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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
Engines of Change: American Industrial Revolution, 1790-1860
November 21, 1986 – June 12, 2006

With more than 250 original artifacts, this major exhibition brings to life the American Industrial Revolution.

American History Museum
State of the Universe
November 20, 1986 – January 1, 1989

See 6 paintings by contemporary artist Andreas Nottebohm exhibited in conjunction with the Albert Einstein Planetarium show, State of the Universe.

Air and Space Museum
Near Eastern Art
November 15, 1986 – September 5, 1988

See paintings and objects in silver, wood, ivory, jade, brass, steel, ceramic, and glass from North Africa, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Iran, India, and Turkey.

Freer Gallery
Berlin 1900-1933: Architecture and Design
November 4, 1986 – January 25, 1987

Consider the importance of Berlin as an international cultural center during the first third of the 20th century through over 300 objects, including architectural drawings and models, furniture, technical and industrial products, decorative arts, books, posters, advertisements, and vintage photographs. 

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
American Painting
November 3, 1986 – September 5, 1988

See 17 paintings by Whistler, Tryon, Dewing, and Sargent.

Freer Gallery
South and Southeast Asian Art
November 1, 1986 – September 5, 1988

View 11 sculptures in stone and bronze and 5 paintings representing Buddhist and Hindu gods.

Freer Gallery
Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS)
November 1, 1986 – May 15, 1997

See a full-scale model of this state-of-the-art tracking satellite, which has provided support to the space shuttle, Spacelab, and Landsat.

Air and Space Museum