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American Art at the 1893 World's Fair
April 16, 1993 – August 15, 1993

To commemorate the centennial of the World's Columbian Exposition and the Columbian Quincentenary, the National Portrait Gallery and the National Museum of American Art jointly present 100 paintings and artworks originally exhibited in Chicago in 1893.

Portrait Gallery
American Art at the 1893 World's Fair
April 16, 1993 – August 15, 1993

Approximately 100 of the more than 1,000 artworks originally exhibited in Chicago in 1893 at the Fine Arts Palace are exhibited by the National Museum of American Art and the National Portrait Gallery in conjunction with the Columbus Quincentenary.

American Art Museum
The Egypt Story: Photographs by Fred Maroon
April 9, 1993 – August 22, 1993

See 29 photographs that record the people, places, structures, art, and events that reflect Egyptian life from ancient times to today

Ripley Center
Nuestros Bosques, Nuestra Herencia (Forests, Our Heritage)
April 8, 1993 – December 16, 1993

Reflect on the concerns of people living in countries with neotropical forests in this 40-panel display of photographs and a miniature diorama of Yanomami Indians.

National Zoo
A Memorial to Jan Palach
April 6, 1993 – September 26, 1993

Visit an exhibition that documents the memorial built in Prague to Czech Jan Palach through 2 scale models designed by architect John Hejduk, accompanied by David Shapiro's poem.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Czech Cubism: Architecture and Design
April 6, 1993 – July 25, 1993

Follow creative design from Czechoslovakia with furniture, ceramic, and metal objects--along with an exceptional collection of related drawings and original designs.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Painting Wondrous Wings
April 5, 1993 – September 30, 1994

This showcase contains watercolor paintings of butterflies and moths by Vichai Malikul, MNH entomologist. 

Natural History Museum
American Wicker
April 2, 1993 – August 1, 1993

Trace the history of American woven furniture from the delicate, Japanese-inspired designs of the Aesthetic movement through the High Victorian era to the simplicity of the Arts and Crafts style.

Renwick Gallery
Directions: Alison Saar
April 1, 1993 – July 25, 1993

Expressive figurative sculptures and wall pieces reflect African American lore.

Hirshhorn Museum
March 30, 1993 – October 17, 1993

Learn how the 50 objects on view were selected to become a part of the museum's collection.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Body & Soul: The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
March 28, 1993 – June 13, 1993

See costumes and prop designs by Romare Bearden and Randy Barcelo celebrating the 35th anniversary of famed dance theater.

Anacostia Community Museum
American Impressions: Masterworks from American Art Forum Collections
March 27, 1993 – July 5, 1993

View 60 paintings and sculptures selected from the private collections of the museum's American Art Forum members.

American Art Museum
Indians As Children See Them
March 9, 1993 – May 30, 1993

Observe 43 works by New York City school children who share their understanding of Native American cultures in this 6th annual juried exhibition.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Saynday was Coming Along...Silverhorn's Drawings of the Kiowa Trickster
March 6, 1993 – August 8, 1993

Original drawings by Silverhorn (1861-1940), the noted 19th-century American Indian artist, illustrate the adventures of Saynday, the Kiowa trickster. 

Natural History Museum
Children's Banner Project for the 52nd Presidential Inauguration
February 19, 1993 – March 1, 1993

See the 3 x 6 foot banners for the inauguration of President Clinton made by children from Washington, D.C. schools.

Arts and Industries
Figure and Fantasy: The Miniature World of David Beck
February 19, 1993 – March 29, 1993

Enjoy a fun and witty installation of animated musical objects created by this San Francisco artist.

American Art Museum
Manufactured Weather
February 16, 1993 – November 7, 1993

This showcase focuses on the development of indoor climate controlling machinery. 

American History Museum
Susan Rothenberg: Paintings and Drawings
February 11, 1993 – May 9, 1993

Visit a retrospective honoring this American (b. 1945) noted for her painterly fusion of recognizable and abstract forms--horses, figures and heads, for instance.

Hirshhorn Museum
Joined Colors: Decoration and Meaning in Chinese Porcelain
January 31, 1993 – November 28, 1993

Visit 79 examples of 15th- and 19th-century Chinese porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration that are on loan from the Min Chiu Society, a group of Hong Kong collectors.

Sackler Gallery
The Telling Image: Portrait Photographs from the Archives of American Art
January 22, 1993 – June 6, 1993

See 56 photographic images of artists and photographers, chosen from the over 500,000 in the Archives of American Art collection, that span the history of photography.

Portrait Gallery

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