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Safe and Secure: Keys and Locks
June 9, 1987 – October 18, 1987

Discover some 225 pieces, including embellished locks and keys, and a chronology of key and lock development and use, styles and symbolism.

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The Fishes of the Mississippi River
June 1, 1987 – August 30, 1988

Visit the fishes of the Mississippi River - paddlefish, bowfin, short-nosed gar, shovel-nose sturgeon, large-mouth bass, sunfish, flat-head catfish, and others.

National Zoo
Portraits from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters
May 30, 1987 – September 20, 1987

Come visit 24 selected portraits and related memorabilia from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in New York City. 

Portrait Gallery
Stage Portraits: Photographs by Mathew Brady from the Frederick Hill Meserve Collection
May 30, 1987 – September 30, 1989

As part of the reinstallation of the permanent collection, new selections from the glassplate negatives highlight the performing arts. 

Portrait Gallery
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, Smithsonian Design Museum
Invertebrates Invertebrates
May 7, 1987 – June 21, 2014

This exhibition is home to dozens of invertebrate species -- the most abundant creatures on earth -- from sea stars to spiny lobsters, to giant African millipedes, to tarantulas, to a giant Pacific octopus.

National Zoo
Treasures from the National Museum of American Art
May 7, 1987 – October 18, 1987

Visit 81 masterworks of American painting and sculpture, demonstrating the diverse traditions of American visual creativity from Colonial to contemporary times.  

American Art Museum
Recent Acquisitions--Eastman Johnson
May 1, 1987 – July 19, 1987

Admire the  painting The Girl I Left Behind Me (1870-75), by American painter Eastman Johnson (1824-1906). 

American Art 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
The Art of Henry Inman
April 2, 1987 – August 2, 1987

Featured are more than 100 works--portraits, miniatures, lithographs, and illustrations--by the artist, considered one of portraiture's preeminent figures in the first half of the 19th century.  

Portrait 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, Smithsonian 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
Bridging the Century: Images of Bridges from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
March 11, 1987 – May 25, 1987

Drawn from the museum's permanent collection, this exhibition traces the use of the bridge in contemporary art as a symbol of modern technology and the urban environment.

Hirshhorn 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