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QN -- the Time Traveler
May 19, 1986 – September 15, 1988

Visit a life-sized, radio-controlled replica of a large prehistoric "creature," a pterodactyl-like craft resembling the Quetzalcoatlus northropi, whose 35-foot-plus fossil remains were found in Texas in the early 1970s.

Air and Space Museum
Figure Prints: The Washington Print Club 11th Members' Biennial Exhibition
May 16, 1986 – September 7, 1986

See 70 prints documenting artists' view of the human figure from the late 19th century to the present

American Art Museum
Earth Views
May 8, 1986 – April 27, 1987

Take in a major juried art competition of views of the Earth from on high, or of various air and spacecraft used to view the Earth from above.

Air and Space Museum
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
Robert Arneson: A Retrospective
April 30, 1986 – July 6, 1986

As a leader of the so-called Funk movement, Arneson championed and developed glazed ceramics as a viable sculptor's medium, creating strictly non-utilitarian objects from potter's clay. 

Hirshhorn 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(1936) and research tower (1943) in Racine, Wisconsin, documented by 22 original drawings and sketches from Wright's unpublished archives as well as photographs, correspondence, models, furniture, and a videotape of Wright discussing the buildings.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
Interiors: Prints and Drawings from the Museum's Collection
April 1, 1986 – July 28, 1986

See works on paper from the HMSG collection, including artists Archipenko, Matisse, Henry Moore, and Jody Mussoff.

Hirshhorn 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