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Contemporary Visual Expressions
May 27, 1987 – July 31, 1987

See an exhibition of works by 4 contemporary black American artists.

Anacostia Community Museum
Geo-Metro-Deco
May 21, 1987 – August 16, 1987

See Art Deco-influenced objects by contemporary American craftspeople, and include vases, perfume bottles, jewelry, and furniture. 

Renwick Gallery
Frank Lloyd Wright and the Johnson Wax Buildings: Creating a Corporate Cathedral
May 12, 1987 – July 19, 1987

View over 100 pieces including lithographs, drawings, furniture, and decorative arts of one of the most extraordinary works in American architectural history.  

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Lite Eagle: Project Daedalus Prototype Plane
April 20, 1987 – August 7, 1987

Marvel at a prototype plane for Project Daedalus, in which the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) plans the flight of a human-powered aircraft from the island of Crete to the mainland of Greece.

Air and Space Museum
American Art Deco
April 17, 1987 – July 26, 1987

See some 180 works including sculpture, furniture, textiles, glass, ceramics, silver, and architectural photographs all representative of Art Deco, the most important decorative style of the late 1920s and 1930s in the U.S. 

Renwick Gallery
Body Adornment
April 9, 1987 – May 17, 1987

Admire and purchase jewelry and accessories, from scarves, belts, and cufflinks, to more unusual items such as formica bowties, paper and safety pin jewelry, and felted jackets. 

Renwick Gallery
Louis Sullivan: The Function of Ornament
March 24, 1987 – June 28, 1987

See some 180 pieces--including drawings, models, ornament, hardware, books, and photographs--relating to Chicago architect Louis Henry Sullivan (1856-1924), one of the most important and influential figures in late-19th and early 20th-century architecture in America.  

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Chinese Art
March 15, 1987 – September 5, 1988

See 12 of the Freer's finest paintings, including the 12th-century handscroll Wind and Snow in the Fir-Pine by Li Shan. Also on view is a selection of ceramics, bronzes, and lacquerware.

Freer Gallery
Girl Scouts of the USA, 1912-1987
March 12, 1987 – August 15, 1987

The exhibition focuses on the evolution of the Girl Scout organization, which began with 18 members and, over its 75-year history, has grown into the world's largest voluntary organization for girls.

American History Museum
Quilts from the Indiana Amish
March 6, 1987 – June 7, 1987

See 17 quilts, created between 1875 and 1940 by Amish women in northeastern Indiana, collected by David Pottinger, who became fascinated with the Amish people, moved into their community, and researched the exact dates of many of the quilts and the names of their makers.  

Renwick Gallery
Selections from the Renwick Collection
March 6, 1987 – December 8, 2013

View 45 masterworks from the museum's permanent collection including the Albert Paley gates, Viktor Schreckengost's Apocalypse '42, Harvey Littleton's Opalescent Red Crown, and James Prestini's turned-wood bowls. 

Renwick Gallery
The Catalan Spirit: Gaudi and His Contemporaries
February 17, 1987 – June 9, 1987

Visit some 75 objects and 75 works on paper, that examine the work of Antonio Gaudi (1852-1926), the legendary Spanish architect, along with that of his contemporaries and colleagues in Barcelona. 

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Field to Factory: Afro-American Migration, 1915-1940
February 5, 1987 – March 26, 2006

This exhibition interprets the complexities and effects of the Great Migration, a vast movement of more than 1 million African Americans who moved from the South to the North between 1915 and 1940 in search of a better life.

American History Museum
Folding Fans from the Cooper-Hewitt Collection
February 3, 1987 – May 31, 1987

Enjoy over 60 folding fans and fan leaves of Europe and America, dating from the 17th century to the present.  

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Crystal Palaces
January 13, 1987 – April 26, 1987

Explore images of glass and iron buildings, called Crystal Palaces, constructed in London and New York in 1851 and 1853 are the centerpieces of this exhibition. I 

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Encore
January 8, 1987 – April 6, 1987

Admire and purchase jewelry, pottery, fiber, and wooden items by artists and craftspeople selected from previous Renwick sales exhibitions of the past 9 years.

Renwick Gallery
IRAS: A Telescope in a Bottle
January 1, 1987 – October 1, 1997

See a full-scale replica of an Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS), a space-based telescope that detects infrared or heat radiation from distant objects in the cosmos.

Air and Space Museum
Christmas Tree Decorated by Associates in 1986
December 7, 1986 – January 5, 1987

See holiday decorations in the Great Hall including the Christmas tree decorated with handcrafted ornaments made locally, and collected from the U.S. and abroad. 

Smithsonian Castle
Recollections: A Decade of Collecting
November 25, 1986 – March 1, 1987

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Cooper-Hewitt in the Andrew Carnegie Mansion, by looking back on a decade of activity and exploration since opening its doors as the Smithsonian Institution's national museum of design.  

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Perspective: The Illusion of Space
November 25, 1986 – March 1, 1987

In an exhibition that relates philosophically to the Cooper-Hewitt's 10th anniversary, consider the ways artists and designers use the rules of perspective to create an illusion of space in a 2-dimensional work. 

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum