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Rome at War As Seen Through Coins
October 22, 1988 – January 1, 1989

Rome's conquest of the Mediterranean world is illustrated by the coins Romans and their adversaries minted.  

American History Museum
Stephen de Staebler: The Figure
October 21, 1988 – February 12, 1989

See 32 clay and bronze works--standing or seated life-size male and female figures as well as torsos and fragments of figures--by the California artist.

Renwick Gallery
"The Fabric of a Friendship" and "Delaware 350": Commemorating New Sweden, 1638-1988
October 21, 1988 – January 31, 1989

Marking the 350th anniversary of the first Swedish settlement in the U.S., this exhibition looks at the contributions of Swedish and Finnish settlers in the Delaware River Valley and their relationship with the Algonquin Indians.

American History Museum
Erich Mendelsohn: Architectural Drawings
October 18, 1988 – January 8, 1989

See project drawings by the German-born Mendelsohn, a contemporary of many of Europe's "second generation" of architects -- Mies van der Rohe, Walter Gropius, and Bruno and Max Taut -- who determined the direction of European architecture in the 1920s and 1930s.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
California Craft
October 14, 1988 – January 22, 1989

Admire and purchase the diverse objects in this sales exhibition, including wood letter openers and bracelets, quilts, silver and glass jewelry, glass and wood perfume bottles, glass vases, and ceramic bottle forms.

Renwick Gallery
Sounding the Body: A History of Diagnostic Ultrasound ("Case of the Month")
October 14, 1988 – February 1, 1990

This exhibition focuses on some of the pioneers of ultrasound technology as well as early clinical applications and current uses of ultrasound in medicine.  

American History Museum
Recent Acquisitions: Japanese Art
October 8, 1988 – January 1, 1990

See 2 recent acquisitions of Japanese art made by the Sackler Gallery: a gold-and-black lacquer ceremonial palanquin, and a pair of 17th-century 6-panel folding screens.

Sackler Gallery
On the Air: Pioneers of American Broadcasting
October 7, 1988 – January 2, 1989

Stroll down memory late with this exhibition highlighting people who made radio and television broadcast history from the early 1900s to the 1960 Kennedy-Nixon debates.

Portrait Gallery
Dental Science for Dental Health
October 5, 1988 – December 1, 1988

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the National Institute of Dental Research, and view highlights of its achievements in the field of research. 

American History Museum
The Modern Dutch Poster: The First Fifty Years, 1890-1940
October 4, 1988 – January 8, 1989

Enjoy the diversity and unique quality of Dutch poster arts during the first half of this century.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Oshe Shango Staff
October 1, 1988 – October 31, 1989

View a 16 1/2-inch wooden oshe Shango, a staff carried by devotees of Shango, the god of thunder worshipped by the Yoruba people of southwestern Nigeria.

African Art Museum
William Hunt Diederich Fire Screen: Stag Attacked by Hounds
October 1, 1988 – November 30, 1988

This wrought iron, copper, and brass fire screen was made by Diederich around 1920 for the studio of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney.

American Art Museum
Marbled Papers in Books
October 1, 1988 – December 30, 1988

View 30 examples of 17th- to 19th-century hand-marbled paper, late 19th-century mechanically printed paper, contemporary hand marbling, and several hand marbling manuals. 

American History Museum
Crossroads of Continents: Cultures of Siberia and Alaska
September 23, 1988 – April 2, 1989

Jointly prepared by the Smithsonian and the Soviet Academy of Sciences, the exhibition presents the cultures of Alaska and Siberia from the end of the Ice Age Era to modern times.

Natural History Museum
Quetzalcoatlus northropi (QN)
September 16, 1988 – December 31, 1990

Marvel at a life-size, radio-controlled replica of a large prehistoric "creature," a pterodactyl-like craft resembling the Quetzalcoatlus northropi, whose 35-foot-plus fossil remains were found in Texas in the early 1970s.

National Zoo
Alberto Giacometti: 1901-1966
September 15, 1988 – November 13, 1988

The exhibition surveys the Swiss-born artist's work from 1921 through 1965 in the first major U.S. retrospective in 15 years. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Places of Power: Sacred Sites of the Americas and Pacific
September 9, 1988 – January 8, 1989

See painted photographs of pre-European ceremonial sites.

Natural History Museum
The Countess' Treasury: Gems and Curiosities from Burghley House
September 6, 1988 – November 27, 1988

Visit the Burghley collection, a rare surviving compendium of the small "treasury" pieces that used to be essential to a great nobleman's surroundings.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Sales Exhibition: Saluting Excellence
September 1, 1988 – October 9, 1988

Admire and purchase a variety of crafts by Washington-area craftspeople, all of them Creative Crafts Council award winners.

Renwick Gallery
Escape (Altar by Rudy Fernandez)
September 1, 1988 – September 30, 1988

The intricate mixture of religious, regional, and personal symbolism of this alter exemplifies the complexity of the artist's unique vision.

American Art Museum

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