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A Human Ideal in African Art/Bamana Figurative Sculpture
April 30, 1986 – June 15, 1986

View 45 sculptures in an exhibition that explores and illustrates the traditional use of the human image in the art of the Mali's Bamana people.

African Art Museum
Bon Voyage: Design for Travel
April 29, 1986 – July 13, 1986

Explore some 200 objects, dating from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, that illustrate a range of design solutions for travel necessities and luxuries--suitcases and wardrobes, valises, trunks, collapsible and portable furniture, and personal accessories.

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Frank Lloyd Wright and the Johnson Wax Buildings: Building a Corporate Cathedral
April 26, 1986 – September 1, 1986

Admire two masterpieces of 20th-century architecture, the Johnson Wax Co.'s administration building (1936) and research tower (1943) in Racine, Wisconsin, documented by 22 original drawings and sketches from Wright's unpublished archives as well as photographs, correspondence, models, furniture, and a videotape of Wright discussing the buildings. 

Renwick Gallery
John Frazee, Sculptor
April 25, 1986 – August 24, 1986

Examine the life and work of Frazee (1790-1852), the first native-born American to carve a successful portrait in marble, and the first to receive federal patronage, through the exhibition of all his major sculpted portraits.  

Portrait Gallery
Portraits by Brady: Imperial Photographs from the Harvard College Library
April 25, 1986 – August 24, 1986

See 60 imperial prints selected from a collection recently located at Harvard University's Fogg Museum.  

Portrait Gallery
The Art of Turned Wood Bowls: The Edward Jacobson Collection
April 17, 1986 – September 28, 1986

See 90 examples of lathe-turned wood bowls in many styles and in a variety of woods, created by 21 American master turners in the past decade.

Renwick Gallery
Crafts from Vermont
April 10, 1986 – July 7, 1986

Admire and purchase the work of 24 artisans ranging from pewter to pottery, from collapsible wooden baskets to tapestry scarves and jackets. 

Renwick Gallery
Patrick Ireland: Drawings 1965-1985
April 4, 1986 – August 17, 1986

See 61 drawings, including examples from all of his major series, and a rope installation, created especially for this exhibition. 

American Art Museum
Paintings by Thomas Wilmer Dewing
April 1, 1986 – September 5, 1988

Appreciate 19 paintings by Thomas Wilmer Dewing, an American artist best known for his graceful representations of women.

Freer Gallery
Symbols and Ceremonies: Pueblo Indian Watercolors
March 28, 1986 – August 17, 1986

Most of the approximately 68 works, dating from 1917 to the early 1940s, are from NMAA's Alice Corbin-Henderson Collection. 

American Art Museum
La Nijinska: A Dancer's Legacy
March 18, 1986 – July 6, 1986

Enjoy more than 150 objects relating to the life and career of Bronislava Nijinska (1891-1972), one of ballet's most influential choreographers. 

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Playing Cards
March 18, 1986 – May 25, 1986

Enjoy selections from more than 100 decks of cards from Western Europe, North America, and Asia that illustrate the variations in suits, the design of numbers and face cards, and the methods and materials used in making cards. 

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Art in New Mexico, 1900-1945: Paths to Taos and Santa Fe
March 7, 1986 – June 15, 1986

View approximately 120 paintings and 35 Indian and Hispanic decorative arts and religious objects. by Ernest L. Blumenschein, Andrew Dasburg, Marsden Hartley, Victor Higgins, Georgia O'Keeffe, John Marin and others.

American Art Museum
Toys from the Nuremberg Spielzeug Museum
March 4, 1986 – May 11, 1986

Delight in  more than 75 toys from Nuremberg, an important German toy-manufacturing center since the 14th century. See dolls and doll carriages, doll-houses and their furnishings, blocks, pop-up books, a model railroad, games, mechanical, and optical toys.

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Wonders of Creation, Oddities of Existence: An Exhibition in Celebration of Halley's Comet
March 3, 1986 – October 1, 1986

See 21 paintings, 2 pieces of metalwork, and a ceramic bowl that examine Islamic attitudes toward the cosmos from the 13th through the 18th centuries.

Freer Gallery
A Decade of Print Collecting: The Highlights
March 1, 1986 – July 13, 1986

See some of the most significant prints acquired during the past ten years.

Portrait Gallery
Literary Themes in Japanese Art
February 14, 1986 – February 28, 1987

Observe 13 paintings that illustrate a variety of interpretations of themes from Japanese literature, ranging in date from the 13th to the 19th centuries.

Freer Gallery
Soup to Nuts
February 10, 1986 – April 6, 1986

Admire and purchase unique but functional table-top service pieces, including bowls, casseroles, platters, tureens, pitchers, goblets, and placemats, created in a variety of materials by some 25 craftspeople from all over the country.

Renwick Gallery
Directions 1986
February 6, 1986 – March 30, 1986

This exhibition is the fourth in the Directions series launched by the museum in 1979 as a showcase for new works by contemporary artists.

Hirshhorn Museum
Chinese Bird-and-Flower Paintings
February 1, 1986 – June 29, 1986

Admire 30 album leaves and hanging and hand scrolls from the 12th-19th centuries, depicting mythical, imaginary, and realistic birds as well as a colorful array of flowers.

Freer Gallery