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Directions: Robert Cumming: Intuitive Inventions
June 22, 1988 – October 10, 1988

See 40 drawings and sketches, paintings on paper, and sculptures executed by the New England artist over the last 10 years.

Hirshhorn Museum
Vernon Fisher Works
June 22, 1988 – October 10, 1988

This site-specific installation shows how the Texas artist combines texts and objects to create his art. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Images from Bamum: German Colonial Photography at the Court of King Njoya, Cameroon, West Africa
June 15, 1988 – September 6, 1988

See 60 photographs that portray life at the court of King Njoya (1902-1915), including Bamum festivals, palace architecture, and royal art as well as the royal family.

African Art Museum
Shoowa Design: Raffia Textiles from Zaire
June 15, 1988 – August 7, 1988

See more than 100 raffia textiles, known for their complex geometric designs, woven by men and embroidered by women of the Shoowa group of Zaire's Kuba peoples.

African Art Museum
Ceramics of the Weimar Republic, 1919-1933
June 14, 1988 – August 28, 1988

Enjoy approximately 100 examples of commercially made ceramics produced by German factories between the World Wars.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Creative Arts Council
June 10, 1988 – September 5, 1988

Admire and purchase a variety of crafts by Washington-area craftspeople.

Renwick Gallery
Olympic Photographs
June 10, 1988 – October 31, 1988

In honor of the forthcoming Olympics, a selection of 20 dramatic photographs of athletic competitions before the 1984 games pay tribute to America's young men and women who spent years training for this event.

American Art Museum
Paris Opera on Stage: Designs, Costumes, Jewels
June 9, 1988 – September 25, 1988

See costumes, jewelry, set designs, and models featuring a range of colorful theatrical designs and objects associated with the legendary Paris Opera.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
1988 Discover Graphics
June 4, 1988 – July 20, 1988

View etchings, lithographs, and other prints by high school students from the Washington, D.C., area.  

American History Museum
Recent Acquisition: Looking Out of Battle Harbor (by William Bradford)
June 1, 1988 – June 30, 1988

William Bradford, internationally acclaimed for his many views of the Arctic, depicts in this vessel scene both the danger and beauty of the northern seas.

American Art Museum
Science, Power, and Conflict
May 30, 1988 – October 31, 1988

The exhibition explores the power of science and its conflicts with and consequences for society.  

American History Museum
The Outdoor Chair
May 24, 1988 – September 18, 1988

Sit down and try out chairs created by 43 architects, landscape architects, furniture designers, interior designers, and artists from the San Francisco bay area.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Tropical Rain Forests: A Disappearing Treasure
May 21, 1988 – January 2, 1989

Examine tropical rain forests and the causes and global consequences of losing these natural resources.

Ripley Center
Terra Cottas from South India
May 21, 1988 – March 17, 1991

Visit 11 large terra cotta figures representing Hindu deities and animals, made by potters of South India during the Aditi exhibiton, held at the Smithsonian in 1985 during the "Festival of India."

Sackler Gallery
Castings of Faith: Old Russian Copper Crosses and Icons from the Kunz Collection
May 19, 1988 – January 8, 1989

See more than 50 icons and crosses from pre-Soviet Russia.  

American History Museum
Different Drummers
May 12, 1988 – August 14, 1988

View approximately 80 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by 9 post-World War II, American artists known for idiosyncratic, individualistic approaches to their work. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Golden Yellow Topaz
May 4, 1988 – January 30, 1995

Marvel at a 22,892.5-carat (12.3 pound) golden yellow topaz--as large as an automobile headlight. 

Natural History Museum
Across the Sea and Over the Mountains (APA Heritage Art Contest Winners)
May 2, 1988 – May 31, 1988

Focus on the hardships and rewards that new immigrants experience in the U.S. through this Smithsonian-sponsored art contest.

Natural History Museum
Native American Flora
May 1, 1988 – August 30, 1988

Visit a wildflower collection commemorating the 75th birthday of Lady Bird Johnson, former First Lady.

Arts and Industries
Color in Clay: New Expressions in Ancient Art
May 1, 1988 – June 5, 1988

Admire and purchase cups, plates, and vases created in sculptural forms by artists from across the country.

Renwick Gallery

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