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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
Russia, the Land, the People: Russian Painting 1850-1910
October 17, 1986 – January 5, 1987

View 62 paintings with landscapes, genre and religious scenes, and portraits with predominant topics and themes, on loan from the USSR. 

Renwick Gallery
Toys for All Ages
October 9, 1986 – January 4, 1987

Admire and purchase a variety of toys for children and adults, including dolls, wooden puzzles, and kaleidoscopes.

Renwick Gallery
Expeditionary Airfield System (Portable Airport)
October 1, 1986 – Closed

See sections of aluminum matting used as a runway that is part of a portable expeditionary airfield system developed by the U.S. Marine Corps in the 1950s, and used extensively during the 1960s in Vietnam.

Air and Space Museum
Milestones: 50 Years of Goods and Services
September 23, 1986 – January 4, 1987

Investigate 50 important categories of consumer products and services introduced during the past half century, selected to indicate their impact on society, including items for health and medication, leisure and entertainment, fashion and personal care, and others.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
100th Anniversary of Count Gianni Caproni
September 12, 1986 – August 10, 1987

Commemorate the birth of this leader in Italian aviation, who designed Italy's 1st successful aircraft, and see his 1911 wood-and-fabric monoplane, the Caproni CA-9, used in Italy for passenger and military transport.

Air and Space Museum
Ariane and Arianespace: International Launch Resources
September 8, 1986 – May 15, 1997

See a model of the European Space Agency's Ariane rocket, an expendable launch vehicle that has placed into orbit satellites for weather, observation, communications, and space science.

Air and Space Museum
Hollywood: Legend and Reality
September 5, 1986 – October 12, 1986

Explore the development of the motion picture industry in Hollywood and the impact of movies on American culture represented by props, costumes, and artifacts from well-known movies, artists and photographers. 

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
ZooArk
September 1, 1986 – July 1, 1987

Discover the reasons so many animals are endangered in this 6-part interactive exhibition located at different places throughout the Zoo.

National Zoo
Naval Aviation Art
August 29, 1986 – Closed

Observe 16 works commemorating the 75-year history of naval aviation.

Organized by the U.S. Naval Institute, Annapolis, Maryland.

Air and Space Museum
Newcomb Pottery: An Enterprise for Southern Women
August 19, 1986 – October 19, 1986

See ceramic objects produced at Newcomb College, Tulane University, one of the important centers of the Arts and Crafts Movement in the U.S. and the only major pottery center in the South.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Pewter
August 1, 1986 – October 5, 1986

Admire and purchase a range of objects from functional to sculptural, including boxes with inlaid stones, mirrors, paperweights, candlesticks, vases, and cups. 

Renwick Gallery
Chinese and Korean Ceramics
August 1, 1986 – March 15, 1987

See 18 works ranging from the late 13th to early the 12th centuries B.C. to the late 15th to the early 16th centuries A.D.

Freer Gallery
From Concept to Context: Approaches to Asian and Islamic Calligraphy
July 29, 1986 – January 31, 1987

View 55 works from the Freer collection that examine calligraphy in the art objects of 3 cultures.

Freer Gallery