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Jacksonville Bandstand
July 4, 1984 – January 18, 2010

On view is an original 19th-century bandstand, embellished with ornamental fretwork of metal and wood and painted in its original colors -- cream, red, and light green.

American History Museum
The Tibetan Yak in Art and Craft
June 23, 1984 – November 4, 1984

See 29 objects associated with the yak, a long-haired bovine that occupies an important position in Tibetan life. Included are items used in the preparation of yak-butter tea, a Tibetan staple, as well as an 18th-century painting of a yak by British artist George Stubbs. 

Renwick Gallery
African Mankala
June 20, 1984 – October 7, 1984

See 27 sculptured gameboards and 11 related objects that depict the vital visual forms of Africa's popular game, mankala.

African Art Museum
Manhattan Skyline: New York Skyscrapers Between the Wars
June 12, 1984 – September 23, 1984

Celebrate the development and design of skyscrapers in New York City in the 1920s and 1930s through drawings, vintage photographs, models, and some examples of architectural ornament.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Recently Acquired Chinese Ceramics
June 1, 1984 – June 30, 1984

See 8 pieces selected from the recently acquired collection of ancient Chinese ceramics.

Freer Gallery
Ethiopia: The Art of a Christian Nation
May 23, 1984 – August 5, 1984

See 18 painted wood icons that form the nucleus of an exhibition that illustrates the stylistic evolution of Ethiopian religious art.

African Art Museum
James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art
May 11, 1984 – December 2, 1984

Visit nearly 300 paintings, watercolors, pastels, drawings, and prints by James McNeill Whistler as part of the observance of the 150th anniversary of his birth.

Freer Gallery
Artisans in Metal: New Work from Boston University
May 10, 1984 – July 22, 1984

Admire and purchase approximately 40 objects created by both students and faculty of the school. 

Renwick Gallery
President Harry S. Truman Centennial: The Berlin Airlift
May 8, 1984 – March 31, 1986

View photographs and memorabilia from the Berlin airlift, highlighting the role of the Truman Administration.

Air and Space Museum
Visual Space in Music: Drawings by John De Cesare
May 1, 1984 – August 5, 1984

See some 50 pencil drawings, notable for their outstanding draftsmanship and use of vibrant color, that express De Cesare's personal theory of the relationship between art and music.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Edward Colonna, American Art Nouveau Designer
April 27, 1984 – August 19, 1984

See approximately 134 examples of furniture, glass, jewelry, textiles, and design drawings, highlighted by pieces he created in the 1890s in Paris.

Renwick Gallery
Circles of the World: Traditional Art of the Plains Indians
April 24, 1984 – July 15, 1984

Investigate the Southwest American Indian belief that the circle is the perfect form--a metaphor for the universe--through domestic, ceremonial, tribal, and spiritual objects organized in four concentric "circles of the world." 

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Adire Cloth from Nigeria
April 23, 1984 – July 5, 1984

See examples of the indigo-dyed and patterned textiles produced by the skilled dyers among the Yoruba women of Nigeria.

African Art Museum
Oman--Heritage of a Civilization
April 18, 1984 – April 26, 1984

Discover the history of the Sultanate of Oman, the 2nd largest country in the Arabian Peninsula, from the 3rd millenium B.C. to present times through handicrafts and seafaring traditions.

Smithsonian Castle
Finished in Beauty: Southwest Indian Silver
April 17, 1984 – July 8, 1984

Admire several hundred masterworks in silver--necklaces, bracelets, earrings, concha belts, collar points, and larger items such as horse bridles--mainly Navajo, of different types and from several periods.  

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Japanese Fans
April 6, 1984 – October 12, 1984

See 19 Japanese fans from the Freer collection in an exhibition planned to complement one of European fans at the Renwick Gallery. 

Freer Gallery
Special Installation: Glass
April 6, 1984 – September 3, 1984

See 6 pieces of contemporary glass from the permanent collection

Renwick Gallery
Northrop N-1M Flying Wing
April 5, 1984 – July 30, 1985

See the "flying wing," John K. Northrop's bright-yellow aircraft with its clean, simple design that epitomizes the technological developments that occurred during the "golden age of flight."

Air and Space Museum
Golden Age of Flight: Art Exhibition
April 5, 1984 – September 3, 1984

See thirty art works by young American artists, selected from contest entries.

Air and Space Museum
Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation
April 1, 1984 – August 5, 1984

See an expanded version of the exhibition circulated by SITES, including among its additional artifacts photo murals and audio-visual programs, and the flight suit worn by black astronaut Guion Bluford during preparations for his 1983 space shuttle flight.

Anacostia Community Museum