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Recent Acquisitions (1987)
February 1, 1987 – August 9, 1987

Visit aselection of paintings, sculptures, prints, and photographs acquired by the National Portrait Gallery in 1985-1986, including Steichen's portrait of Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. 

Portrait Gallery
Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection
January 30, 1987 – August 16, 1987

See approximately 95 of the 174 paintings, sculptures, and drawings given to the NMAA in 1984 by the late Sara Roby of Nantucket, Mass. The collection surveys contemporary figurative and expressionist art. 

American Art Museum
Like and Unlike: Caricature Portraits by Henry Major and Herman Perlman
January 24, 1987 – September 7, 1987

Delight in caricature portraits by Major including Rube Goldberg and George Arliss, and Perlman portraits including Will Rogers and George Burns with Gracie Allen. 

Portrait Gallery
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, Smithsonian 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
Recent Acquisition
January 2, 1987 – January 30, 1987

View 2nd P.H. 148 by Ed Moses. 

American Art Museum
Man of the Year: Portraits from the Time Collection
January 1, 1987 – June 5, 1988

Travel through time with 25 examples of original art for Time magazine cover portraits, including the first Man of the Year cover, published in 1928, of Charles Lindbergh. 

Portrait 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
Recent Acquisition
December 1, 1986 – December 31, 1986

See Opalescent Red Crown by Harvey Littleton. 

American Art Museum
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, Smithsonian 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, Smithsonian 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, Smithsonian Design Museum
American Painting
November 3, 1986 – September 5, 1988

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

Freer Gallery
Recent Acquisition
November 2, 1986 – November 30, 1986

Admire Morning Glory, a sculpture by Joel Tanner Hart. 

American Art Museum
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