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John La Farge
July 10, 1987 – October 12, 1987

This major retrospective offers 111 works of painting, graphics, and stained glass, which document American John La Farge's interest in many of the most forward-looking aspects of French art.

American Art Museum
Lollipops and Launch Pads: Children's Space Art
July 2, 1987 – November 22, 1987

See how kindergarten children from Orange County, California schools view space exploration through drawings and paintings.

Air and Space Museum
America's Space Truck: The Space Shuttle
July 2, 1987 – May 15, 1997

Trace the history of the space shuttle program's 24 missions through photographs and models.

Air and Space Museum
Arnold Newman Photographs Artists
July 1, 1987 – September 27, 1987

See 31 photographs of some of this century's best-known American and European artists in their studios or at work, taken by Newman between 1940 and 1961. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Robert Adam and Kedleston:The Making of a Neo-Classical Masterpiece
June 30, 1987 – September 20, 1987

Study some 80 architectural drawings by Robert Adam, Michael Henry Spang, William Collins, and others.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Dan Dailey: Glass, 1972-1987
June 26, 1987 – October 25, 1987

Admire 42 vases, sculptures, lamps, wall reliefs, tripod assemblies, and distorted vessels as well as 9 related drawings by the artist, who works with hardened plate glass and blown glass.

Renwick Gallery
Into the Sunlit Splendor: The Art of William S. Phillips
June 19, 1987 – January 31, 1988

See 40 paintings and drawings by the contemporary artist, from WWII airplanes to the Space Shuttle, and the landscapes surrounding them.

Air and Space Museum
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
Dinosaurs, Mammoths, and Cavemen: The Art of Charles Knight
June 4, 1987 – August 31, 1987

View more than 100 works by the artist, spanning the entire prehistoric world, from ancient marine life to early reptiles, dinosaurs, Ice Age mammals, and early man. 

Natural History Museum
Dinosaurs, Past and Present
June 4, 1987 – August 31, 1987

Enjoy 150 paintings, sculptures, and models by past and contemporary artists, the most comprehensive exhibition of dinosaur art ever assembled.  

Natural History 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
Morris Louis
May 21, 1987 – July 26, 1987

See a retrospective of approximately 50 paintings by the artist (1912-1966), a major painter of the Washington Color School, whose large, delicate color abstractions are "poured" rather than brushed onto canvas.  

Hirshhorn 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
Micronesia: New Island Nations in a Vast Sea
May 4, 1987 – October 2, 1988

Celebrate the emerging independent island nations of the U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific and their shared maritime traditions. 

Natural History Museum