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Our Cup of Tea: Contemporary Crafted Teapots, Cups and Spoons
August 29, 1985 – October 20, 1985

Admire and purchase works by 30 potters from across the country -- some decorative rather than functional, and in styles ranging from traditional to funky. 

Renwick Gallery
Women on Time
August 17, 1985 – December 14, 1986

See original art for some 20 Time magazine cover portraits in an exhibition that includes women as disparate as comedian Lily Tomlin and Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.  

Portrait Gallery
Nature's Forms, Nature's Forces: The Art of Alexander Hogue
August 16, 1985 – November 3, 1985

The 35 paintings and works on paper examine Hogue's central theme -- the relationship of nature and natural processes to man.  

American Art Museum
Igbo Arts: Community and Cosmos
July 31, 1985 – October 14, 1985

View the diversity of art styles among the Igbo people of southeastern Nigeria illustrated by more than 100 objects in this exhibition.

African Art Museum
Japanese Theater in the Edo Period
July 26, 1985 – October 14, 1985

See Kabuki and puppet theater performances that are the subjects of many of these paintings on hanging scrolls, hand-scrolls, screens, and wood-block prints, all of the Edo period (1615-1868). 

Freer Gallery
Second Great International Paper Airplane Contest Winners
July 24, 1985 – November 4, 1986

See the 40 winning entries in the Second Great International Paper Airplane Contest sponsored by NASM, Science 85 and Seattle's Museum of Flight, along with the paper airplane flown by Senator Jake Garn on a recent space shuttle mission.

Air and Space Museum
U.S. Grant: The Man and the Image
July 23, 1985 – November 11, 1985

This small commemorative exhibition traces Grant's rise to world-wide fame as a Civil War general and President of the U.S. 

Portrait Gallery
Reptiles from India
July 1, 1985 – August 31, 1985

See the Tokay gecko, gharial, king cobra, Indian pond turtle, Indian rat snake, purple-spotted pit viper, leopard gecko, star tortoise, Indian python, sand boas, and Indian cobras.  

National Zoo
Benjamin Franklin and the Colonial Posts
July 1, 1985 – December 3, 1985

American History Museum
Space Tools
June 21, 1985 – November 30, 1985

Visit a small exhibition featuring tools used in space missions.

Air and Space Museum
The Martha Jackson Memorial Collection
June 21, 1985 – September 15, 1985

Discover 66 works selected from the 127 paintings, sculptures and works on paper given to NMAA by David Anderson in honor of his mother, Martha Jackson, who was best-known for encouraging abstract expressionist artists. 

American Art Museum
The Woven and Graphic Art of Anni Albers
June 12, 1985 – January 5, 1986

Celebrate the creativity of this German-born emigre with 106 works divided almost equally between her textiles and works on paper.

Renwick Gallery
Carnegie's Libraries: A Sesquicentennial Celebration
June 11, 1985 – September 5, 1985

Focus on the architectural impact of one of Andrew Carnegie's most significant philanthropies, the funding and construction of more than 2,500 free public libraries throughout the world, 

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recent Acquisitions (1985-86)
June 8, 1985 – February 24, 1986

See a sampling of the portraiture of influential Americans past and present recently acquired by NPG for the permanent collection.

Portrait Gallery
Wine: Celebration and Ceremony
June 4, 1985 – October 13, 1985

See more than 350 objects in a major exhibition that documents the impact of wine on the history of design.  

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Animals Native to India
June 1, 1985 – August 31, 1985

See animals from India throughout the zoo: Indian sarus, Indian elephant, Bengal tigers, leopards, Indian spot-bill duck, red (lesser) pandas, bintarong, sloth bears, lion-tailed macaque, Eld's deer, and hoopoe bird.

National Zoo
The Riza-i Abbasi Album (Masterpieces of Iranian Drawing)
June 1, 1985 – September 2, 1985

View  27 drawings, many of them signed and dated by or attributable to Riza-i Abbasi (also known as Aga Riza), acknowledged by art historians to have been among the greatest artists of Iran's Safavid empire (1502-1736).

Freer Gallery
Fossil Mammals: Mammals in the Limelight Fossil Mammals: Mammals in the Limelight
May 30, 1985 – April 27, 2014

This exhibition focuses on the spectacular evolution of mammals as the dominant class of vertebrates following the extinction of the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago.

Natural History Museum
Preview of Permanent Invertebrate Exhibition
May 23, 1985 – October 30, 1985

Visit 7 displays, each featuring a different type of creature. 

National Zoo
Timeless Sources: Rare Books in the Cooper-Hewitt Museum
May 21, 1985 – October 6, 1985

View selected volumes of illustrated rare books on design, chosen from the Cooper-Hewitt collection of more than 3,000 volumes dating from the 16th through the 20th centuries. 

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum