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Design in the Service of Tea
August 8, 1984 – October 28, 1984

Appreciate more than 200 examples of tea-related designs--teapots, hot water urns, sugar bowls, caddies, spoons, infusers, and cream jugs--as well as furniture and graphics, that provide a chronological and thematic overview of the impact of tea drinking on design. 

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Masterpieces of Chinese Painting
August 3, 1984 – February 3, 1985

View 30 important paintings--hanging scrolls, hand scrolls, album leaves--from the Sung (960-1279) through the Ch'ing (1644-1911) dynasties.

Freer Gallery
Smokey Bear's New Honey Tree
August 1, 1984 – August 31, 1984

Marvel at an automated honey- and berry-dispensing tree constructed to mark the 40th anniversary of Smokey's becoming the symbol for prevention of forest fires.  

National Zoo
The Baltimore Clay Works
August 1, 1984 – September 3, 1984

Admire and purchase functional pottery created by 12 artists whose individual approaches produce works in a range of styles. 

Renwick Gallery
Treasures from the Smithsonian
August 1, 1984 – September 30, 1984

These photo panels are an adaptation of an exhibition of Smithsonian artifacts on view at the Edinburgh Festival, Scotland.

Smithsonian Castle
Every Four Years (Summer Olympics)
August 1, 1984 – September 17, 1984

American History Museum
Fanfare, Part II
July 27, 1984 – January 6, 1985

See 29 fans in the second segment of a 3-part exhibition that are examples of neoclassic, brise, Empire, and Gothic Revival fans as well as lithographed fans, popular in the mid-19th century.

Renwick Gallery
Expendable Launch Vehicles
July 18, 1984 – May 15, 1997

Explore the role of the single-use launch vehicle in this exhibit of models and photographs, including the Ariane, an Atlas Centaur, and a Delta Rocket.

Air and Space Museum
Gold in Miniature
July 13, 1984 – December 2, 1984

View a 4-inch gold pendant in the form of a mask, a fine example of the goldsmith's art from the Ivory Coast.

African Art Museum
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
Australia/Asia Exhibit
May 1, 1984 – October 1, 2006

Visit tree kangaroos, rat kangaroos, echidnas, and Prevost's squirrels, whose native habitat is Australia, New Zealand, and neighboring islands in the South Pacific. 

National Zoo