a display of Hindu stone, bronze, brass, and terra-cotta sculptures from South India dating from the 8th through the 14th century.

Sackler Gallery
South Indian Hindu Temple Sculpture
August 25, 1990 – February 28, 1993

See 7 bronze and stone sculptures from south Indian Hindu temples.

Sackler Gallery
Renwick Featured Object
August 1, 1990 – September 30, 1990

Admire striking walnut library ladder by Daniel Jackson. 

Renwick Gallery
Structure and Surface: Beads in Contemporary American Art
July 27, 1990 – November 25, 1990

Enjoy 44 necklaces, sculptures, collages, adornments, and tableaux made of beads by 12 artists.

Renwick Gallery
Sensational Statements: Artware
July 20, 1990 – October 7, 1990

View accessories for men and women.

Renwick Gallery
Whose Art Is It, Anyway?: The Arts in Public Places
July 15, 1990 – September 16, 1990

View an exhibition that explores the visual and performing arts in public spaces.

Anacostia Community Museum
Featured Object: Teapot
July 1, 1990 – September 30, 1990

Enjoy a distinctive, ceramic teapot by Ralph Bacerra. 

Renwick Gallery
From Parlor to Politics: Women & Reform in America, 1890-1925
June 28, 1990 – August 28, 2004

American History Museum