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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
American Encounters
June 24, 1992 – July 6, 2004

American History Museum
Art As Activist: Revolutionary Posters from Eastern and Central Europe
June 8, 1992 – July 12, 1992

View a collection of 82 revolutionary posters created during 1989-1990 by prominent as well as unknown artists.

Ripley Center
Arts of Mughal India
May 24, 1992 – December 6, 1992

These 20 paintings and 6 objects from the late 16th to the 18th century introduce the history of India's Islamic Mughal empire.

Sackler Gallery
Directions: Thomas Struth: Museum Photographs
May 21, 1992 – August 16, 1992

Recent large-scale color photographs by this German artist document visitors gazing at masterpieces in European art museums.

Hirshhorn Museum
Air Power in World War II: Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
May 20, 1992 – September 6, 1993

Visit the 1st in a series of exhibitions on air power in World War II, each highlighting a particular aircraft.

Air and Space Museum
Psychology: Understanding Ourselves, Understanding Each Other
May 18, 1992 – September 9, 1992

Visit over 30 hands-on exhibits and activities addressing every day psychological processes. These exhibits explore thinking, problem solving, remembering, forgetting, feelings, communication, growing up, and growing older.

A&I
1992 Discover Graphics
May 16, 1992 – July 19, 1992

View a display of 60 graphics selected from artwork created by 150 students in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area.

Ripley Center
Selling American Ideas: The Advertising Council, 1942-1992
May 11, 1992 – August 30, 1992

A small display and a video series trace the evolution of Ad Council campaigns.

American History Museum
Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation, 1965-1985
May 8, 1992 – July 26, 1992

Celebrating the Columbus Quincentenary, this survey of works by Mexican American artists incorporates their social and cultural context.

American Art Museum
Recent Acquisitions/New Dimensions
May 6, 1992 – January 3, 1993

See recent acquisitions by 9 modern artists from Nigeria, Cote d'Ivoire, South Africa, and Kenya featuring etchings, linocuts, watercolors, and ceramics.

African Art Museum
Arnold Newman's Americans
April 15, 1992 – August 16, 1992

See Newman's photographs of major personalities of post-depression America that were published in such national magazines as Life, Look, Fortune, and Holiday

Portrait Gallery
Elizabeth Layton: Drawing on Life
April 3, 1992 – June 28, 1992

Approximately 30 drawings by Elizabeth Layton on such themes as aging, depression, dieting, marriage, death, grandmothering, world hunger, and the nuclear threat are featured in this retrospective.

American Art Museum
First Ladies: Political Role and Public Image
March 29, 1992 – July 16, 2006

This exhibition examines the evolving role of the First Lady and presents a new understanding of the demanding responsibilities of presidential wives and hostesses.

American History Museum
Poster Portraits
March 27, 1992 – August 16, 1992

This exhibition features posters promoting wild west shows, athletic events, political campaigns, and Hollywood films.  

Portrait Gallery
John McQueen: The Language of Containment
March 20, 1992 – July 26, 1992

Enjoy this artist's first solo exhibition of 43 baskets made of unconventional natural materials, with written text often woven into their forms, becoming literally containers of language. 

Renwick Gallery
Weaving a Mayan Heritage: Clothing by Juana Cavanaugh
March 18, 1992 – September 14, 1992

Discover traditional vestments handmade by Juana Cavanaugh, an Ixil Indian from Guatemala.

American Indian Museum New York
When Kingship Descended from Heaven: Masterpieces of Mesopotamian Art from the Louvre
March 8, 1992 – August 9, 1992

See 32 objects created between 3500 B.C. and 2230 B.C. in the kingdoms of Sumer and Akkad that explore the relationship between kingship and society.

Sackler Gallery